Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

The Juice Laundry owner Mike Keenan presses fresh, organic pineapple for the next batch of juices. Photo: Elli Williams The Juice Laundry owner Mike Keenan presses fresh, organic pineapple for the next batch of juices. Photo: Elli Williams

A local beer from 2013 is back on the market, but grab it while it’s cold, because it’s only available for a limited time. Starr Hill Brewery master brewer Mark Thompson teamed up with Floyd-based Red Rooster Coffee Roaster owner Haden Polseno-Hensley last year to create the Little Red RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout, which was part of the brewery’s limited release lineup. Brewed with a special blend of coffee from Red Rooster Coffee Roaster that’s roasted specifically for the beer, the full-bodied milk stout comes in at about 5.8 percent alcohol by volume. It’ll be available through April in 22-oz. bottles and kegs across Starr Hill’s 10-state distribution footprint.

Get up close and personal with some of the area’s newest wines at Trump Winery’s first annual Spring Winemaker’s Dinner. On Thursday, April 24, the event will begin with a welcome reception to present the award-winning sparkling Blanc Noir. Winemakers Jonathan Wheeler and Katell Griaud will then introduce the winery’s newly released vintages along with a four-course dinner that includes fennel-crusted sea scallops and sauteed snapper. Tickets are limited and on sale now for $130. To reserve your seat visit www.trumpwinery.com.

St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone, but you can still go green for the rest of March. The Juice Laundry, the local company that produces 100 percent raw, organic, cold-pressed juices, is running a special this month. After you place any juice pack or cleanse pack order, if you’re one of the lucky winners to find a special silver cap, post a picture of your find to Instagram and tag @thejuicelaundry. Winners will each receive a free seven-pack of juice, or a one-day cleanse. To place an order, visit www.thejuicelaundry.com.

Can’t get enough Sticks Kebob Shop? Relay Foods, the online grocery store that lets you do your shopping from home or the office, is now offering a snack box from the Mediterranean fast food joint. Priced at $4.99, the Sticks Kebob Shop Power Snack Box features a bottle of mango lemonade and a 3-oz. container of freshly-made hummus with carrots and toasted pita chips. To order, visit www.relayfoods.com.

We’re always keeping our eyes and ears out for the latest news on Charlottesville’s food and drink scene, so pick up a paper and check c-ville.com/living each week for the latest Small Bites. Have a scoop for Small Bites? E-mail us at bites@c-ville.com. 

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