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The Water Dog

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Water Dog

Water Dog

Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia has a new restaurant, The Water Dog.  Located adjacent to Riverfront Park, with it’s large grassy area and splash park, you are minutes away from the Bluffwalk and Main Street in downtown.

The Water Dog likens itself to a taphouse, featuring 36 craft beers on draught, with 16 of them hand-crafted in Virginia.  Their menu consists of tasty artisan beer food served in an awesome environment, inside or out.  Choose from oysters, clams or shrimp–served in a variety of ways.  Appetizers include beer battered pickles and parmesan crusted pretzel bites.  Seasonal soups and salads join tacos, a po’boy, burgers, hot dogs and 6 types of grilled cheese sandwiches.  For dessert they will bake you, fresh, cookies and serve them with milk!  In addition to the beers on tap The Water Dog serves a variety of hand-crafted cocktails that take inspiration from the season of the year.

In addition to a great made-in house menu there are options for entertainment.  TV’s, a 16-foot shuffle board, ping-pong, a chalkboard, a giant movie projector and the latest tunes are heard from their Spotify playlist.

There are two options for private parties.  The “Garage” can host up to 25 people for a sit-down dinner or up to 50 people for a cocktail party.  The private dining room is available, on a first come first served basis.  A small bites menu is available for either of these spaces, in addition to their regular menu.

Located at 1016 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg, VA.  Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30-11:00.  Thursday-Saturday 11:30-1:00 and Sunday 11:30-11:00.  for more information call 434.333.4681 or visit www.thewaterdog.com.

The Water Dog is located within walking distance to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, on the Riverwalk Trail, about 15 minutes.

 

Barrel, Bottles and Casks Tours at Poplar Forest

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Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Again this year, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is presenting their Barrels, Bottles and Casks Tours.  The tours this year begin on March 24 & 25, 2017.

The popular tasting tours will focus on the beverages and spirits consumed at Poplar Forest during the cool spring months.  Guided tours will begin in the kitchen and progress through the house with stops for sampling different  beverages and the sharing of insights into the types of foods consumed by Jefferson and the enslaved residents of Poplar Forest.  A cellar-side whisky tasting will be presented by Virginia Distillery Company, along with light seasonal snacks.  On display in the Wine Cellar will be a special exhibition of kitchen and dining artifacts found during recent archaeological excavations on the grounds of Poplar Forest.

Tours will be conducted on both Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:00 and 7:00 pm each evening.  This is a ticketed event.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 or online at their website, www.poplarforest.org.  Tickets are $25.00.  Visitors under the age of 21 are welcome.

For more information call 434.534.8120.  Enjoy responsibly.

These tours will repeat on July 28 & 29, 2017 and October 6 & 7, 2017.

Apple Slaw for Winter

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Apple Slaw

Start with some colorful ingredients

Winter is winding down here in Central Virginia.  Luckily Lynchburg hasn’t had much snow this season.  When serving savory breakfast entrees this month, at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, we have been adding this crunchy and irresistibly sweet, tart and tangy side dish.  We are presenting this recipe during March as cabbage is plentiful and colorful.  It would be good any month of the year for a cookout, potluck or interesting salad.  What about serving it for a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, it’s cabbage….just a bit different?

Apple Slaw

Cut up your ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 very small purple cabbage, cored and thinly sliced and coarsely chopped, about 2 cups
  • 8 radishes, stems and ends removed, finely sliced and coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced and coarsely chopped
  • loose 1/2 cup (total) chopped parsley and fresh mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste
apple slaw

Mix, dress, chill and serve our apple slaw

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing: olive oil, mustard, honey and lime juice.
  2. Toss the chopped cabbage, radish and apple into the bowl.  Using your hands, thoroughly toss the chopped ingredients with the dressing.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and chill for one hour.  Mix in the parsley and mint just before serving.  Best eaten within 1 day.

Almost Spring!?

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Spring Time and March Madness

We thought it was almost spring when the Saucer Magnolia burst into bloom just a couple of days ago…….

Then, two nights of a hard freeze (below 32°) and the blooms were gone……

Our guests were very distressed they did not get pictures on their own phones/cameras…….

So we are sharing ours…….

Let’s hope spring is on it’s way!

To celebrate the arrival of Spring we are having our March Madness Special. Stay three consecutive nights in March 2017 and one night is free.  To take advantage of this offer call us at 434-846-1388 and ask for our March Madness Special.  Can’t be combined with any other special or discount.  Gift cards can not be used with this special.

See you soon.