Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia has a new bakery. And is it ever good! Located at 1344 Main Street this bakery is a unique addition to downtown’s delicious dining options. Owned and operated by Alex Richardson it serves breakfast treats, while R*A Bistro does not. Alex has been a supporter of downtown and opened R*A Bistro before many could see downtown’s potential.
His new endeavor features over-the-top cinnamon bun and beignet creations that will have you returning again and again. Afterall, there are so many different home-made frostings, almost 30 toppings and 12 sauces you’ll need to return just to try them all. And who doesn’t enjoy customizing their own cinnamon treats? In addition to the sweet treats there is a line of coffee and espresso products that complement the cinnamon buns or beignets.
The dough is mixed, risen, rolled and baked, then served fresh and hot from the oven. You top it with your choice of chef-crafted, infused frostings and a huge assortment of fresh fruits, crumbles, candies, cookies and more. You also choose one frosting, one frosting and two toppings plus one drizzle or really make it your own with your frosting choice.
The beignets are hand-cut, sugar dusted doughnut delights that match perfectly with the many house-made fruit toppings, chocolate sauces, caramels and frostings made for dipping. You can buy them by the piece or by the basket. Sometimes there are just too many choices.
Toppings include the old standbys: various nuts, chocolate chips, marshmallows and caramel chips. Frostings include cream cheese, maple, hazelnut and vanilla. Drizzles and sauces run the gamut between vanilla cream, chocolate, raspberry or strawberry to lemon zest, cinnamon or honey.
If you’re hungry at lunchtime for a savory, scratch-made dough roll you are now in luck. Savory buns are filled with fresh garlic, olive oil and herbs. Then you can add Boursin cream cheese, gourmet sauces, sautéed veggies or a variety of meats.
In addition to a nice selection of coffees and espressos you can choose café au lait, hot chocolate or a signature hot drink. Does a s’more, choc-raspberry, minty Irishman or banana foster drink sound appealing? Or, try a float, smoothie or milk shake.
Open Sunday through Thursday between 7:00 until 7:00 and Friday and Saturday between 7:00 until 9:00. If you’d like further information visit their website www.cinncity.com or call 434.219.3957.
My hint to you is, if you don’t want to get up early to prepare and bake your own cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, visit Cinn City the day before to select some delicious breakfast treats. And consider the same for New Year’s morning. They have such a selection of goodies that you will be bale to choose from your favorites or be adventurous and choose something different. You will be glad you did!
Lynchburg, Virginia’s newest pizza joint has opened in the arts and cultural district at 522 5th Street. Taking advantage of the revitalization and renewed interest in this part of downtown the Abrusto Food Group is helping 5th Street become vibrant and the newest place to be. Located at 522 5th Street Daughters and Sons Pizza is open for lunch and dinner. Monday through Sunday they are open 11 am until 9:30 pm. There is plenty of parking just outside the door.
Enter the restaurant and find a table, take a seat for a dine-in experience. While you wait for your order you will be served popcorn with olive oil and sea salt. Top it with freshly grated cheese. What a nice way to be welcomed and to wait.
Pizza is their main focus. It’s Sicilian-style and square! The crust is made from their focaccia bread dough–which is proofed for 4 days–so it has a unique flavor and mouth feel. The added cornmeal to the outside of the crust is yummy. The pizza is old by the square or by the pie. Choose from pepperoni, house-made sausage, 3-cheese, vegetarian or the combo–house-made spicy sausage, charred pepperoni, and assortment of pizza veggies, buffalo mozzarella and marinara sauce.
In addition to the pizza they serve sandwiches made on focaccia bread and a few salads. They are best known for their Muffaletta “New Orleans Style.” The great tasting bread is topped with Italian sliced meats, melted mozzarella, mild provolone and the necessary Creole olive salad. Fresh made salads are served with house-made dressings, plus there is a cheeseboard offering. Don’t forget dessert! Ice cream sandwiches top off your meal. Either their “Classic,” a chocolate brownie cookie with vanilla ice cream of their flavor of the week.
A rotating variety of beers by draft, cans or bottles, including a selection of craft beers and a weekly “2 dollar a can” special. A rotating selection of wine is available by the bottle or the glass.
The chef and owner of Daughters and Sons Pizza is a VES graduate. Jason attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York and apprenticed and worked in kitchens in Europe for 8 years. He decided it was time to return to Lynchburg to raise his family.
For more information call them at 434.333.4244 or visit them at www.daughtersandsonsva.com. Visit #5thstreetrevival on social media for information about what is happening on 5th Street.
Daughters and Sons Pizza is walking distance from The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Ask us when you need a spot for lunch or dinner and we’ll direct you.
Crisp, originally started as a food truck in downtown Lynchburg, VA. Then it morphed into a small brick-and-mortar shop on Church Street. And now they have expanded once again into a great spot at the corner of 12th and Church Streets.
The new space, at 1124 Church Street, allows plenty of seating for dine-in guests, large windows on all sides and plenty of space to expand the menu offerings. In addition to their delectable and varied salads, juices and smoothies they are now offering locally roasted coffee, gourmet soups and house baked breads. Soon they will be opening a catering division of Crisp. They would love to add a beer garden in the garage space that is attached to their building.
As before, the restaurant is an assembly line style service featuring customizable salads, wraps, juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls. When possible the ingredients are locally sourced and are sustainable ingredients.
Menu options include: Salads or Wraps
- the Baja: romaine with tomato, sweet yellow corn, black beans, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese, tortilla strips and spicy chipotle ranch dressing
- The Moroccan: romaine with shredded carrots, cucumber, golden raisins, feta cheese and falafel
- the Superfood: romaine/spinach/kale with shredded carrots, organic quinoa, edamame, walnuts, fresh berries, and honey apple cider vinaigrette
Prices range between $6.50 to $9.00
Smoothies or Smoothie Bowls
- the Triple Berry Detox: mixed berries, beet juice, almond milk and chia seed
- the Peach Cobbler: peaches, cinnamon, honey and apple juice
- the Blue Jay Smoothie Bowl: blueberries, banana, peanut butter and milk, topped with fresh berries, sliced almonds and shredded coconut
Prices range from $5.75 to $7.50
Fresh Made Juice
- the Green Drink: spinach, apple, lemon and cucumber
- the Revital Eyes: orange and carrot
Juices come in 8, 12 or 18 ounces. Prices range from $3.50 to $$7.50
The next time you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, and wander to downtown Lynchburg to explore all that it has to offer, you now have a great spot for a snack or late lunch. We are excited to see this company grow and offer something that Lynchburgers are asking for.
It’s that time again! Restaurant Week 2018 is back for its 7th year. June 23 -30, 2018. More restaurants are participating this year than ever before. And for the first time, the restaurants have set their own prices on their discounted menus, which will allow for much more creativity and menu choices for you. The charity benefiting from this years proceeds is Meals on Wheels of Central Virginia. 25 percent of the business sponsorship will be received by this incredible organization that helps many in the Lynchburg area.
Many of the 2018 restaurants have been generously participating from the beginning. “Old” favorites include Crown Sterling, the Depot Grille, Farm Basket, Isabella’s, Jimmy’s on the James, Neighbor’s Place and Shoemakers. New participants include Bootleggers, Choice Hibachi Buffet, El Jefe, Fire & Hops Taphouse, Iron & Ale, My Dog Duke’s Diner and Trio. As in years past the restaurants are spread throughout Lynchburg. Many are downtown and will showcase all that downtown is becoming–a vibrant dining scene. Others are a bit further from the core of Lynchburg in Wyndhurst, Cornerstone and Forest. All have pulled together delicious menu options, some starting at a low of 3 courses for $15. A few restaurants are offering a lunch and dinner menu with different choices for each meal. What a perfect way to explore one of Lynchburg’s new restaurants or to try an old favorite you have been ignoring.
A few of the menu choices include:
- Starters: crab and brie soup, pretzel bites with beer cheese, frickle chips, Cajun krab dip, Thai chili calamari, queso fundido, jalapeno poppers or fried green tomatoes and mozzarella stack.
- Main course options include: kickin’ Cajun chicken, sundried tomato pesto chicken with cavatappi noodles, porky fig pizza, herb crusted cod nicoise, salmon imperial, chicken and waffles, Tuscan skewers and a cheezy western.
- Don’t forget dessert: fried Oreos, tres leche, cannoli, toasted coconut ice cream sundae, Key lime pie, chocolate blackout cake or a blondie brownie.
For a complete listing of participating restaurants, hours, sample menus, and ore details visit www.LynchburgRestaurantWeek.com. Start planning your week of dining out now, you’ll be glad you did!
As always, if you are staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast you are within walking distance to all of downtown’s great dining options. And don’t forget the Hopper runs each evening if you’d like to visit several participating restaurants without walking from one to the other.
A Lynchburg tradition worth trying out. We have had many guests stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast for weddings, high school or college reunions, family celebrations or just as a getaway. If the guests grew up here they know The Texas Inn and almost always stop by for a “Cheesy Western” on their way back the bed and breakfast, just like they did years ago.
Not known as fine dining or for their ambience it is a Lynchburg institution anyway. Originally opened in 1935 at the corner of 5th Street and Main Street. Their address is 422 Main Street. The building was once a gas station, so thus the white brick building with a bright blue tile roof. Only 15 bar stools around a counter for eating in, but all menu items can be to go. Known as The Texas Inn, The T Room or the Texas Tavern it’s all the same place. Open between 5:00 AM until midnight, Monday through Wednesday and 24 hours Thursday through Saturday.
Although they are best known for their Cheesy Western they offer a small menu of breakfast and lunch items all day long. The breakfast plates come with bacon, ham or sausage along with eggs and toast. Hot dogs, with various relishes and chili are staples. Soup and a grilled cheese? They serve both Coke and Pepsi products…..have you experienced that before?
So the next time you are staying with us or just passing through town stop in for a quick bite. It will probably be just as you remember,
Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia has a new restaurant, Urbavore. Owned and operated by Elizabeth Russell and Matthew Kaplan, the former owners/operators of the Cheesy Rider food truck, you are in good hands.
Located at 1103 Church Street, this tiny, quaint breakfast and lunch spot may be just what you are looking for. Only 6 tables inside and one out, so be prepared to wait to eat in or just grab your meal to go. Food items are served in to go containers.
The first, and only, vegan restaurant in Lynchburg features only vegan recipes, but you may not realize this when eating the delicious food. They serve “traditional” foods like crab cakes and burgers, but all are made without animal products like meat and dairy. One grilled cheese sandwich is from their food truck menu. Even if you are a carnivore, a trip to Urbavore is a great change of pace. Who knows, maybe you will like enough for a return trip!
The menu includes a selection of burgers and sandwiches: Reuben Burger, Crabbie Sliders, Eggies on Toast, and the ever popular Banh Mi Chay. Sides include: a house-made soup that is made fresh each week, mac and cheese, Caesar salad and house-made sweet potato chips. Looking for breakfast? Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy or maple-pecan scones fit the bill. Dessert offers cheesecake or pot de crème. They have an extensive menu of beverages: wine, beer, cocktails and mimosas.
Open Monday through Saturday between 10 until 8 and Sunday from 10 until 4. You can review their menu at www.urbavorekitchen.com. If you have questions call 434.851.2727. You might have just found your new favorite breakfast or lunch spot!
Check Room Availability
Subscribe by email
- 10K (1)
- Academy Center of the Arts (2)
- Art (2)
- At the Bed and Breakfast (74)
- Barbecue (2)
- Blackwater Creek Bikeway (2)
- Breakfast (12)
- Breweries (3)
- Cemetery (1)
- Civil War (17)
- Coffee (1)
- Community Service (2)
- Cookbook (2)
- Dining in Lynchburg (33)
- Events (140)
- Food Truck (8)
- Ghost Tour (1)
- gluten free recipe (26)
- Historic Lynchburg (56)
- Home Tour (5)
- Ice Cream (1)
- Junior League (1)
- Lecture (1)
- Loft Tour (1)
- Love (2)
- Massage Treatments (18)
- Movie (1)
- Music (4)
- News (37)
- Old City Cemetery (2)
- Outdoor Activity (58)
- Outdoor Concert (3)
- Packages/Specials (37)
- Poplar Forest (2)
- Recipes (92)
- Restaurant Week (2)
- Road Runners Club (1)
- Roanoke Virginia (3)
- Shopping (2)
- Tea (1)
- Things to do (150)
- Vegan (3)
- Vegetarian (1)
- Volunteer Oportunity (1)
- Welcome (5)
- Whiskey (1)
- Wine Event (17)
- Winery (6)
From The Blog RSS