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Bootleggers

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Bootleggers on Bluffwalk in Lynchburg

Located on Lynchburg, Virginia’s Bluffwalk, at 50 13th Street, you will find Bootleggers.  One of the newest restaurant in downtown it’s nickname is “Burgers, Bourbon and Beer.”  What else do you need to know?

The menu features a variety of American dishes along with specialty drinks.  Starters include Spicy Black Angus Chili, Truffle and Parmesan Fries, Beer Steamed Mussels and Cilantro-Grilled Wild Mushroom Saté.  Specialty burgers are made from Australian Wagyu beef.  They include Port Wine Blue Cheese-bacon, blue cheese, port caramelized onions & spicy pear chutney, Run for the Border-jalapeño jack cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, crunchy onion ring & cilantro mayonnaise and Truffle Love-port caramelized onions, goat cheese, truffle oil, spinach salad & truffle relish.  Burgers and sandwiches can add classic condiments, cheeses, extras such as roasted wild mushrooms, fried egg or an avocado fan or a sauce such as garlic jam, horseradish mustard, red wine demiglaze or bbq.  Sandwiches, soups and various chop’t salads are offered for those looking for a lighter meal.  More than 30 different bourbons, a large selection of craft beers and “adult” milkshakes, malts or floats are offered from the bar.  Their desserts feature a deep fried Oreo cookie.

Beer and a Burger – a great combination at Bootleggers

Open Monday through Wednesday between 4:00 until 10:00, Thursday and Friday between 4:00 until 11:00, Saturday 11:00 until 11:00 and Sunday 11:00 until 9:00.  They can be reached at 434.333.4271 or eat@bootleggersburger.com

As with all of downtown Lynchburg’s restaurants they are within an easy walk from The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  So if you are looking for lunch (doubtful after you have eaten our four-course breakfast), an afternoon snack or drinks and dinner this new spot may be for you.

Emerald-Stone Grille

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Emerald-Stone Grille, Lynchburgs newest restaurant.

The Emerald-Stone Grille is tucked away in an old warehouse at 1001 Jefferson Street in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia and is the areas newest multi-cuisine dining experience.  Additionally it is one of the few restaurants in downtown that is open for lunch.  Emerald-Stone Grill featurs seasonal specialiteis and exceptional meat choices making this a complete dining experience for special occasions such as date night or a family meal.

Combining American, Southern and European recipes and styles there is sure to be something on the menu that interest you.

Starters include:  Irish Egg Rolls (made with corned beef and fennel-braised cabbage), pimento cheese fritters, Rappahannock fried oysters that have been marinated in buttermilk and dredged in Woodson Mill cornmeal, and emerald wings.

A selection of salads and soups include: pear & blue salad with bosc pear and Maytag blue cheese, or she crab soup.

Entrees are where this restaurant shines.  You may select from their extensive entrée selections or from the grille selections.  Entrée selections include: Shepard’s pie made with beef tenderloin, low country style shrimp and grits, pork tenderloin utilizing Virginia tenderloin, duck and pasta–house-made pappardelle tossed with duck confit or roasted vegetable risotto.  From the grille you may select rack of lamb, hanger steak or their specialty the tomahawk–a 36-ounce bone-in beef ribeye seared and basted to order, served whole or carved for you personally by the chef.

Add to any of these delicious choices a selection of sides and if you still have room dessert!  They are known for their Guiness and sorghum chocolate cake, a dark and rich, yummy chocolate cake served with fresh whipped cream.

If you’re thirsty you can choose a signature cocktail, a “bubbles” cocktail, wine by the glass or bottle, a bottle of beer or one of their 10 beers on tap.  Needless to say you will not go home hungry.

Open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 until 12:00 midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 until 2:00 AM.  For reservations their number is 434.439.4906, of if you are staying with us at the bed and breakfast we’re happy to make that call, as we send them a lot of business and sometimes have better luck securing a reservation.

Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast have found this restaurant to be an easy walk.

 

Dublin 3 Coffee House

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Dublin 3 Coffee House

Last month we introduced you to Emerald-Stone Grille.  Now we would like to tell you about it’s “sister” property Dublin 3 Coffee House, located just next door to Emerald-Stone Grille.

Specialty Coffee

Dublin 3 Coffee House located at 1011 Jefferson Street is Lynchburg, Virginia’s newest “proper” coffeehouse.  Offering traditional coffee drinks, as well as specialty drinks, the Dublin 3 offers outstanding coffee without being pretentious.  Sourcing its coffee from a variety of small-batch roasters from the region you will learn about the different types of coffees available.  A lead barista and a trained team of coffee enthusiasts will walk you through the options available and are there to man the espresso machine.  Open Monday through Saturday between 6:30 am until 11:00 pm and Sunday’s between 1:00 pm until 11:00 pm this is the perfect spot for a cup of coffee after leaving The Carriage House Inn Bed and breakfast for a walk, run or bike ride along the Blackwater Creek Trails.

If you love the charm of old buildings, steeped in history plus great coffee, this place is worth trying.

Restaurant Week 2017

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Restaurant Week

Between June 10-17, 2017 Lynchburg Virginia will again be presenting Lynchburg Restaurant Week. Warning–viewing these photos will make you hungry.

In its sixth year, this very popular week-long event features some of Lynchburg’s best privately owned dining establishments.  Fantastic menus featuring an appetizer, main course and dessert at a prix fixe price, you can’t go wrong.  In 2017 23 restaurants are participating throughout the Lynchburg area.

Some of the downtown restaurants (all are walking distance from The Carriage House Inn) are: The Depot Grille, El Jefe Taqueria, Main Street Eatery, Market at Main, The Water Dog and Waterstone Pizza.  A bit further from downtown you will find: The Dahlia, The Corner at Rivermont, farmbasket and Magnolia Foods.  Closer to Forest you will find: Benjamin’s, Bräuburgers, Neighbor’s Place and Trio Brick Oven Eatery.  A few of these restaurants are relatively new to Lynchburg and new to restaurant week, so it might be time to give them a try.

 

A few of the menu items you might find include:

Starters

  • Crab and Brie Soup
  • Frickle Chips
  • Creole Deviled Eggs
  • Fried Virginia Oysters
  • Stone Fruit Gazpacho
  • Catfish Bites
  • Caprese

Main Course:

  • Chop’d Salad
  • Open Faced Turkey Reuben
  • Sirloin Oscar
  • Chicken and Waffles
  • Steak Frites
  • Mojo Chicken
  • Grilled Pork Ribeye

Desserts

  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Hot Fudge Brownie Delight
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Tres Leche
  • Viennese Apple Strudel
  • Key Lime pie
  • Lemon Mascarpone Tart

For a full list of participating restaurants and their menus visit www.LynchburgRestaurantWeek.com

Guests staying with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast often walk to the downtown restaurants.  We do, so we’ll see you there!

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.

 

Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats

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Mrs. Joys, Lynchburg, VA

A treat from Mrs. Joy’s

It’s finally here, open and a huge success–Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats!

Tarsha Joyner, aka Mrs. Joy, became a Lynchburg, VA celebrity in November 2015 when she took home the top prize on Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” special.  Long before the airing of that episode Tarsha had already gained a large and loyal following for her booth at the Lynchburg Community Market, where she sold treats of various shapes, sizes and goodness beginning in 2012.

Lynchburg Virginia, Mrs. Joy's

Mrs. Joy’s almost too good to eat.

The shop took almost a year to build, but the time allowed Tarsha to design the shop exactly as she always pictured it.  Bright accent walls, a checkered floor in shades of butterscotch yellow, light bulbs encased in whisk fixtures above the bar, tables at the front of the shop and seats in the back.  Her plan is to rent the lounge space, located in the back section near the terrace level and breakfast bar area,  She plans on offering decorating classes which will focus on cookies and cupcakes.  A painting with chocolate class is in the works.  Mrs. Joy’s will offer standard menu items with two kinds of cookies, one of which will always be chocolate chip, along with other staples like caramels, brownies and doughnuts.  Special surprises will be offered on a rotating schedule and will include whoopee pies, macarons, and “hot chocolate on a stick.”  When we have visited there have been cases filled with Black Forest cupcakes with cherry and vanilla frosting, ginger and lemon macarons filled with buttercream and lemon curd, peanut-butter glazed yeast doughnuts and apple pie pockets filled with Granny Smith apples, plus maple-bacon caramels.

Mrs. Joy's

Mrs. Joy’s, Downtown Lynchburg

Located at 1008 Commerce Street the hours of operation are Monday through Friday between 9:00-6:00 and Saturday from 8:00-9:00.  The website is www.mrsjoys.com

A word to the wise, if you are on the hunt for your favorite delicious bakery item get there early!  There are times items are sold out by 10:00, with a line out of the door waiting to get in.

Don’t worry about the calories,  Mrs. Joy’s is walking distance from The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast so you can indulge on these treats then burn off the calories by walking back to the Bed and Breakfast.