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MayLynn’s Creamery

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MayLynn

MayLynn’s Creamery’s original location is still a big hit in Lynchburg.

MayLynn’s Creamery opened in the Boonsboro Shopping Center in June 2013.  Since then it has become a favorite spot for ice cream in the Lynchburg area.  Working out of a food truck they are able to offer a rich, creamy, soft-serve ice cream that has an old fashioned feel.  There is plenty of seating to enjoy your ice cream treat, socialize with your friends and enjoy the warm summer nights.

Interior of MayLynn's downtown Creamery

Interior of MayLynn’s downtown Creamery

Now the owners, Josh and Becky Kirk, are proud to announce the opening of a storefront in downtown Lynchburg, VA.  Located at 1016 Jefferson Street, they are excited to be a part of the downtown revitalization.

Like their location in Boonsboro the downtown store will offer soft serve ice cream, locally sourced smoothies, edible cookie dough ice cream and rolled ice cream.  These treats are served as cones or cups, dipped–ice cream dipped in a hard candy shell–as a float, mixed with your topping of choice into a mixer, stacked like a sundae but with all of the ingredients stacked or layered, milk shakes and double shake flavors and the ever popular and unique rolled ice cream–a thin layer of ice cream spread into a thin layer and rolled up.

Flavors, toppings, dips and floats are combined into yummy treats just for you and as you like them!  Choose from 30 “everyday toppers.”  Or, be a bit more adventurous and choose from an additional 9 “special toppers.”  Stackers come in cheesecake, brownie, bacon-bacon or lickety split, too name a few.  The shakes are sold in small, medium or large.  Flavors include: the all-time favorites of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.  But, why not try a caramel, mint, peach, cherry or cookies and cream.  Looking for more flavor?  Choose a double shake flavor such as chocolate banana, Oreo hot fudge or mint Oreo.

MayLynn’s Creamery has added an Event Trailer that visits festivals, Food Truck Thursday in Miller Park, various events in the Lynchburg area or private parties.  All of the same delicious ice cream brought to you.

The food truck is located at 4925 Boonsboro Road.  It is open Monday through Saturday 12 until 10 and Sunday 3 until 10.  The new downtown location is found at 1016 Jefferson Street.  The brick and mortar store is open Monday through Thursday between 12 until 9, Friday and Saturday 12 until 10 and Sunday 2 until 9.  Visit www.maylynnscreamery.com for more information.

The downtown location is within walking distance to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  We are happy to assist you with walking directions, just ask.

Taco Shark

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Taco Shark Food Truck

Taco Shark was one of Lynchburg, Virginia’s first food trucks, opening in 2013, in downtown Lynchburg.  They can still be found on Main Street or in Miller Park at Food Truck Thursdays.

Taco Shark carries traditional tacos with chicken, steak and even tofu.  But it’s their untraditional ingredients that keep their customers coming back for more or to try a new taco sensation.  Have you had barbeque pulled pork, chorizo sausage and sweet potatoes in a corn or flour tortilla?  Top your taco with roasted corn, black bean salsa, fresh-made pico de gallo and chipotle crema.  They almost always offer a vegetarian option or two.

The menu is constantly changing so that customers can try something new or stick with their old favorite.  But one thing is for sure, you want to visit this food truck often, coming back for more.

If you are interested in booking a food truck for a private event Taco Shark would like to be considered.  You can reach them at www.tacoshark.com

Lynchburg Food Fest

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First Annual Food Fest will feature all types of food

The first annual Lynchburg Food Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Riverfront Park in Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.  The “foodies” of Lynchburg will be rejoicing as they sample their way through the best of Lynchburg’s local cuisine and drink during the hours of 11 AM until 5PM.

Experience the tastes of over 50 local restaurants, food trucks, artisan food vendors, catering companies, breweries, cideries, wineries and more.  At the food vendors you will be able to try samples or select full menu items.  The 9 breweries and wineries, along with the cideries and Virginia Distillery Company will be offering tastes.

Food vendors participating include:  Taco Shark, The Water Dog, Cheesy Rider, Altus Chocolate, The Frosty Penguin, Sourdough Pizza Company, Marilyn’s Creamery and many more.  The drink vendors include:  Apocalypse Ale Works, Loose Shoe Brewing Company, Blue Mountain Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, Goose Island, Devils Backbone, Bold Rock Cider, DeVault Vineyard and more.

The event is family-friendly and will offer a “kids zone” featuring bouncy castles, a temporary tattoo station, photo opportunities and more fun activities planned throughout the day.  Live music will be presented all day.  If you bike to the event you can save $1 off your admission ticket.  Bike parking will be provided by Ride Solutions and Greater Lynchburg Offroad Cyclists.

Admission is $5 with kids 12 and under free.  Food tastings range between $1-$3.

For more information visit foodfest@downtownlynchburg.com.

Lynchburg Music Festival

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Lynchburg Music Festival 2017

All day music at the Lynchburg Music Festival!

Saturday, May 13, 2017 between 1PM until 9PM the sound of music will be floating throughout Lynchburg, VA.  Do you like country or classic?  80’s hits or today’s top 40’s?  R & B or funk?  There will be something for everyone, you’ll be on your feet dancing!

Held at Lynchburg City Stadium, 3176 Fort Avenue, there will be plenty of parking.  In addition to the day-long music the venue will be filled with talented artisans and crafters, local businesses, food trucks and local restaurants providing delicious food, and of course area wineries and local craft brewers.

The line-up of musical acts is as follows:

  • 1:30-3:00  Dragonfly will perform there new songs
  • 3:30-5:00  Here’s to the Night will present their full spectrum of 90’s music
  • 5:30-7:00  Tyler Hammond
  • 7:30-9:00  Kanye Twitty

Tickets are being sold at any Quick-E Food Store in the Lynchburg area or online at Eventbrite.  Tickets are $20–in advance or $25–at the gate.  Those 12 and under are free.  You can leave the stadium and return throughout the day, as long as your band remains on your arm.

There is an “Ultimate Foodie Ticket Package” for those who want to have the best Food Fest experience.  The package includes: event admission, tasting wristband (comes with 7 free beer tastings), food tray and a Lynchburg Food Fest Tasting Glass.

For more information about the Lynchburg Music Festival call 434.473.7319 or visit http://www.lynchburgmusicfestival.com/

Have fun!

 

 

Jacked Rabbit Food Truck

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Jacked Rabbit Food Truck

Jacked Rabbit Food Truck

A new food truck, Jacked Rabbit, has been added to the ever increasing selection of food trucks found in and around Lynchburg, VA.

Jacked Rabbit can’t be missed, either at the corner of Main and 12th at the Lynchburg Community Market or in Miller Park on Thursdays with the other local food trucks that participate in Food Truck Thursdays.  Painted with bright pinks, oranges, teals and abstract designs you know you have found something a bit different, especially for Lynchburg.  And it is…..Lynchburg’s first vegan food truck and one of the few vegan options in the city.  Serving a vegan/pesco-vegetarian menu the food served combines flavors from Peru, Asia, the Caribbean, Spanish cultures and the American South.  The chef, Loralee, attended CVCC’s culinary school.  She worked for awhile at MachuPichu. International cuisines allow her to create interesting dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in Lynchburg.  And customers are glad she is here.

Jacked Rabbit

Jacked Rabbit serves vegan and vegetarian foods.

A few of her most popular dishes are: Tostones, Puerto Rican twice-fried plantain slices that are covered with a Peruvian-style salsa and citrus-onion salad, the Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich, which is made from a cooked down Asian Jackfruit, topped with fried pickles, slaw and onions on a bun or the Big Fat Banh Mi sandwich which is a a play on the traditional Vietnamese dish.  Instead of pork Loralee cooks tofu three ways which changes it’s texture and gives the eater a sense of eating cooked pork.  Now that it is summer she is offering ceviche and seafood.  She would like to add tropically flavored cold-pressed juices, like berry-basil and mango-pineapple-orange-kiwi in the near future.

As you travel around Lynchburg be on the lookout for a rabbitized version of Rosie the Riveter. When you find a rabbit wearing the classic blue shirt pulled up to expose a bunny skull tattoo on her flexed arm and the famous polka dot bandana tucked around her long ears you will know you have found it.  Give it a try, you just might be pleasantly surprised and thankful to have been exposed to something new and different to eat.

Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast often tell us they don’y need lunch, after eating one of our 4-course breakfasts, but it’s nice to know there is another option for lunch or an early afternoon snack, if you need one.

Food Truck Thursdays

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BBQ food truck on Food Truck Thursday

Enjoy BBQ on Food Truck Thursday in Miller Park

Food trucks are a part of American life and can be found in every major city, over the past several years we have started to see more and more of them in Lynchburg.  Typically they are scattered around the downtown area but on Food Truck Thursdays they all head to Miller Park (in front of the old Miller School at 301 Grove Street if you need an address for your GPS).  Food Truck Thursday was the brain child of Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department and has been a great success.  The day we visited we took a blanket and after buying our lunch we had a picnic under one of several dozens huge oak trees.  There is also a covered shelter with picnic tables if you prefer to eat at a table.

Picnic area Food Truck Thursday

A great place to have a picnic

I was pleasantly surprised at the crowd of people gathered to support these mobile restaurateurs.  Many were in suits while others in scrubs and then there were the casually dressed diners such as myself.

Food Truck Thursday

Lots of choices on Food Truck Thursday

If you are looking for an affordable meal and a wide variety of food options then you won’t want to miss Food Truck Thursdays at Miller Park.  They are there from 11:00 to 3:00.  This is the perfect spot for your lunch break, for a picnic (where you don’t have to prepare the food) or a place to bring a date.

Tacos on Food Truck Thursday

Great Tacos in Miller Park

These are the same food trucks you find on the streets of Lynchburg, but on Thursdays you don’t need to check their Facebook pages to find them.  Miller park is only about 10 minutes from the downtown area.  You will want to check this out several times as the food trucks in Lynchburg take turns as to who is there on Food Truck Thursdays so go there often to be able to sample all the different vendors.

Food Truck Thursday

Don’t forget desert. Shaved Hawaiian Ice!

Wouldn’t you like to start your long, 4th of July weekend early?  Then start it by having lunch on Thursday, the 2nd, at Miller Park.  We hope to see you at Food Truck Thursdays!  If you are heading to Lynchburg and need a place to stay, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay.  Check out our availability and book your reservations here.

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