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For Charlottesville BBQ, Ace is the Place

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If you didn’t know what it was, you’d think that Ace Biscuit & Barbecue was a garage, or the office of Jim Feinstein, local accountant. It’s a non-descript brick building in a non-descript part of Charlottesville near the train tracks. Ah, but looks can be […]

What’s Winter Without S’Mores?

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The recipe for a great winter weekend: Take one cozy cabin at Cacapon Resort State Park, West Virginia. Add a postcard-quality snowscape with a fast, fun (and bumpy) sledding hill. Throw in a roaring fire and mucho wine. Put marshmallows on sticks, roast them over […]

Richmond’s Great, If You Can Survive the Traffic Getting There

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It took me three and a half hours to drive to Richmond last weekend to visit my friend Becky. I heard Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” four times on the radio.  There were no accidents, no major merges, no construction, no lousy weather. I  couldn’t figure […]

Even When Pizza’s Bad, It’s Still Bad

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After a debacle of pizza-eating in Gettysburg, PA, my friend Liz shared her friend’s theory about pizza: “Pizza is like sex. Even when it’s bad, it’s good.” We’re going to have to respectfully disagree. (About the pizza part — the other half of the statement […]

A Weekend at Snowshoe Mountain, WV

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The drive from D.C. to Snowshoe Mountain, WV takes roughly 4 1/2 hours.  A scenic drive, through winding mountain roads, but not a whole lot in the way of food options.  Which is probably why when my friends and I arrived at the resort, we […]