Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Bold Rock Cider

Spencer tells how Bold Rock got its start: “John Washburn & Brian Shanks started bottling Bold Rock Cider in 2012.  John Washburn purchased some land in Nelson County, Virginia in 1985 and could not really decide on what to do with it until he noticed how the wine and craft beer was taking off in the Rockfish Valley. So, he decided to give the cider business a try. He only needed someone to help produce the cider for him and that’s when he called Brian Shanks and asked him to meet with him about helping produce a craft cider.  They
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Antique Market Place: a 45,000 square foot antique shoppers dream

Antique Market Place: a 45,000 square foot antique shoppers dream Antique Market Place, located at 6428 Burnt Poplar Road, has been in business at this location since 2001.  We are a multi-vendor mall with 45,000 square feet of showroom space open to the public. In addition to antiques and vintage items, we carry new furniture and accessories at discount prices.  One of our dealers also offers the very popular Crabtree & Evelyn products which make great holiday and birthday gifts. Our friendly sales staff is available to assist our customers and we even have a locating service for those hard
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Tapped into Craft, Libations and Victuals: Devils Backbone

Devils Backbone was founded by Steve and Heidi Crandall in 2008.  They were on a skiing trip in Italy and tasted a beer from Germany called Weihenstephan, the rest is history… When they opened the brewpub in a new community called “The Village of Glen Ferry” people were soon asking for the beer and bottles so they decided to break ground on an outpost facility in Lexington, VA. Their forecast for this new brewery was to brew about 10,000 barrels in the next 10 years, the first 3 years they brewed almost 45,000 barrels (1 barrel = 31.5 gallons).  This
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New to the Triad: LaRue Restaurant Downtown Greensboro

LaRue 313 S Greene St Greensboro NC (336) 252-2253 www.laruenc.com French for “by the road”, LaRue restaurant is a testament to a drive for perfection. LaRue was a nickname given to Trey’s wife, Cheryl Bell during high school track, and this athleticism continued as both she and her husband Trey became world-class pole vaulters. As Trey became a chef, he was able to fully develop his passion for creating an exquisite dining experience. By experimenting with a variety of progressive/modern cuisine, Chef Bell has come up with some exotic combinations patrons won’t find anywhere else. His menu changes monthly, but
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