Virginia

 

 

Virginia

Every June on a Wednesday, is the Virginia Pork Festival.  This all inclusive festival limits tix to 15000 and you must buy your ticket in advance…..

 

WATCH OUT!!!! VA is known for Speed Traps.  Don’t speed on the interstates

Charlottesville, Virginia

There is a weekly Tuesday Goth Night called-Goth Night.

Alternative Radio-WNRN-91.9 FM
Alternative Paper- the Hook.  Nailgun is a local music site.

Record Stores-
Plan 9-Seminole Square, 210 Zan Rd, Seminole Square Shopping Center (to the right of former “Giant” supermarket) Charlottesville, VA 22901

Sidetracks Music – 310 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 295-3080 closed Sunday

Melody Supreme-115 4th Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States of America

Shopping-

Low Vintage-105 Fifth St. SE, 293-9082 Opens at noon most days.

Ike’s Underground Vintage Clothing And Strange Cargo-414 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902  (434) 242-2656

Live Music:

Magnolia House-DIY Space-507 10th street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia, VA 22903-Active as of July 2017
Tea Bazaar-414 E. Main Street-Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-293-9947, yes, for bands…
The Ante Room -Caribbean Restaurant with bands.  Food has lots of bad reviews-219 Water St W, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 284-8561

The Southern Café and Music Hall – 103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 977-5590 Southern food and touring bands

Bars:
Millers-109 West Main Street-(804-971-8511)- Fans of the Dave Matthews Band may want to know that Dave Matthews used to be a bartender here.  New Yorkers may be interested in comparing this place to the old Barmacy in NYC’s East Village, because this bar is also in a converted pharmacy.  Jazz night on thursday.
Orbit-102 14 Street (804-984-5707) pool hall with good jukebox and view of passing trains.
C & O-515 East Water Street (804-971-7044)
Monticello Brewing Company-946 Grady Avenue (804-971-8229) one of those places that makes their own beer.

Food:
Spudnuts-309 Avon Street (804-296-0590)-Old fashioned Donut shop featuring potato four donuts.  Try the cherry cinnamon honey buns.
Mitchie Tavern-683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway (804-977-1234)-Old fashioned themed southern food place in an actual historic building that you can tour if you wish.

Marco & Luca Noodle Shop-112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220 +1 434-295-3855 Only 6 menu items with a specialty dumpling that is deep fried and doused in sauce.

Wayside Takeout & Catering -Takeout Restaurant- 2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 977-5000 Fried Chicken in a roadside building. Inside doesnt have much charm, but well rated chicken. Get a ham biscuit too!

Riverside Lunch-1429 Hazel St, Charlottesville, VA 22902- (434) 971-3546 Great Crusty burgers.

White Spot ?-1407 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Daily· 8AM–3AM (434) 295-9899-Main street style counter joint that is the home of the “gus burger” with a fried egg.

The Virginian Restaurant -1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 984-4667-Old diner with famous mac n cheese topped with a potato cake since 1923

Misc. Shops:
Copernicus-100 East Main Street (804-296-6800) and Cha-Cha’s-201B East Main Street (804-293-8553) are those sort of stores that every hip neighborhood seems to have.  Kitchy New and Vintage toys and trinkets.
Stelling Banjo Works-7258 Banjo Lane (804-295-1917)-yes, this place sells banjos.

 

There are also tons of new and used bookstores in the area, but that is a bit off topic.

 

Arlington, VA
For more info on Arlington, see Hipster Washington, DC

Eats-

Weenie Beenie -2680 Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206 (703) 671-6661 Most Days 6 AM to 6 PM Closed Sunday-Another Joint for Half Smokes.

Record Stores
Now! Music and Fashion, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Go! Compact Discs-2507 North Franklin Rd-Arlington, VA-703-528-8340

Alexandria, VA

Record Store
Olsson’s Books & Records, 106 South Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Blacksburg, VA

Record Store
Record Exchange-302-A N. Main St.Blacksburg, VA 703-552-5904

Bristol, VA (Between Knoxville, TN and Roanoke, VA

Eats
Burger Bar-8 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201-Cool retro restaurant infamous as the last place Hank Williams was seen alive.

Bluemont, VA

Bar-
Horse Shoe Curve Restaurant-1162 Pine Grove Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135-Dive Bar/Restaurant with occasional live music and a solid burger. Closed Mondays. Totally local and crazy decorations including a jackalope.

Chantilly, VA

Eats-
Megabytes Eatery-14100 Sullyfield Cir, Ste 100, Chantilly, VA 20151-Asian fusion deli in an office park with Spam Musabi and some crazy sandwich combos. Open 7 to 3.  In the past they have done bacon WRAPPED grilled cheese.

Christiansburg, VA

Eats-
Dude’s Drive In – 1505 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 (540) 382-7901 Chili dog and burger drive in. Closed Sunday

Doswell (near Richmond, VA)
Paramounts Kings Dominion is home to the Grizzley, one of the best wooden coasters out there, as well as tons of other coasters.  Right off I-95.  16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA (804) 876-5000

Danville, VA (near Roanoke)

Venues-

Falls Church, VA

Eats-
La Caraquena – 300 West Broad Street, Falls Church – (703) 533-0076-south american food, arepas stuffed as sandwiches, etc

Record Store
CD Cellar-709-B W. Broad Street-Falls Church, VA 703-534-6318

Fredicksburg, VA

Record Store
Blue Dog, 1019 Caroline, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Eats-
Carls Frozen Custard-2200 Princess Ann Street, Fredericksburg, VA-think they are closed December and January…..

Gordonsville, VA(Greater Charlottesville

Eats
BBQ Exchange-102 Martinsburg Ave,Gordonsville, VA 22942-Good brisket, great sides

Harrisonburg, VA

Eats-

Cuban Burger-70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801  540-434-1769-Cuban style “fritas” burgers, which are usually half beef and half chorizo.

Jess Lunch Downtown– 22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Daily 10 am to 9 pm.  Chili Dogs and diner fare.   Since the 20s, but after a fire was rebuilt in 1977

Record Store
Town and Campus Records, 20 W. Water St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

venue
Clementine-153 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540) 801-8881
Newport News, VATexas Inn Lynchburg, VALynchburg, VA
Eats-Texas Inn-Open 24 hours day.  Chili dogs and chili burgers, burgers with eggs on em.  Yummy. 422 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 846-3823Record Store
Fantasy
9823 Jefferson Ave-Newport News, VA-757-595-1259
Norfolk, VA
Eats-
Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue , 1919 Monticello Ave. at 20th
Norfolk, VA -Old fashioned drive in where they hang trays from your window.  They also claim to have invented the ice cream cone, which is, of course, a lie.  But they also have pork bbq sandwiches they serve with cole slaw ON the sandwich.  Yum.  They also make a shake called a reggie with broken pieces of waffle cones in it.
Mannys Burger-2912 Lafayette Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23509
Phone number (757) 855-7246-The kind of roadside burger joint this site exists for.
80/20 Burger Bar-123 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517 (757) 233-7900 Normally the kind of joint that makes trashy travel cry, but this place has “redneck wellington”, a burger in puff pastry and other dough wrapped burgers along with regular burgers.
Perfectly Frank-4408 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508  (757) 440-1020-Good burgers, chili dogs.  The only issues are they split griddle the dogs.  Trashy travel does not like his wieners cut.  Krinkle fries. (krinkle fries are also a negative to trashy travel)
Salmich’s Burgers & Hoagies -1371 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518 (757) 587-7205-phenomenal italian subs and burgers.
Live Music-
DIY Space-Wolves Den
The NorVa- 317 Monticello Ave. in downtown Norfolk, VA
Taphouse Grill -931 w. 21st st. norfolk, va 23517-focusing on roots, rockabilly, psycobilly and mulitple sets from each band
Record Store-
Skinnies Records. 2119 Colonial Ave. Norfolk,Va.23517-in the Ghent neighborhood
Meat-Old Virginia Ham Shop, Inc. ,  217 East Little Creek Road , Norfolk, VA 23505 , (757) 583-0014

Port Royal, VA

Eats
Horne’s Restaurant-25532 A.P. Hill Boulevard, Port Royal, VA 22535 (804) 742-5743-one of the last of a chain, with a distinctive architural style

Rescue, VA

Eats-
Captain Chuck A Mucks Ship store and secret hideout-21088 MARINA RD., RESCUE, VA, 23424, (757) 356-1005-Seafood joint with great crab cakes

 

Richmond, VA

Occasional Soul Party Info here.

The Richmond Historical society museum has a GIANT SLINKY on display.

Shockoe Slip is the hipster area for restaurants and bars and some live music in Richmond.

Live Music-

STRANGE MATTER – 929 W. Grace Street, Richmond

ALLEY KATZ-10 WALNUT ALLEY, RICHMOND VA.  804-643-2816-bands like Man or Astroman play here.

The Camel – 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-4901

The Broadberry – 2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 353-1888

En Su Boca – 1001 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230(804) 359-0768 Tex Mex restaurant with occasional punk bands
Nanci Raygun– 929 west grace street – richmond, virginia 804.353.4263
Very Strange, but touring bands play at Nara Sushiin Richmond, 1309 W. Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Hardywood -2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220(804) 420-2420-craft beer bar with occasional bands.  

Wonderland -1727 E Main St, 23223-7262 Richmond, VA · (804) 643-9233-Dive bar decorated by a horror fan with a focus on Rockabilly and punk bands, plus occasional burlesque

National Theater ?-Live music venue in Richmond, Virginia. built in 1923
708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

STRANGE MATTER – 929 W. Grace Street, Richmond

Record Stores
Plan 9, 3012 W. Carey, Richmond, VA 804-353-9996 in the “Carytown” area

Steady Sounds Record Store ?- 322 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 308-2692

Eats-
Black Sheep-901 West Marshall Street  Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 648-1300 gigantic fancy subs called battleships with unique slaws, fillings and condiments
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue-8205 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23294-Best for ribs.  Two locations.
Alamo BBQ – authentic Texas style BBQ, award winning beef brisket. jalapeno mac-n-cheese
2202 Jefferson Ave
Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 592-3138
Mama J’s Kitchen-415 N. 1ST ST. RICHMOND, VA 23219 804-225-7449.-Southern Food
Pop’s Dogs & Ma’s Burgers-7301 Brook Rd,  Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 266-5781-Burgers, slaw and corn dogs, “world famous baloney burger”
Dots Back Inn -Brunchy diner kind of place-4030 MacArthur Ave
Richmond, VA 23227
Carytown Burgers & Fries-3500 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-your standard local burger hangout with lots of types of burgers.
Thrifting-
Halcyon Vintage Clothing -117 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220  (804) 358-1311
Bygones Vintage Clothing – 2916 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 353-1919
Addison Handmade & Vintage – 103 S Addison St, Richmond, VA 23220 (315) 569-8916

Blue Bones Vintage-322 W Broad St Unit B, Richmond, VA 23220(804) 239-3811

Roanoke, VA

Attraction-

Roanoke Pinball Museum ?- 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011: (540) 342-5746

Live Music-Leftovers-DIY space with occasional shows.  Posted in August 2017 and DIY spaces tend to have short shelf lives.

Eats-
Blue Collar Joe’s -1171 Roanoke Road * Daleville, VA 24083 * 540-992-5637-gourmet donuts including a “blueberry pancake breakfast” which has “bacon dust” in it.
Fiji Island-Tiki’d out chinese restaurant-627 Townside Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014 (540) 343-2522
Texas Tavern-114 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 342-4825 -not a tavern, a tiny hot dog and burger diner, open 24 hours, open for nearly 80 years.

Springfield, VA

Venue-
Jaxx-6355 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152 703-569-5940-Metal shows
Staunton, VA
Live Music
The Pompei Lounge – 23 E Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401 CLosed Sunday and Monday  (540) 885-5553

Williamsburg, VA

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a beautiful, well kept park with great rides.  Absolutely worth the trip. 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg,  (757) 253-3350
Eats-
Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que, I-64 W along Rochambeau Dr.757-565-2955
Williamsburg, Virginia

Carrot Tree Kitchens-1303 Jamestown Road Suite 135, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-0957-just get the ham biscuits.  cheap!

 

 

 

Wincester, VA
Birthplace of Patsy Cline.  Stop by the visitors center for a map with all the Patsy sites, including her grave.

 

Eats- Snow White Grill, 159 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601  (540) 662-5955
Mini Burgers and shakes, small ten seat joint
 

Virginia Beach, VA

Record Stores
Birdland Records-957 Providence Square, Virginia Beach, VA-757-495-0961

 

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