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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
Bennys Pizza is a regional pizza chain with oversized slices.
 Atlavista, VA
Chef’s Drive-In, 1101 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517 (434) 369-5590-Small burger and dog joint.  Limited internet evidence.

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


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

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.
C & O-515 East Water Street (804-971-7044)


Brown’s-1218 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-fried chicken with a convenience store vibe.  Closed Sunday

Jak’n Jil- 1404 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-Foot long dogs, Closed Sundays. Right near Riverside Lunch

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 and great wedges and sides.. Get a ham biscuit too!

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

Riverside Lunch, Charlottesville, VA

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. Also dishes out the hyper regional grilled donuts with ice cream.

Menu of White Spot, Home of the Gus Burger

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

Mels Cafe-719 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-Directly across the street from the Amtrak station, this awesome stop has amazing burgers, chili dogs, Fried chicken, pie and the regional griddled donuts with ice cream in an old nebas roast beef building.  Many hotels nearby too.

Tubby’s Deli & Restaurant-1412 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-Decades old Sandwich place with great burgers and talked about chicken salad.

Riverside North-1770 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22911-place with great skinny smashburger type burgers but average fries and rings.

Misc. Shops:

Stelling Banjo Works-7258 Banjo Lane , Afton, VA (804-295-1917)-yes, this place sells banjos.



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


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

See DC

Blacksburg, VA

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

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

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

Bluemont, VA

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.

Cape Charles, VA


Sting-Ray’s Restaurant- highway rest area with great burgers and Crab Cakes.  Trashy Travel approved!  MMMMmmmm.

Chantilly, VA

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.

Chesapeake, VA


Lulu’s Hotdogs-4402 Indian River Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23325

Johnson’s BBQ- 1903 S Military Hwy Ste 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Christiansburg, VA

Dude’s Drive In – 1505 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 (540) 382-7901 Chili dog and burger drive in. Closed Sunday  Also nearby is the Due South BBQ with good ribs.

Coeburn, VA


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)


Falls Church, VA

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

Exmore, VA


Exmore Diner- 4264 Main St, Exmore, VA 23350-Since 1954, looks like a repro diner but its not.  Good looking burger.

Fredicksburg, VA

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

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

Allman’s Bar-B-Que-1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 373-9881 Tradional pork bbq joint.

Fulks Run, VA


Fulks Run Grocery, Inc– 11441 Brocks Gap Rd, Fulks Run, VA 22830-Seller of Turner Hams and you can get ham dishes and biscuits served out of a truck.

Galax, VA


The Galax Smokehouse– 101 N Main St, Galax, VA 24333-Noon to 7.  Closed Sunday and Monday.  BBQ

Gordonsville, VA(Greater Charlottesville

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

Harrisonburg, VA


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

Sam’s Hot Dogs of Harrisonburg-910 Reservoir St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-Chili Dogs


Clementine-153 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540) 801-8881
Hillsville, VA
B & P Drive In – 905 Floyd Pike, Hillsville, VA 24343  (276) 728-7896-Cracked and faded sign, teeny tiny hole in the wall burger joint.
Linden, VA
The Apple House– 4675 John Marshall Hwy, Linden, VA 22642-awesome super charming restaurant with apple cider donuts and great other food. Since 1963
Texas Inn Lynchburg, VALynchburg, VA
Regional Burger-The Cheesy Western available around town started probably at the Texas Inn is a burger with  fried egg, melted cheese, pickles and sweet mustard based relish plus onion.
Texas Inn-Open 24 hours day.  Chili dogs and chili burgers, burgers with eggs on em.  Yummy. 422 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (434) 846-3823
Texas Inn Cornerstone- 110 Cornerstone St, Lynchburg, VA 24502-Newer branch of the Texas Inn, Above
The Cheesy Western from Texas inn Cornerstone, Lynchburg, VA


Moores Country Store– Graves Mill-1001 Creekside Ln, Lynchburg, VA 24502-AMAZING SUPER HOT CHILI DOG!  They will give you a tiny line of chili, but trust me, it will smoke your hair.  Gas Station food.  Also Fried Chicken and other southern food  and burgers plus Gas.
Moore Country Store Spicy Chili Dog


Weenie Stand-201 Alleghany Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501
The World Famous Stadium Inn-3007 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501-Breakfast ,  Burgers and more.
Cavalier Store-2920 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503-Definitely NOT the best burger in Lynchburg, but a solid “Normal” burger of the diner variety in a bar setting.  Cash only.  Open Daily til 12.
Home Cookin Carry Out- 414 Bay St, Lynchburg, VA 24501-Southern food buffet.  Cake and Pie.

Marion, VA

Eats-Dip Dog Stand- 2035 Lee Hwy, Marion, VA 24354  (276) 783-2698-Unique corn dogs, plus batter onion rings and Shakes and ice cream. Closed Mondays and sometimes close for vacation a week in Summer.

Marshall, VA
Marshall Diner- 8453 W Main St, Marshall, VA 20115-diner open daily til 9 pm

Glascock Grocery & Middle East-8294 E Main St, Marshall, VA 20115-Fried chicken and more.

Norfolk, VA
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.
Megallons Gourmet Barbeque-2424 E Little Creek Rd B, Norfolk, VA 23518-Pink shack with BBQ and good onion rings.
Charlie’s Cafe-1800 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23517-Very cool classic counter space but only open til 2 pm
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
Newport News, VA

Rick’s Cheese Steak Shop-9900 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-Open Daily

Shortys DIner-627 Merrimac Trl Williamsburg, VA 23185-Breakfast and lunch only. Open til 2 pm.
Portsmouth, VA
Ray’s Dog House- 6239 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701-Chili dogs

Rick’s Frozen Custard-2829 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701-Old time window service ice cream

Port Royal, VA

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 architectural style
Pound, VA
Robo’s Drive-In-9233 Orby Cantrell Hwy, Pound, VA 24279-Good Chili Dogs

Rescue, VA

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-

Fuzzy Cactus-221 W. Brookland Park Blvd , Richmond, Virginia 23222  (803) 564-5839-New in 2019 Bar/Restaurant run by some great band people like members of Bummers Eve and the former drummer from the Ar-Kaics

STRANGE MATTER – 929 W. Grace Street, Richmond

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

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


Little Nickel-4702 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225-Tiki drinks and island food in this cute diner like space.

Patrick’s-5100 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23234 (804) 275-2700-Unfortunately smoker friendly bar with decent food.

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

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.
Perly’s– 111 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 912-1560-Modern take on a Jewish Deli.
Tiki-Tiki- 8917 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229-Since 1976, american style Chinese restaurant with tiki drinks.
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


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.

Coffee Pot-2902 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015,  (540) 774-8256-Old roadside stop with giant coffee pot, quirky decor, decent food and everything you need in a bar.  A trashy must.  Can be smokey though.  Karaoke and bands on occasion.

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.

Burger In the Square-Simpleburgers, hot dogs & onion rings. 3904 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018

Roanoke Weiner Stand- 110 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 (540) 562-8090-More great chili dogs in a land full of them.

New Yorker Delicatessen & Restaurant-2802 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-Okay this is insane.  Most of these old timey Jewish Delis are gone, but here is one right smack dab in the middle of Roanoke.  A time machine.  They also invented the hyper regional “SAILOR SANDWICH”-Per Wikipedia-“A sailor sandwich is a hot meat and cheese sandwich popular at Jewish delis in Richmond, Virginia, area restaurants. Its core ingredients are hot pastrami, grilled knackwurst, melted Swiss cheese and hot mustard on rye bread”.  Also available at Chioccas and Joes in the fan.

Hollywood’s Restaurant & Bakery-7770 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-Unassuming from the outside but solid family restaurant.

Roanoker Restaurant-2522 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015- (540) 344-7746-Since 1941, classic restaurant with ham and more.

Springfield, VA

Jaxx-6355 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152 703-569-5940-Metal shows
Staunton, VA
Wrights Dairy-Rite – drive-in with car hop service and great burgers 346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401

Kathy’s-705 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-Classic diner

Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant & Catering-74 Rowe Rd, Staunton, VA 24401-Southern food.  Close to the Highway.  Great baked goods.

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
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
Wise, VA
K&E Southern Sweets LLC-332 E Main St, Wise, VA 24293-Sweets bakery that is newish but has the best chili dogs and burgers in the area.
Woodbridge, VA
Dixie Bones BBQ-13440 Occoquan Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-renovated to be charmless but the only location.

Vienna, VA


Vienna Inn -120 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180(703) 938-9548-Since 1960 Chili dogs and other items from CIA trained chef.

Virginia Beach, VA


Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant-1956 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Doc Taylor’s Restaurant-207 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Famous Uncle Al’s Hotdogs & Fries-2828 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-Theres actually a few of these chili dog spots but this one seems older and more charming.
Hot Diggity Dogs BBQ-412 Newtown Rd D, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-This as fas as I can tell is just chili dogs not bbq, but who knows?

Tiki Bar-

Tiki’s Bar and Grill- 4312 Holland Rd #107, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-Newish Classic Tiki Bar

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