Family-owned-and-operated, Our Place is an American-style restaurant with a massive menu that serves up classic home cooking. In compliance with the Affirmative Egg Act, Our Place serves breakfast all day, so saddle into a western omelettte filled with ham, onions, peppers, and swiss and cheddar cheeses ($5.89). Upsettingly dry fingers can get sticky with a stack of three pancakes or three slices of french toast ($3.79). After fasts have been broken, other meals are similarly available—tuck into the chili-cheese or bacon-cheese fries ($3.49) or a classic Reuben served with potato chips ($6.99). Our Place also serves mom-famous entrees such as meatloaf ($8.99), as well as a large variety of pizzas, including the 14-inch triple cheese ($10).
The culinary-travel specialists at Epitourean create food-focused itineraries for adventurous eaters, highlighting authentic regional cuisine in its own setting through tours, cooking classes, and gourmet meals. This deal takes the culinary curious to central Virginia, an area known for its rolling wineries, southern seasonings, and seafood fresh out of Chesapeake Bay. The retreat takes place at The Lafayette Inn, an 1840-era Federalist mansion that has served as both a saloon and a Civil War hospital. Current innkeepers Alan and Kaye Pyles have transformed the antebellum manor into a cozy setting for sampling local produce and wines from the surrounding Piedmont region. The culinary adventure begins with a chef's tasting menu of five or more courses, each paired with a vintage from the wine list. Although dishes frequently vary to showcase seasonal ingredients, chefs often draw from the main menu, which includes lump crab in garlic cream, fried green tomatoes, and Southern Comfort shrimp and grits. The following night, Alan—who doubles as the inn's executive chef—leads an intimate, hands-on cooking class in the onsite restaurant. Visitors transform into moonlighting sous-chefs as Alan teaches culinary tricks of the trade, leading disciples in mincing, whisking, broiling, and searing basketball box scores onto chicken breasts.Inside The Lafayette Inn's guests rooms, four-poster beds, crocheted quilts, and locally produced bath products enhance the inn's homey charm. The Monroe room boasts a gas fireplace with a carved mantelpiece, and the Washington room honors its namesake with portraits of the first president. Each day, a cooked-to-order breakfast serves omelets and french toast, and inn staff will help to plan a self-guided wine tour through the surrounding countryside and provide an artisanal cheese basket.
Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the golf course at the Bryce Resort is dotted with colorful foliage and fascinating wildlife. Test your ball-swatting skills against the resort’s 6,260-yard course, full of tricky fairway bunkers and hazardous forests. This deal equips golfers with a cart, so you can motor from shot to shot. Bryce Resort also offers a 15-station, 300-yard-plus driving range, plus a practice green with sand bunkers for analyzing your approach and building a sand fortress to defend the hole from the approaching Saxon army.
The culinary doyens of Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant populate their expansive menu and combination plates with a scintillating selection of authentic recipes from beyond the Rio Grande. Lay the foundation for a feast with an order of nachos coated in cheese ($4.75), beans ($4.95), or beef ($5.25), before mouth-wrestling an ebullient chef's special such as the special Yucatan ($14.75), which intermingles slices of grilled steak and chicken breast with lemon-pepper shrimp and chorizo. The Vallarta's batch of mesquite-grilled shrimp with mushrooms, onions, peppers, and zucchini ($11.35) creates a sizzly foreground for flirting with a first date or coy ventriloquist dummy, and the enchilada supreme ($8.25) boasts a quartet of tortillas, each stuffed with one of the four elements of the earth: chicken, beef, beans, and cheese. Guadalajara balances a spicy repast with a sugary dessert of churros drizzled with chocolate sauce ($2.95) or fried ice cream ($4.10).
Timberwood Grill's attentive staff outfit grins with a menu of hand-sculpted meats, made-from-scratch soups, and other fresh American eats served in a casual dining room and an airy patio. The Chuck Norris burger conquers appetites and any saltshaker that crosses it with a one-two punch of barbecue sauce and swiss cheese tucked under coleslaw and a jumble of fixings ($8.95). A brie-sherry cream sauce seeps into the flank steak au poivre's sizzling layers, stacked atop a foundation of mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and onions ($16.95). Patrons can customize a bowl of drunken noodles with szechuan pork, chicken, or tofu infused with mild, medium, or hot spice levels ($13.95), and broiled tilapia looms over house-made crab cakes like a disappointed parent scolding a child for not being born with a side of tartar sauce ($16.50).
The Carving Board Cafe serves up a scrumptious menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches layered with heaping mounds of house-roasted, -smoked, and -baked deli meats. Silence empty-belly rumblings with one of the deli's delectable sandwiches, such as the crustacean-centric crab melt, loaded with lump crabmeat, tomatoes, and provolone, and nestled inside the downy bosom of sourdough bread ($5.95). Handheld fare includes the South West roast beef sandwich, a tummy-appeasing foodstack that swaddles tongue buds with lettuce, tomatoes, spicy mayo, and a slice of pepper jack cheese shaped like a 10-gallon hat ($4.95). A fleet of made-from-scratch soups and salads are also available, and include options such as hearty seafood chowder ($2.20–$3.85) or sesame asian salad tossed with fresh veggies, honey-toasted almonds, and chinese noodles and dressed in the deli's signature sesame vinaigrette ($4.95).