Carrot Tree incorporates fresh ingredients into home-crafted delicacies in both of its nostalgic confines. Mosey to Williamsburg for lunch any day of the week, alighting upon America's Brunswick stew, packed with chicken, ham, nostalgic contemplation, and garden goodies ($3.49/cup, $4.49/bowl), or replace rusty bicycle wheels with the Old Dominion buttermilk biscuits, paired alongside sugar-cured ham and drizzled in chutney dressing ($2.29/two). The Hogg Island barbecue is slow cooked for two days before revealing its savory entrance dance onto a potato bun ($7.49), and the herbivore-centric Colonial Gardener is packed with spinach and mushrooms in veggie-burger form with equally veggie-friendly accouterments ($7.99).
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At Florimonte's Deli and Fine Foods, owner Mark Florimonte, certified by the American Culinary Federation, leads his chefs in dishing up quintessential New York–style pizzas and super-stacked sandwiches. The deli menu brims with classics such as the New Yorker—a stack of salami, mortadella, provolone, and capicolla slathered in an oil-and-vinegar sauce ($5.99) and infused with Woody Allen monologues. A house special, the turkey a la Karen piles roasted turkey and caramelized onions on thick slices of warm garlic bread ($5.99). With similar Italian-inspired flair, pizza chefs plate up hot, made-to-order slices or pies ($11.49/18"), sprinkled with toppings such as artichokes, meatballs, and peppers ($0.75/each). Pre-prepared deli dishes package easy dinners, including prosciutto-and-provolone-stuffed peppers ($8.95), and delectable desserts ($3.25) include cannolis, éclairs, and cheesecake, which attempts to conceal its creamy sweetness by wearing a cheesehead hat.
Run for the Dream is the inaugural race benefiting An Achievable Dream, a K–12 school dedicated to supporting low-income children, and Wounded Warriors, assisting the severely wounded of the armed forces. Altruistic sprinters can wear their hearts on the sleeves of a commemorative T-shirt as they race through Colonial Williamsburg, down iconic Duke of Gloucester Street, and finish at William and Mary's Zable Stadium. After registering online, runners can pick up their race packets and shirts at the race expo, which takes place at the Woodlands Conference Center. Refresh at the post-race bash in William and Mary's Sunken Garden, where Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Que slathers on the sauce, beers replenish calories, and live musicians discuss their diet.
Storeowner Jennifer Raines scours the country in search of niche artists, soliciting her favorites to add to her collection at Quirks of Art. The collection of contemporary art and handcrafted items extends to include prints, jewelry, pottery, glass pieces, furniture, clothing, and local art, almost all handmade. The store also carries items from the Life is Good clothing line, as well as bath and body products from Zents.