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EAT (& DRINK)
;; The Press Room
(Shepherdstown, WV) Formerly
home of the newspaper
pressroom, this charming
restaurant focuses on fresh
simple food ranging from steak
to seafood to pasta. facebook.
com/ThePressRoomWV
;; Blu Point Seafood (Staunton,
VA) You can't beat crab, fish
and lobster that arrives fresh
daily from the coast. The Blu
is a new venture by the owners
of the acclaimed Zynodoa.
blupointseafoodco.com
;; DeFluri's Fine Chocolates
(Martinsburg, WV), wins top
awards for its truffles and other
chocolates created at their
family factory. Offerings include
sugarless chocolates, wine
truffles, more. YR defluris.com
;; Caverns Café at

Shenandoah Caverns
(Shenandoah Caverns, VA)

Reminiscent of the 1950s
soda fountain it once was, this
re-invented café now serves
fresh ingredients sourced
from an onsite garden as well
as its classic burgers and
floats. shenandoahcaverns.com/
cavernscafe.html

;; Magpie Diner (Harrisonburg,
VA) Opened this year in the new
West End district, the Magpie
features a bakery and a modern
interpretation of the corner
diner by award-winning chef
Kristen Moore. magpiediner.com
;; 0-60 Energy Café
(Winchester, VA) Serving the
area's largest selection of grilled
cheese sandwich combos,
this fun café also specializes
in coffees, teas and sauces for
lattes. 0-60energycafe.com
;; Mimslyn Inn/Circa 31
restaurant (Luray, VA) The
Mimslyn is still known for its
pan-fried chicken and pies
straight from heaven; they're
still on the menu, with an added
selection of gourmet entrees.
mimslyninn.com
;; Black Draft Distillery
(Martinsburg, WV) The area's
first grain-to-glass craft
distillery since the Prohibition,
BD produces small-batch
whiskey, vodka and bourbon.
Saturday tours and tastings
by appointment. YR
blackdraftdistillery.com.

Winchester, Virginia's 0-60 Energy
Cafe's claim to fame is the region's
largest selection of grilled cheese
sandwich selections.
0-60ENERGYCAFE

WHAT'S NEW?
;; Seven Bends State Park (WOODSTOCK, VA) - Virginia's
newest state park, named for the wiggly North Fork
of the Shenandoah River, offers eight miles of scenic
hiking trails and four miles of public river access. www.
dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/seven-bends
;; Hopewell House Bike & Bed (STRASBURG, VA) - Open to
everyone but especially geared for cyclists, this new b&b
offers an on-site self-service bike repair shop and great
rides beginning that begin at the driveway. bikebedva.com
;; Swover Creek Farms' disc golf course (EDINBURG, VA)
- Continues to add to its offerings, from pick-your-own
berry farm and farm market, to farm brewery, to their
new 18-hole disc golf course. Relax with wood-fired
pizzas after a game of Frisbee golf. wovercreekfarms.com
;; Sage Bird Ciderworks (HARRISONBURG, VA) - The
valley's newest cidery uses local fruit and flavors
to produce small-batch, handcrafted hard cider.
sagebirdciderworks.com
;; James Madison University's Atlantic Bank
Union Center (HARRISONBURG, VA) - This huge new
campus facility will accommodate basketball games,
concerts and major events. jmusports.com/feature/
AtlanticUnionBankCenter
;; Blackburn Inn Conference Center (STAUNTON,
VA) - Staunton's new boutique hotel, housed in an
elegant former asylum, recently opened a multi-space
conference center with indoor/outdoor options.
Adjoining wellness center. blackburn-inn.com/conferencecenter
;; Shakespeare under the Stars (STAUNTON, VA) -
American Shakespeare Theatre takes its performances
into the fresh air on Blackburn Inn's sprawling lawn
during their SafeStart Season August 29 - Sept. 26.
americanshakespearecenter.com
;; Rockbridge Vineyard (RAPHINE, VA) - The popular
winery will open its brewery by October and become
a new stop on the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.
rockbridgevineyard.com
;; Staunton Grocery (STAUNTON, VA) - Ian Boden is
opening a grocery that acts as the pantry of the Shack,
his acclaimed restaurant. Currently operates Sundays;
allows customers to purchase craft and locally sourced
ingredients used to make Shack menu items. theshackva.
com
;; Children's Discovery Area at Natural Bridge State
Park (NATURAL BRIDGE, VA) - Construction on a naturebased outdoor play area and wildlife trail should be
completed in October. Will offer learning stations in
the Natural Bridge setting. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/
natural-bridge

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