Meet Carissa Zanella – Owner of Hillbrook Inn

Meet Carissa Zanella – Owner of Hillbrook Inn Carissa and Chris, owners of Hillbrook Inn were born in Pittsburgh, PA. Carissa spent 8 years of her childhood in Newburyport, Maine, before moving back to Pittsburgh and meeting Chris. What led you to becoming an...

Farming in Virginia

The History of Virginia Farms A Change from the past Farming in Virginia today is very different than the farming the state was founded on. In the beginning, farming was all about tobacco, it was the cash crop to grow. Now with a decline in tobacco use and a rise in...

New Years Bar Hopping with Root to Table

New Years Bar Hopping with Root to Table Let’s Toast to the New Year! Part of a culinary experience is beverage procurement. So Taste of Blue Ridge reached out to our culinary partners and asked them for fun winter cocktails for the new year. Hunters Head Tavern –...

10 Great Holiday Gifts for Foodies

10 Great Holiday Gifts for Foodies Root to Table’s Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Blue Ridge Foodies With the passing of Thanksgiving, now is the time to kick off your holiday gift buying. Here are some great options to take the stress out of gift-buying for that “Blue...

Great Thanksgiving Dinner Choices for Blue Ridge Foodies

Great Thanksgiving Dinner Choices for Blue Ridge Foodies Great Thanksgiving Dinner Choices for Blue Ridge Foodies Restaurants are still open for traditional buffets and sit down holiday meals. Meanwhile, diners are still exploring options to take the stress out of the...

Virginia Truffle Fete

Virginia Truffle Fete Learn the History of the Newest Festival in Virginia Our truffle journey began in 2015 when I came across the movie, “Haute Cuisine”. I had no idea what truffles were, however, it sparred my research into this fascinating fungi. Natively foraged...