Posts Tagged Neighborhood: Nellysford

Blue Ridge Pig 

Hard to see but massive ribs and excellent pork and beans and slaw at Blue Ridge Pig in Nellysford, VASometimes a restaurant just calls to you. It whispers sweet oinks in your ear while you’re sleeping and sculpts pig shapes in the clouds overhead. “Come, my child,” it says. “Come and sit for a spell. Take a load off. Let us fatten you up with some tender morsels of hearty saltpork.” After reading that a carefully judged BBQ competition resulted in a tie between BBQ Exchange and Blue Ridge Pig, a friend asked us what we thought about going to the latter for a small birthday party. After the oinks and clouds, it was the last sign. Just the… Read More

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Basic Necessities for Brunch 

Basic Necessities in Nellysford, outside Charlottesville, VAIf you like any of the following things, you should get into your car and race out to Basic Necessities at your earliest opportunity:

  1. Scenic drives in the country that end with sausage.
  2. Cozy, fireplace-warmed dining rooms with friendly harpists strumming large harps.
  3. Enormous goblets of mimosas.
  4. Powdered sugar.
  5. Spectacularly fluffy pancakes.
  6. Cookies shaped like pretzels.

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