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A Virginia Festival with America Eats Tavern

We love lazy Sundays! Even though we regularly go to brunch in the morning, we come home immediately after and just kick back. So when we received a Sunday afternoon invite from America Eats Tavern , we knew a trip to Tyson’s would be in our plans. When it comes to Jose Andres related events, we’ve learned they’re always worth it.

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America Eats Tavern is in a tricky location and unless you’re in the Ritz Carlton you might miss them. The lack of signage may be their only negative, which we know is a work in progress. Of the many things we enjoy about their concept, the focus on both American favorites and more specifically all things Virginia is at the top. This visit in particular was dedicated to area food and beverages from the Virginia Festival, which is currently ongoing. 

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Beyond the cocktail menu, the wines from RdV and Early Mountain Vineyards made for an impressive start to the tasting. The standout dishes from Head Chef Nate Waugaman included Fried Chesapeake Oysters with Rhubarb Remoulade, Shrimp and Grits, Summer Squash Casserole, and the assortment of Virginia Hams.  Alix rarely enjoys or even gives oysters a chance, their inclusion on our list should be a real testament to how great they are.

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Shrimp and Grits
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Squash Casserole
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Fried Oysters

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In addition to the special menu several beverage events will be taking place, including a “Blend Your Own Bordeaux” competition with Barboursville on June 19 (6:30pm/$50 per person) and wine tastings with Early Mountain Vineyards on June 24 (5:30pm-6:30pm) and Trump on June 29 (5-6:30pm).

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Mint Juleps

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If there weren’t already enough reasons to stop by America Eats Tavernmake every effort to visit during their Virginia Festival and enjoy some of this state’s best!

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