October 26, 2016

Wimpies Steam Bar and Grill is one of those rare businesses that builds itself up, brings in devoted customers, goes through economic struggles and reinvents itself to become a staple of the community.

For 25 years, Wimpies has been serving traditional fare as well as dishing out oysters, crab…

Kolasa: Halos, cuties are both seedless mandarin oranges

October 26, 2016

A shout out to all who have given and continue to contribute healthy foods and beverages to our local food bank, churches, pantries and neighbors.

Q What’s the difference between a Halo and a Cutie fruit? — H.R., Greenville; L.J.C., Winterville

A You will start to see halos in the store…

For pure coziness, nothing beats the soft sweetness of a baked apple

October 26, 2016

I'm writing to you from Paris, where the markets are decked out for fall. The hard-shell squash are coming in; the figs and plums are petering out. Apples are plentiful and will be for months ahead. Thank goodness! Apples are a harbinger of fall, and they're also a baker's best friend. Take an…

A champion of Virginia wines sets out to conquer the skeptics

October 26, 2016

The customer was adamant. He was not going to try a Virginia wine, even at a restaurant dedicated to Virginia's farms and food.

This was Field & Main in Marshall, Va., a time-capsule hamlet just off Interstate 66 in Fauquier County, about an hour's drive west of Washington. The restaurant,…