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Cuchi Guidos

Friday, January 22, 2010


A new establishment is bringing a little piece of New Jersey to downtown Harrisonburg. Cuchi Guidos will serve up Brooklyn style pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, and Jersey hoagies. The eatery had their soft opening today.


Thursday, January 14, 2010


A new sandwich shop, Pennybackers, opened on Water Street in downtown Harrisonburg last week. Most items on their menu are “lunchy” things like salads and sandwiches under $8. If you’ve visited, share your thoughts below. Why “Pennybackers?” Their menu says: This building at 14 East Water Street dates back to the 1850s and has historically […]

2009 in Harrisonburg

Thursday, December 31, 2009


In lieu of a best and worst of 2009 list, I wanted to recap some of the biggest stories of the year. Since I waited ’till the last possible day to do it, this is by no means comprehensive or definitive. We essentially started the year with a hit and run, and ended with a […]

Daytrip: Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Guest blogger Kirsten reports on her recent stop in Winchester’s recently opened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “Who’s business plan was this?” I wondered after downing a pint of Guinness Stout and a festive Dogfish Punkin Ale. Half of me really was in awe about the idea of eating and drinking while you watched a movie, but […]

Local Chop & Grill House Is A Hit

Friday, October 9, 2009


It’s rare that on opening night a new restaurant has all its ducks in a row, but Local Chop and Grill House does. Restaurateurs Craig and Bert Moore, the original owners of the Joshua Wilton House and partners in Cally’s, have jumped back into the business after a five-year absence with another excellent downtown dining […]

Belated ‘A Bowl Of Good’ post

Friday, September 11, 2009


I had intended to write a short entry about this two weeks ago, but never did. A Bowl of Good, a soup/locavore/health food/catering company that’s been around Harrisonburg for years now has a location of their own — a breakfast and lunch cafe near Gift & Thrift on the north side of town. The chatter […]

Which MACRoCk shows are you attending?

Friday, March 27, 2009


Attention indie rock fans. Since MACRoCk will be here in a week, and we don’t have a staff of paid music critics, we need your help sorting through the schedule. There are a lot of obscure bands there. Which ones should people go see, and why? Just as we solicited your questions for city council […]

New locally-owned video store goes high-tech

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


“The first is usually in New York City or San Francisco, but we have it in Harrisonburg, and I’m proud of that,” says Brad Driver with a smile. Driver, a Bridgewater native and owner of the 9-store “Backstage Video” chain, is talking about his newest endeavor, which is located in the same shopping center as […]

Local kids eat local foods

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today was “Local Foods Day” at Harrisonburg City Schools! A “large portion” of the foods on the lunch menu were purchased from local sources. My sons go to Waterman Elementary and my oldest wanted to try the local meal out. I let them decide if they would like to buy their lunch or pack it […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.