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Under the Surface: Wines and Steins


Here I am again, talking about Harrisonburg; Below the Surface. A blog where we talk about aspects of Harrisonburg that is not always immediately visible to our locals and visitors alike. Last time I wrote about the wide diversity of locally owned restaurants. This time I am visiting an aspect of Harrisonburg that is rapidly […]

Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg “Below the Surface”


Whenever there is a discussion about icebergs someone always mentions that 90% of the iceberg is below the surface. Then starts the argument about whether it’s 90% or 7/8ths or some other number. Suffice it to say most of it is below the surface. When exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg the casual observer may not realize […]

Hello Harrisonburg: Welcoming the newest restaurants downtown

You probably know this already, but downtown Harrisonburg is one the hottest places to eat in the Shenandoah Valley (fun fact: we’re the first designated culinary district in the state!) We have it all — from Italian, to Caribbean, to German, to locally sourced fare. Even though there are already 30+ restaurants to choose from, […]

DINING DOWNTOWN: Beyond Restaurant & Lounge

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This place is quickly becoming a new favorite. Jonathan and I have been here five months and counting, and we’re still making the rounds to the all the local dining spots… yes folks, life is tough as an innkeeper. One of the owners, Psy, met us at the door and gave us the choice between […]

Rocktown Bites!: A Downtown Food Tour

Rocktown Bites

Local establishments, delicious bites – this is a glimpse into the present and future of Harrisonburg’s downtown scene. The Rocktown Bites! food tour highlights a smorgasbord of tasteful favorites, from dining cornerstones to hidden gems. On this particular Friday, guide Shami, of Harrisonburg’s Downtown Renaissance, led our group of 7 (tours are kept to a […]