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Boston Hound Needs Recs for Williamsburg, Charlottesville & Alexandria VA

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Boston Hound Needs Recs for Williamsburg, Charlottesville & Alexandria VA

redbird | Apr 18, 2007 07:04 AM

I have an unpcoming business trip to Virginia, conducting research at museums in Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and Alexandria over a week. As a transplanted Southerner living in Boston for over twenty years, I'm eager to eat as much "Southern" food as possible during my visit. More than anything, I'm craving old-style "meat and three" places -- fried chicken, fried okra, greens, cornbread - that sort of thing. I also want to hit some upper end places that focus on native ingredients. And I simply must have several breakfasts of country ham and biscuits. So, do my fellow hounds in Virginia have any recommendations on what should be on my "must visit" list of restaurants? I'll also be stocking up in Charlottesville (my last stop) on local ingredients -- grits, White Lily flour and country ham -- to bring back north. Is there a particularly good source there for country ham? Thanks in advance - I can hardly wait to be back where iced tea isn't considered a seasonal item!

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