Page 1

January 2017 • FREE All things Greater Williamsburg for locals & visitors since 1964

Follow the

Williamsburg Tasting Trail The journey starts on page 16 THINGS TO DO • DINING • SHOPPING • LOCAL BUSINESS • WORSHIP • COUPONS • MAPS



7405 Richmond Road • 757-259-0314 4 miles west of Premium Outlets

The Largest Flag Shop on the East Coast USA • Military • Historical Flags 100% Made in the U.S.A. House & Garden Flags NFL & NHL Flags Custom Printed Flags Flag Poles & Accessories Huge Selection of Spinners Windsocks Hot Air Balloons & Kites #1 The Bemster&Service in Custo15 years! for

F* F O !

u th % g Cl not valid for sed a l 5 F a 2 ut our ffer and is sly purch no b


e. Ask abwoith any otherpolied to preveio. Tuhis offer haalisd for v i e upon mbined ot be ap purchas and is v nly.

c o o nn Re *wTithhis ocffer csaenonfogtifbteccertmifiucsattebse, cparesented upon a d purch andise an h c r me

ses o value cash re purcha in sto

contents features


16 Williamsburg Winery enjoys its spot on the Tasting Trail


18 Breweries central to Williamsburg Tasting Trail 20 Distilleries share commitment to craft, understanding of history 22 Silver Hand adds a sweet taste to spirits trail

35 Symphony offers an out-of-Williamsburg experience 37 A little morning music 42 Entertainment guide 28 AREA MAP 54 DISCOUNTS FOOD & DRINK

Covering the Historic Triangle since 1964

38 Let the food carry you away at Istanbul LIVING & RETIRING HERE

Marisa J. Porto Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

32 Classes take a DIY approach to cooking

Peggy Bellows Editor


Olivia S. Hartman Retail Advertising Director

24 Drink Williamsburg: Connecting you with your buzz

LouAnne M. Sexton Layout & Design


Peter Dewey • Sandy Xander Design Support


Heather Bridges • Brandy Centolanza Troy Jefferson • Amanda Williams Wesley Wright Writers Cindy Jenne • Kathy Talmage Advertising Sales Summer Hamlin Sales Assistant

THINGS TO DO 9 Plenty of fun to be had indoors 10 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum celebrates 60th anniversary 12 Strategy for fun 13 Learning about how electronics work 14 A new look at the American Revolution

Williamsburg Magazine is a member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Williamsburg Magazine is published monthly by Daily Press Media Group. Articles of compelling interest to visitors are reprinted occasionally from the Virginia Gazette and Daily Press. Issues are distributed by the first of the month at points all over Williamsburg, reaching hotels, motels, campgrounds, supermarkets, retailers, day trippers and weekenders. For information on story submissions, distribution, or advertising rates, call (757) 220-1736.

15 Storytelling for a new generation 34 Step lightly into the New Year 53 WORSHIP

ABOUT THE COVER: Photo by Heather Bridges




ntrolled o C e t a Clim Seating Patio

Gluten Free Options Available


10% OFF*

*with this coupon. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes alcohol. Dine-in only WM


757-259-1670 catering and events: 757-259-1670 •

A Dining Experience sure to

go down in History...


xxperience perience an an exceptional meal in one of oour ur tthree hree u niqu dining rooms Begin unique w ith oour ur ddelicious elicious h om with homemade rum buns, and let oour ur 91 91 item item m let menu satisfy your dining ddesires. esires. W Wee feature Seafood, certified Black Black Angus An Steaks, and tender V eal. Delight yourself with our Veal. spec specialty of sauton ceramic coo cooking, where seafood is simmered s im in its own juices and and blended with special iingredients. ngr Our original family-operated family restaurant is ddedicated edicate to serving your entire ffamily, amily, so so bring b the kids; special m enus aavailable. vailable. menus


10% off

your meal*

Thank you Williamsburg for Voting Us Best Crabcake!

* with this coupon. Cannot be combined with WM other offers. Excludes alcohol. Dine-in only

1632 Richmond Road • Williamsburg, Virginia • 757-229-0099


All New Latin Lunch Buffet All-you-can-eat y

8 99


All new dishes and all-time favorites! Available 11 a.m.-3p.m., Monday-Friday.

757-220-31 www.ElSabroson45


Voted Williamsburg’s

Best Latin Food

500 off



Not Valid With Other Offers. Excludes Pupusas and Whole Chickens. One Coupon Per Group. Expires 1/31/17

122 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg • 757-220-3145 (Located in the K-Mart Shopping Center next to Tu Tienda)


Near Resorts Powhatan Plantation and Greensprings!

We make, No stress, Just smiles! Pizzas baked hot in your oven! Loaded with fresh veggies, meats and cheeses!

Phone ahead and we will have your order ready! 757-903-2156 For Menu and Online Specials, visit Monticello Marketplace Shopping Center 4680 Monticello Ave. (Near Martin’s Grocery, next to Wine Seller)

Store Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 am-8pm




purchased at regular menu price. MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF PURCHASE. EXP. JAN. 31, 2017



Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

Heather Bridges

When the weather turns cold, the warmth of the indoors beckons. While it’s tempting to grab a blanket and hibernate, there’s plenty in Williamsburg to explore indoors. The local craft beverage scene has burgeoned, packing a surprising amount of variety into the area. What started in 2006 with Alewerks Brewing Company has grown to include Virginia Beer Company and Brass Cannon Brewing, all boasting unique brews but united in the pursuit of quality beer. Beyond beer, Williamsburg Distillery and Copper Fox Distillery offer a taste of locally produced spirits. And don’t forget about Silver Hand Meadery with its modern take on a historic drink. These beverages, and the award-winning wines of Williamsburg Winery, are all part of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail, as it’s now called. You can hit several of these locations in one trip thanks to Drink Williamsburg, a recently opened business with bus tours of the Tasting Trail. While craft beverages certainly add to a feeling of warmth, they aren’t the only option in winter. There’s Williamsburg’s Room Escape, presenting a few fun takes on that “escape room” experience that has been on the rise. But if the outdoors beckons, there are always opportunities to explore the outdoors, and you’ll find a few ideas in this issue too.

things to do

Plenty of


to be had indoors

By Troy Jefferson Winter is here and that means cold temperatures outside. Here are some things you can do around town while keeping warm inside. If you feel like being active and working up a slight sweat while having some fun, bowling is a great option. BOWLING AMF Williamsburg Lanes Location: 5544 Olde Towne Rd. Cost: $3.99 all day, except for Friday evening and Saturday ($5.29) Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5–11 p.m.; Tuesday: 9 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.–1 a.m.; Saturday: Noon –1 a.m.; Sunday: Noon to midnight If you want to sit down and be closed off from the world for a few hours, why not catch a movie? MOVIE THEATERS Movie Tavern

Location: 1430 High Street Cost: $8 matinee, $10 regular admission Hours: Showtimes vary, so check out their website at Regal New Town Stadium 12 Location: 4911 Courthouse St Cost: $8.25 matinee, $10.75 regular admission Hours: Showtimes vary, so check the website at Or maybe you want something a bit more off the beaten path; then give Ripley’s a look. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Location: 1735 Richmond Road Cost: $11.99- $25.99 depending on package Hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.–11 p.m. To find out about specials shows and exhibits, check out the website at

10% D ISCO Br not in ing in this UNT a clude alcoh d. Not

urg” iamsbg l l i W in of “Best ward winn 4 8 A 9 1 since



*Dine in only. Not valid with any other discount. Expires 1/31/17 MUST PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF ORDER 1/2 Mile before Busch Gardens on Rt. 60 East, Festival MarketPlace 264 E McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA


va ol other lid with an & dessert. y disco unt.


A Little Touch of Italy Dinner for Two

757-229-0337 Dine In • Take Out Catering Available

All pastas are handmade in-house daily. Gluten Free & Whole Wheat Pasta Available Fresh Seafood Served Daily

Mama’s Combination Platter Veal OR chicken parmigiana, lasagna, manicotti, ravioli and spaghetti with meat sauce.


Papa’s Combination Platter Veal AND chicken parmigiana, lasagna, manicotti, ravioli and spaghetti with meatballs.


Dine In • Take Out 1/2 Mile before Busch Gardens on Rt. 60 East Festival MarketPlace 264 E McLaws Circle, Williamsburg Classic Italian Menu with a little Sicilian flair! price to change without notice

things to do

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum

celebrates 60th

anniversary By Heather Bridges The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum first opened in 1957, centered around a collection of a few hundred objects given by the museum’s namesake to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Sixty years later, the museum’s collection has grown to more than 5,000, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s vision lives on. This month, pieces from the museum travel to New York City as the 2017 loan exhibition in the Winter Antiques Show at Park Avenue Armory, held Jan. 20-29. “Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution and Evolution” marks an exciting start to the museum’s 60th anniversary year. “It is fitting that the nation’s finest collection of American folk art will celebrate its 60th anniversary at the critically acclaimed Winer Antiques Show in the city where Mrs. Rockefeller’s remarkable philanthropy remains in evidence today,” Ronald Hurst, the foundation’s Carlisle H. Humselsine chief curator and vice president for collections, conservation and museums, said in a news release.



Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife to John D. Rockefeller Jr., was a passionate collector of art who helped found New York’s Museum of Modern Art. As one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum remains the “oldest, continuously operating institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection, exhibition and preservation of American folk art,” the release stated. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation last appeared in New York in 2001 at the Winter Antiques Show, a prestigious annual art, antiques and design fair. “Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution and Evolution” will include notable pieces from the museum’s collection, everything from paintings, drawings and sculpture to weathervanes, quilts and toys. The artifacts date from the 18th to 20th centuries – pieces created and used by everyday people, as the release described. Here are a few highlights. An oil painting dating to the 19th century, “Baby in Red Chair” was first obtained by Mrs. Rockefeller in 1931 and featured in a 1932 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Another painting, “Washington and Lafayette at the Battle of Yorktown” is a work by Ruben Law Reed whose ancestors fought at the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill.

Other unique items include a salt-glazed stoneware water cooler by Henry Lowndes of Petersburg and a depiction of George and Martha Washington in the Pennsylvania-German tradition of fraktur. Locally, the museum has much in store for the year ahead, beginning May 5 and 6 with a series of lectures, programs and special tours. On May 6, “America’s Folk Art” is set to open, introducing visitors to the world of folk art through select pieces from the museum’s collection. Finally, “We the People: American Folk Portraits” is scheduled to open at the museum on July 1 and includes around 50 folk portraits.

WANT TO GO? Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg Location: 326 W. Francis St. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., daily Contact: 757-220-7724

Perhaps the best-known and most beloved item on display in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is Baby in Red Chair. Created by an unknown painter in the early 19th century, it was among the first folk art items acquired by Mrs. Rockefeller for her personal collection. Photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

First Salt Spa on the East Coast Providing Salt Therapy Treatments Since 2008

Salt Cave

Float Tank

Gi Certifi ft c Availa ates ble

Massage Room

One-of-a-kind Therapeutic Salt Cave The health benefits of floating: Try our amazing hot salt rock massage. • pain relief (back pain, neck pain, arthritis) Enjoy the gentle warmth as it penetrates Sessions in the Salt Cave are extremely effective in • fibromyalgia the skin and soothes your sore muscles. alleviating a wide variety of health problems for people of all ages, such as: • allergies • asthma • chronic respiratory tract illnesses • bronchitis • cardiovascular diseases • depression • hypothyroidism • weakened immune system

• improved sports performance • better sleep • lowered stress level • detoxification of body • younger looking skin

45 minute session in the Salt Cave

WINNER 2015 & 2016

1111 11 Old Colony Lane • Williamsburg

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp. 1/31/17 WM

60 minute session

757-229-1022 Please call for reservations.

2 adults -$45 • 2 seniors -$40

in the Float Tank $49/person

2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp. 1/31/17 WM WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


things to do

Strategy for fun By Wesley Wright If you like puzzling your way out of predicaments, Room Escape Williamsburg may be the place for you and your friends to enjoy some mind games and postholiday strategizing. Each group is placed into a room where they have to figure out how to use a set of clues to escape. Among the themes are Contagion, centered on a disease that is affecting the planet, and bank heist, where you have to figure out how to get into the safe

and out of the bank before the law arrives. The cost is $25 per person. Booking a time and place will show you how many open slots there are at any given time, so you and friends can choose a room accordingly: sessions last 90 minutes. Once you book your adventure on the company’s website,, they ask that you show up at least 15 minutes early with your printed-out booking info. Don’t be late: there are no refunds and tardiness will affect the schedules

of the rest of the folks playing, so you won’t be allowed into the game.

IF YOU GO: Location: 1215 Mount Vernon Ave, Suite E Hours: By appointment, book at

Blinds Galore

FREE measuring & installation! (within 25 mile radius)

Located on Quarterpath Road off Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway)

Plantation Shutters Traditional Wood Blinds Blind Repair Available

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Carrying Graber & Hunter Douglas

Nature Begins in Your Backyard Premium Quality Wild Bird Seed & Feed Top Rated Feeders, Bird Houses, Supplies & More Come see why birds love us! 1490 Quarterpath Rd., Suite 5i (near the Kingsmill Harris Teeter) • 757.378.2788

Join our rewards club- it’s FREE! 12


20% OFF*

Hunter Douglas®, Graber Cellular Shades, Faux & Real Wood Blinds, Woven, Wood, Roman Shades, Mini Blinds, with purchase of over $500. Discount does not apply to blind repair. Exp. 1/31/17 WM 1490-5F Quarterpath Crossing (near Harris Teeter)


Learning about how ELECTRONICS work 20% OFF your entire order

By Wesley Wright On almost every Saturday morning for the last 18 months, Steve Maricante and friends meet at RadioShack on Monticello Avenue to provide instruction in programming and technology for those who would like to learn how electronics work. Kids were welcome, too. “I originally wanted to get some guys around, just to tinker,” Marciante said. The equipment used at these informal meetups comes primarily from donations, and there is enough for anyone to use, from the very experienced to beginners. “There’s no set process,” Mariante said. “Every time we come in, we just wing it.” Anyone is welcome to come to the Saturday morning groups and those who have no interest in soldering or other high-tech methods are welcome to watch. That the group evolved to be mostly kids came as a surprise to Mariante. “It just morphed into a kids’ group,” he said. “As it turned out, it was the kids who started showing up.”

one coupon per guest per visit. coupon must be presented at time of purchase. valid on frozen yogurt and froyo cakes. cannot be combined with any other offer. valid thru 2/28/17.


settlers market across from the walmart neighborhood market 4645 casey boulevard, suite 100, williamsburg

$5 OFF

for Voting us Best Mexican and Best New Business

Purchase of 2 Dinners & 2 Drinks With Coupon. Not valid with any other specials. Excludes alcohol. Expires 1/31/17 WM


$4 OFF

Purchase of 2 Lunches & 2 Drinks With Coupon. Not valid with any other specials. Excludes alcohol. Expires 1/31/17 WM

HAPPY HOUR: 4-7 PM 1840 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg

Lunch Fajitas DAILY Chicken, Steak or both! LUNCH $6.99 SPECIALS Not valid with any other offers or discounts

757.707.3333 Open Seven Days • Full Bar Available Now Offering Catering HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Now accepting reservations from large groups.

Try Our Chef’s Specialty Entrees

Try one of our Specialty Pizzas

WANT TO GO? When: Saturday mornings, in front of the RadioShack Where: 4655 Monticello Ave For more information, call Steve Maricante at 757-258-0910.

Supreme • Combo • Greek Veggie • Hawaiian • Spinach • White Steak • Buffalo Chicken • Sicilian

15% OFF FOR DINE IN ONLY. Fine Dine. Family Dine. Wine Dine. Limit one coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other discount.

Seafood Fantastico Veal Marsala Homemade Lasagna

Williamsburg • 5540 Olde Towne Road BEST PIZZA HOURS 2012 • 2013 Open 7 days a week from 11am to 11pm




things to do

A new look at the

American Revolution By Wesley Wright What was originally the Yorktown Victory Center, is now the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, a state-of-the-art facility aimed at bringing America’s origin story into modern audiences. First stop is the theater where an expert storyteller walks visitors through a film that introduces them to the period. Just outside the theater are exhibits and galleries that walk them through the period using artifacts, dioramas and more. In its five permanent exhibits, the musuem tackles topics ranging from establishing a postwar economy to figuring out the nuances involved with freeing four million slaves. Among the pieces on display are paintings of some of the war’s major figures and weaponry from some of the battles. Just outside the main building, there’s a farm 14


where visitors can see how land-owning families lived during the time. You might even be able to pitch in on some chores such as pulling weeds, watering plants or preparing period food. Interpreters are on hand, and they’ll respond to your questions in character.

WANT TO GO? Where: 200 Water St, Yorktown Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, open until 6 p.m. during summer, June 15 through Aug. 15 Admission: Tickets are 9.75 for adults and 5.50 for children ages 6-12. Those under 6 get in free.

An exhibit of the Battle of Great Bridge is on display at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Photo by Jonathon Gruenke

things to do

WANT TO GO? Where: 309 Water St, Yorktown Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens, and free for everyone under 12. The first storytellers’ presentation starts at 7 p.m. and the audience can tell stories of their own from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Email: YorktownStorySlam@ New handcrafted designs and classic favorites by Hank Viccellio, Master Goldsmith Photo by Joe Fudge

Storytelling for a

new generation By Wesley Wright Building on the maritime tradition of storytelling, the Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown hosts Story Slam, on the fourth Monday of each month. Listeners young and old can hear a storyteller and audience members speak in the evening on a variety of topics. The theme changes each

month. It was scary stories, in October, for example. The Weavers of the Word Storytelling Collaborative chooses the storytellers, and all are welcome to pitch their stories. The Watermen’s Museum is dedicated to preserving and informing the history of people who once fished in Chesapeake Bay to provide for their families.

Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown 325 Water St. • 757-890-2162 • Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun by appt., Mon closed


Sweaters, Oxford Shirts, Polo and Peter Pan & More!

Largest Collection of Scrubs/Labcoats Larges


See page 54


323 Water St., Yorktown, VA 23690

No reservations, just come on in! Open Daily 11am - 9pm

Open Daily 11am - 9pm


Just minutes from Williamsburg down the picturesque Colonial Parkway.

323 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690

Medical • Culinary • School • Security & Accesories

YORK UNIFORMS 7330 A/B George Wash. Mem. Hwy., Yorktown,VA 23692 • 757-890-2377 WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


things to do

Williamsburg Winery enjoys its spot on the Tasting Trail By Amanda Williams One way to weather the cold winter months is by exploring Williamsburg’s Tasting Trail, a select group of breweries, distilleries, a meadery and one winery, the Williamsburg Winery. While the tasting trail is new, established in 2016, the winery has been serving guests since 1985 and housing them at Wedmore Place since 2007. The 300-acre plot is also home to a café and tavern. “The tasting trail has certainly enhanced the Williamsburg experience in general,” said Michael Kimball, the winery’s assistant vice president of marketing. “Williamsburg has an amazing culinary scene and the Williamsburg tasting trail is a great way to navigate those kinds of craft beverage experiences.” 16


He said people often come to the winery from the other tasting trail stops and those leaving the winery frequently ask about other craft beverage locations to visit. With a tasting and tour at the winery, guests get a Williamsburg

Winery glass to take home. They offer a variety of tour and tasting options ranging from $9 to $40 as well as combinations that include lunch ($35 per person) and dinner ($80 per person). Newly opened for the 2016

holiday season is a tasting room and wine bar in Colonial Williamsburg, just off of Merchant’s Square on South Henry Street. The shop will be open through the New Year. The new wine bar offers all the same wines to purchase as the winery either by the bottle or glass in addition to a similar full tasting offered at the winery. What the tasting room boasts for the holiday is a spiced wine, served warm, that plays into the holiday theme. “There’s a lot of space at the tasting room for people to relax and enjoy their family or friends over a glass or bottle of wine,” Kimball said. “It’s a very open and relaxing space to unwind — pun intended — this holiday season.”

The holiday tasting room is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and is expected to remain open until Jan. 16.

WANT TO GO? Winery tasting room Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Winery tours are Monday through Friday at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tasting Room and Wine Bar in Merchants Square Every day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 16

At left top: Barrels of wine aging in the cellar of the Williamsburg Winery.


Photo by Rob Ostermaier

At left bottom: Jamestown Cellars Settlers Spiced Wine Photo courtesy of Williamsburg Winery

Interested in visiting or moving toWilliamsburg? Sign up for a monthly Williamsburg Magazine email subscription.

Absolutely FREE! Williamsburg Magazine offers articles on: Arts & Entertainment • Food & Drink What to See & Do • Living & Retiring in Williamsburg Calendar of events, Maps & more!

Send your email request to to begin receiving your email subscription now.

216 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-220-1736 • WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


things to do

Breweries central to Williamsburg Tasting Trail By Heather Bridges Three friends, all homebrewers, realize they brew better together. An Army veteran with a penchant for small business starts what was at the time the lone local brewery. Two college buddies quit corporate jobs to pursue their brewing dreams. The three breweries – Brass Cannon Brewing, Alewerks Brewing Company and Virginia Beer Company – have stories as distinctive as their products. What binds them is the ceaseless pursuit of quality beer and the place they call home: Williamsburg. It’s a connection further bound by the Williamsburg Tasting Trail, a tourism initiative by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance that links the breweries to other local craft beverage offerings – a meadery, a winery and two distilleries. With Billsburg Brewery planning to open at James City County Marina, Williamsburg’s burgeoning beverage scene is growing still. Alewerks, started in 2006 by Chuck Haines, largely helped set the brewery stage. Haines opened what was then Williamsburg Alewerks with brewmaster Mike Pennsinger. It was Williamsburg’s only brewery at the time – a time that predated Senate Bill 604, allowing on-premise consumption at Virginia breweries. 18


The brewery recently celebrated 10 years and the hard-earned growth those years contained, in both business and brewing capacity. You’ll still find Alewerks’ first beer, the Tavern Ale, on tap. But current brewmaster and managing director Geoff Logan said there are usually 16 beers on tap at any given point, including seven year-round beers. “We want to be consistent, that’s for sure,” said Logan, who pursues a “cost-be-damned approach to top-notch beer.” Whether brewing the historical Old Stitch Brown Ale or the seasonal Pumpkin Ale, “quality is paramount,” Logan said. At Brass Cannon, just down the road from Alewerks, the beers lean more heavily to the historical. “We wanted to make something that kind of got back to the roots a little bit,” said Tony Artrip, who co-founded the brewery in 2012 with friends Phil Norfolk and Scott Kennedy, though the journey started long before, when the individual homebrewers decided to combine strengths and brew together. Artrip said Brass Cannon focuses on European and Early American styles and techniques, with several of the selections less hops-heavy and “more malt forward.”

Brass Cannon currently offers eight beers in the taproom, with five main-line brews including the best-selling “Angry Scot” Scottish strong ale and English-style “Barrage Brown Ale.” One of those eight beers changes nearly every other week, replaced with a new brew. Having moved locations and expanded in 2016, Brass Cannon is on a trajectory Artrip hopes continues. “If it keeps up the way it’s been going, I’m going to be a pretty happy camper,” he said. It’s a sentiment shared by Virginia Beer Company founders, Robby Willey and Chris Smith, two College of William and Mary grads who quit jobs as a financial analyst and a consultant to move back to Williamsburg and open a brewery in March 2016 The positive response over the past year has validated a passion born over beers in Williamsburg’s Green Leafe Café in 2007, furthered by homebrewing and turned into a business plan starting in 2010. “It’s why we came back (to Williamsburg),” Smith said. “It’s what we wanted to do.” Eight beers on tap include four year-round beers and four rotating beers. Virginia Beer Company’s two brewing systems, manned by brewmaster Jonathan Newman, allow constant variety in the taproom – Smith said the brewery produced 60 unique beers in its first nine months. Willey jokes the brewery often goes “off-script,” and that’s no less true of recipes that often deviate from style norms. They don’t joke about giving back, though, regularly involved in local fundraisers and finding ways to engage the community. In their own ways, Alewerks and Brass Cannon do the same. “It starts with great beer. I think we have that. But there’s so much more to it,” Smith said of creating community.

Website: Year-round beers: Barrage Brown Ale, Angry Scot, Muzzle Flash American Amber, Broadside IPA Alewerks Brewing Company Hours: 12-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m., Sunday Location: 197-A Ewell Road Contact: 757-220-3670 Website: Year-round beers: Red Marker Ale, Shorty Time IPA, Drake Tail Ale IPA, Pale Wheat Ale, Chesapeake Pale Ale, Tavern Ale, Washington’s Porter Ale

Virginia Beer Company Hours: Closed, Monday and Tuesday; 4-9 p.m., Wendesday; 3-9 p.m., Thursday; 12-9:30 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday; 12-7 p.m., Sunday Location: 401 2nd St. Contact: 757-378-2903 Website: Year-round beers: Wrenish Rye amber ale, Elbow Patches stout, Free Verse IPA, Saving Daylight citrus wheat Brass Cannon Brewing Hours: 12-7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Sunday; 12-9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; Closed, Wednesday Location: 5476 Mooretown Road Contact: 757-566-0001

Photos by Heather Bridges



things to do

Photo by Troy Jefferson

Distilleries share commitment to

craft, understanding of history

By Troy Jefferson It takes research and going the extra the mile to run a distillery. “We’re trying to be as authentic as we can,” said Bill Dodson, owner of the Williamsburg Distillery. The Williamsburg Distillery opened its doors in September 2015 and specializes in producing gin and rum. After a career as a math teacher and aerospace engineer, Dodson decided to shift gears and open up the Williamsburg Distillery. “My life has always been about making and fixing things,” Dodson said. Dodson wants the experience to be not only fun but informative as well. 20


“A tour through our distillery is a tour back in time. I want you to know the history of what you’re drinking,” Dodson said. The Williamsburg Distillery uses colonial methods to produce alcohol, which means they heat water, add grains then wait for “chemistry” to happen. Dodson said he avoids genetically modified corn so his bourbon and gin have a better taste. Dodson’s tours are a history lesson filled with anecdotal stories on the origin of liquor. Finding a niche is the backbone of running a successful distillery and the Williamsburg Distillery niche is incorporating history into alcohol production, according to Dodson. At the Copper Fox Distillery on Capitol Landing Road, their niche is creating different malted smoked

barleys, which provide a varied flavor. “There are very few distilleries in the world that malt their own barley,” said Rick Wasmund, owner of the Copper Fox Distillery. Copper Fox uses Applewood and cherry wood to add a different flavor to its whiskey. They specialize in gin, rye whiskey and single malt whiskey and expanded to Williamsburg from Sperryville in March 2015. Wasmund said he wanted the Copper Fox Distillery to be a “lifetime canvas of improvements” by continuing to expand the distillery.

1915 Pocahontas Trail, Route 60, Williamsburg , Between Busch Gardens & Colonial Williamsburg.

Classic Consignments Furniture & Accessories

WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Williamsburg Distillery Address: 7218 Merrimac Trail Phone: 757-378-2456 Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tours: Every 30 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Website: Products are sold at ABC stores across the state upon request. In Williamsburg, Craft 31, Second St. American Bistro, The Whaling Company, The Hound’s Tale and Triangle also offer Williamsburg Distillery alcohol. Copper Fox Distillery Address: 901 Capitol Landing Road Phone: 757-903-2076 Hours: open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tours: Every half hour until close Website:

SHOPPING Chappell Arts Design.....…………...…………757-921-3919 Classic Consignments.....……………..………757-220-1790 Discover Teas.....…………….………...………757-847-5190 Eva’s Fashions.....…………………………......757-220-0385 Haus of Tirol Needlework.....…………….......757-220-0313 Trimble Collection......………………………..757-220-3456

DINING China’s Cuisine & Sushi Bar...…………….....757-253-0990 Doraldo’s Ristorante Italiano..........…………757-220-0795

SERVICES Eastern Virginia School for Performing Arts..757-229-8535 Greater Williamsburg Tourist Information Center..757-220-3330 The Hair Company.......……………………....757-220-5770 Hairy Situations…………………………….....757-253-0345 Sentara Family Medicine Physicians & Sentara Therapy Services…………...............................757-984-9900

Accepting New Consignments! Everything you need to decorate your home. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Village Shops at Kingsmill 1915 Pocahontas Trail D2 (Located behind Wendy’s)


Products are sold at ABC stores across the state and on site at their distillery. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


things to do

Silver Hand adds a sweet taste to spirits trail By Amanda Williams If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get to know the Historic Triangle’s growing sprits industry a little better, add Silver Hand Meadery to the list; it is fast becoming a staple in Williamsburg. Not yet open a year, Silver Hand is a destination on Williamsburg’s Tasting Trail, which includes two wineries, three craft breweries and two distilleries. The process for making mead is similar to making other alcoholic favorites, owner Glenn Lavender said. 22


“We’re just doing simple fermentation like what happens with wine and beer,” Lavender said. “We could do almost the same process and just change the honey to get a completely different mead.” Traditionally, mead is 25 percent honey, 75 percent water, and yeast to help covert the sugar to alcohol as it ferments, Lavender said. Often a different honey or yeast creates the variety in flavors. Lavender said they use honey from around the U.S. depending on what flavor they want — like

an orange blossom honey from Florida, a blueberry honey from New Jersey, or a raspberry honey from the Pacific Northwest. They even have an avocado honey from Mexico and a Virginia wildflower honey produced locally. In one of Silver Hand’s varieties they use apple cider instead of water to create a kind of mead called a cyser. Silver Hand offers a guided honey tasting at set times each day where people can spend 30 minutes tasting six varieties of honey and learning about each -- where it comes from, what the different

varieties are and how it can affect the taste of the mead it becomes. The guided tasting is $9 for adults, $8 for those over 55, and $2 for children 4 to 12 years old. There is also a simply honey tasting for those who just want to try the six types of honey. The cost is $5 for those over 12 and $2 for those 4 to 12 years old. Those over 21 can taste a selection of meads for free anytime at Silver Hand. Lavender encourages people to go through both a honey tasting and the mead tasting for a fuller experience. “The best thing to do to help understand the whole drink of mead is to go through and taste the honeys that we use to make it,” Lavender said.

Silver Hand Meadery owner Glenn Lavender tests the mead. Photos courtesy of Silver Hand Meadery


WANT TO GO? Location: 224C Monticello Ave. Williamsburg VA 23185 January Hours: Monday, Tuesday: Closed Wednesday, Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

NOW LEASING…RENTAL TOWNHOMES Founders Village offers luxury 1, 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes with outstanding interior upgrades and community amenities to include Health & Wellness Center w/Boxing Bay, Sundeck with dual grilling and gas fire pit. (Located behind WindsorMeade Marketplace)

ENJOY THE NEW YEAR AT FOUNDERS VILLAGE 2800 Ben Franklin Circle I Williamsburg, VA 23188 I ph 757.645.3903 I fax 757.645.3904 WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


local business profile

Drink Williamsburg:

Connecting you with your buzz By Troy Jefferson Drink Williamsburg’s job is to bring you right to the alcohol. Drink Williamsburg is a touring company that uses a 14 seat bus to transport customers to various distilleries and restaurants around the Williamsburg area. Lance Zaal, co-owner of the business, said he did bar crawls in Williamsburg but faced Alcohol Beverage Control regulations on transportation from bar to bar, but he found that he could work around the restrictions with a tour bus. “We’re hoping we can expand to include more places,” Zaal said. “We’ve already had birthday parties and corporate parties booked.” Zaal and his co-owner Adam Theis have been in business for four months and said that so far reception has been positive. The tour usually begins with the customers meeting up at Paul’s Deli in New Town to grab a bite before and sometimes after, according to Zaal. Zaal said customers like to have food on their stomach before drinking. Drink Williamsburg hasn’t had an instance of someone being put off the tour for being drunk. “It’s been very well received,” Zaal said. “People have loved what we’ve put together. Most (touring companies) for our price only visit three places but we’re visiting four. Customers get a lot more for their money.” Zaal said right now the audience has mostly been people in their mid 20s- to 40s. Drink Williamsburg has one manager, three tour guides and three bus drivers. Tours go to the Silver Hand Meadery, the Brass Cannon, Williamsburg Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery and occasionally the Virginia Beer Company. The tour stops at each spot for 45 minutes and lasts for four hours total. Zaal said he would like to expand the tour to Richmond. “It’s gotten off to a really good start. People really love it,” Zaal said. 24


Photos by Troy Jefferson

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Drink Williamsburg is open daily 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The company offers three tours. The prices include tastings at each stop: Happy Hour ($35) - Monday- Thursday 5:30 p.m. Drink Tour ($60) - Wednesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. Bar Crawl ($50) - Friday-Saturday 9 p.m.-1 a.m. To book a tour and find more information visit: or call 757.818.9511

Buy One Get One Stu t dio Fee * with this ad

*Mon.-Fri. Only. Exp. 1/31/17 WM

Visit the

ALL NEW williamsburg

Ask about our Classes

Pottery & Glass Fusing We carry both Bisque & Clay Located in The Shops at High Street 1430 High Street, #709-A,Williamsburg


Read about

local merchants local events and great places to eat!

(757) 234-0185

Cash for your Gold! at Williamsburg Gold Buyers Don’t sell your Gold until you see us! 551-D Merrimac Trail Williamsburg Va 23185 757-645-3455

Also in Denbigh at 14369 Warwick Blvd Newport News 23602 757-969-5473 is your ticket to

Plumbing • Electrical • Moisture Damage Wood Roof Leaks • Window and Door Repairs and Installs • Vinyl Siding Repair • Decks & Fences Flooring • Painting • Pressure Washing Remodeling


24/7 Emergency Services

Mon. Kids D&inTues. e for $1.99 12 &

Cannot be Under. with anycombined ot offer. her

1430 High Street in Williamsburg 757.345.2901 • Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch & Dinner



Voted # 1 Best Mexican Restaurant Winners for 6 years!

2 Meals & 2 Drinks

Thank you for voting us BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Minimum $5 Entrée Purchase. Dinner Only WM

Valid Sun.-Thu. ONLY. Limit one coupon per table/party. Dine-in only. Must include one combination dinner. (#1–#20) Not valid with any other offer. Expires 1/31/17.

LUNCH SPECIAL Purchase any Entree from #1-#11 and get the 2nd Entree at half price WM

Valid Sun.-Thurs. Not valid on takeout. Only Valid at Williamsburg Location. Limit one coupon per table/party. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 1/31/17.

Happy New Year! 26


Darlene Athey

Vicki Costanzo

Terry J. Lovvorn




Susan Spellman

Tina Straight



WINDSOR FOREST $473,500 103 Whitehall Court

CREEKSIDE LANDING $435,000 101 Jib Court

COLONIAL HERITAGE $240,000 6577 Wiltshire Rd

Over 4100 sq.ft. of living space with 5 Bdrms (Master on main level), 4 Full Bathrooms and a Sunroom. Circular driveway, detached garage w/ floored pull down attic for storage plus walk-up floored attic on 2nd floor. 1626708 Tina Straight 757-209-4599

ENTERTAINER’S DREAM. Large kitchen with Fireplace, quartz countertops, oversized island, SS Appl, dble ovens and wet bar. 3819 sq ft, 4 BR, 2.5 BA with 2 bonus rooms. Corner lot with a fence, irrigation system and shed. 1651376

Nicely appointed town home in Beautiful Active Adult Community. Quiet street, backing to open space. 1-Car Attached Garage equipped w hanging Storage. Amenities Galore! 1636666

Alison Sakimura 757-525-1503

Vicki Costanzo 757-876-9783

PADGETTS ORDINARY $154,000 229 Padgett’s Ordinary

GOVERNORS LAND $850,000 2901 Barret’s Point Rd BEAUTY, WARMTH, VALUE–SOMETHING SPECIAL! Designed,planned,crafted, and built by Michael Brown w/attention to detail. Tranquil Golf Vista. Ready for the discerning buyer. 1628748 Susan Spellman 757-784-1450

FORD’S COLONY $475,000 114 Machrie BETTER THAN NEW—AND READY FOR YOU! All brick energy efficient, minimal maintenance custom built home. Golf course/fairway vista. 4BD, 4.5BA, 1620674 Susan Spellman 757-784-1450


FORDS COLONY $1,625,000 9 Poindexter Court

Recent updates include Stainless Steel appliances, Granite countertops in Kit and much more. A beautiful place to vacation or live! Furnishings also convey. 1636517 Vicki Costanzo 757-876-9783

COLONIAL HERITAGE $425,000 4324 Garden View LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT. Every detail is reflected in this “Modified Pinewood” re-designed home on wooded cul-de-sac. Open, flexible flr. plan. Entertaining & living space, 4BR. Move-in ready. 1627540 Susan Spellman 757-784-1450

Stunning room sizes with incredible flow. 5BD, 3.5BA, 4,900+Sq.Ft., Expansive pond and golf vista w/Southern exposure. 1616679

STUNNING DEPARTURE FROM THE ORDINARY! 10,230 Sq.Ft. home. 5+BDS, 8 fireplaces, gourmet kit., elevator, private gym w/sauna/steam rm-- more detail than this space allows. 1612346

Susan Spellman 757-784-1450

Susan Spellman 757-784-1450


The numbers on the map indicate the location of these shopping centers: 1 Kingsgate Green Shopping Center 2 Festival Marketplace 3 Williamsburg Pottery Factory 4 Merchants Square 5 Williamsburg OfďŹ ce Park 6 Monticello Marketplace 7 Colony Square Shopping Center 8 Patriot Plaza 9 Premium Outlets 10 OldeTowne Square 11 The Village Shops at Kingsmill 28


12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Monticello Marketplace Shoppes Williamsburg Shopping Center Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center Governor’s Green Shopping Center James York River Plaza Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown Colonial Towne Plaza WindsorMeade Marketplace New Town High Street Williamsburg Pavilion Shops

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Gallery Shops Monticello Shopping Center Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center Just off D.o.G. Street Courthouse Commons Second Street Marketplace Shoppes Settlers Market Lightfoot Crossing Shopping Center Shops at Cedar Valley

Historic Yorktown




52 Nautical Dog 20(D-5) Everything for Your Pet+Bar Ware+Home Decor

TAKE THE TOUR 46 American Revolution Museum Yorktown(C-15) Historic Jamestowne 8


Historic Yorktown


40 Jamestown Settlement


Yorktown Battlefields


52 New Town 20(D-5) Shops,Restaurants,Movies,Businesses,Events

ASIAN 3 Peking Mongolian & Japanese Mongolian, Sushi Train, Japanese & Thai


BBQ & RIBS 12 Quarterpath Crossing 24(G-10) Spec. Shops,Dining,Grocery,Salons,Businesses

6 Red Hot & Blue (C-5) Southern-Style BBQ/Casual Atmosphere & Blues

37 SAS Factory Shoes 8(C-5) USA Handcrafted Men & Women Comfort Shoes


4 Serendipity (C-2) Flags, Spinners, Windsocks, Kites, Mailbox Covers

36 Aromas 25(E-8) Specialty Coffee/Gourmet Bakery/Lunch/Dinner

2 Shops at Carolina Furniture (C-5) 400+ Names of Luxury Furniture–8 Stores in one


MUSEUMS & GALLERIES 51 A Touch of Earth


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Colonial Williamsburg 51 Art-cade Gallery of Art Bassett Hall


Colonial Williamsburg

51 Colonial Folk Art

15 Viccellio Goldsmith Historic Yorktown Handcrafted Custom Designed Jewelry & Repairs


49 Ben & Jerry’s 9(C-5) Ice Cream/Froz. Yogurt/Sorbet/Cakes/Smoothies 13 menchie’s frozen yogurt 29(D-5) Fresh-made Frozen Yogurt & Variety of Toppings

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Colonial Williamsburg

21 Village Shops at Kingsmill 11(G-14) Collection of Shops, Restaurants & Services

Gallery at York Hall

49 Wild Birds Unlimited 29(D-5) Bird seed and feeders, houses, baths, nature gifts & more

47 Francesco’s 22(C-3) New Artisan Entrees & Classic Italian Dinners

26 Williamsburg Gold Buyers


Don’t sell your Gold until you see us!

37 Giuseppe’s (C-5) Seasonal Menu/Italian Favorites/Specialties

48 Willow Grove Primitives (C-2) Primitive Reproduction Furniture/Home Décor

9 Maurizio’s Ristorante Italiano 2(G-14) Authentic Taste of the Old World since 1994

Historic Yorktown

Isle of Wight County Museum Isle of Wight Co. Muscarelle Museum of Art at College of William & Mary


26 Paint on Pottery


41 Prince George Art & Frame


21 The Trimble Collection 49 Virginia Living Museum Watermen’s Museum

11(G-14) Newport News

15 York Uniforms Yorktown Culinary,Medical,Security,School Uniforms & Shoes

Historic Yorktown

51 Williamsburg School of Needlework 20(D-5) York County Historical Museum


ANTIQUES & CONSIGNMENTS 46 Auctions by Wallace

see ad

47 Chickadees

SHOPPING 12 Backyard Birder Seed & Supply Wild bird seed, supplies, & more!

12 Blinds Galore 24(G-10) Variety of Blinds, Shades & Plantation Shutters 41 Bodacious Lady Boutique 7(G-6) Full Figure Fashions & Accessories. Something for Everyone!

45 Goodman's Interiors

11(G-14) Gloucester County

46 Joan's Antiques Consignments & More 10(D-4) 45 Joni's Consign & Design


50 Merle Norman


44 The Mole Hole


46 Revibe 50 Goodman & Sons Jewelers 6(E-4) Diamonds,Bridal,Gemstone,Pearl Jewelry,Watches

47 Sugar & Spice 46 West Point Antiques

41 Johnstown Jewelers (G-5) Gold,Platinum,Fine Stones,Pearls,Silver,Repairs

13 Olde Towne Pizza & Pasta (C-5) NY Style Pizza, Gourmet Italian Food & Family Meals 51 Sal’s Ristorante Italiano (D-11) Authentic Italian Cuisine and NY Style Pizza



21 Classic Consignments 24(G-10)


45 Williamsburg Antiques Mall, Ltd.

8 El Sabroson Latin Food 1(C-6) Traditional Latin Food from Mexico & El Salvador 52 El Tapatio 20(D-5) Casual, Authentic Mexican Dishes & Drinks 13 La Terraza Mexican Grill (C-5) Fresh, flavorful Mexican cuisine at reasonable price. 26 Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano 21(C-6) Food/Drinks/Diverse Menu/Genuine Mexican Favs

(F-12) 22(C-3) West Point (C-3)

PIZZA 17 Blaze Pizza Fast-fire’d pizza in a blazing hot oven


PIZZA TAKE & BAKE 50 Merle Norman 6(E-4) Make-up,Brand Name Consignment Handbags+More

DINING & NIGHTLIFE 8 Papa Murphy’s 6(E-4) Made Fresh By Us, Baked Fresh By You

AMERICAN 36 Mermaid Books 25(E-8) New,Used,Rare,Childrens Books+Antiques+Ephemera 50 Monticello Marketplace 6(E-4) Unique Family Owned/Brand Retailers+Restaurants 30


36 The Hound's Tale Flavorful Fare for Every Palate


41 Old Chickahominy House (G-6) Southern Food, Fresh Baked Pies & Gift Shop

PUBS & TAVERNS 52 Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub 20(D-5) Lunch,Dinner,Open-MicWeds & Live Music Wkends



37 Berret’s Taphouse 4(E-8) Fresh Regional Seafood & Produce/Variety of Entrees

11 Williamsburg Salt Spa Relax in a salt spa experience, gifts

15 Riverwalk Restaurant Historic Yorktown Wide Variety of Chesapeake & Atlantic Seafood


7 The Seafare of Williamsburg (C-5) Exceptional Dining Experience/Fresh Seafood/Steak

35 Purrocious Styles Feline Designs Cat only grooming full service salon


see ad

WORSHIP 15 Water Street Grille HistoricYorktown Casual Fresh Seafood/Tapas/Artesian Brews

RETIRING IN WILLIAMSBURG 25 Colonial Heritage by Lennar The luxury resort that you can call home!


43 Commonwealth Senior Living Full Service Independent Living


WILLIAMSBURG REAL ESTATE 23 Founders Village (D-4) 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Brand New Townhomes! 27 Long and Foster REALTORS® see ad Brings the Total Home Ownership Experience


53 Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church (C-7) 53 Bruton Parish Church (E-9) 53 Christian Science Church (F-7) 53 Faith Baptist Church (B-1) 53 Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (G-5) 53 Hickory Neck Episcopal Church (B-1) 53 James River Baptist Church (D-3) 53 Jamestown Presbyterian Church (F-4) 53 New Town United Methodist Church (E-5) 53 St. Bede Catholic Church (F-4) 53 St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (B-6) 53 St. Martin's Episcopal Church (G-5) 53 St. Olaf Catholic Church (C-2) 53 Temple Beth El of Williamsburg (F-7) 53 Wellspring United Methodist Church (D-4) 53 Williamsburg Baptist Church (E-8) 53 Williamsburg Community Chapel (G-4) 53 Williamsburg Presbyterian Church (E-8) 53 Williamsburg United Methodist Church (F-8) 53 Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists (F-4)


ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS 33 Buggy Bathe Full Service Wash, Lube & Detail Shop

(C-5) 39 Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

Visit the

HEALTH, MEDICAL, HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE 55 Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Focused on Patient-Centered Care


56 Riverside Orthopedic Specialists Williamsburg Specialized training. Exceptional results.

HOME SERVICES 26 HCI Contracting 24/7 Emergency Services, free estimates

see ad

see ad

35 Starling Guttering see ad The ONLY one-piece, guaranteed, clog-free gutter!

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES 35 Decorating Den Interiors Williamsburg Complimentary in-home design consultation & more

ALL NEW Read about

local merchants local events and great places to eat!

Positive results “Setting aside advertising money in my budget each month for The Williamsburg Magazine has been one of the best decisions I have made for my business. With the vast out reach of the Magazine, who could go wrong? The rates are fair and the staff support has been excellent. I enjoy hearing from a good portion of my customers, whether they are local folks or visitors, that they saw my ad and “I just had to find you.” The Williamsburg Magazine is a definite recommendation for those considering options for their business advertising.” -Kellee Smalley, owner Willow Grove Primitives

is your ticket to



living & retiring here

Classes take a DIY approach to cooking By Brandy Centolanza Foodies looking to enhance their repertoire in the kitchen have plenty of options in the Williamsburg area to enroll in cooking classes or demonstrations. A Chef’s Kitchen on Prince George Street opened more than a dozen years ago as a way to offer guests a cooking demo dining experience. Patrons learn about food and wine while the chefs prep their meal in front of them. The menu switches up monthly to keep things fresh. “Everything on the menu is made fresh from high quality products, and made from scratch every day,” says Chef John Gonzales, owner of A Chef’s Kitchen. “I think the appeal of our dinner classes is varied and intertwined as our guests get to enjoy the sights, sounds, the interaction with classically trained chefs, and the flavors of exciting recipes served with paired wines. The concept excites all the senses.” Sara Benolkin-Shoop has visited A Chef’s Kitchen on multiple occasions. “The chefs are passionate about their concept and the food,” she says. “They cover the science and art of making a meal, recommend tools and techniques, or handy tips and innovations. The food is exemplary, and all the wines are $10 or less in their shop, and have an excellent rating from wine critics. You get a packet of the 32


recipes from the night to keep. I'm sure I have gone over 25 times, and I've kept every recipe. It's the real deal.” Taste Studio in Colonial Williamsburg has a similar set up. Chefs there prepare dishes based on class themes, and use ingredients from Colonial Williamsburg’s gardens whenever possible. “I love to cook, so any cooking class appeals to me,” says Donna Madison, who has taken a class on chocolate at the Taste Studio. “I love cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and anything that furthers my knowledge, and the Taste Studio has the historical education as a bonus. We loved hearing about the history of chocolate in colonial times, getting to taste how different the flavor experience was for them, and how it's evolved into the industry we now know.” The Confucius Institute at the College of William & Mary offers Chinese cooking classes, which are available to students as well as anyone else in the community who may be interested. “People are getting more and more interested in Chinese cooking,” shares Ying Liu, associate director for The Confucius Institute. “It’s exotic to them, and Chef McMahon leads students in making the second preparation of the food for the first cooking class of the session. Photo courtesy of The Confucius Institute at the College of William & Mary

they are curious how to cook it at home. The class is also a good place for socializing. It brings people together for the sharing of recipes and ideas. We have a real diverse group.” Williamsburg Farmers Market has frequent cooking demos under the Chef’s Tent. “We get chefs in different ways: chefs who shop at the market, farmers who wish to demonstrate something like how to make goat’s milk cheese, and chefs who are involved in the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association,” explains Tracy Herner, manager for Williamsburg Farmers Market. “We also have produce demos each Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of our Power of Produce Club. Visitors are always looking for new produce to try, and new ways to eat it. Of course, people like to sample, but they also like the techniques, and cool equipment these chefs have.” Williamsburg Area Learning Tree (WALT) also offers cooking classes. Allison Spears has co-taught classes on green smoothies and healthy desserts through WALT. Spears feels healthier meal prep is one of the main draws of cooking classes and demos. “I think people are more aware than ever that we can support or deplete our health through our food choices,” she says. “Many illnesses are diet and lifestyle related, and a lot of people are interested in

learning how to increase their health through natural food choices. Learning tips and tricks to cook healthy foods, or make raw dishes, which are real timesavers, is important since we all lead busy lives.”

WANT TO KNOW MORE? A Chef’s Kitchen 757-564-8500 Taste Studio (888) 965-7254 Confucius Institute 757-221-1286 Williamsburg Farmers Market 757-259-3768 Williamsburg Area Learning Tree 757-220-9975

Full-Service Auto Wash, Lube & Detail

Voted Best Car Wash & Best Oil Change!


Conserve Water, Protect The Environment, Use A Professional Carwash!

757-220-9315 Exterior Wash & Hand Drying from $7.95 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS!

2217 Richmond Road • Williamsburg (Across from Yankee Candle)








BUGGY BATHE Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. With this Wmsbg Mag coupon. Expires 2/28/17







BUGGY BATHE Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. With this Wmsbg Mag coupon. Expires 2/28/17






GOVERNOR’S CARRIAGE WASH Full-Service Wash • Undercarriage Wash Triple Foam Wax • Polish Wax • Dash Protectant Wheel Magic • Tire Gloss • Air Freshener BUGGY BATHE Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. With this Wmsbg Mag coupon. Expires 2/28/17



things to do

Step lightly into the New Year By Amanda Williams For those who want to start the New Year on the right — or left — foot, the Hair of the Dog 5K will be back in Merchant’s Square for New Year’s Day 2017. The race, put on by Mettle Events, is in its 11th year. The Hair of the Dog 5K moved to Williamsburg from Virginia Beach last year, to ring in 2016. This will be its second time tracing the streets of Williamsburg. “We have a very large customer base in Richmond, Petersburg and that area – we’re a national company, so we’ve been doing conventional runs in Williamsburg for 12 years and DoG Street, Hair of the Dog, First Night, it was just an awesome fit,” Mettle Events owner Ann Hupp said. The race is part of Williamsburg’s First Night Celebration, a family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year’s celebration on Dec. 31. 34


Awards will be given for a variety of categories, including those still decked out in their formal wear from the night before. Starting at 10 a.m., runners can either walk or run the 5K course that starts in Merchant’s Square and winds its way through the College of William and Mary’s campus, wrapping around Zable Stadium and Kaplan Arena. More than 500 people raced last year, and Hupp expects a larger turnout for 2017. “It’s a healthy way to bring in the New Year,” Hupp said. “We have a lot of fun with it.” All net proceeds from the race will benefit the R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA. Each participant gets a T-shirt, finisher medal and access to a post-race party with food and drink. Registration is open online at www.hairofthedog.mettleevents. com and costs $40 until Dec. 26, at which point the price jumps to

$45 until race day. Other New Year’s Day races will be held around Hampton Roads, including Hampton and Norfolk.

Photos courtesy of Kevin Hupp/Mettle Events

arts & entertainment

Symphony offers an out-of-Williamsburg experience By Wesley Wright Looking for an evening of drinks and sublime music? Come by the Williamsburg Symphony’s Annual Cabaret & Cocktails Concert at the Williamsburg Lodge. The Piano Men, a four-piece band from Maine, will play hits from Elton John and Billy Joel. The symphony will play in the background, and will perform later in the evening. This year’s event is just the third for the symphony. Originally, the idea was to meld some experiences that symphony people had

in New York with a Williamsburg audience. “We asked ourselves, ‘what can we do that’s not already in Williamsburg?’ ” said Carolyn Keurajian, executive director of the symphony. Paying more gets you closer to the musicians, and purchasing tickets in groups of 10 will secure a table for you and your companions. All tickets lead to table seating, and if event organizers have their way, you’ll enjoy an evening full of music drinks around some of the people you value most. “We just wanted something

a little more playful and fun,” Keurajian said.

WANT TO GO? When: January 28, 2017, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Where: The Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England St. Ticket prices: Silver Seating: $45, Gold Seating: $65, Platinum Seating: $85

The ONLY Certified cat groomers in the Hampton Roads area

Full service salon offering

Lion Clip Full Coat Grooms Soft Paws vinyl nail caps and more

Sedation-Free Grooming by Appointment Only (971) 808-CATS (2287) LaDean Gordon & Dezarai Gordon Certified Feline Master Groomers



ST .

Armistead Ave.





The Hound’s Tale








Parking Deck



Aromas Mermaid Book Store

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Featured Business Owners of the Month

Aromas The Hound's Tale Don & Geri Pratt, Owners 36


A little Dangers of morning cooking at home. music By Wesley Wright There aren’t too many places to hear organ music anymore, but those interested can plenty of it for free in Williamsburg, at the Wren Building on the William and Mary campus. The Wren building has stood for hundreds of years, and on any given Saturday, you can be treated to a concert in its chapel, featuring an organ that has been around since the 1790s. Rebecca Davy, the music director for Bruton Parish, knows her listeners enjoy contemporary music and she plays to their interests. On a Saturday morning, you’ll hear the sounds of modern songs and much older songs echoing off the walls of the chapel. The latter are songs that come from the same time period as the organ. Davy, who is also an organist, runs the concerts. Colonial Williamsburg bought the featured organ in the 1950s. They placed it in the Wren Chapel in 1970, where it has been an integral part of concerts since. All of the concerts are free, and since they are just 30 minutes long, they’ll leave time for breakfast in downtown Williamsburg or a brisk walk through Colonial Williamsburg and the rest of the historic area.


Let us host your New Year! 10% off Entrees!* *with coupon. Offer good for lunch or dinner. Limit one coupon per person. Not valid with other offers. Excludes gratuity, tax and alcohol. Exp. 1/31/17 WM

5525 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg (Adjacent to Premium Outlets) (757) 565-1977 •


Step Out

SAS Factory Shoes PATRIOT PLAZA 3044-3 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 757-259-7463

When: 10 a.m. each Saturday Where: Wren Chapel, 111 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185


reg. priced shoes WM1-2017

Visit for more information on the performances.

Move On

PATRIOT PLAZA 3044-3 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 757-259-7463 Must present this coupon to receive offer. Not valid with any other offers.



food & drink

Let the food

carry you away at


By Brandy Centolanza Those looking to soak in some Turkish culture and cuisine can find their fill at Istanbul Restaurant on Jamestown Road. Istanbul opened in October 2015 in the space where Nazar used to be. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Zeki Mukus, specializes in Mediterranean dishes. Mukus, a native of Turkey, is also the head chef. “We wanted to bring a part of our culture here,” says Kerim EK, another Turkish native and manager of Istanbul. “Most people can’t go to Turkey, so we wanted to bring it to them.” EK came to the United States eleven years ago, and worked for several years as a food and beverage manager for a few cruise lines before relocating to the Williamsburg area. A friend introduced him to Mukus, and the two discovered they were from the 38


same area of Turkey. “That was a nice surprise,” says EK, who started working for Mukus at Istanbul earlier this year. “I love my job. I started working in this business when I was 19, and I just want to share my experience with the customers.” Each meal at Istanbul begins with a sampling of Turkish olives, and bread with various dips. Kebobs are among the most popular dishes, particularly the lamb shanks. “We cook the lamb exactly like our grandmothers used to cook it, and it is very tender,” EK says. “We also use our own herbs.” Also hits with patrons are the garlic tiger shrimp and karniyarik, which is eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables. The menu also includes soups, salads, wraps, seafood, and other Mediterranean fare like hummus, falafels, stuffed grape leaves, eggplant salad, and tabuleh salad. There is also a kids’ menu.

“The American customers love it,” says EK. “They’ve been really impressed. Everything is going great.” Istanbul also has nightly entertainment in the dining room, including Turkish music and belly dancers. Customers are also welcome to bring their own music. Weather permitting, the restaurant has a patio for dining al fresco, where guests can bring their dogs. In addition to Mukus and EK, there are two other cooks and three waitresses at Istanbul who aim to please their guests each day. “We all work so hard and are just so humbled by this, and just want to thank our customers when they come in here,” EK says. “Our goal is to give people what they deserve. People deserve to be happy when they are here. We also don’t want them to ever go away hungry. That is just unacceptable to us.” Mukus and his family also own Jamestown Pie Company next door. Jamestown Pie Company has been a fixture in Williamsburg for years, and specializes in savory pot pies and dessert pies. Chicken pot pies, and pecan and bumbleberry pies are best-sellers, though Jamestown Pie Company also sells salads, sandwiches, and pizza. “We’ve been around a long time, and people really like our pies,” says Mukus’ son, Volkan Mukus, who operates Jamestown Pie Company. “Queen Elizabeth bought a pie from us when she was here. That’s a good feeling.” The Mukus family would like to expand that businesses and add more BBQ dishes such as pulled pork and brisket to their menus as well as more outdoor seating, perhaps as early as next summer. “What we want is to offer our customers both quality service and quality, healthy food in a clean atmosphere,” says EK. “If we can give them both, then they will be back.”

WANT TO GO? Where: 1705 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg When: Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Noon-8 p.m. For more information check out their website at or call 757-220-3840

Photos by Brandy Centolanza



Genuine Smithfield’s Special Events 800.365-9339

2017 Restaurant Week Friday, January 27 through Saturday, February 4 Participating restaurants will offer a reduced price lunch and dinner menu. The price includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverage, tax and tip are not included. Visit your favorite participating restaurants to take advantage of these special menu options at this great special price. For more information call 757.357.5182.

History is a verb at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown® and Jamestown Settlement—where you’re an active participant in the great American story.

Plan your trip to Virginia now at




Visit us on Jamestown Road Welcome Shop our

Photo by Adrin Snider

in Style

Winter Sale Sizes Large-3x Jewelry, Shoes, Accessories & Gifts

Colony Square Shopping Center 1303 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg M-F 10-6ish • Sat 10-5ish


ur ng o i t a ebr ar! Cel 1st ye 6

18k“Ring of Fire” Pendant with Diamonds Can be ordered in Sapphires, Rubies or combination with Diamonds

Always something new and unique at Johnstown Jewelers

The Old Chickahominy House Come join us for breakfast or lunch in our 18th century plantation setting. Serving the Community for over 60 years- Come and See what Makes The Old Chickahominy one of Williamsburg’s Historic Landmarks Breakfast and Lunch served daily Breakfast: Mon.-Thu. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fri.-Sun. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Full jewelry and watch services done on premises (usually within 48 hours)

1211 Jamestown Road • (757) 229-4689

Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 1781 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg,VA 23185 757-345-5351 • 866-592-6946

Thank you Williamsburg for voting us the Best Breakfast and Best Gift Shop.




arts & entertainment

Entertainment guide SPECIAL EVENTS

Compiled by Heather Bridges Please refer to various articles with more details about some events or view the calendar listings at The following is a partial list of some of the area cultural offerings for the month.

CHRISTMAS TOWN Busch Gardens 2-10 p.m., Dec. 26-Jan. 2 800-343-7946 HAIR OF THE DOG 5K Merchants Square 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 1 757-373-0612 MUSIC DEWEY DECIBEL CONCERT SERIES Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents “Eclectic Mix” 7:30 p.m., Jan. 7

ART MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY 603 Jamestown Road Through Jan. 8 – Building the Brafferton: The Founding, Funding and Legacy of America’s Indian School Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; Closed Mondays. 221-2700 or

Williamsburg Library Theatre 259-4070

WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cabaret and Cocktails 8 p.m., Jan. 28 Williamsburg Lodge 229-9857

JAN. 13 The Bye Bye Man Live By Night Monster Trucks Sleepless THEATRE


New Town Cinema 12, Kimball Theatre and Movie Tavern offer movies. Check for New Town, for Kimball and Movies expected for release in January according to JAN. 6 Amityville: The Awakening A Monster Calls Hidden Figures Underworld: Blood Wars

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., daily 888-965-7254


LIBERTY’S ICE PAVILION 311 Duke of Gloucester St. Open daily, through Feb. 20 844-283-5792 MOVIES

ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG 326 W. Francis St. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

GALLERY AT YORK HALL 301 Main St., Yorktown Mixed Media Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 890-4490

FIRST HIKE VIRGINIA York River State Park 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 1 757-566-3036

WILLIAMSBURG PLAYERS “Six Degrees of Separation” Jan. 19-Feb. 4 James-York Playhouse 229-0431 or

JAN. 20 The Founder Split xXx: The Return of Xander Cage JAN. 27 Bastards A Dog’s Purpose Resident Evil: The Final Chapter


Barhamsville 12

West Point

Everything Old is New Again


Map to Antique & Consignment Shopping

10 Rd foot 2 Light 13

Scotland St. Rich


Francis St. Boundary St.

Henry St.

9 4


11 6


Fe & S rr y to mit S u hfie rry ld

s Riv er

Jamestown Settlement

Auctions by Wallace Chickadees Classic Consignments Goodman’s Interiors Joan’s Antiques

6 7 8 9 10

AUCTIONS BY WALLACE A full service auction company established in 2009. Auctions are held in-house, on-site, and online featuring guns, coins, vehicles, estate sales, and business inventory liquidation. 757-566-1211 CHICKADEES Offers a delightful array

Joni’s Consign and Design Merle Norman Consignment Handbags Mermaid Books The Mole Hole Sugar & Spice

of furniture, accents and home décor. New items arrive daily. Chickadees is located in the Pavilion Shops at 6514 Richmond Rd. 757 645-3365. CLASSIC CONSIGNMENTS FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Offers a changing selection of transitional and traditional wood

Estate Jewelry *Accepting consignments daily M-Sat 10a-6p The Mole Hole is a ladies boutique carrying ladies clothing, jewelry, handbags, Pandora, Brighton, and Home Décor. 4900 Courthouse Street, Williamsburg

757.220.8609 (New Town) We also have a warehouse & consignment store located at 704 Mariners Row, Newport News


Duke of Glouster St.

Rd own



w Neown T

1 2 3 4 5

8 Prince George St.







11 Revibe

12 West Point Antiques

13 Williamsburg Antiques Mall

and upholstered furniture, lamps, accessories, china, glassware, artwork and carpets. Open Mon.–Sat., 10am- 5pm. The Village Shops at Kingsmill. 757 220-1790. GOODMAN’S INTERIORS is a unique shopping experience. We offer an extensive selection of period antiques, vintage, midcentury modern, and contemporary home furnishings. Our showrooms feature lighting, sterling, china, jewelry, crystal and linens. The staff at Goodman's Interiors will inspire you with their design skills and knowledge. 6871 Main Street, Gloucester. 804 8249383. JOAN'S ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTS & MORE The experts in vintage furniture, artistry and history. Currently accepting new consignments and offering estate liquidation services. Olde Towne Square, 4854 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg. 757 345-9688.

• One of the largest malls on the East Coast • 300+ dealers • La Petite Tea Room • Open 7 days a week (closed Christmas, Thanksgiving & Easter) • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sun., Noon-5 p.m. • Featuring: furniture, jewelry, artwork, china, glass, etc.

Positive results I knew that advertising my new small business in the Williamsburg Magazine would be a wise decision. I was right! The response has been so positive and encouraging. The magazine ad definitely got the word out that there is a new consignment store in town and the map included in the magazine led customers and consigners right to my door. Working with Kathy and LouAnne has been a great experience. Their design ideas and work ethic resulted in the exact ad that I had in mind. I have always been a fan of the Magazine and found it to be a wonderful resource. It is also a great supporter of the small business owner and I am proud to advertise with them. 500 Lightfoot Road • Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-837-0074 From Richmond or Hampton: I-64 Exit 234 at Lightfoot East on 199, Exit Mooretown Road West, Left at stoplight onto Lightfoot Road 500 ft. to Mall on left. Look for white picket fences. From Williamsburg: on Route 60, turn onto Lightfoot Road, 1/2 mile to Mall on right. Look for white picket fences.

-Joni Spangler, Owner Joni's Consign & Design

Joni’s Consign & Design


An eclectic mix of furniture and home decor including original artwork in “THE GALLERY.” Colony Square Shopping Center near The Carrot Tree.



JONI'S CONSIGN & DESIGN sells antiques, furniture, home decor, artwork plus much more. Located in Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road. MERLE NORMAN, WIGS & HANDBAGS Stop in for a complimentary makeover or just a new lipstick! Browse our selection of over 200 consignment handbags including Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, etc. Check out our wigs, turbans, hair wraps, etc. Ear piercing is $29.99. M-F 10 - 6 pm; Sat 10 - 5. 757-220-0053

Everything for your home or river cottage.

MERMAID BOOKS, Since 1977, has been known for new, used, rare books, antiques and ephemera. Featuring; Virginia and colonial history, poetry, art, cookbooks & children’s books. Open Daily; 10 to 5 and Sundays noon to 5. 421-A Prince George Street, 757-229-3603.

thing Nice. Children’s play area. Thank you for voting us one of “The Best of Williamsburg.” Hours: Sun.&Mon. closed. Tues. 107; Wed-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4. Richmond Rd in the Pavillion Shops 757 220-1661.

THE MOLE HOLE The Mole Hole is a unique ladies boutique, offering a wide selection of items that will delight you. Recently, they have added consignment items, including Estate Jewelry. They also carry Pandora, Brighton, ladies clothing, and accessories. You will find a wide array of home décor along with artwork and unique tableware. Located at 4900 Courthouse Street in New Town. 757 220-8609. REVIBE We are a consignment store that offers furniture redesign, and interior redesign. We consign local artists as well as standard consigned items, and offer interior design, home staging and workshops. 515 York Street, 757 303-9661. Tues – Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-5p.m.

706 main street • west point 804-843-4369 open daily

SUGAR & SPICE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE Children’s, Juniors & Maternity Clothing, Toys, Baby Furniture & Accessories, Gifts, Books, School Uniforms & Every-

515 York Street Williamsburg, VA 23185 Just 1 mile from Colonial Williamsburg 757-303-9661 •

WEST POINT ANTIQUES Located on the beautiful Middle Peninsula in historic West Point, at 706 Main Street, seven blocks south of busy Rt. 33 and six blocks from the majestic York River, you’ll find a diverse array of antiques, vintage and collectibles in our 4,000 sq. ft. shop with more than 35 dealers and consigners. Open daily 10-5, Monday-Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Take exit 220 from I-64 804 843-4369. WILLIAMSBURG ANTIQUES MALL One of Eastern Virginia’s largest antique centers, featuring 45,000 square feet of space & 300+ dealers. A one-story facility with easy handicap accessibility. La Petite Tea Room. Centrally located just off the Route 199 Bypass near the Pottery Factory and outlet centers. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Visa and MasterCard accepted. 500 Lightfoot Rd.,Rt. 646. 757 565-3422.


Furniture: Vintage, Mid-Century, Redesigned, Handmade Open: 11-6 Tues-Sat; 12-5 Sunday Home Decor: Current Trends, Eclectic, and Local Artisans Jewelry: Vintage, Costume, Handmade Also, offering Furniture Redesign Art: Local, Vintage, Funky and Interior Redesign Clothing: Boho, Vintage, Funky

Auctions by Wallace Virginia’s Leading Coin and Gun Auction House

Weekly Coin & Currency Auction Friday at 7pm EST Live and Online

Something for Every Collector • 757-566-1211 46



Where Tried & True

meets Trendy!


Consigning Fine F Furniture, Antiques and Home Decor.


Always accepting new quality consignments. Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4

Thank you Williamsburg for Voting us One of


Thank You

Consignment Stores!

for voting us the Best Consignment Store!

Tues: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Wed–Fri: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 757-220-1661

Stop by and Meet our Friendliest Chickadees Associate...Buddy

(located in the Pavilion Shops adjacent to NY Deli) ((l 6514 Richmond Road • Williamsburg, VA


like us us on facebook

Start the New Year off Right.

Join Francesco’s in celebrating our 10th Anniversary.

Please ch check heeck ecckk outt our $ $6.99 6 99 llunch unch h ddeals! eals!* Served Weekdays from 10:30am – 2:30pm

Lasagna • Pasta your way! Chicken Parmigiana • Eggplant Parmigiana Pasta Garlic and Oil • Penne alla Vodka All entrees include freshly baked homemade Italian Bread Add a Small Salad for only $2.99

Reserve your Seat!

*No other discounts apply Serving Lunch and Dinner • Gluten free

Free Delivery After 5PM 6524 Unit D Richmond Road


Mon-Thur 10:30 AM-10 PM Fri-Sat 10:30 AM-11 PM • Sun 10:30 AM-10 PM

10 % OFF*

Entire Bill

*DINE-IN ONLY. Does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity. Cannot be combined with any other offer. WM



TAKE THE TOUR ATTRACTIONS & AMUSEMENTS AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN (formerly Yorktown Victory Center) Thematic exhibits and living history. Re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and a 1780s farm site, historical interpreters practice drills, demonstrate weapons, discuss medical practices, prepare meals, and plant and cultivate crops. 757 253-4838. COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum. Purchase tickets at the Visitors Center, get information and catch one of the gray buses that circles the Historic Area. Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of ticket options. 757 220-7645. HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE The first permanent English settlement in North America, was Virginia’s colonial capital for 92 years and in 1619 the site of America’s first representative legislative assembly. Walking tour of the town site, archaeological remains of the 1607 fort, memorials, the 1690s church tower and the glasshouse. The gate is open daily 8:30 am4:30 pm; visitor center is open 9 am-5 pm 757 898-2410. HISTORIC YORKTOWN Enjoy 300 years of history in a charming riverfront setting. Relive the pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War. Visit historic homes, museums, monuments and battlefields and learn more about the brave citizens and soldiers who took a stand here. Shop in specialty stores, play on the riverfront, and dine in one-of-a-kind restaurants on the York River and up the hill in the village. Come for a day, a weekend or longer. JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Explores America’s first permanent English colony. Gallery exhibits trace history of Jamestown, and the Powhatan Indian, European and African cultures that converged in 1600s Virginia.

Features outdoor re-creations of three ships, colonial fort and Powhatan village, and a riverfront discovery area. 757 253-4838.

Chippokes Plantation. Open yearround, mansion is open weekends mid-Apr.Dec., 1-5 p.m. Operated by Chippokes Plantation State Park. 294-3625.

PAINT ON POTTERY The place where you are the artist! Choose an item of bisque and paint your own design. We will fire your creation and you can pick up in a few days, or we can ship it to you. Hours: Sun-12-6, Mon., Wed. & Thurs-11-6, Tues & Fri-11-10 & Sat.10-6. The Shops at High Street, 1430 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 757 565-3500

Chelsea Plantation. Tours: Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission fee. 804 843-2386.

YORKTOWN BATTLEFIELDS AT THE VISITOR CENTER See a 16-minute film on the military campaign, siege and surrender. Explore the battlefield and 18th-century town on your own or with a Park Ranger as your guide. Visitor Center is open daily 9am–5 pm and the battlefield tour roads are open dawn until dusk. 757 898-2410. visit

PLANTATIONS Berkeley Plantation. Open daily 9 a.m.5 p.m. 888 466-6018. Shirley Plantation. Open Daily; Dec.February, 10-4. March-November, 9:30-4:30. 804-829-5121 Edgewood Plantation. 757 829-2962. North Bend. 804 829-5176. Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation. 804 829-2480. Westover Plantation. 804 829-2882. Hewick. 2 miles off Route 17. 800 484-7514 (ext. 1678), 804 758-4214.

Wishes everyone a

Happy New Year 7445 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (In Norge) • 757-903-1681 Primitives • Reproduction Furniture • Home Decor Sun: 1pm-5pm, Mon: Closed, Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm


BEYOND THE HISTORIC TRIANGLE NEWPORT NEWS VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM Explore Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Enjoy activities at four hands-on discovery centers, view the sun from the observatory and stroll the elevated boardwalk. Open daily 9 a.m.-5p.m. Take I-64 East to Exit 258A; 757 595-1900


Willow Grove Primitives


Bacon’s Castle. Open Mar.-Dec. on Fri. & Sat. 10 am-5 pm and Sun. noon-5 pm. 757 357-5976.

SURRY COUNTY Chippokes Plantation State Park, Route 634. 757 294-3625. Smith’s Fort Plantation is located on Route 31 near the ferry slip. Open Fri.-Sat, 10-5; Sun. 12-5 March through December. 757 294-3872. Bacon’s Castle, located at 465 Bacon’s Castle Trail is open March through December, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am-5 pm and Sundays noon- 5 pm. Each month the Castle holds a special event. Inquire or follow on Facebook for more details. 757 357-5976 . MUSEUMS ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER FOLK ART MUSEUM Exhibits feature paintings, whirligigs, weather vanes, carvings, toys, embroideries and other folk works representing many diverse cultural traditions and geographic regions. The collection includes items dating from the 1720s to the present. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 757 220-7724. BASSETT HALL A two-story, 18thcentury frame house on 585 acres near the colonial Capitol building, was the Williamsburg home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. during the mid-1930s and 1940s. The property also includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings—a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy. Located at 522 E. Francis St. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 855-296-6627, DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM Houses a collection of British and American decorative arts dating from 1600 through 1830. Includes the world’s largest collection of Virginia furniture, large collections of Southern, British and American furniture and

the largest collection of English pottery outside England. Features 15 galleries as well as an auditorium and a café. Hours of operation vary seasonally. 757 220-7724. MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART AT COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY Special exhibitions and a revolving permanent collection of over 5,000 works; the collection is encyclopedic in nature and includes English and American portraits of the 17th to 19th centuries; European and American prints, drawings and paintings from the 14th to 21st centuries (Medieval to Post-Modern); Japanese prints; photography; African art and Asian ceramics. On Jamestown Road next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall. Open Sat. & Sun., noon-4 pm; Tues. – Fri., 10 am – 5 pm. 757 221-2700 WATERMEN’S MUSEUM Tells the story of Virginia’s watermen who have worked the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and harvested its abundant products. Located on Water Street under the Coleman Bridge in Yorktown. The gift shop features a wide variety of works by local artists, nautical books and gifts. Open April-Thanksgiving, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., 1–5 p.m., closed on Mon. Thanksgiving-March, weekends only. 757 887-2641.

Expires 1/31/17

YORK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Exhibits spanning the centuries of York



0 21


Get Your

Bird Food in


January 14 - May 14 Virginia's Animal Attraction

Buy 2 Seed Cylinders, Get a Feeder 50% OFF!* A Savings of $12.98 or More!

*Valid only at the Williamsburg, VA Store thru 1/31/17. One discount per purchase. Valid only on select in-stock feeders. Not valid on previous purchase or sale items.

Newport News I-64 exit 258-A 757-595-1900

Settler’s Market (Near Trader Joe’s), 4625 Casey Boulevard, Suite #300 Williamsburg, VA 23188 • (757) 253-0873 • BIRD FOOD • FEEDERS • GARDEN ACCENTS • UNIQUE GIFTS WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


County history. The Chiskiack Watch Archaeological Collection contains artifacts from Native Americans and colonial to modern times. Also, a self-guided 20th century exhibit hall on York County History. Open April-December. Call for hours or group tours. Closed Mon. Free admission. 757 890-4910. GALLERIES

COLONIAL FOLK ART STUDIO & GALLERY Selling vintage & contemporary folk art in various media by local & regional artists. Purveyors of antiquated books, maps, lithographs & engravings. Ceramics & mixed-media classes & open studio with wheels & kilns onsite. Extended hours Wed. & Fri. Bookbinding & restoration onsite. 110 Bacon Ave. Williamsburg. 757 941-8926; e-mail www.

A TOUCH OF EARTH Original work handcrafted by Studio artisans in Virginia and the U.S.A. Representing work in clay, metal, wood, glass,fiber and paintings.Owned by ceramic artists, Lianne Lurie and Paul Pittman. Open Sun.–Sat. 6580 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 757 565-0425. email:

GALLERY AT YORK HALL Art Gallery featuring works of local artists for exhibit and sale and a variety of themed revolving exhibits Apr. -Dec., Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. closed Mon. Limited winter hours Jan.-Mar. Free admission. Also available is area information including maps, brochures, and more. 301 Main Street, located on the corner of Main and Ballard Streets, Yorktown. 757 890-4490.

ART-CADE GALLERY OF ART Features traditional artwork including Disney, Dr. Seuss and Greenwich Workshop. A recognized source for limited edition prints, original sport and comic cartoons, vintage war posters, art books and folk art. Seasonal showroom hours and by appointment. Williamsburg Office Park, 1321 Jamestown Rd, Ste 204. 757 565-7424.

ON THE HILL GALLERY, at 402 Main Street near the historic Yorktown riverfront, features original art in many mediums: original watercolors, original oil paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood workings and other art forms made by local artists. 757 369-1108. Contact the gallery at

Interstate 64 Richmond Road Ro



Center ville Road


ue nb




n Ave



llo tice

Cosmetics & Skin Care, Wigs, Consignment Handbags & Ear Piercing Monticello Marketplace over 300+ handbags!

4680 Monticello Ave #18G, Williamsburg, VA 23188 • 757-220-0053 50


PRINCE GEORGE ART & FRAME Contemporary gallery of original art, exhibits local and regional artists. Also featured are fine North American craft artisans. Prince George is also well known locally for its fine custom framing. Features changing shows of original art. 107 Colony Square Shopping Center, Jamestown Rd. 757 229-7644.

Colonial Folk Art G y Studio & Gallery Folk Art & Outsider Art Antiquated Books, Maps, Etchings & Lithographs Studio for creating

THE TRIMBLE COLLECTION The gallery features over 250 pieces of beautiful, original, contemporary European, Asian & American Art in traditional & classic 18th, 19th, & 20th century styles. Tom, a Master Framer, with over 40 years of experience custom builds every frame & is renowned for his restoration expertise. The Village Shops at Kingsmill, 757 220-3456 THE WILLIAMSBURG SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK Our studio creates fine hand embroidered monograms in the classical European tradition. Using authentic vintage monogram patterns, initials, and embellishments, our Williamsburg trained hand embroiderers create beautiful authentic personal monograms. In the same tradition, we create fine hand hemstitched linens. 757 259-9400

Ceramics, Mixed Media & Bookbinding Classes 110Bacon Street, Williamsburg






6580 Richmond Road 757-565-0425

17 with A toast to 20y by Art potter ceramic artist sy Penn lvania

Originally established in 1977

S al’s Order two

Capitol Landing Rd.


Bill Campbe

American made work in Clay, Glass, Wood, Metal, Fiber, & Paintings by working studio artisans from VA and USA


dinner entrees $12.95 $ 12 95 & ABOVE ABOVE


Bottle of Wine House Salad & Baked Bread

Preserving Professional Hand Embroidery in the Marketplace





Ristorante Italiano

835 Capitol Landing Road

Vocational Needlework Training Leisure Needlework Classes Church Needlework 757.259.9400

*Excludes Minors’ Meals. Not valid with any other discount. Present this ad when ordering. WILLIAMSBURG MAGAZINE / JANUARY 2017


EL TAPATIO mexican grill and bar

Williamsburg’s Favorite Store

for People and Their Pets!

Kids eat for $


S drink included Soft **Sun.-Thurs. ONLY

Dogs welcome! D l !

Since 2006

Come meet Schwartzy & Roxy!

5104 Main Street, New Town, Across from Barnes & Noble Williamsburg • 757-220-2001 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Michael Clark Band

Happy Hour

from 3-8pm Daily

Weekend LIVE MUSIC • 8-11 p pm

10% off


No Cover Charge.

Live Music 3 nights/week

for all military

Buy 1 Dinner Entree, Get a Second

Buy 1 Lunch Entree, Get a Second

Bobby Blackhat Band

$5.00 off 1/2 price with the purchase of 2 drinks

with the purchase of 2 drinks

*Dine-in only. Cannot be combined w/other offers. (Tax not incl.) WM Expires 1/31/17




• • • • • • • •

Michael Clark ark Band Jonny Waters & Co. Impulse Deja Voodoo Jacob Vanko Band Bobby Blackhat Band Blind & Dirty London

January 4 January 11 January 18 Januray 25

• • • •

Kari & the the Jay Mark Rogers Curtis Brown & Ben Phelps Scrapper Tuesday

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-12am; Sun 11am-9pm

4324 C-2 Newtown Ave. (across from Iron-Bound Gym)

(757) 565-2009 52

January 6 January 7 January 13 January 14 January 20 January 21 January 27 January 28

Acoustic Wednesdays 7-9pm

4917 Courthouse St. (next to movie theater)

Su nd a HE y Ticket RE!



WORSHIP ASCENSION OF OUR LORD Byzantine Catholic Church 114 Palace Lane, Williamsburg, VA Divine Liturgy Sundays 11:00 am Ph 757-220-8098

NEW TOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5209 Monticello Ave., (757) 258-1072 Pastor Mike Derflinger • Sun. worship: 9:15 & 11am (nursery provided) Kids Konnection & Middle School Breakout 9:15 & 11am 1st Wed. – Midweek Service 6-7:30pm; Every Wed - Middle & High School Youth

WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL We’d love to meet you no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. We hope you will consider visiting with us! Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m., 229-7152. 3899 John Tyler Hwy

BRUTON PARISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg (757) 229-2891 Sunday Worship: 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:15am & 5:30pm Sunday School (10:30am) & Nursery (8:30am-12:30pm) Noonday Prayer (Mon.-Sat.); Holy Eucharist (11am Wed.)

ST. BEDE CATHOLIC CHURCH 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg 23188 (757) 229-3631, Mass Schedule: (757) 258-7777 Mass: Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 7:15, 9 & 11am; 5pm Daily Mass: Mon.–Fri. 9am

WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A vibrant, welcoming congregation where people of all ages worship & grow together in faith, to love & serve our community & world. Join us on Sundays for worship at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m., nursery, Church School all ages. Located across from W&M at 215 Richmond Rd. 757-229-4235

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 620 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA Services and Sunday School: 11am, Wednesday: 7:30pm Public Reading Room- 626 Jamestown Rd. (757)229-3805 Sun. Radio: 790AM (WNIS)-8:05am; 740AM (WMBG)-10am

ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Experience the Joy of Early Christian Worship 4900 Mooretown Rd, 23188 Fr. Milton Gianulis (757)220-0994 Orthros Sunday 9:00 Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

WILLIAMSBURG UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS IMAGINE a religion that embraces many different beliefs... Including yours! Sunday Worship: 9:45am & 11:15am 3051 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg (757) 220-6830.

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4107 Rochambeau Drive- (757) 566-0456 SS: 9:30am; Sun. services: 10:30am & 6:00pm Wed.: Bible Study & Prayer meeting: 7:00pm Nursery provided-all services



1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg (757)229-1111

500 Jamestown Rd. at Cary St., Williamsburg Sunday Worship: 8:15 & 11am, Sunday School for All ages at 9:30am. Childcare provided. Rev. Dr. Bill Jones • Rev. Kay Barrè (757) 229-1771,

GRACE COVENANT CHURCH (PCA) Growing in Grace and Truth 1677Jamestown Rd,Williamsburg (2mi.west off Rt. 199) Rev. Dennis Griffith / Rev. Camper Mundy (757) 220-0147,

ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg • (757) 564-3819, fax (757) 565-1099 e-mail – Mass-Sat. 5:30pm, Sun. 8 & 10am, Tue 5pm Wed.,Thu. & Fri. noon, confessions Sat. 4:30pm

HICKORY NECK EPISCOPAL CHURCH 8300 Richmond Rd, Toano, 23168, (757)566-0276 Sunday: Holy Eucharist 8:00am, 9am, 11:15am. Child care provided at 9 and 11:15 am services Historic Chapel used regularly

TEMPLE BETH EL OF WILLIAMSBURG Rabbi: David Katz 600 Jamestown Road at Indian Springs Road Fri. Night Service: 7:30pm; Sat. Morning Service: 10am Office: (757) 220-1205,

JAMES RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH Bringing Hope to the Community 4931 Centerville Rd., 757-258-0303 Sun. Worship 9am & 11am; SS 10 am; Sun. Eve. 6pm; Wed. 6pm; Nursery, Children’s & Youth Ministry.

WELLSPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4871 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg (757-258-5008) and Facebook Sunday Worship: 8:45am (Traditional) & 11am (Contemporary) Sunday School: 10am & Nursery: 8:45-12:00

JAMESTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Pastor: Rev. Dr. Daniel T. Klein; Choir Dir. Robert Hodge Adult Bible Study; 9:30am, Sunday Worship: 10:30am, Kids Worship: 10:45am, Child Care Avail., Email:, visit us on Facebook website:

WILLIAMSBURG BAPTIST CHURCH A Family of Faith Seeking the Will of God 227 Richmond Road – across from W&M 9:30 Education – 11 am Worship with Nursery 757-229-1217

Child care/nursery provided for all services

Sunday Worship: 8am, 9:15am, 11am Wednesday: 12pm, First Saturday Taize: 5pm Sunday School: 10am for all ages

Advertise your church here. Contact

Kathy Talmage for more information,







Order two dinner ent Capitol Bottle of Wine House Salad Order two& Baked Bread dinner entrees Bottle of Wine House Salad & Baked Bread

YORK UNIFORMS Two Pack for Seniors ––––––––––––––––– Two Pack for Adults see page 11 for prices with this coupon. Offer good for 2 people at one session. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

Ristorante Italiano

10% off purchase* see ad on page 15 *Includes Dansko, Alegria & Sanita shoes. See store for details. With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

$3 OFF Governor’s Carriage Wash see ad on page 33 Not valid with any other discounts or coupons. EXPIRES 2/28/17 WM

7405 Richmond Road, Williamsburg 757-259-0314 •

25% off your order*

25% OFF

see ad on page 8

see ad on page 4

*with this coupon. Purchased at regular menu prices. Not valid with other offers or discounts. For call-in and walk-in orders only. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

Offer cannot be combined w/any other offer and is not valid for the purchase of gift certificates, cannot be applied to previously purchased merchandise. Must be presented at time of purchase. Has no cash value. Valid for in-store purchases only. WM

10% off your first full service grooming*

see ad on page 51 With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not include alcohol, gratuity or tax. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

$3.00 off any size ice cream cake*

see ad on page 35

see ad on page 49 valid at PREMIUM OUTLETS location only!! One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with other offers. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Limit 1 coupon per customer. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

Pick up a copy of The Virginia Gazette for more saving opportunities!


835 Capitol Landing Road 10% off meal

Call (971) 808-CATS for appointment

Want to save even more money?



WILLIAMSBURG GOLD BUYERS Receive an extra 10% off when you sell your jewelry* see ad on page 26 *See store for details. With this coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer. EXPIRES 1/31/17 WM

Orthopedic Specialists Williamsburg 120 Kings Way, Suite 2700 Williamsburg, VA 23185

In Williamsburg, our orthopedic physicians provide expert care for all your needs. For orthopedic care, the name to remember is Riverside.

Specialized Training. Exceptional Results. John Sloboda, M.D. Hip and Knee

John McGuigan, M.D. Hand and Wrist

John McGee, M.D. General Orthopedics

John Barley IV, D.O. Primary Care Sports Medicine

Scott Kling, M.D. Sports Medicine

Robyn Vargo, D.O., Foot and Ankle

Meet the team and see patient star ratings online:

Make an Appointment 757-645-0303

Profile for The Virginia Gazette

January 2017 Williamsburg Magazine  

All things Greater Williamsburg for visitors and locals since 1964

January 2017 Williamsburg Magazine  

All things Greater Williamsburg for visitors and locals since 1964

Profile for llake