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Urgie’s Cheesesteaks Brings Brotherly Love to the ‘Burg

March 6, 2018 by Guest

Still celebrating their hallowed team’s Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, brothers Steve and Tommy Urglavitch make it clear with the hanging banners at their new location at 245 Water Street that Philadelphia is deeply rooted in their new business, Urgie’s Cheesesteaks. Growing up just outside of Philadelphia in Levittown, PA the Urglavitch’s experienced all that the City of Brotherly Love had to offer. This included the world-renowned cheesesteaks that Urgie’s will readily serve up in Downtown Harrisonburg as part of the ever-growing culinary district that continues to impress residents, tourists, and entrepreneurs seeking to start their own businesses. more

Jess’ Downtown Restaurant

February 28, 2018 by Guest

Harrisonburg has known for 96 years where to go for a juicy hot dog or a savory burger: Jess’ Quick Lunch. Since 1922, people have flocked to Jess’ for a quick, freshly made meal at an affordable price. Recent upgrades and additions to the beloved Harrisonburg fixture reflect its new name: Jess’ Downtown Restaurant. It’s not just for a quick lunch anymore. Don’t worry -- all the items you’ve loved for decades are still on the menu: burgers, hot dogs, and the BLT. But now they offer more options to appease everyone in your household. more

Tacos, Anyone?

May 3, 2017 by Guest

It has been a few months since Magnolia's Tacos & Tequila Bar, located at 14 E. Water Street, opened downtown. They were a hit from the start, but their rooftop patio just opened making this a new go-to for summer! more

Rocktown Kitchen Prepares to Open in May

April 14, 2017 by Guest

Excitement and rejuvenation fill the former Pure Eats space in the Ice House as Rocktown Kitchen gets ready to open a full-service, casual yet upscale dining restaurant in downtown. With locally sourced meats, vegetables, craft brews, wines, and décor, Rocktown Kitchen brings a farm-to-table experience to guests who will begin enjoying this new spot in May. That’s right…less than a month away! more

Bella Diversifies

March 8, 2017 by Guest

Executive Chef Colin Auckerman is busy making a special for Taste of Downtown week: house-made fettuccine with local braised pork, local kale, smoked paprika and parmesan. If you only know Bella Luna for its incredible wood-fired pizzas, you’re missing out on some of the best pasta dishes in the Valley and Auckerman’s latest creation will likely join their ranks. more

Restaurant Week: You Can’t Go Wrong

February 26, 2017 by Guest

So this is a regular conversation in our house: more

Chef Coes Elevates Southern Cuisine At Jimmy Madison’s

April 20, 2016 by Guest

It’s been just over a year since Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar took up residence in the former location of Dave’s Taverna—a year, and regrettably I am just now checking it out. I couldn’t have picked a better time. more