Local coffeeshop darling Mudhouse is preparing to compete in New York City for Coffee Fest’s “Best Coffeehouse in America” title. Local owners John and Lynelle Lawrence are sending their rockstar team of Dan Pabst, Eric Mason, and Amy Guzzardi to the competition on Saturday, March 9, with the first challenge starting at 2:35pm. No stranger to accolades, Mudhouse has garnered a Best of C-VILLE “Best Coffee” win for the last 16 years. Watch this week’s competition streaming live at the Downtown Mall or Crozet Mudhouse locations, or see it online at coffeefest.com. The top three teams will then in the finals on Sunday, March 10. Fingers crossed!
Swine ‘n Dine with chefs Ben Thompson of The Rock Barn and Angelo Vangelopoulous of the Ivy Inn (where dinner will be served) on March 16. Guests will enjoy a six-course pig-centric tasting menu highlighting pork from Thompson’s own farm, where he raises pigs and transforms their meat into delicacies such as tasso, bacon, and sausage. Courses will include themes such as “two heads are better than one,” and the “belly roll,” which is carved tableside. Each course will be paired with artisan wines from the West Coast—Montinore Estate, Owen Roe, and Cochon among them—presented by Robert Crum of Roanoke Valley Wine Company.
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