Mom's Diner

July 2, 2012

Riverside North, Charlottesville VA

If you have a hankering for a hot bacon cheeseburger (with lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions), or maybe a basket of French fries, a pile of fried mushrooms, or some hot and gooey Mozzarella cheese sticks, all hot right off the grill and out of the frier, then Riverside North is the place to go. The food is straight-forward American fare, served made-to-order, hot and fast. The atmosphere is casual and the service is friendly. A great place to go when you need some old-fashioned comfort burgers and fried sides! Don’t worry if there are a few grease spots on your receipt-that’s just a sign of a tasty meal!

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September 25, 2011

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-b-que, Williamsburg VA

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has been a Williamsburg institution for over 30 years. We used to come here for the barbecue when it was a walk- up window only, with a steaming barbecue pitt out back, a soda machine for drinks, picnic tables, and a gravel parking lot. Things have changed a bit, but Pierce’s continues to be a roadside attraction with excellent barbecue, albeit now with a full- fledged restaurant, indoor tables, and even a paved parking lot, not to mention the expanded barbecue pitt out back. With it’s bright yellow paint with orange trim, you cannot miss it and you won’t want to once you’ve tasted their tender, spicy barbecue sandwich. The Jumbo with coleslaw is a must, as is the hush puppies, the fries, and the crispy onion rings. If you are not in the mood for barbecue, try the cheeseburger (excellent!) or the kid’s chicken fingers (yum!). Or, if the weather is cold and you need some hot food to warm you up, try the Brunswick Stew or the macaroni and cheese. Whatever you choose, Pierce’s is a must-do stop if you are anywhere near!

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