I don't write much reviews, but had to write this one. Â This is about as good as it gets. Â Ha Thomas is the master chef and restaurateur. Â Hal is extremely conscious of the quality and integrity of Â his food. Â Everything is fresh and tastes great. Â Organic, natural and top grade seems to be the only thing you will find here. Â The BBQ is hands down the best I have ever had. Â His sauces and sides are just right. Â He seems to be a master of building flavors and seasoning. Â Hops & Vines is truly one of those special places that is well worth making the trip to. Â I guarantee that once you walk into this restaurant / store, you will fall in love with. Â I know that Â I would eat here 7 days a week, if I could.Review Source:
I love finding great hidden gems in Virginia. This is located in a small town of Paeonian Springs. They have great outdoor sittings and offer huge selection of beer/wine.
Hal, the owner, is very knowledgeable about his products and makes great recommendations. Their food is amazingly good and everything is made from scratch.
I especially enjoyed their pulled chicken sandwich. It was most and delicious.
We had the beef brisket, chicken, and pulled pork barbecue for a company picnic, along with the potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans sides. I'm usually not a huge fan of barbecue, but everything that we got from Hops & Vines was delicious. I was actually probably the most surprised by the baked beans - I usually find that they're overly sweet and don't really have a lot of flavor, but I actually went for seconds of these.
I think that overall, even though everything was good, the things that stood out the most to me were the beef brisket/pulled pork and the AMAZING baked beans. Definitely worth a try!
As a side note, as the same suggests, they do sell beer and wine - at a very reasonable price - for carryout.