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Jul 7, 2009 09:47 AM

Culpeper, not Foti's

Looking for somewhere in town Saturday night. Love Foti's but looking for something a bit less formal and more lively. Ideally somewhere with a bar where we can have a drink before sitting down to dinner. I remember seeing a place across the street called "It's About Thyme" that looked kind of 'happenin' but don't know anything about their food.


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  1. This probably isn't too helpful but since you have not yet gotten any responses, I'm thinking it might be better than nothing. I have not been to the It's About Thyme place but had it recommended to me by a server at a completely different (Italian) restaurant which I love. She said it was nice. We never went so I cannot confirm or deny but at least that is what I have heard. Sorry I could not be more helpful.

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    1. re: cookie44

      Thanks cookie. That's better than nothing!

      What's the Italian place that you love? I assume it doesn't fit our bill, but there's a chance we'll be in town for dinner Sunday as well.

      1. re: Meg

        We've been to It's About Thyme twice. However, it's been a few years since we went. From what I hear the food there is still quite good.

        1. re: Meg

          Sorry - only just seeing now that you asked a follow-up. The Italian place isn't in Culpeper at all (in Burke, VA actually) but we were takling about Culpeper area at the time.

      2. Reporting back. We were so relaxed that we ended up staying at the Inn for dinner (Kelly's Ford) rathre than heading into town. We had lunch at their pub and were impressed enough with the food, particuarly the fried fish sandwich (my husband's from Pittsburgh, need I say more?) that we thought we'd give it a try. So glad we did. Highly recommend it if you're in the area and looking for a quiet, comfortable setting with a gorgeous view. Entrees are a bit pricey but our inexpensive bar bill more than made up for it ($5.50 top shelf martinin's!). Creative and well executed menu (we had the halibut and duck), and delicious home made deserts. Oh yeah and a yummy home made cream of asparagus soup.