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Focus on food in Culpeper next week

Piedmont Steakhouse is among the restaurants participating in Culpeper’s restaurant week. FLS photo by Elizabeth Rabin.

If you’re looking to get out of a dining-out rut and you’ve never ventured out to Culpeper for a meal, next week could be just the thing for you.

A week of food-themed events and promotions in Culpeper starts Sunday, with the 8th annual Taste of Culpeper, an event in the downtown Depot that highlights local food, wine and entertainment. The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. and includes activities for children. You can find all the details here.

Starting Monday, nine restaurants will participate in the 4th annual Culpeper Downtown Restaurant week, which runs Oct. 8 – 14. They’ll offer special prix fixe dinner menus that include an appetizer, entree and dessert for $25 a person. Here is a list of participating restaurants and numbers to call for reservations:

Bella Vista Latin Restaurant (540-317-5884)

The Copper Fish (540-825-1011)

Culpeper Cattle Company (540-727-0008)

Foti’s Restaurant (540-829-8400)

Hazel River Inn Restaurant (540-825-7148)

It’s About Thyme (540-825-4264)

Piedmont Steakhouse (540-825-4444)

Raven’s Nest Coffee House (540-827-4185)

The Smokehouse (540-317-5026)