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Buzz Bites: Helping others with canned goods and martinis

Buzz Bites: Helping others with canned goods and martinis

This week’s Buzz Bites begins with a food drive, so check those expiration dates and bag up some canned goods to share.

The Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue is collecting nonperishable foods for the third annual Commissioners and Cans Food and Fund Drive. Donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be accepted through Feb. 15 outside Charlottesville City Hall’s Downtown Mall entrance.

It’s also possible to make monetary donations online at

For more information, call (434) 970-3172.

At Sedona TaphouseWhen you order the T2T Lemon Basil Martini at Sedona Taphouse, $1 of the price will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Proceeds will help the foundation build mortgage-free smart homes for service members with catastrophic injuries and pay off mortgages for Gold Star families and families of first responders who’ve been killed in the line of duty. The goal for 2021 is to provide 120 homes by the end of 2021. Learn more about the foundation at

There’s plenty of time to enjoy the martini, because it’ll be available at Sedona through Jan. 25, 2022. Get all the details at

At Dreaming TreeA Virtual Wine Tasting with Dave and Sean is available on video at

Dave Matthews and winemaker Sean McKenzie will be tasting three Dreaming Tree red wines: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Pinot Noir and 2018 Crush Red Blend. It’s possible to order the wines so you can follow along with the tasting video and learn more about the libations.

At feast!Feast! offers opportunities for ordering meals, new wine and cheese selections and even groceries. Orders need to be placed online at by 2 p.m. Friday for curbside pickup or local delivery. Menu options include beef stroganoff, vegetarian enchiladas, chicken cassoulet, vegetarian lasagna, turkey meatloaf and beef shepherd’s pie, among other favorites.

Groceries are available in categories ranging from breakfast to dinner salads to dessert options to soups to Virginia beers and ciders. Olives, jams, honey, crackers, dressings and other items needed to complete your meal are a click away.

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