Wednesday's Hot Bar 10/31/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, pickled zucchini salad, summer squash, apple-fennel salad

SOUPS: tomato bisque, wild mushroom barley soup, cream of asparagus, miso soup, split pea soup

VEGAN FOODS: cous cous paella, veggie garden pasta, butternut squash and celery root gratin, misir wat, black beans, basmati rice, lemon rice, aloo mutter, vegetable curried rice, curried cabbage, chole saag, vegetable korma, gobhi matar, ratatouille, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: kadhi pakora, tandoori naan, baked ziti with vodka sauce

MEAT & SEAFOOD: tilapia with pineapple salsa, tikka masala chicken, coq au vin blanc

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Shake Off Stress


Tuesday, October 30th  /  6:00-6:45PM


Ellwood’s Community Classroom


Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan


Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation
Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.


Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.



Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.


Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit; email or call 800-804-2176.

Tuesday's Hot Bar 10/30/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, kale salad, pickled zucchini salad

SOUPS: tomato bisque, wild mushroom and barley soup, cream of asparagus soup, split pea soup, miso soup

VEGAN FOODS: local hunan bbq tofu, black beans, basmati rice, tempeh bourguigon, veggie garden pasta, sausage seitan with peppers and onions, bedelijan, ater kik alicha, fasolia, collard greens with stewed tomatoes, misir wat, dinich wat, ginger-garlic cabbage, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: baked ziti pasta with vodka sauce, roasted butternut squash with 5-spice

MEAT: cider-braised chicken, Spanish chicken, chicken paprikash, dijon pork loin

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Monday's Hot Bar 10/29/12

RAW FOODS: living cole slaw, raw kale, salad, pickled zucchini salad

SOUPS: mushroom-barley soup, turkey chili, cream of asparagus

VEGAN FOODS: local Hunan BBQ tofu, tempeh bourguignon, sausage seitan with peppers and onions, vegan veggie pasta, black beans, red jasmine rice, bedelijan, ater kick alicha, gomen, misir war, vegetable curried rice, dinich wat, vegan collards, ginger-garlic cabbage, fasolia, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: parsley’d potatoes

MEAT: Hunan BBQ Pork Loin, Spanish chicken, chicken paprikash, cider braised chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Voting with Food


Sunday, October 28th  /  12:30-1:30PM


Ellwood’s Community Classroom


Douglas Dedrick


Every dollar you spend is like making a vote, you are supporting the companies you buy from with every dollar you spend. It is so important that we spend money on quality companies who stand for good ideals and ideals we agree with.  In this class we will discuss why spending your money on food makes a difference, how to spend money on companies with positive ideals and what companies to avoid and why.   Whether we realize it or not we are part of the election process everyday and it is important that we are aware of it.




Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin!

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Beer is here…. AND IT IS AWESOME!! Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s southern countryside, this selection utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley with ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar. This 8.5% ABV beer has freshly ground cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root!! Soo yea you better hurry before it is all gon

October = Fair Trade Month!

What is Fair Trade: A trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, disadvantaged producers and workers.

Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear the fair trade logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated.  Fair Trade helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.  They are a nonprofit, but they don’t do charity. Instead, they teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. With Fair Trade USA, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.

Take the Pledge:  Show your support of Fair Trade and Fair Trade products by making a pledge to do so on the Fair Trade website.  Click here to make the pledge.

VA Wine Month: Discover Your Local Crush!

Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with more than 200 wineries and dozens of wine trails surrounded by lavish scenery, breathtaking views, quaint small towns and monumental historic sites — it’s no wonder we love wine at ET!  This October, find out why Virginia was ranked as “one of the five-up and coming wine regions in the world” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.  Stop by ET and check out our front store display of VA wines which were all  hand picked by ET wine lovers in our Indulge department!

This is the month to switch up your normal bottle and try something new and from Virginia!  Be sure to check out our online Ellwood’s calendar for listings of Wine Tastings throughout the month in store.  Also be sure to check out what other VA wine lovers are doing through out the state at wineries and around our city by clicking here.