LakeAnnaLifeTimesAugustSeptember 2015 18 eatdrinkRESTAURANTS AND MORE Tavern on the Rail is a fine dining establishment located just a short drive from Lake Anna in nearby Fredericks Hall of Bumpass. Listed on The National Reg- ister of Historic Places Tavern on the Rail was originally the Harris Poindexter House and Store built along the Bucking- ham Branch railroad line. The local favorite restaurant offers dining in a rustic and refined atmosphere. Tavern on the Rails menu features chicken beef seafood and Virginia Ham entres along with weekly specials. Like the delectable Steak Diane thinly sliced medallions of beef ten- derloin sauted with herbs mushrooms onions and co- gnac. Another delicious choice is the Fredericks Hall Casserole crabmeat baby lobster tails scallops and baby shrimp in a luscious white wine sauce. Local recommendation Save room for desert and order the famous Train Wreck. You may choose to eat in the main dining room upstairs outside on the patio or in the lower section where the atmo- sphere is more intimate and closer to the bar. Tavern is open Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and then again 5 pm until 9 pm. Reservations are rec- ommended. Outdoor Waterside Dining Dock Access For Boaters Open 7 Days AWeekYear Round 200 BoardwalkWay MineralVA 23117 timslakeanna.com 540.894.5011 HOT CRABS Tavern On The Rail 540.872.RAIL Join Us For Fine Food Atmosphere More. Brunch 11-230 Dinner 5-9 Th-Fr-Sat Menu at tavernontherail.weebly.com Reservations Recommended 81 Tavern Rd Mineral VA Want to advertise in Lake Anna Life Times Email lkalifeearthlink.net for information. Tavern On The Rail Wine By The Lake Coming Sept. 19 Lake Anna Grapes Grains Festival 540.894.4440 Hours Monday 11a - 930p Tuesday Closed Wednesday - Thursday 11a - 930p Friday - Saturday 11a - 1030p Sunday 12p - 9p menu vitosonthelake.com NOW OPEN Burger - Sandwiches Pizza - Pasta Calzone - Stromboli Wine By The Lake is a first year festival being held at the Lake Anna State Park Saturday September 19 from 11 am to 5 pm featuring wineries include Burnley Vineyards Horton Vine- yards Lake Anna Winery James River Cellars Narmada Winery Rockbridge Vineyard Mattaponi Winery Saude Creek Lazy Days Winery and Elk Island. Attendees can taste the various bottlings and purchase wine to take home as well as peruse a selection of gifts from local ven- dors enjoy a diverse selection of cuisine from various food trucks and enjoy music by the Reunion and NuCorp bands. The Wine on the Lake Wine Festival is put on by Travel Lake Anna a 501c3 non-profit. This is a family-friendly festival show- casing great Virginia wineries and a great atmosphere to kick off your fall right. Tickets are on sale at http www.winebythelake.comtickets and cost 25 until September 18 and include the 5 parking fee. Tickets are 25 at the gate and do NOT include the parking fee. Children under 16 are free. Ages 16-20 are 10 each. Group dis- counts for 20 or more tickets are available. Pets and coolers are NOT allowed. Travel Lake Anna is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help promote the Lake Anna area and community and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Created in 2013 Travel Lake Anna throws events like the Lake Anna Brew- fest which brings thousands of people to Lake Anna while promoting the areas local busi- nesses raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and scholarships for high schoolers who are attending college. If you like craft beer local wine and tasty foods like oyster po boy sandwiches BBQ donuts and pizza youll love the Lake Anna Grapes Grains Festival to be held October 10 from one oclock to 530 pm at the lakeside Christopher Run Event Park. Lake Anna United a local non- profit consisting of area busi- nessmen and women is hosting the event that will feature over 20 craft brews and 30 area wines to sample as well as foodgift ven- dors and two noteworthy bands Brenton The Bluesbusters and Acoustic Onion. We are proud to have local di- rectors local beers and wines local vendors and local bands as the keystones to this event notes Lake Anna United presi- dent Dave Moberly Our goal is to provide a boost to local busi- nesses and the region during the start of the off-season and show our residents and visitors that Lake Anna doesnt close af- ter Labor Day. A portion of the proceeds from the Grapes Grains Festival will be donated to the Louisa Hu- mane Society and Louisa Adult Community Services. The event will commence with a First Pour at noon for VIP ticket holders while general admis- sion begins at 1 pm. General ad- mission tickets are available at www.lakeannagrapesandgrains- festival.com for 30 prior to the event or 35 at the gate. VIP tickets are 50 online and 55 at the gate. Each attendee will receive while supplies last a commemorative tasting glass. VIP ticket holders will also re- ceive an event t-shirt while sup- plies last VIP parking and ac- cess to the VIP Legend Brewing Keg Garden. Designated driver admission tickets are 10. Chris- topher Run will be charging a 5 per car parking fee.