Erica Jackson Curran

Erica Jackson Curran

Writer + Editor

Former alt-weekly editor turned content marketer and moonlight freelancer. Food, drinks, travel, and art are just a few of my favorite things to write about.

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The Local Palate

Quench Your Thirst on Virginia's Cider Trail

Sometimes the ugliest apples make the best cider. That’s why Virginia’s community of cidermakers are constantly seeking out rare and heirloom varieties of the fruit to create their concoctions.

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The Local Palate

Do You Know the Gingerbread Man?

When Richmond’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery released its first Gingerbread Stout in 2011, about a dozen beer lovers showed up to try the new brew. One year later, with a World Beer Cup medal and a perfect score from Beer Advocate’s reviewers under its belt, the reserve series beer’s release drew a line around the block. Expect no less tomorrow, when the brewery celebrates its fourth year of gingery goodness.