Little Washington, Rappahannock County, Va., "America's Tuscany"   * All Gallery photos by John McCaslin                                                                                     

Little Washington, Rappahannock County, Va., "America's Tuscany"  

* All Gallery photos by John McCaslin                                                                                     

Rappahannock County Farms to Tula's Tables—in minutes! (aka Farm to Table)

Rappahannock County Farms to Tula's Tables—in minutes! (aka Farm to Table)

Scrumptious "Blue Plate Specials" are served every Monday all winter

Scrumptious "Blue Plate Specials" are served every Monday all winter

Tula's features daily Market Fish specials, only with the freshest seafood!

Tula's features daily Market Fish specials, only with the freshest seafood!

Rappahannock County artist Nancy Keyser paints Tula's in beautiful watercolors

Rappahannock County artist Nancy Keyser paints Tula's in beautiful watercolors

Our pastries, pickles, and relishes are all homemade

Our pastries, pickles, and relishes are all homemade

So that's what the name Tula means . . . We look forward to hosting you for a tranquil dinner or drink at the bar

So that's what the name Tula means . . . We look forward to hosting you for a tranquil dinner or drink at the bar

Seared Scallops for an entree is always a treat!

Seared Scallops for an entree is always a treat!

Grueling beer-cup-pong only at Tula's

Grueling beer-cup-pong only at Tula's

Minutes from Tula's is Little Devil Stairs hiking trail — here in October 2016

Minutes from Tula's is Little Devil Stairs hiking trail — here in October 2016

Chef's spontaneous artistic creation

Chef's spontaneous artistic creation

Halloween is spooky on Tula's Psycho-streaming, fog-smoking, bonfire-lit patio

Halloween is spooky on Tula's Psycho-streaming, fog-smoking, bonfire-lit patio

Homemade cheese cake makes any occasion flavorful at Tula's

Homemade cheese cake makes any occasion flavorful at Tula's

When nature calls you will pass through Tula's very cool forest mural painted by artist extraordinaire Linda Heimstra

When nature calls you will pass through Tula's very cool forest mural painted by artist extraordinaire Linda Heimstra

Kenny Sullivan's Rappahannock Flyer whisks visitors and locals alike to art galleries, wineries—and Tula's, of course

Kenny Sullivan's Rappahannock Flyer whisks visitors and locals alike to art galleries, wineries—and Tula's, of course

This pesky pair has fortunately moved on—or one of them has at least

This pesky pair has fortunately moved on—or one of them has at least

Tula's pours draft craft beer and bottled imports

Tula's pours draft craft beer and bottled imports

Skyline Drive, a few miles as a crow flies from Tula's

Skyline Drive, a few miles as a crow flies from Tula's

 Autumn's glory off Tula's patio

 Autumn's glory off Tula's patio

Tula's meatloaf is not your mother's meatloaf, God bless her

Tula's meatloaf is not your mother's meatloaf, God bless her

Actress Catherine Bach ("Daisy Duke", Dukes of Hazzard) bellied-up to Tula's bar in October 2016 after signing autographs at nearby Cooter's (courtesy photo)

Actress Catherine Bach ("Daisy Duke", Dukes of Hazzard) bellied-up to Tula's bar in October 2016 after signing autographs at nearby Cooter's (courtesy photo)

Esteemed political satirist Mark Russell thanks those who came out to his sold-out 2016 show from the Big Washington, the Little Washington, "and Tula's"

Esteemed political satirist Mark Russell thanks those who came out to his sold-out 2016 show from the Big Washington, the Little Washington, "and Tula's"

Tula's heated patio on a crisp mountain evening

Tula's heated patio on a crisp mountain evening

Our Blackened Shrimp 'n' Grits Appetizer: a southern favorite!

Our Blackened Shrimp 'n' Grits Appetizer: a southern favorite!

Your bar table awaits in Tula's beautiful brick and wood bar . . . 

Your bar table awaits in Tula's beautiful brick and wood bar . . . 

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After dinner take an evening stroll around the village of Little Washington and view the festive lights and decorations, decking two homes above

After dinner take an evening stroll around the village of Little Washington and view the festive lights and decorations, decking two homes above

Piping-hot and healthy foods and soups from our kitchen to your cozy table—or bar seat! 

Piping-hot and healthy foods and soups from our kitchen to your cozy table—or bar seat! 

Tula's offers daily meat and/or seafood specials

Tula's offers daily meat and/or seafood specials

Our chefs proudly serve fresh, local produce

Our chefs proudly serve fresh, local produce

Tula's patio is dog friendly

Tula's patio is dog friendly

Locally sourced farm to table

Locally sourced farm to table

Tula's specialty lemonade

Seasonally-inspired cocktails

Seasonally-inspired cocktails

Fresh-grilled ribeye

Fresh-grilled ribeye

Homemade apple cobbler

Homemade apple cobbler

Seared duck breast

Seared duck breast

Book your special occasion at Tula's

Book your special occasion at Tula's

Tango to Tula's

Tango to Tula's

Ladies' Night and other fun on the patio

Ladies' Night and other fun on the patio

Only in Little Washington

Only in Little Washington

Lightly-grilled watermelon, a summertime favorite

Lightly-grilled watermelon, a summertime favorite

Baked Alaska and a special retirement

Baked Alaska and a special retirement

Live from Little Washington, it's Saturday Night!

Live from Little Washington, it's Saturday Night!

These adorable elves appear every year, snow or shine

These adorable elves appear every year, snow or shine

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Tula's Restaurant and Bar

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Tula's Restaurant and Bar

2016 Presidential Debate-watching at Tula's bar

2016 Presidential Debate-watching at Tula's bar

Tula's co-owner Mark Allen is a foodie to boot

Tula's co-owner Mark Allen is a foodie to boot

Rappahannock Co. Administrator Debbie Keyser wins Halloween "best costume"

Rappahannock Co. Administrator Debbie Keyser wins Halloween "best costume"

No better place for live music than at Tula's

No better place for live music than at Tula's

Rappahannock County's local colors

Rappahannock County's local colors

Resurrecting the drive-in movie — so to speak

Resurrecting the drive-in movie — so to speak

Come and claim your umbrella

Come and claim your umbrella

Out back of Tula's — Main Street, Little Washington, rush hour

Out back of Tula's — Main Street, Little Washington, rush hour

Opening night reception for the 2016 Film Festival at Little Washington

Opening night reception for the 2016 Film Festival at Little Washington

Keyser Run a few thousand feet above Tula's (ask John McCaslin about his favorite hikes within minutes of Tula's)

Keyser Run a few thousand feet above Tula's (ask John McCaslin about his favorite hikes within minutes of Tula's)

Behold the Blue Ridge: They don't call Rappahannock County "America's Tuscany" for nothing

Behold the Blue Ridge: They don't call Rappahannock County "America's Tuscany" for nothing

Warm up with a cup of hot delicious soup, served here by Emily who also handles social media for Tula's

Warm up with a cup of hot delicious soup, served here by Emily who also handles social media for Tula's

US Marine Corps' 241st Birthday Celebration at Tula's on Nov. 10, 2016. Thank you for your service!

US Marine Corps' 241st Birthday Celebration at Tula's on Nov. 10, 2016. Thank you for your service!

Tula's is one of Charleston Living's 8 Fall Getaways for 2016. And check out the recent Food & Wine magazine review about Tula's

Tula's is one of Charleston Living's 8 Fall Getaways for 2016. And check out the recent Food & Wine magazine review about Tula's

This peaceful pastoral setting is within minutes of Tula's

This peaceful pastoral setting is within minutes of Tula's

Belly-up to the bar and take home a Tula's T-shirt

Belly-up to the bar and take home a Tula's T-shirt

Autumn hiking in the Blue Ridge directly behind Tula's

Autumn hiking in the Blue Ridge directly behind Tula's

Nearby Revel Farm has the most curious hens — and freshest eggs

Nearby Revel Farm has the most curious hens — and freshest eggs

This 2016 blizzard closed Tula's patio, but the bar was rockin'

This 2016 blizzard closed Tula's patio, but the bar was rockin'

Tula's regulars ride out a snowstorm with pairings of Wasmund's Whisky

Tula's regulars ride out a snowstorm with pairings of Wasmund's Whisky

Watch for bear while sipping your beer on the Tula's patio

Watch for bear while sipping your beer on the Tula's patio

The stunning Jess Sutten (Before & After, Sperryville) and composer-extraordinaire Col. John Bourgeois enjoy Halloween at Tula's Bar

The stunning Jess Sutten (Before & After, Sperryville) and composer-extraordinaire Col. John Bourgeois enjoy Halloween at Tula's Bar

Tula's co-owner John McCaslin leads a 2016 film discussion with Emmy-winning director/producer Peter Odabashian (left) at the Little Washington Theatre

Tula's co-owner John McCaslin leads a 2016 film discussion with Emmy-winning director/producer Peter Odabashian (left) at the Little Washington Theatre

Santa (Col. John Bourgeois) and his elves (Theresa Wood and Jan Makela)

Santa (Col. John Bourgeois) and his elves (Theresa Wood and Jan Makela)

Children eat healthy at Tula's, including this cute little visitor from Norfolk

Children eat healthy at Tula's, including this cute little visitor from Norfolk

Tula's kitchen shines (no deep fryer found in this restaurant)

Tula's kitchen shines (no deep fryer found in this restaurant)

Maryland visitors quenching their thirst after climbing nearby Old Rag

Maryland visitors quenching their thirst after climbing nearby Old Rag

Tula's festive patio in December

Tula's festive patio in December

Golden Christmas pumpkins in Little Washington's town square

Golden Christmas pumpkins in Little Washington's town square

Yes, it snows -- a lot -- on Tula's

Yes, it snows -- a lot -- on Tula's

The annual bonfire outside Tula's dining room windows

The annual bonfire outside Tula's dining room windows

Fresh from our holiday oven (our chocolate chip cookies rock)

Fresh from our holiday oven (our chocolate chip cookies rock)

Mary, er, Kerry has a little lamb — at nearby Mt. Vernon Farm

Mary, er, Kerry has a little lamb — at nearby Mt. Vernon Farm

Hop & Wine delivers an entirely new landscape to Tula's patio

Hop & Wine delivers an entirely new landscape to Tula's patio

ABC News' Ann Compton makes her point at Tula's opening reception for the 2016 Film Festival at Little Washington

ABC News' Ann Compton makes her point at Tula's opening reception for the 2016 Film Festival at Little Washington

Tula's co-owner Mark Allen has Barack Obama's back (Patrick Gavin photo)

Tula's co-owner Mark Allen has Barack Obama's back (Patrick Gavin photo)

"Buffalo Bob" Tagert, publisher of the widely read Old Town Crier

"Buffalo Bob" Tagert, publisher of the widely read Old Town Crier

Locally-distilled Wasmund's Whiskey awaits sipping at Tula's

Locally-distilled Wasmund's Whiskey awaits sipping at Tula's

You never know what creation you will see in the town square next to Tula's

You never know what creation you will see in the town square next to Tula's

Tula's delicious craft beers include Virginia's Port City and Maryland's Key Brewing. Bartender Scott Bushway will be delighted to pour you a pint

Tula's delicious craft beers include Virginia's Port City and Maryland's Key Brewing. Bartender Scott Bushway will be delighted to pour you a pint

Tula's was the stop for Audi motors and 50 of the nation's top automotive writers

Tula's was the stop for Audi motors and 50 of the nation's top automotive writers

Black bears are sighted daily in these parts . . . 

Black bears are sighted daily in these parts . . . 

Amanda is one of several servers and staff here to greet patrons in 2017. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Tula's

Amanda is one of several servers and staff here to greet patrons in 2017. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Tula's