Best Place to Eat Soup and Buy Records

Cultured Cafe/Dig Records
212A Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg, Va., (703) 297-8754
Two of my favorite things in the world are soup and records. There’s nothing more comforting than putting on a record while trying out a new soup recipe. I don’t know a better way to explain it—there’s just something about soundtracking a culinary adventure with my latest vinyl purchases that puts me in a place of Zen. There’s only one place outside of my home where I’ve encountered similar tranquility and that’s Cultured Cafe and Dig Records in Leesburg, Va. The ground floor cafe has an excellent menu of delicious soups made from organic and locally sourced ingredients, while the top floor is a cozy little record store specializing in rock, jazz, punk, and soul. Please, someone, ensure my ashes are scattered here when I expire.