The Jackson River Café Opens In Hot Springs

Down town Hot Springs has undergone a major revitalization over the last few years. Businesses are coming back and foot traffic has increased. The Jackson River Café is the newest kid on the block. Owned and operated by Kyle and Crystal Krieger, the café is located in the old Hot Springs Pharmacy next door to LCDO.

I  sat down with Executive Chef Kyle Krieger to talk about his teams vision for the café, what customers can expect from the menu and the one pastry he has to watch himself around. During the course of the interview we talked about Kyle’s journey through the culinary arts, what his favorite foods to prepare are and what it took to get the Jackson River Café up and running. This interview first aired during Noon Hour Magazine on Thursday, February 10th. Below is link to our conversation.

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Danny Cardwell

Danny is the Station Coordinator for WCHG, and the host of our gospel and country hours on Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon. He and his wife Renee Cardwell live with a spoiled dog (Toddie) in Hot Springs. Danny is a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs. He operates and is a site administrator and featured writer for the website He has been a frequent contributor to The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show, All Politics Are Local, and Politics Done Right. Danny has tutored, lectured, and mentored at risk youth in churches, group homes, and inside the Virginia Department Corrections. He serves on the board of directors for Preservation Bath and chairs the Bath Community Hospital Patient Advisory board.

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