Allie Redshaw will leave her post as executive chef at Timbercreek Market later this month, and for a very good reason: opening a restaurant of her own. Redshaw, known for her new-school American cooking and modern, locally-sourced gourmet cuisine, told C-VILLE Weekly that she leaves
Tucked alongside Moores Creek in Azalea Park, two wide rows of garden plots form a welcoming and fruitful oasis. Canes of blackberries stand tall, bunches of unripe grapes hang from the vine, tasseling corn peeks over the tops of fences and in the far corner, a grove of banana trees rises in a
I heard about a patch of ribolla gialla vines in Barboursville, and I had to go and see them to find out what was happening with these special grapes. Luca Paschina, the winemaker at Barboursville Vineyards, first tasted wine made from ribolla gialla about 30 years ago. “It was the mid-1980s in
Locals certainly don’t need another reason to imbibe in our area’s tasty brews—but we’ll take it. August is Craft Beer Month in our fair state, which means breweries are holding celebrations and events to showcase their wares. The biggest event to hit our area is the fifth annual Virginia Craft
In regards to today’s food culture obsession with eating local, Burger Bach reps say there’s a good reason they source their grass-fed beef and lamb from halfway around the world. The late founder of Burger Bach and Richmond restaurateur Michael Ripp had been traveling back and forth from New
Fourteen years ago, Meryem and Ali Erarac moved from Turkey near the Marmara Coast to Charlottesville so that Ali could earn his MBA at Darden School of Business. Meryem, a biologist by study and trade, enjoyed the relative quiet and greenery here. Within a few years, Ali graduated, landed a
It’s that time of year again—when it’s so hot outside you dream of lounging in the air conditioning. But we know one thing that will motivate you to venture outside: food. Lucky for us, the food truck scene here is exploding with new trucks. We counted more than 15 roaming the city on any given
One of the most surprising things Stan Joynes learned after entering the local wine business is how much camaraderie there is among vineyard owners and winemakers. It’s not a “zero-sum game,” he says—when one business is successful, they all benefit. About two years ago, Joynes started thinking
Family Chihamba’s 27th Annual African American Cultural Arts Festival This year’s event features West African cuisine, a hair show, vendors, entertainment and more. Saturday 7/30. Free, 10:30am-7:30pm. Booker T. Washington Park, Preston Avenue and 10th Street NW. chihambacharlot
The idea behind Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen is twofold: One, Brookville Restaurant chef/owner Harrison Keevil wanted to be able to interact with his customers again like he did in the open kitchens he’s worked in in the past, and two, he really wanted to do breakfast. His wife and
Family Sweet Dreams Festival This family-friendly event features activities including a craft tent, rock climbing wall, laser tag, inflatables and more. Saturday 7/23. Free, 9am-4pm. Stuarts Draft Park, 96 Edgewood Ln., Stuarts Draft. sweetdreamsday.com. Nonprofit Restaurant Week Enjoy
Chef life is grueling. It’s not just the physical toll of long nights in the kitchen. It’s the psychological toll, too, of missing friends’ weddings, graduations and regular evenings at home with family. As chefs grow older and tire of the grind, many look to use their skills in ways that do
There are those who love wine and then there are those who live for it. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of two live-for-it wine directors, Tavola and Fleurie have earned an Award of Excellence and a Best Award of Excellence, respectively, for the first time from Wine Spectator magazine.
When the owner of MADabolic grins at you from her bike and says, “Sometimes this class kicks my ass,” you know you’re in for a good workout. On Saturday, June 26, about a dozen people clipped onto bicycles in the rows of stationary bikes at Zoom Indoor Cycling, located in the Barracks Road
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but, in this case, it takes a family to build a restaurant. Los Jarochos, Charlottesville’s newest Mexican restaurant, has gotten the entire Hernandez clan to contribute to the West Main space that formerly housed Horse & Hound Gastropub.
Charlottesville may be known for its wine, weddings and incomparable admiration of Thomas Jefferson, but perhaps all this time we’ve been missing the city’s real gem: cheese. This past week, two C’villians, Nadjeeb Chouaf of Flora Artisanal Cheese at Timbercreek Market and Sara Adduci at
You’ll know when it’s time. She’ll tell you. It will be sad, but you’ll know it’s the right thing to do. Except it’s not happening that way at all. None of this makes any sense, and every decision seems wrong. She walks so slowly and can hardly be bothered to eat. It must be time, […]
The best thing about staying in town for the long July 4th weekend is that you can’t wave a sparkler without hitting a parade, concert or fireworks display. What follows is a list of some our favorite Independence Day happenings. July 1-4 July 4th Jubilee: The United States is having a
Family Happy birthday, America A community celebration for America’s birthday includes food, cider, wine, a bike parade, games and live music. The orchard will remain open late for viewing fireworks. Monday, 7/4. Free, 9am-9:30pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl.
Rosé wine can be made a few different ways. Some winemakers harvest grapes specifically for rosé and press them, keeping them on the skins for a short period. Other winemakers press their red wine harvest, and bleed off some of the initial pink-colored juice to ferment separately as rosé. This