I have heard it said more than once: Charlottesville is not a brunch town. What? With Blue Moon Diner, Bodo’s, Brookville, Beer Run, Bizou, Bluegrass Grill & Bakery and Brazos Tacos, I don’t even need to leave the B’s to name great brunch spots in town. On the other hand, I do understand
Just in time for warmer weather (God willing), there’s a new spot on the Downtown Mall for cold, refreshing beverages—not the boozy kind, but the fruity kind. Introducing The Juice Place, the brainchild of Market Street Market owners Steven and Raphael Strumlauf. The guys started overhauling
We all know about the “Things to Do Before You Graduate” list, but here’s something that might be even more difficult to tackle: Eat at every restaurant before you graduate. In honor of final exercises this weekend, we asked UVA students which local restaurants they will miss the most when they
Family Eastminster Dog Show In this family-friendly event, presented by the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, canines compete in best costume, best rescue, agility and musical chairs categories. Wednesday, 5/18. Free, 6-8pm. Keswick Horse Show Grounds, 701 Club Dr., Keswick. 293-2666.
Pork belly donuts. Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about a new spot that’s about to open across from the UVA hospital next week. Introducing Heirloom, a farm-to-table restaurant and bar on the ninth floor of the Graduate Hotel Charlottesville, where the old Red Roof Inn used to be.
You are probably familiar with the powerful antioxidant punches of the almighty pomegranate. Loaded with phytonutrients, pomegranates lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and increase the speed of heart blockages. They are also packed with fiber, vitamins C and K, and folate. In the
There’s something magical about eyes. Sleek and precise, they seem built of different stuff than the rest of our physical selves—something more deeply connected to the root of who we are. This may be true in more than the poetic sense. Embryologically, the eyes sprout directly from the same
It’s been 85 years since Fry’s Spring Station became a cultural centerpiece in the neighborhood, and for the second time in its lifespan the iconic building and the business inside it have been overhauled. A couple of months ago, Ben Thompson (founder of The Rock Barn) and Tommy Lasley
Tavola doesn’t take reservations, no matter how nicely you ask, but it’s always worth the wait. And for a week this summer, at the end of that wait will be a menu created in collaboration with Roberta Vivetta Cintelli, a 70-year-old Italian restaurant matriarch who’s visiting and working in
James Beard semi-finalist Jose De Brito quietly left his post as executive chef at The Alley Light last week, and rumors have been flying about what his next move is. Well, the cat’s out of the bag. “The Inn at Little Washington is pleased to welcome Charlottesville’s Jose De Brito to its
Named for its deep amber hue, amber wine (also called orange wine) is skin-fermented white wine. Fermenting white grapes on their skins is a technique that once pervaded the ancient wine world. “It’s probably the oldest way to make white wine in the world,” says winemaker Matthieu Finot of King
Festival The Bridge PAI Revel Dubbed the “rebellious rendition” of the nonprofit fundraiser, this alternative party celebrates creatives in the community, and features local food and drinks, plus entertainment and live music throughout the night. Friday, 5/6. $25-75, 7pm-1am. IX Art Park,
C-VILLE Weekly is seeking submissions for our photo contest, presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph—specifically creative, high-quality images of local scenes (and people in local scenes!). Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be published in the June 8 issue of C-VILLE, alongside
It’s time to nominate your favorites in Best of C-VILLE 2016. Click here to get started telling us your favorite people, places and things in Charlottesville and get your favorites on the final ballot. Nominations end Friday, May 27 at midnight. Having problems logging in to vote on
How many breweries do we need in this town? At least one more, apparently. Last week the owners of Richmond’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (twice voted Virginia’s top brewery by ratebeer.com users) announced its plan to open a location in Charlottesville, and everyone’s already in a tizzy over
Festival Grand Marquee Gala Don your Oscar-worthy attire and support the Paramount Theater’s mission and community events during this Hollywood-style evening. Walk the red carpet and then enjoy dinner from Harvest Moon Catering, jazz performances, a silent auction and dancing. Friday,
Going with the flow Rivanna River Company will launch Charlottesville’s first outfitter By Jessica Luck firstname.lastname@example.org When Gabe and Sonya Silver moved back to Charlottesville three years ago after various stints in other places working in the outdoor recreation field, they settled in the
“We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.” Thomas Jefferson said it best, and we like to think good ol’ TJ would be proud of the ever-growing Napa-esque wine culture in the Charlottesville area.
Festival Fridays After Five Enjoy the weather, tunes from local jam band Kendall Street Company and eats from numerous area food trucks. Friday 4/22. Free, 5:30pm. nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall. 245-4910. Nonprofit Historic Garden Week Tour The 83rd annual event celebrates the
We love eating. And we love Charlottesville, where there’s more than 400 places (we counted) to satisfy a craving. So we wondered: Is it actually possible to dine here ’round-the-clock? The answer, our grumbling-tummied friends, is yes. We came up with a gluttonous experience for you from sun