The type of battery power used is also important. Lower-end versions have only one on-board battery, which can leave you twiddling your thumbs and staring at your half-finished deck while the thing recharges. Invest in a more expensive model ($200-plus) that comes with an extra battery pack and lithium-ion batteries, which have longer lives and recharge more quickly than typical nickel-cadmium batteries.
Gearharts moves into new space, introduces baked goods and coffee bar For those of you who have passed the now-dark Gearharts Fine Chocolates shop in the Main Street Market, don’t panic—you can still get your hands on all your favorite chocolates, plus a whole new menu of baked goods and other
Did you know you that most restaurants let you bring wine to dinner? Though fees and restrictions vary, restaurants will open a guest’s own bottle of wine for a corkage fee. Some higher-end restaurants with sophisticated wine lists limit the practice to special bottles not on their list, while
Virginia Distillery Company debuts in Lovingston The selection of locally made booze you can sniff, swirl and sample in Nelson County continues to grow. If you’re in the area tasting beer, cider, wine, gin, vodka or moonshine, now you can chase it all with four half-ounce pours of whiskey.
You may remember an announcement we made about Blue Light Grill a few months ago. In April, the Downtown Mall favorite that had been serving up seafood and cocktails since Coran Capshaw opened it 14 years ago quietly switched hands. Trinity Irish Pub and Coupe’s owner Ryan Rooney took over, and
Local company Foodwaze creates sustainable food locator app It’s not hard to hunt down basic information about restaurants. Between Yelp, Google and Facebook reviews, you can find photos, entire menus and lengthy customer reviews from just about every restaurant in town. But what about the
When Bill Banowsky opened his first Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, Texas, in 2011, 20 million Netflix subscribers were donning their pajamas and ordering delivery pizza to nosh while watching movies from the comfort of their couches. Leaders in the film and theater industry wondered whether
Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery makes its debut in Crozet Local dentist John Schoeb wanted to open a business that makes people smile more than cringe. So, naturally, he opened a brewery. Schoeb filled us in on his plans for the former Moose Lodge space back in the spring, and we checked back just in
The leaves are crunchy beneath my feet, the comforter is back on the bed and every single thing on the menu has been ruined with an overdose of pumpkin spice. Must be autumn. This is also the unusual time of year when we hang skeletons from our front doors. If you’re a normal person, they […]
Back Pocket Provisions makes its debut with three takes on the classic brunch cocktail If you’re still buying factory-made Bloody Mary mix at the grocery store you’re doing it wrong. Introducing Back Pocket Provisions, the local, fresh-pressed brainchild of brother-sister duo Will Gray and Jen
Our Local Commons announces statewide food-and-drink book C-VILLE Weekly isn’t the only media outlet in town that loves talking to chefs, discussing food trends, trying new restaurants and putting words on paper. The team behind Our Local Commons has been on top of the Charlottesville food
Oktoberfest celebrations may be winding down soon, but at the new Kardinal Hall beer garden on Preston Avenue, the festivities have just begun. After months of construction and Facebook teasers, Beer Run owners Josh Hunt and John Woodriff finally opened the doors of their German-inspired
The Manhattan. It’s a straight-up, smooth-talking, strong drink—a classic made up of either bourbon or rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters and a cherry garnish. The simplicity of the Manhattan is exactly why it’s so easy to mess up. There’s no hiding low-quality whiskey with sugar syrups,
It’s a mouth-watering time to be a food-lover in Charlottesville. The solid foundation of our dining landscape—built by C&O, Mas, Fleurie and others—has paved the way for a new generation of culinarians. Now, we’re reaping the benefits of past and present as we head into our foodie future
Côte-Rôtie hits the streets with a global menu Fried chicken. Marinated mushroom skewers. Steamed pork bun. Steak frites. “It sounds like it’s kind of all over the place, and maybe it is,” Peter Robertson says. “But we want it to be interesting and fun for people who come to the food truck.”
In an effort to do justice to the tradition of Oktoberfest—that much-beloved historical occasion enjoyed by generations of brewski connoisseurs the world ’round—Crozet’s Starr Hill Brewery will, for one day only, transform its taproom into a brauhaus replete with musical entertainment, culinary
Petit manseng has captured the curiosity of many of Virginia’s top winemakers. Just how integrated the grape will become to Virginia’s repertoire remains to be seen, but it is off to a roaring start. “I love the grape,” says Jeff White of Glen Manor Vineyards. “It is so versatile. It can be
A little more than a hundred years ago, in the rural foothills of Nelson County, an ambitious band of five brothers—Will, Doc, Dick, Sam and Massie—were devoting themselves to the hard, prefatory dirty work of chasing a dream. Specifically: The men were spending their mornings and afternoons
Chef Patrick O’Connell brings his new book to Charlottesville You may have heard the name Patrick O’Connell, the self-taught chef who’s received international accolades for The Inn at Little Washington, which he opened in an old garage in 1978. O’Connell has been referred to as “the Pope of
Top of the Hops Beer Festival Saturday, September 26 Enjoy two-ounce samples of more than 150 craft beers from around the world combined with great food, education seminars, music, food and games. $50-80. 21-plus. 3pm. nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 700 E. Main St.
Mike Keenan has a message for all the carnivores out there: Being a vegan doesn’t mean gnawing on carrots all day. In fact, it turns out vegan grub is actually pretty tasty when done right. Keenan introduced The Juice Laundry’s cold-pressed fruit-and-vegetable juices to Charlottesville in 2013.