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The Charlottesville 29 is a publication that asks, and answers: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

Five Finds on Friday: Jason Alley of Pasture

Five Finds on Friday: Jason Alley of Pasture

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks comes from Jason Alley, the Richmond chef behind Pasture, one of the most anticipated restaurants to open in Charlottesville in years.  Featuring small plates of Southern food, Pasture is now open in Stonefield, directly across from […]

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Five Finds on Friday: Brooke Fedora of Horse & Hound

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Brooke Fedora, the Culinary Institute of America graduate who runs Horse & Hound Gastropub with her husband Luther.  Every year, Horse & Hound is one of the best places in Charlottesville to celebrate Oktoberfest.  This […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Aaron Cross of Fossett’s

Five Finds on Friday: Aaron Cross of Fossett’s

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Aaron Cross, executive chef of Fossett’s at Keswick Hall.  On September 12, Keswick will host Dinner in the Vineyard, where guests will dine by torchlight in Keswick’s own Courtside Vineyard on a feast prepared by Cross.  Cross’s picks: […]

Five Finds on Friday: Matt Boisvert of C&O

Five Finds on Friday: Matt Boisvert of C&O

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Matt Boisvert, who is leaving his acting sous chef position at Tavola to re-unite with chef/owner Dean Maupin at C&O.  Years ago, Boisvert worked under Maupin for four years at Clifton Inn.  Boisvert’s picks: 1)  […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Hernan Franco of Beer Run

Five Finds on Friday: Hernan Franco of Beer Run

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Hernan Franco, the chef who has presided over the kitchen at Beer Run ever since it opened.  Franco’s picks: 1)  Chimichanga at El Puerto.  “I really enjoy the freshness of the sides.  The lettuce, tomato, […]

Five Finds on Friday: Vincent Derquenne

Five Finds on Friday: Vincent Derquenne

On Fridays, we feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Vincent Derquenne, chef and co-owner of Bang, Bizou, and The Space.  Be on the lookout for pop-up dinners at The Space starting this fall, with food by the dynamic duo: Derquenne and co-owner Tim Burgess.  Derquenne’s picks: 1)  Ham and Brie […]

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Five Finds on Friday: Gail Hobbs-Page of Caromont Farm

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Gail Hobbs-Page of Caromont Farm, whose beautiful cheeses were featured last week in a Southern Foodways Alliance dinner at The Whiskey Jar, celebrating the region’s finest female purveyors of food.  Hobbs-Page’s picks: 1)  Amy’s Arugula Salad […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Brooks Tanner of BBQ Exchange

Five Finds on Friday: Brooks Tanner of BBQ Exchange

On Fridays, we feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Brooks Tanner, who recently rejoined chef Craig Hartman at Barbecue Exchange, after previous stints with him at Fossett’s restaurant and The Statler Hotel.  Tanner’s picks: 1)  Sunday Brunch at Hamiltons’.  “Chef Curtis Shaver and his kitchen ninjas reinstated an […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas

Five Finds on Friday: Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas

On Fridays, we feature five finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Tomas Rahal of MAS Tapas, who focused on some of his current daytime favorites.  Rahal’s picks: 1)  Double Macchiato from Shenandoah Joe.  “Sometimes this is a meal, others a reward.  Perfect pitch by the baristas at Shen Joe.” 2)  Blueberry […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Matthew Hart of The Local

Five Finds on Friday: Matthew Hart of The Local

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Matthew Hart, chef of The Local.  In last week’s Five Finds on Friday, his wife Melissa Close Hart of Palladio included one of his dishes among her picks.  This week, Hart sensibly returns the favor.  Hart’s picks: 1)  […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Melissa Close Hart of Palladio

Five Finds on Friday: Melissa Close Hart of Palladio

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from four-time James Beard award semi-finalist Melissa Close Hart, chef of Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyard.  On June 9, Palladio will be celebrating the release of Barboursville’s 2012 Vermentino Reserve with a multi-course dinner with […]

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Five Finds on Friday: Pei Chang of TEN Sushi

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Pei Chang, chef of TEN Sushi.  And, on Mother’s Day weekend, the mother of his three young children made the list!  Chang’s picks: 1)  Meatloaf Sandwich at Stonefire Kitchen.  “Artisanal sandwiches and salads engineered by Jeremy Butterfield, a […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Treat Huey

Five Finds on Friday: Treat Huey

Today is the 50th edition of Five Finds on Friday, where chefs and local personalities pick five favorite food items in the area.  To mark the occasion, The Charlottesville 29 has the picks of a Charlottesville resident who is among the top 29 in the world in his field.  In fact, tennis player Treat Huey […]

Five Finds on Friday: Jonathan Wheeler of Trump Winery

Five Finds on Friday: Jonathan Wheeler of Trump Winery

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Jonathan Wheeler, Sparkling Winemaker at Trump Winery.  Next weekend, May 4 and 5, Trump Winery will be celebrating its 2012 Vintage Release with samples of the new 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, and Rosé.  Wheeler’s picks: 1) […]

Five Finds on Friday: Mike Ketola of Mas

Five Finds on Friday: Mike Ketola of Mas

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Mike Ketola, who cooks at not one but two restaurants that have been inducted into The Charlottesville 29.  Ketola is the longtime sous chef of Mas, and also cooks at Barbecue Exchange.  Ketola’s picks: 1)  Glazed Blueberry Cake […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Tracey Love

Five Finds on Friday: Tracey Love

On Fridays, we feature five foods finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Tracey Love, Event Coordinator at Blenheim Vineyards, Sales & Marketing Gal at Best of What’s Around, and founder of Hill & Holler, the host company of a series of fantastic roving farm dinners in the area.  Is there […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Ethan Zuckerman of Barefoot Bucha

Five Finds on Friday: Ethan Zuckerman of Barefoot Bucha

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Ethan Zuckerman, of Barefoot Bucha, which has just released a new kambucha flavor.  “The Cherry Root,” made from dark cherries and sasparilla, is said to be reminiscent of a smooth cherry root beer.  […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Alex George of Commonwealth

Five Finds on Friday: Alex George of Commonwealth

On Fridays we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Alex George, of Commonwealth Restaurant and SkyBar, who has resurrected his much-missed restaurant Just Curry, which recently opened in a new space across the downtown mall from Commonwealth.  George’s picks: 1)  Shrimp and […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Michael McCarthy of Dr. Ho’s

Five Finds on Friday: Michael McCarthy of Dr. Ho’s

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Michael McCarthy, chef/owner of Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie.  McCarthy’s picks: 1)  Hot Sicilian sandwich at Durty Nelly’s Wayside Deli.  “Rye bread makes life better, plain and simple.” 2)  Fried Chicken at GOCO on […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Jenny Peterson of Paradox Pastry

Five Finds on Friday: Jenny Peterson of Paradox Pastry

Happy Birthday!  Today’s picks in Five Finds on Friday at The Charlottesville 29 come from Jenny Peterson of Paradox Pastry, the outstanding baker of birthday cakes and much more, whose creations have made several appearances in Two for Tuesday.  Peterson’s picks: 1)  Olde Salt Oyster Stout at Champion Brewing Company.  “All of the beers here […]

Five Finds on Friday: Christian Kelly of Maya

Five Finds on Friday: Christian Kelly of Maya

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Christian Kelly, chef and co-owner of Maya.  This Monday, February 25, Maya is hosting an Italian wine dinner, where Kelly will be joined by wine importer Diego DeCorte.  Five courses paired with wine for $75, inclusive of tax […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Brice Cunningham of Tempo

Five Finds on Friday: Brice Cunningham of Tempo

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Brice Cunningham, the Paris-born chef who once co-owned Fleurie and Petit Pois, and now owns Tempo, serving “modern French cuisine with an international twist.”  On Tuesdays, Tempo offers a great deal called Champagne and Burgers.  Buy one […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Ian Redshaw of L’Etoile

Five Finds on Friday: Ian Redshaw of L’Etoile

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Ian Redshaw, Chef de Cuisine of L’Etoile, which now offers a $30 Chef’s three-course menu every Tuesday through Thursday evening.  Redshaw’s picks: 1)  Lunch at Pippin Hill Vineyard.  “Chef Amalia Scatena has some great food, wine and views.  […]

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Five Finds on Friday: Loren Mendosa of Tavola

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Loren Mendosa, sous chef of Tavola.  Mendosa’s picks: 1)  Veal Sweetbreads and Fried Brussels Sprouts at L’etoile with capers, parsley, lemon, fleur gris and aioli.  “Perfectly cooked sweetbreads are hard to find and Ian Redshaw does just that.” […]

Photo by Sarah Cramer Shields for Beyond the Flavor.

Five Finds on Friday: Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Chocolates

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Tim Gearhart, the Culinary Institute of America graduate behind the world class offerings at Gearharts Chocolates.  For Valentine’s Day this year, Gearharts has put together an ideal package – a 16-piece assortment of chocolates, a handmade chocolate […]