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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?

Pei Chang. Photo courtesy of subject.

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.  […]

Photo by Tami Keaveny.

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 […]

Dan Potter of Potter's Craft Cider.  Photo courtesy of subject.

Five Finds on Friday: Dan Potter of Potter’s Craft Cider

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Dan Potter, co-owner of Potter’s Craft Cider, which recently released their second varietal, the Oak Barrel Reserve.  Aged in apple brandy barrels for 4-6 months, the Reserve develops vanilla, caramel and toasted oak flavors.  Less than 200 […]

Jennifer Keevil, with daughter Caroline.  Photo courtesy of subject.

Five Finds on Friday: Jennifer Keevil of Brookville

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Jennifer Keevil, manager of Brookville Restaurant, which she co-owns with her husband and chef Harrison.  On the last day of 2012, the Keevils welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Caroline.  With pregnancy behind Jennifer, […]

Mike Yager, sous chef at Glass Haus Kitchen. Photo courtesy of subject.

Five Finds on Friday: Mike Yager of Glass Haus Kitchen

On Fridays, we feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Mike Yager, sous chef of the new Glass Haus Kitchen.  On New Year’s Eve, Glass Haus Kitchen will offer two seatings.  The first, between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, will feature a 4-course dinner.  The second, between 8:00 […]

Five Finds on Friday:  Angelo Vangelopoulos of Ivy Inn

Five Finds on Friday: Angelo Vangelopoulos of Ivy Inn

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Angelo Vangelopoulos, chef and owner of Ivy Inn.  Vangelopoulos’ picks: 1)  Nachos at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie.  “It’s the first thing that comes to mind when I decide to make the trip to North […]

Josh Hunt (right) with step-brother and Beer Run co-owner, John Woodriff.  Photo courtesy of The Charlottesville 29.

Five Finds on Friday: Josh Hunt of Beer Run

“As someone who grew up on the east side of Charlottesville, the Riverside has been an institution since long before I started going in the 80′s with my brothers and step-dad, to the old location on Long St., where the CVS is now. I’ve been all over this country and I haven’t found a better or more classic cheeseburger. Plus, the service is probably the fastest in town.”

Five Finds on Friday: Tim Edmond of Potter’s Craft Cider

Five Finds on Friday: Tim Edmond of Potter’s Craft Cider

On Fridays, we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  In honor of the recent Virginia Cider Week, today’s picks come from Tim Edmond, co-owner of Potter’s Craft Cider, which, in its short existence, is already winning praise far and wide. Edmond’s picks: 1)  Soft Pretzel at Early Mountain Vineyards.   “If you haven’t ventured to Madison […]