Charlottesville29

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

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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.” […]

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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 […]