News of a few restaurant closings rolled in, along with one mysterious rumor we’re still investigating.
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you a restaurant, you make good, old-fashioned comfort food. That is, not until you overhaul the whole place. Lex Gibson (right) and Naomi Annable have been in full-on renovation mode for six months now, doing nearly all the construction work (and even some electrical) [...]
While Chang will be opening another restaurant in Charlottesville, he won’t be living here full-time.
Gather a bunch of your friends, and sip your way through six different types of wine, at least one of which will be Virginia made.
To borrow from “Cheers,” Green House Coffee owner Camille Phillips hopes her new Crozet java spot will be the kind of place where everybody knows your name. “A real old-fashioned sort of place,” she says. Camille Phillips’ new coffeehouse, Green House Coffee, isn’t your average coffeehouse. In addition to java, the shop will also offer [...]
It seems like just yesterday when we were lighting fireworks or dipping our sandy feet in the ocean. In other words, how is it time for Thanksgiving already? Chef Tucker Yoder will prepare a Thanksgiving feast at Clifton Inn come Thursday. In case you were as blindsided by the arrival of Turkey Day as we [...]
Carlton's owner Bernard Dukes expects an early- to mid-December opening for his American-fusion restaurant.
Maybe local hunter Jackson Landers doesn’t know where he’s been—in the press, that is, as he hadn’t yet seen his mention in last week’s Food and Drink Annual when we called—but he sure knows where he’s going. “I spend a lot of time in the boondocks,” he says, all in the name of research for [...]
Now that construction has begun on Bill Atwood’s Waterhouse project on Water Street, which demolished the building that formerly housed Sidetracks and Balkan Bakery, we’re wondering: Is it curtains for the southeastern European eatery? Anja Cetic will open The Roof within the next month. The restaurant, which is located on West Main in the building [...]
It’s true: What goes around, comes around. But, when it comes to 218 W. Market St., we’re talking restoration, not karma.
Even with this year’s strain on the seafood industry, one local restaurant has managed to catch a big one.
Coming soon to a parking space near you: The Lunchbox. The latest in a string of food cart developments already reported on this year, Josef Young and Daniel Heilberg’s bright red 18’x8’ pull-behind trailer will bring yummies right to you (and your tummy). Young and Heilberg, recent James Madison University grads with degrees in business, [...]
The recent revision to Belmont’s noise ordinance may have lowered the legal decibel level (to 55, that is)
One thing we’ll say for Semolina: The Corner restaurant sure knows how to build the anticipation. It was a little over a year ago when Restaurantarama first mentioned Raif Antar’s new gourmet pizza joint coming to West Main. Good news! It opened last week. Semolina owner Raif Antar (pictured) and General Manager Rebecca Deeds overhauled [...]
Here’s a very early traffic alert, diners: Come September 11, a street fair between Fourth and Seventh streets will shut down that entire portion of West Main from 9am to 7pm
It’s kind of like something out of It Could Happen To You, the movie with Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda in which a cop promises to split his not-yet-won lottery winnings with a diner waitress. Except, in our local version, Nicolas Cage would have split soon after the waitress inherited her piece of the prize. [...]
There’s a certain pride in discovering a new restaurant…Or, rediscovering a restaurant, as the case may be.
“Kinda nuts.” That’s how Jj SunDance describes the response to his forthcoming delivery business, Cville CoffeeNinja.
Tony Bonanno has staying power. Sure, he’s been out of the restaurant game for three years, but the one-time Northern Exposure chef has spent two months renovating his new Ruckersville restaurant, Tony Gees. Tony Gees’ owner Tony Bonanno is back in the restaurant biz after a long stint at Northern Exposure as executive chef. Bonanno [...]