Splendora’s Gelato 317 E. Main St. 296-8555 splendoras.com Runner-up: Sweet Frog 219 W. Main St. 293-7123 Barracks Road Shopping Center 293-1130 Hollymead Town Center 975-3764 sweetfrogyogurt.com Gluttony may be one of the seven deadly sins, but a giant cup of gelato is perhaps one of heaven’s
Beer Run 156 Carlton Rd. #203 984-2337 beerrun.com Runner-up: Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com With seven breweries in the immediate area, it’s clear we live in a beer town—and Beer Run is no exception. It’s the one spot you can get it
Citizen Burger Bar 212 E. Main St. 979-9944 citizenburgerbar.com Runner-up: Ace Biscuit & Barbecue 711 Henry Ave. 202-1403 facebook.com/AceBiscuitBbq There’s currently a radio commercial for McDonald’s in which the narrator says the Big Mac is “the best thing to happen to your mouth since
Guadalajara 3450 Seminole Trail #101 977-2677 805 E. Market St. 977-2676 2206 Fontaine Ave. 979-2424 395 Greenbrier Dr. 978-4313 108 Town Country Ln. 293-3358 charlottesvillemexicanfood.com Runner-up: Continental Divide 811 W. Main St. 984-0143 Runner-up: La Michoacana (tie) 1138 E. High St.
Wild Wing Café 820 W. Main St. 979-9464 wildwingcafe.com Runner-up: Buffalo Wild Wings 1935 Arlington Blvd. 977-1882 buffalowildwings.com On Superbowl Sunday, Americans eat 1,083,333 football fields worth of wings, and we’d imagine a few of those come from Wild Wing, where you can choose from
Bodo’s Bagels 505 Preston Ave. 293-5224 1609 University Ave. 293-6021 1418 Emmet St. N 977-9598 bodosbagels.com Runner-up: Blue Moon Diner 513 W. Main St. 980-6666 Sheep lungs and two owl eggs; raw, pickled herring wrapped around pieces of gerkhin and onion; dried bull penis. Those are all
Belmont Bar-B-Que 816 Hinton Ave. 979-7427 belmontbarbq.com Runner-up: BBQ Exchange 102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville (540) 832-0227 bbqex.com A tradition at the White House since Thomas Jefferson first opened up the South Lawn for entertaining, barbecues are a summertime staple—especially in
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com Runner-up: MAS 501 Monticello Rd. 979-0990 mastapas.com Negative 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the coldest temperature ever recorded, taken at the Russian research station in Vostok, Antarctica in 1983.
The Local 824 Hinton Ave. 984-9749 thelocal-cville.com Runner-up: Maya 633 W. Main St. 979-6292 maya-restaurant.com The promise of a good menu gets people into restaurants, but great service keeps them coming back. No one knows this better than Peter Shankman, a devoted fan of Morton’s
King Family Vineyards 6550 Roseland Farm (Crozet) 823-7800 kingfamilyvineyards.com Runner-up: Veritas Vineyard & Winery 151 Veritas Ln. (Afton) (540) 456-8000 veritaswines.com You know how, at a pig roast, people sometimes say the pig gave its life so that we could eat? Well, for every
Revolutionary Soup 105 14th St. NW 979-9988 108 Second St. SW 296-7687 revolutionarysoup.com Runner-up: Moto Pho Co. 511 W. Main St. 293-6685 motophoco.com A most interesting No. 1 choice, readers. Rev Soup isn’t necessarily known for its noodle soup, unless you count the chicken noodle that
Albemarle Baking Company 418 W. Main St. 293-6456 albemarlebakingco.com Runner-up: Chandler’s Bakery Albemarle Square Shopping Center 975-2253 chandlersbakery.com In Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” he describes his lover’s face as “crumbling like pastries.” And while that lyric is arguably one of
Bold Rock Cidery 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy. (Nellysford) 361-1030 boldrock.com Runner-up: Albemarle Ciderworks 2545 Rural Ridge Ln. (North Garden) 297-2326 albemarleciderworks.com Bold Rock makes cider so tasty you could almost bathe in it. In fact, in the 14th century, that’s what people did:
Emma Whittington at Beer Run Runner-up: Deidre Carpenter at Whiskey Jar Donald Trump once left a waiter at a Los Angeles restaurant a $10,000 tip. We’re guessing Emma and Deidre have never been quite that lucky, but that’s not because they don’t deserve it. When it comes to service, readers say
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com Runner-up: Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run (Roseland) 361-1001 ddbrewingcompany.com The ancient Babylonians took beer so seriously that if you brewed a bad batch, you were drowned in it.
Milan Indian Cuisine 1817 Emmet St. N 984-2828 milan-indian-cuisine.com Runner-up: Himalayan Fusion 520 E. Main St. 293-3120 himalayanfusion.com Readers know Milan has the best curry in town, but as it turns out, everything else on the restaurant’s menu is pretty darn tasty too. The Emmet
Milan Indian Cuisine 1817 Emmet St. N 984-2828 milan-indian-cuisine.com Runner-up: Just Curry 425 E. Main St. 970-2001 justcurryon.com There are currently at least 12,000 restaurants in the U.K. serving curry. There are far fewer in Charlottesville, but readers are glad not to have such tough
Milan Indian Cuisine 1817 Emmet St. N 984-2828 milan-indian-cuisine.com Runner-up: Wood Grill Buffet 576 Branchlands Blvd. 975-5613 woodgrillbuffet.com In 2010, the Art of Living Foundation in Ahmedabad, India, created the largest buffet in history, with 5,612 different dishes. Your pick for
Five Guys 321 E. Main St. 293-2847 Barracks Road Shopping Center 975-4897 201 Connor Dr. 963-4897 fiveguys.com Runner-up: Citizen Burger Bar 212 E. Main St. 979-9944 citizenburgerbar.com In 1998, Burger King went fry-to-fry against McDonald’s to see who served the best spuds. The debate was
Beer Run 156 Carlton Rd. #203 984-2337 beerrun.com Runner-up: Fellini’s #9 200 Market St. 979-4279 fellinis9.com Here’s a good excuse to indulge in a Bloody Mary (as if you needed one): Drinking the red cocktail might have positive health effects, given that the drink contains lycopene, an