It started out as a joke of sorts. Local restaurant owner Will Richey was chatting with a buddy about a newly vacant storefront on Fourth Street. “Hey man, you should open a pie shop there,” the friend suggested. Richey originally laughed it off—he already owns Revolutionary Soup, The Whiskey
Philly has the cheesesteak, Houston has the Astrodome, San Fran has the Bay, and Memphis’ got the blues. New York has Times Square, D.C. has the White House, Seattle has the Space Needle, and San Diego’s got the zoo. …But whatta they got on us? Nothin’. For the 17th year, we asked you to vote on what you love best about Charlottesville—from your favorite place to boogie to the spiciest Bloody Mary to where you go to find vintage duds—and these are the results.