For going on a week-and-a-half we’ve been waiting, watching the weather, hoping for the perfect combination of conditions that will spark an explosion of hidden life bursting from the forest floor. “Morel mushrooms are notoriously fickle,” explains 33-year-old Loren Mendosa, Lampo Neapolitan
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.