For Nui Thamkankeaw, part of the fun of being a chef is making every component that goes on the plate, down to the sauces and the curry pastes. “If you’re a real chef, you really want to get into it,” says Thamkaneaw, executive chef at Chimm Thai & Southeast Asian restaurant, who spoke with
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.