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Best sushi 2013: Ten

Ten 120 E. Main St. 295-6691 ten-sushi.com Runner-up: Now & Zen 202 Second St. NW 971-1177 About 80 percent of the world’s bluefin tuna catch is used for sushi—and we’re not surprised. You’ll find many varieties of it on the menu at Ten. Maguro, Chu Toro, or Oh Toro are just three of the available […]

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Best fried chicken 2013: Wayside Fried Chicken

Wayside Fried Chicken 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000 waysidechicken.com Runner-up: Michie Tavern 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 977-1234 michietavern.com When it was first eaten, fried chicken was a sign of wealth. If that’s true, we should consider Charlottesville pretty wealthy, since it has so many fried chicken spots. Wayside lands at the top of the pile […]

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Best service 2013: The Local

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 Steakhouse who once jokingly tweeted that the restaurant should meet […]