Photo: John Robinson

Best beer selection 2013: Beer Run

Beer Run 156 Carlton Rd. #203 984-2337 Runner-up: Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 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 all and then some. At Blue Mountain […]

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Best Pad Thai 2013: Thai 99

Thai 99 2210 Fontaine Ave. 245-5263 Runner-up: Lime Leaf Thai Rio Hill Shopping Center 245-8884 Here’s a tip: Traditionally in Thai culture, the left hand is not used for eating. Hold your spoon in the right hand and a fork in the left, using the fork only to rake food into the spoon. Of […]

Christian's Pizza, which has four locations in the Charlottesville area, is venturing down I-64 to open a branch in Richmond. Photo: Jason Lappa

Best pizza 2013: Christian’s Pizza

Christian’s Pizza 118 W. Main St. 977-9688 Runner-up: Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie 3586 Monacan Trail Rd. 245-0000 In a memorable scene from a season three episode of “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston’s character throws a pizza on top of his garage, gets in his car, and drives away. In interviews with Cranston, he explains […]