Lee Graves started writing about Virginia’s craft-beer scene in 1996 for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His latest book, Charlottesville Beer, traces the area’s beer history from Thomas Jefferson’s father’s homebrewing to our plethora of craft beer options. Photo courtesy of subject

New book details Charlottesville’s beer history

Fans of locally made craft beer have long felt that we had something special happening here. Now there is a book to reinforce that. Author and journalist Lee Graves has written Charlottesville Beer, documenting the history of area brewing and outlining the current state of the industry. While working as a journalist in Richmond, Graves […]

KITCHEN(ette), a lunchtime sandwich shop in the Rose Hill neighborhood, offers the classics with dressed-up sides such as curried chickpea salad. Photo by Tom McGovern

Sandwich spot caters to the classics

You can never have too many sandwich options, which is why Morgan Hurt and Gabe Garcia, the team behind Kitchen Catering, opened KITCHEN(ette), a sandwich shop in their catering facility and event space at 606 Rivanna Ave. The menu, divided into four sections—sandwiches with meat, vegetarian sandwiches, salads and sides—is reasonably sized without being overwhelming, […]

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LIVING Picks: Week of May 17- 23

NONPROFIT 33rd Eastminster Dog Show Wednesday, May 17 This annual dog show includes categories for family (dogs and humans), agility, costume, best rescue and, of course, best in show. Donations to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA accepted; 5:30pm registration, classes at 6:30pm. Keswick Hunt Club Horse Show Grounds, 701 Club Dr., Keswick. caspca.org FAMILY Guided kayak trip Saturday, […]