Bacontini at Blue Moon Diner. Photo: Eric Kelley

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

Ever tried chocolate covered bacon? Now’s your chance. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, My Chocolate Shoppe is open for business! Located at 406 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall, is open 11am-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 12-5pm on Sunday. Stop by for a box of treats for a loved one—or for yourself—this week. An elusive new Downtown Mall […]

The Alley Light's Jose De Brito. Photo courtesy Charlottesville29

Five Finds on Friday: Jose De Brito

On Fridays, we feature five food finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Jose De Brito, who once owned Ciboulette and is now the chef ofThe Alley Light.  De Brito’s picks: 1)  Croissant at Albemarle Baking Company.  “Having grown up in Paris, I am always looking for good French food. The croissants at ABC are my way […]

Thai food pairs beautifully with sweet wines, but pairing dishes with bottles can be difficult in restaurants. Wine expert Evan Williams recommends making your own pairings by ordering your food to go. Photo: Elli Williams

The sweet spot: Rediscover sweet wines with spicy food

As a wine writer, and a peddler of the juice too, I’ve often felt the urge to get defensive when it comes to the much-maligned “tall bottles”: German and Austrian Riesling, Alsatian Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Gris, Gewurtztraminer, and sometimes even Muscat. The amount of visceral and intellectual satisfaction that I’ve pulled from these kinds […]