Da Luca Bistro & Bar. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Restaurant week: Oh, what a filling

The new go-to: 12 restaurants you should know better We all have our favorite spots. We get the quick, easy grub here; we go there for special occasions. We’re not in a rut, per se, but in a town like Charlottesville, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the multitude of dining choices. Enter Restaurant Week, where […]

Tyler Thomas and Mike Hollar share the title of sous chef at Latin flair mainstay Zocalo, co-owned by chefs Andrew Silver and Ivan Rekosh. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Operating system: The all-important role of the sous chef

As anyone who has ever worked in a professional kitchen—or any aspect of the restaurant industry—will adamantly testify: The life of a chef is by no means for the faint of heart. The hours are long and strange. The work relentlessly demanding, ulcer-inducingly stressful. And yet, we’re assured, profoundly rewarding. Nowhere is this dynamic of […]