Courtenay Tyler and Derek Mansfield recently opened Tilman’s, a Downtown Mall cheese, wine and charcuterie-focused shop, which also offers sandwiches, salads and desserts. Photo by Amy Jackson

Say cheese: Tilman’s helps you make the right choices

Derek Mansfield and Courtenay Tyler know that shopping for the perfect wine and cheese can be tough. They’re hoping to take the intimidation factor down a few notches, though, with Tilman’s, their cheese shop and wine bar that opened last week on the Downtown Mall. Mansfield and Tyler met while working at Relay Foods, and […]

Monticello. Photo courtesy Carol M. Highsmith Archive Library of Congress

LIVING Picks: November 15-21

FAMILY Archaeology Lab sneak peek Saturday, November 18 Children and their parents can see Monticello’s Archaeology Lab close up, work with artifacts and learn how archaeologists piece together history. $12 adults, $9 children ages 7-11, 10am-noon. Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello. org FOOD & DRINK Heal C’ville Beer Garden and Street Fair Saturday, November […]

Chef Tyler Teass is leaving Brasserie Saison to spend more time with his family.

Chef Tyler Teass leaves Brasserie Saison

By Erin O’Hare and Sam Padgett Eater’s digest Chef Tyler Teass is leaving his post as head chef at Brasserie Saison in order to spend more time with his wife and young son. “We are parting with him as friends, and wish him all the best,” says the Downtown Mall restaurant’s general manager, Will Curley, […]

Pop secret: Which movie theater’s kernels are king?

Pop secret: Which movie theater’s kernels are king?

By Sam Padgett If anyone is seeking an excuse to shovel popcorn into their mouth, now is the time. October is National Popcorn Month, and in celebration of America’s favorite cinema snack, we sampled all of the popped corn that Charlottesville’s movie theaters have to offer. Here are our findings. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Rating: 5 […]

Milli Coffee Roasters owner Nick Leichtentritt says he likes the idea of offering a seasonal menu, which includes the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte, to reflect our changing palate. Staff photo

Pumpkin spice everything must mean it’s fall

By Sam Padgett Fourteen years ago, the pumpkin spice latte crashed into our lives when Starbucks introduced it into its seasonal lineup. And this beverage has gone from a niche fall drink to being ubiquitous enough to warrant its own acronym: PSL. Pumpkin spice fever has become something of an epidemic, and its sheer popularity […]

Marijuana toxicity in pets can be resolved fairly easily, so it’s best to come clean if your pet consumes your stash.

Pot bellied: When pets get into marijuana

I’m suspicious right away. His dilated pupils don’t seem focused on anything in particular, and his usually chipper demeanor has been replaced with a vacant haze unmoored from time and space. His head lists to one side before jerking back to center, like a student fighting to stay awake in a lecture. His eyes squint […]