Best of C-VILLE

Best attorney 2013: Tucker Griffin Barnes

Tucker Griffin Barnes 207 W. Rio Rd. 973-7474 tgblaw.com Runner-up: Ed Lowry of Michie-Hamlett 500 Court Square, Suite 300 951-7200 michiehamlett.com In 1995, inmate Robert Lee Brock claimed he violated his own civil rights by drinking alcohol against his religious beliefs and subsequently getting arrested. Once imprisoned, he sued himself for $5 million, then asked […]

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Best French 2013: l’étoile

l’étoile 817 W. Main St. 979-7957 letoilrestaurant.com Runner-up: Petit Pois 201 Main St. 979-7647 petitpoisrestaurant.com And we thought there were too many dining options in Charlottesville! Turns out, there are even more in Paris, with over 5,000 restaurants currently in operation. Locally, our taste of the City of Love doesn’t come better than at l’étoile, […]

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Best local grocery store 2013: Whole Foods

Whole Foods 1797 Hydraulic Rd. 973-4900 wholefoods.com Runner-up: C’ville Market 221 Carlton Rd. 984-0545 cvillemarket.com We probably should have been a bit more specific when we said “local grocery store,” because while Whole Foods is indeed inside city limits, it’s not locally owned. Still, its appeal is undeniable—a commitment to natural foods free of growth […]