Best of C-VILLE

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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 […]

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Kenny Ball: Pounding pavement

“Nothing has ever been planned in my life,” said Kenny Ball. When Ball arrived in Charlottesville in the 1980s for a job working with and showing horses, he never dreamed that 30 years later he’d own a successful antiques shop and be training with the area’s top marathon runners. He’s passionate about everything he does, […]