Best of C-VILLE

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Best fried chicken 2013: Wayside Fried Chicken

Wayside Fried Chicken 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000 waysidechicken.com Runner-up: Michie Tavern 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 977-1234 michietavern.com When it was first eaten, fried chicken was a sign of wealth. If that’s true, we should consider Charlottesville pretty wealthy, since it has so many fried chicken spots. Wayside lands at the top of the pile […]

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Best Mediterranean 2013: Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar 416 W. Main St. 975-6796 orzokitchen.com Runner-up: Aromas Cafe Barracks Road Shopping Center 244-2486 aromascafecville.com Mediterranean food is enthusiastic about ingredients de la mer, and why shouldn’t it be? The Mediterranean Sea takes over an area of 965,000 miles—that’s a lot of room for inspiration! Orzo, in the Main Street […]

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Jess Martin: Superfan

We all know that fan—the one who can rattle off concerts dates and set lists, detailing the lineup, the between-song banter, and even the attire of her favorite band or musician. Jess Martin is of that tribe. The 30-year-old Charlottesville resident has more concerts under her belt than some aging rock stars, and she’s just […]