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 bookstore 2013: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Barracks Road Shopping Center 984-0461 barnesandnoble.com Runner-up: Daedalus Bookshop 121 Fourth St. NE 293-7595 The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving. If you’re looking to build your own collection, readers say there’s no better place to start than Barnes & Noble, where […]

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Best nursery 2013: Ivy Nursery

Ivy Nursery 570 Broomley Rd. 295-1183 ivynursery.com Runner-up: Fifth Season Gardening Co. 900 Preston Ave. 293-2332 fifthseasongardening.com During the 1600s, tulips were so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold. The craze was called tulip mania, or tulipomania. You can find the valuable flowers (and more!) at Ivy Nursery, where readers […]