Best of C-VILLE

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Best Italian 2013: tavola

tavola 826 Hinton Ave. 972-9463 tavolavino.com Runner-up: Bella’s 707 W. Main St. 327-4833 bellas-restaurant.com Here’s a cultural difference our waistlines are thankful for: The average person in Italy eats 51 pounds of pasta each year, whereas the average person in North America eats 15. Of course, these two spots make it very hard to keep […]

Best lawn and garden care 2013: Snow’s Garden Center

Snow’s Garden Center 1875 Avon St. 295-2159 snowsknows.com Runner-up: Nigel Wood Tree Service 960-9575 nigelwoodtreeservice.com There are approximately 50 million acres of grass in the U.S. and readers have no doubt Snow’s Garden Center could trim every last blade. And then some. The 101-year-old company cuts ahead of the competition with residential and commercial services, […]

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Best place to buy a car 2013: Brown Automotive

Brown Automotive 1357 Richmond Rd. 817-3380 brownautos.com Runner-up: Carmax 1448 Richmond Rd. 295-6351 carmax.com The very first automobile race in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895, with Frank Duryea winning with the average speed of 71.5mph. All of the cars on offer at Brown Automotive reach that speed (and higher!), but the […]