Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

Bellair Market’s Jefferson sandwich, with turkey, cheddar cheese, lettuce, herbed mayo and cranberry relish on a French roll, served as inspiration for Charlottesville native Mason Hereford when he opened the New Orleans-based Turkey and the Wolf restaurant in July 2016. Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Bellair Market favorite lends inspiration

By C. Simon Davidson, Alexa Nash and Erin O’Hare Bellair Market’s Jefferson sandwich—maple turkey, cranberry relish, cheddar cheese, lettuce and herb mayonnaise layered between two slices of pillowy French bread—is a lunch staple for many in town. But for Charlottesville native Mason Hereford, a quirky and imaginative chef with nostalgia for all things ’90s, it’s […]

Smoked trout dip will be a new menu item when Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar relaunches with a new menu from Harrison Keevil and Will Richey Monday, September 4. Photo by Sara Miller

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar revamps menu, under new management

Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar is getting a makeover. And, it’s bringing in some industry experts: restaurateur Will Richey and chef Harrison Keevil. Co-founder of Ten Course Hospitality, Richey has to his name The Alley Light, The Bebedero, Brasserie Saison, The Pie Chest, Revolutionary Soup and The Whiskey Jar. Keevil meanwhile co-owned Brookville restaurant with his wife before closing last year and opening Keevil […]