Pearl’s Bake Shoppe

The Yard food hall at 5th Street Station is slated to open in May, and Basil Mediterranean, Extreme Pizza and Chim, an Asian street food restaurant, are among its first tenants. Photo by Skycladap.com

The Yard food hall set to open in May

By Sam Padgett and Erin O’Hare The Yard food hall at 5th Street Station is gearing up to open in May, in the building next to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Jeff Garrison, the project’s lead, says he wanted to “create an active community-engaged area…a great area to hang out.” And so The Yard put extra emphasis […]

The buche de noels at Pearl’s Bake Shoppe depart from tradition with unique designs and customizable fillings. Photo by Tom McGovern

Bakeries share their holiday treats

’Tis the season to gather around a table piled high with foods galore. And, thankfully, Charlottesville artisans are preparing plenty of specialty items for the holidays. Here is a sampling of seasonal treats you can find around town. Albemarle Baking Company Panettone, the much more popular Italian cousin of fruitcake, is available at Albemarle Baking […]

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