C-VILLE Writers

Snow in Charlottesville.

UPDATE: Snow for C’ville?

The forecast has fluctuated in the last few days, but it looks increasingly unlikely that Charlottesville and Albemarle will avoid the snow headed our way. County schools are cancelled for Thursday—though city schools remain open as of 6:30am—and forecasters are warning locals to get ready for an ugly evening commute. The National Weather Service upgraded […]

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar is one of a host of local eateries participating in what's now two weeks' worth of Charlottesville Restaurant Week deals in January and February. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Food fight: Charlottesville Restaurant Week becomes weeks

The annual food fest known as Charlottesville Restaurant Week—sponsored by The Hook and benefitting the Local Food Hub—has some competition this year from a local marketing group. In addition to the original and well-known Charlottesville Restaurant Week, which run January 21 to January 27 (and again from July 8 to 14), a new event—somewhat confusingly […]

Have your holiday cocktails at home with friends

Have your holiday cocktails at home with friends

Hands down, this is my favorite time of year: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” spiced cookies, figgy pudding—and, of course, the drinks. Holiday drinks are, by design, meant to be communal. At least, in my family they always were. I can remember my early childhood, running around my grandparents’ […]