Jenny Gardiner



A selection of Caromont Farm goat cheeses. Photo: Bill Parrish

Small Bites

Finally, a real Jewish deli in town It’s about time, right? After a soft opening on January 26, Modern Nosh will be fully up and running at 111 Water St. on February 5. Owned by Stephanie Levin, a Norfolk native who graduated from UVA in 1990, the restaurant will serve corned beef and brisket cooked […]

Chef Antwon Brinson’s culinary training program focuses on life skills and career development. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Gleason.

Back to school: New owner, new focus for Charlottesville Cooking School

With chef Antwon Brinson’s recent takeover of Martha Stafford’s popular Charlottesville Cooking School, the institution is becoming a destination for aspiring restaurant cooks—a place to learn professional and life skills for long-term culinary careers. Brinson originally launched Culinary Concepts, his “culinary boot camp,” in partnership with the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and operated […]

North American Sake Brewery co-owners Jeremy Goldstein and Andrew Centofante go through roughly 6,000 pounds of rice a month to brew their specialty sake. Photo by Amy Jackson Smith

Sake to me: Falling in love with rice wine

For North American Sake Brewery co-owner Jeremy Goldstein, it wasn’t a trip to Japan but a visit back home to California that inspired his new venture. “I’d never had ‘craft’ sake, but I went to this amazing restaurant with a sake sommelier and had a whole different experience than I’d had before with the heated […]