Meg Irvin



Blenheim Vineyards recently released a limited edition wine with proceeds  going to Frontline Foods Charlottesville and World Central Kitchen, organizations that are providing meals to people in need.

Small Bites: June 3

Business not as usual In recent weeks, many local restaurants that decided to take a pandemic pause have started to phase back into action, including well-loved spots like Al Carbon, Bizou, Brazos Tacos, Little Star, Luce, Tavola, and Tilman’s. These restaurants are reaching customers through online ordering with delivery, curbside pickup, or no-contact handoff of […]

In mid-April, Governor Ralph Northam directed Virginia ABC to let restaurants and distilleries to sell mixed drinks through take out or delivery. Jeffery Gleason

Small Bites: Juice boost and cocktails delivered

Frontline feeding Restaurants throughout the area continue to band together to nourish health care workers and other community members in need. Corner Juice is making bi-weekly drops of immunity-boosting juices to various UVA hospital departments. A $60 donation equals a case of juice for health care workers. Those in a position to give can do […]

Pizza has long been a favorite carry-out food, and that hasn't changed during quarantine. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria recently posted this photo of a dizzying pizza box tower and asked followers to guess how many. Photo courtesy Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

Small Bites: April 6

Stepping up to serve free meals In these trying times for the restaurant industry, chef Harrison Keevil of Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen is using his talents to serve others. What originally started as a free lunch (about 20 meals each weekday), has expanded to include breakfast and dinner, and by April 13, Keevil is […]

J.M. Stock’s ham biscuits are served seven days a week until noon—or when they sell out. The Happy Cook has an excellent selection of classic picnic baskets. In addition to picnicking, Beaver Creek Lake is a good place for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.  
Photos: Tom McGovern, Morgan Sayler, Jack Looney

The perfect local picnic

Take advantage of the last few days of summer and take your meal outside! We put together an arrangement of local goodies to stock your basket, plus some favorite spots to spread a blanket and while away the afternoon. Bread ends with house dressing from Take It Away Tucked into the Corner’s Elliewood Avenue, Take […]