Sherry Brown

Sherry Brown

Abstract artist Aimee McDavitt’s exhibit, “Broken is Beautiful,” opens August 5 at Studio IX.

August First Fridays Guide

Local abstract artist Aimee McDavitt lives with chronic illness, though it is rarely the subject of her art. “My experience has emphasized the importance of learning to seek, create and enjoy happiness within the confines of my situation,” she says. McDavitt’s acrylic works reflect free experimentation of several techniques—drips, drops, swirling, crinkling and color layering—to […]

UVA students spill about what local eateries they'll miss the most. Photo: Staff, Jack Looney, Courtesy of subjects

UVA students dish on what restaurants they’ll miss the most

We all know about the “Things to Do Before You Graduate” list, but here’s something that might be even more difficult to tackle: Eat at every restaurant before you graduate. In honor of final exercises this weekend, we asked UVA students which local restaurants they will miss the most when they leave C’ville. Did your […]

Will Richey uses high-quality, locally sourced ingredients in the menu items at two Revolutionary Soup locations. Photo: Tom McGovern.

Soups for the soul: Perfect for a ‘chili’ time of year

It’s wet. It’s cold. It’s downright frigid some days. Luckily we have a wide range of freshly prepared stews, chowders and bisques that venture to brothy realms, far beyond the canned stuff. It’s difficult to go wrong with so many options to warm us up and soothe our soul. Here’s a short list to help […]

The Pigeon Hole photo by Elli Williams, Oakhurst Inn Café and Petit Pois photos by Emily Sacco.

Brunch and be merry: A roundup of local, mid-morning eats

Ah, the holiday season. The town is adorned with lights, music fills the air, and 2016 looms on the horizon. Friends and family gather to share the joy of love, laughter, overindulgence and dysfunction. Anticipation builds for what the coming year will bring, and we start to mull over New Year’s resolutions. But, before we […]