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Hyperlocal

Chef Ian Rynecki and gardener Diane Burns modestly refer to their creation at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards as a...

10 hot* new restaurants

The restaurant business, like any industry, goes in cycles. Grow, contract, repeat. Here in Charlottesville, our last...

Ready, set, grow! A quick guide to starting vegetables...

Starting plants from seed may not be the easiest, or even the most economical, way to supply your garden. It requires...

Milli Coffee Roasters founder dies at 34

Nick Leichtentritt, founder of Milli Coffee Roasters and Sicily Rose, died February 17 at the age of 34. Pursuing a...

Thomas Jefferson—beer nerd? New Champion release honors...

Thomas Jefferson was not an IPA guy. We know this thanks to the scholarly efforts of J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a...

MarieBetter

MarieBette Café & Bakery spin-off Petite MarieBette is now open at 105 E. Water St., offering coffee and baked...

Mel at Mel’s

Sometimes the good stuff is hiding right under your nose. For decades, Mel’s Café has sat near the center of town on...

High steaks

Where was the best steak of Governor Ralph Northam’s life? Right here in Charlottesville. Northam was in town to...

Mansion on the hill, garden in

Back in the ’80s, I ran a landscape crew at Albemarle Farm and its later incarnation as John Kluge’s Morven Farm. I...

At Maru, traditional Korean cuisine and modern riffs both...

I knew it would be a risky choice: Jen Naylor to help critique a Korean restaurant. The Korean food genius of Sussex...