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Best of C-VILLE 2014: The winners

The votes are counted and the winners are in. C-VILLE Weekly readers have named their picks for the best Charlottesville has to offer, from restaurants to fitness classes to doctors, parks, and music venues. Did your favorites top the list? Check out the full issue on the stands or right here online.

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Best place to buy beer 2013: Beer Run

Beer Run 156 Carlton Rd. #203 984-2337 beerrun.com Runner-up: Market Street Wineshops 311 E. Market St. 305 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Suite 102 964-9463 marketstreetwine.com Tucked into what’s essentially a mini mall on industrial Carlton Avenue, Beer Run doesn’t look like the kind of place you’d find 400-plus different kinds of beer. But it is—and with […]

Best place for trivia 2013: Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom 1321 W. Main St. 972-9366 mellowmushroom.com Runner-up: Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com Did you know that zebras are technically black with white stripes? If you shaved one, it would be completely black. That’s the kind of thing you need to know if you’re going to succeed at […]

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Best golf course 2013: Birdwood

Birdwood Golf Course 410 Golf Course Dr. 293-4653 boarsheadinn.com/golf Runner-up: Old Trail Golf Course 4594 Golf Dr. (Crozet) 823-8101 oldtrailgolf.com “Hit it. Hard.” That’s a simple enough instruction for Birdwood’s finishing hole, but the 18-hole course at the Boar’s Head is anything but simple. A par-72 course, it recently received a 4.5-star ranking on Golf […]

Best plastic surgeon 2013: Victoria Vastine

Victoria Vastine 600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy. #270 654-8920 mjhplasticsurgery.org Runner-up: Stephen Park 415 Ray C. Hunt Dr. 924-2153 cosmeticuva.com Plastic surgery sure has come a long way: For the very first nose job, performed in 600 B.C., wooden tubes were placed inside the nose to keep air passage open during healing. These days, that procedure […]

Best preschool or daycare 2013: Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings 1221 Stoney Ridge Rd. 979-8585 3401 Worth Crossing 973-8414 brightbeginningsva.com Runner-up: ACAC Preschool 200 Four Seasons Dr. 978-7529 acac.com/youth/after-school “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” That’s a quote from Frederick Douglass who, as an escaped slave and revered orator, knew a little something about strong men. Bright […]

Best apartment complex 2013: Lakeside Apartments

Lakeside Apartments 200 Lake Club Ct. 984-5253 liveatlakeside.com Runner-up: The Reserve at Belvedere 200 Reserve Blvd. 296-6200 liveatbelvedere.com Ask anyone the things they love about Charlottesville and, most likely, one of those things will be that you can be in the city one minute and, after a short drive, in the middle of nature’s bounty. […]