Photo: Dan Addison

Best brewery 2013: Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd. (Afton) (540) 456-8020 bluemountainbrewery.com Runner-up: Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run (Roseland) 361-1001 ddbrewingcompany.com The ancient Babylonians took beer so seriously that if you brewed a bad batch, you were drowned in it. Luckily, that punishment is seriously outdated. Though, even if it wasn’t, that wouldn’t matter—there’s never a […]

Photo: Aaron Cohen

Best French 2013: l’étoile

l’étoile 817 W. Main St. 979-7957 letoilrestaurant.com Runner-up: Petit Pois 201 Main St. 979-7647 petitpoisrestaurant.com And we thought there were too many dining options in Charlottesville! Turns out, there are even more in Paris, with over 5,000 restaurants currently in operation. Locally, our taste of the City of Love doesn’t come better than at l’étoile, […]

Time to make the biscuits! Owner Brian Ashworth and his staff show up at 6am to start folding the dough. (See Best Breakfast Sandwich.) Photo: Amanda Maglione

Best of C-VILLE 2016: Food & Drink

If you are what you eat (and drink), then you’re tacos, dumplings, wings and wine. You’re pizza, you’re burgers. You’re beer and croissants. And, amazingly, you’re still hungry for more. Here are your picks for the best edibles.   RESTAURANT C&O Restaurant Runner-up: Lampo Honorable mention: Tavola As a founder of Charlottesville’s fine dining scene, the C&O […]