Talking in tongues

At my mother’s insistence, I took French in high school. I think she thought that all proper young ladies spoke French, despite the fact that all the cool kids took Spanish. I regularly took comfort in the fact that at least I wasn’t one of those dorks stuck learning Latin. Fifteen years after the fact, […]

Getting wasted?

Getting wasted?

In the movie A Bronx Tale, Robert DeNiro informs his son, Calogero, that “there’s nothing worse  (in life) than wasted talent.” That line always seems to ring in my head when seeing Atlanta Falcon (www.atlantafalcons.com) quarterback Matt Schaub holding a clipboard on an NFL sideline. Now as a restricted free agent, there is a possibility […]

Veal—er, pork

Veal—er, pork

There is more on Charlottesville’s plate than just what’s found on the Downtown Mall. Traveling outside the reliable confines of the Downtown Mall bubble might well be worth it. At Three Notch’d Grill in Crozet, the Pork Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto is a standout on the menu.  Co-owner and Chef Hayden Berry says this […]