Restaurant gossip

Restaurant gossip

Apparently, there’s some major university or something over near the Corner. Proprietors of that neighborhood’s dining scene are currently gnashing their teeth over the ebb of the great student tide, which declines mightily after graduation comes and sweeps the little darlings off to partake of summer adventures. This means they’re no longer partaking of food and drink (well, these are UVA students, so we should make that drink and food) here in their adopted hometown, and businesses must adjust accordingly.

Mocha loco

Mocha loco

A couple of weeks ago we shared a delicious recipe for Citrus Mint Tea. In the spirit of fairness, we figured it was diplomatic to give coffee lovers equal time. Thus we placed a call to Renee Martin, proprietress of Mermaid Express, the coffee and juice bar just inside the entrance to Foods of All Nations. Open 7:30am until 5pm during the week and 8am to 5pm on weekends, Mermaid Express offers everything from lattes to smoothies. And, to delight coffee drinkers\’ tastebuds, Martin was happy to share the recipe for her “most popular coffee summer drink,” Frozen Mocha. As Martin exclaims, it\’s “our sure-fire way to cool off on a hot summer day!” So bring out your blenders and let summer begin. \’ Pam Jiranek

www.charlottesville.org

Yes, Charlottesville there is a god. How do I know? I know because the City of Charlottesville finally has (drum roll, please!) a new website. I know, I know: You don\’t believe me. You\’re rubbing your eyes as if what you read could not possibly be true. Your mouth is hanging open in disbelief. You\’re rethinking long-held beliefs about the existence of Santa Claus. And yet? It\’s true, I tell you: TRUE!