Living history: Charlottesville restaurants we miss (and those we’ll go on loving forever)


Memory palace
“Mostly only students would go [to the Virginian] and very few women. The 32-ounce beer (called a bumper) cost 40 cents and a 16-ounce glass was 20 cents. Boiled eggs sat on the bar and cost a nickel. The dog mascots, Seal and later Beta, would hang out and the students would take a hamburger and put it in the bottom of a pail and fill it with beer. The dogs would both drink the beer down to the level where they could get the hamburger and usually get drunk.”—Ed Roseberry, Charlottesville. Photo courtesy Phil Larkum

Loading …

Support C-VILLE Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years.

UP NEXT

PICK: UNSUNG

Phoning in the overture: When Victory Hall Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata was canceled, the cast turned to...

PICK: Muscle Shoals

Take you there: Founded in 1969 by four Alabama session musicians, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio became legendary...

PICK: Kenn Kaufman

Winging it: Kenn Kaufman is an extreme birder who’s been at it since the ‘60s, when he dropped out of high school and...

In the trenches

Russo Brothers’ Cherry is a different kind of origin story

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

PICK: UNSUNG

Phoning in the overture: When Victory Hall Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata was canceled, the cast turned to...

PICK: Muscle Shoals

Take you there: Founded in 1969 by four Alabama session musicians, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio became legendary...

PICK: Kenn Kaufman

Winging it: Kenn Kaufman is an extreme birder who’s been at it since the ‘60s, when he dropped out of high school and...

In the trenches

Russo Brothers’ Cherry is a different kind of origin story