Table talk: An ode to this year’s openings and closings

Brazos Tacos, Kardinal Hall (above) and Babes in the Wood were three notable newcomers to the food scene this year. (Rammelkamp Foto) Brazos Tacos, Kardinal Hall (above) and Babes in the Wood were three notable newcomers to the food scene this year. (Rammelkamp Foto)

Here at C-VILLE we do our best to keep up with the times, and at the end of the year we take a look at all our headlines. It’s no secret that the food scene is a bit of a revolving door, and to recap it all, we’ve compiled some couplets for you once more.

Goodbye Blue Light, West Main and L’etoile.

You were C’ville staples, and we’re going to miss you all.

Farewell to the cult-favorite Jinx’s Pit’s Top Barbeque.

Your absence in Woolen Mills makes us a little blue.

You won’t be able to visit TGI Friday’s for any more endless apps.

And the Southern fare at Eppie’s is no longer on the map.

Horse & Hound also served its last meal this year.

And what’s going on in the old PastureQ spot still isn’t clear.

Adios El Tepeyac, we’ll miss your tacos and chips.

And the Vinegar Hill Café is serving no more bites or sips.

Pizza Bella became Brick & Mortar before it closed its doors.

And the bakers at Cappellino’s Crazy Cakes are on the Downtown Mall no more.

We bid adieu to some of our favorites, and maybe a few we didn’t try.

But the good news is that we got to say hello more times than goodbye.

We do apologize if there are any spots that we missed.

But how lucky are we to have such a long restaurant list.

Welcome to the area, Duck Donuts, Nude Fude and Jack Brown’s.

And how delightful to have dinner and a movie at the newly opened Violet Crown.

Crozet’s Pro Re Nata is serving up a new selection of brews.

And Brazos’ return to Ix this summer was most excellent news.

Côte Rôtie made its first appearance on the C’ville streets this fall.

And Miso Sweet started serving ramen and donuts on the mall.

Mezza and Oakhart Social brought new tapas to West Main.

And Donut Connection offers confections, iced and plain.

We said goodbye and then hello again to Burrito Baby.

And Greenies and Vu Noodles’ hearty vegetarian meals are gravy.

The Breakfast House relocated into the old Game Day space.

And though Gearharts moved down the street, its chocolates are still ace.

Red Hub Food Company joined the 10th Street neighborhood.

And for a sandwich that’s hyper-local, there’s Babes in the Wood.

Bojangle’s, Chipotle and Chick-fil-A popped up on Pantops this season.

And The Boneyard became Holly’s Deli & Pub for plenty of reasons.

Poe’s Public House made Eddy’s Tavern its new name.

Got Dumplings, Café Caturra and Roots Natural Kitchen also joined the Corner food game.

Sushi King in Seminole Square offers a buffet and a bar.

And The Pie Chest is brought to us by the team from The Whiskey Jar.

Public West Pub & Oyster Bar is the new place to be in Crozet.

And we could drink the whiskey at Virginia Distillery Company all night and all day.

The old Coke plant is now home to The Juice Laundry and Kardinal Hall.

Grab a sandwich at Timbercreek Market while you’re there, or throw a bocce ball.

On that note we’ll bring the 2015 poem to a close.

And as next year’s food scene develops, we’ll certainly let you know.

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