From the category archives:


New Plans For Charlottesville Coca Cola Building

September 13, 2014

A few years ago we told you about plans to develop the Coca-Cola building on Charlottesville’s Preston Ave. after it was purchased for intended renovation. Those plans did not materialize. Now the 38,000 sq.ft. building …. which was built in an Art Deco style in 1939 and was put on the National Register of Historic Places in […]

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They’re Baaaaacckkk

August 24, 2014

College towns are great.  Just like Capistrano’s swallows, the UVa students are flocking into Charlottesville again this weekend for the fall school year.   The university continues to expand the size of its first year class … this year’s approximately 3,690 first year students represent 173 more 1st-year students than last year . For businesses and townspeople alike, the […]

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Eater Review of Charlottesville Restaurants

October 1, 2013

Previously we’ve written about many of our personal favorite places to eat in Charlottesville.  You’ll find many of those reviews in our categories on the right of this page under such titles as ‘Restaurants’ and ‘Charlottesville People and Places’. Now there’s a fresh view of some of the newer eateries in C’ville that’s catching folks’ attention, […]

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Charlottesville Restaurant Week

June 24, 2013

July 8th – 14th, 2013 Mark your calendars now to enjoy delicious meals at some of the finest restaurants in Charlottesville! You can’t beat these deals and a $1 of every meal goes to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. A list of participating restaurants and their contact information for reservations can be […]

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Charlottesville’s Wonderful Chef

March 19, 2013

We can vouch for the fact that while he was a chef at Fossett’s restaurant at Keswick Hall… and also while he prepared the predictably fantastic food at Duner’s restaurant … chef Curtis Shaver deserved his stellar reputation for providing innovative and wonderful foods of all types. Recently the owners of Hamilton’s restaurant on Charlottesville’s downtown mall […]

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Popular St. Maartens Cafe Sponsors UVa Sports

October 7, 2012

We’ve written previously about a very popular cafe/bar on The Corner of UVa’s campus.  It’s one of those places that you likely won’t just stumble past, because it’s kind of hidden around a little street.  When St. Maarten’s owners and founders (since 1985) decided to go in another direction, the patrons quickly banded together to […]

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Chefs Compete at Old Trail Village

September 7, 2012

On September 20th at The Lodge in Old Trail Village, there will be a competition for culinary chefs with proceeds going to charity.  The evening will feature a fun assortment of local wines and foods prepared by local chefs who each want to win the competition.  HERE are details of the event.  Tickets are available […]

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Pasture For Charlottesville

August 30, 2012

There are a couple of existing restaurants in Richmond VA named Pasture and Comfort.   Now the owners of those restaurants have made a commitment to open another Pasture restaurant in Charlottesville’s new Shops at Stonefield.  It’s scheduled to open in the winter of 2012 and will feature a chef-driven menu with local food sources.  You can read more about […]

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Batesville Cafe Market Opens

May 5, 2012

We’re really happy to report that Batesville once again has its market restaurant.   The new incarnation in the historic building formerly known as the Batesville Market… is a cafe/market called the Plank Road Exchange.   The owners are experienced in the food service business, and they make many of their featured products (such as the popular broccoli […]

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Belmont Restaurants in Charlottesville

April 15, 2012

Just like Columbus “discovered” America, we have discovered Belmont.  Belmont, that neighborhood south of downtown Charlottesville, carved from several farms which used to sit on the outskirts of the city, including the Belle Mont estate from which it gets its name.  Initially a middle class community which came into being around the start of the […]

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