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2010/04/21 06:41:51 (permalink)

Charlottesville, VA

Any suggestions for the Charlottesville area?
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    BelRose
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/21 07:51:37 (permalink)
    While not in Chalottesville proper, Crozet Pizza is quite good (not sure it lives up to its reputation, but that would be hard to do).  Food of All Nations is great for sandwiches, and while I am not sure it fits the description of Roadfood, Zocalo is pretty good.  A month ago I would have strongly suggested Taste of China, and it still may be good, but it lost its highly acclaimed chef Peter Chang.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/21 08:41:06 (permalink)
    Go here to end up here...
     
     
     
    ...and to eat this:
     
     
    (Photos courtesy of NascarDad.)
     
     
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/21 11:06:43 (permalink)
    I love love love Wayside. Charlottesville is a tough food town. People are very proud of local choices but there are sadly few to recommend. Another place to try is Michie Tavern. It is a tourist haunt but you can get your chicken-and-country-ham fix all at once. There is a market called Feast on West Main Street that has some gourmet shops and eateries in it. It's purple and hard to miss.

    Foods of All Nations is a lovely place to spend some time gawking at all the neat stuff and it's much less pretentious than Whole Foods.

    If you stumble into lovely Orange, VA where James Madison's Montpelier is located, head downtown for Elmwood at Sparks. They're not open on Sundays but worth dashing to on a Saturday just to see what's being whipped up. Orange is also a beguiling, dog-eared kind of place, the sad Southern town.

    More favorites include The Local in Charlottesville's Belmont neighborhood, Revolutionary Soup on the Downtown Mall and Siips for cheap lunch and a glass of good local wine, also on the mall.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/28 17:07:03 (permalink)
    I'll second the recommendation for Wayside.

    I also like White Spot by the university.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/28 19:45:49 (permalink)
    Surely not Roadfood, but for a splurge try....http://www.candorestaurant.com/
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/04/29 09:25:10 (permalink)
    For great burgers just off 250, try Riverside Lunch - mastomillers.com/2009/08/16/riverside-lunch/
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/05/03 10:09:58 (permalink)
    And remember the search function on this forum.
    Charlottesville has been discussed several times before.
    Cathy
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/05/03 10:35:12 (permalink)
    I travel through C'ville often on business and the sandwiches at the various Market's at Tiger Fuel stations are pretty decent.  Hand made while you wait, their menu items can be customized if you want, and if you stop at the one on Ivy Road (just west of the Rt 29 bypass) you'll be treated to the singing sandwich chef.  She sings along to whatever's playing on the radio and actually has a pretty good voice.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/05/10 12:52:56 (permalink)
    I obviously agree with the Wayside suggestion, as well as Crozet pizza (thought crozet pizza is a bit out of town, still very good pizza for Virginia)
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/05/10 15:10:59 (permalink)
    kaszeta

    I'll second the recommendation for Wayside.

    I also like White Spot by the university.
    Glad to read the White Spot is still going strong.  Nothing like a 'One-eyed Gusburger' (burger with a fried egg).
     
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/white-spot-charlottesville
     
    I was hoping Big Jim's off Rt 29 was still serving the big burger platter but it seems it's no more.
     
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2010/05/12 23:39:21 (permalink)
    C & O Restaurant @ 515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA‎ 434 - 971 - 7044‎.
    Bluegrass Grill and Bakery @ 313 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville, VA‎ 434 - 295 - 9700‎.
    South Street Brewery @ 106 W South St, Charlottesville, VA‎ 434 - 293 - 6550‎.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/07 10:15:17 (permalink)
    We spent a few days near Crozet which is near C'ville and discovered the Fardowners in Crozet.  A local place with a bar and tables and very friendly.  Just our kind of roadie food and atmosphere.  We both recommend it and will go back any time we are nearby.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/07 10:18:34 (permalink)
    Route 11

    I love love love Wayside. Charlottesville is a tough food town. People are very proud of local choices but there are sadly few to recommend. Another place to try is Michie Tavern. It is a tourist haunt but you can get your chicken-and-country-ham fix all at once. There is a market called Feast on West Main Street that has some gourmet shops and eateries in it. It's purple and hard to miss.

    Foods of All Nations is a lovely place to spend some time gawking at all the neat stuff and it's much less pretentious than Whole Foods.

    If you stumble into lovely Orange, VA where James Madison's Montpelier is located, head downtown for Elmwood at Sparks. They're not open on Sundays but worth dashing to on a Saturday just to see what's being whipped up. Orange is also a beguiling, dog-eared kind of place, the sad Southern town.

    More favorites include The Local in Charlottesville's Belmont neighborhood, Revolutionary Soup on the Downtown Mall and Siips for cheap lunch and a glass of good local wine, also on the mall.

    Elmwood at Sparks on Main Street in Orange was a treat.  Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/09 17:22:53 (permalink)
    My brother attended UVa. I second the Michie Tavern and also remember a Little John's. Is that still there?
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/09 18:43:49 (permalink)
    The Bavarian Chef in Madison (18 miles north of C'ville on 29) has always been excellent.  I recommend it highly.  http://www.thebavarianchef.com/
     
    And, I "second" the Wayside Market, Crozet Pizza, and C&O suggestions above.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/10 05:30:05 (permalink)
    I'm sorry to say, that everytime I give the Wayside a second or now even a fourth chance I get disappointed. I would say don't waste your time.
     
    I have Tattoo work done just down the street a couple miles and everytime I say to myself it sucked last time why waste your time and money, I give it another chance.....I want it to be good, I really do. I have friends that graduated from UVA, and they all have told me time and time again how great it is/was....but it always leaves me down...
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/11 15:28:55 (permalink)
    Last time I went to Wayside the chicken was dry, but I had good pie so it was a wash.
     
    I have yet to be able to get into Bluegrass Bakery probably because I am always going on a weekend.
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/13 16:34:45 (permalink)
    Not sure this place qualifies as "road food" but my husband and I eat at The Shabeen when we are in Charlottesville. It is a South African pub.  Also I second or third Crozet Pizza. 
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    Re:Charlottesville, VA 2012/04/16 08:50:10 (permalink)
    elmdt1229
    Not sure this place qualifies as "road food" but my husband and I eat at The Shabeen when we are in Charlottesville. It is a South African pub.  Also I second or third Crozet Pizza. 

     
    You know, I was going to ask here how The Shabeen was, since I know a chef that used to work there (he's now a caterer in Vermont) and really talks up the place.  I'll definitely add it to my list to check out next time work takes me to town.
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