Box opened, found to contain noodles
The brown paper covering the former Atomic Burrito location on Second Street for the past few months– you know, the stuff on which some trickster had written "Hooters - Coming Soon"– has finally been pulled down, revealing not jiggly young ladies, but rather wiggly little noodles.
The Box features Asian-inspired cuisine such as noodles and dumplings, and exotic drinks like sake and watermelon juleps. In addition, we now have three sushi joints within a block or two; whether that sufficiently qualifies as another Charlottesville shark-jumping is entirely up to you.
The "sleek, sedated Jetsons" environment of Atomic has been given a full makeover, with much more sensible seating arrangements, a wall-size mural of Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid, and a giant gong behind the register, which co-owner Chas Webster has suggested might come in handy for last call.
If that's the case, you'll definitely want to get down here before then!