C&O: still cool after all these years
In Charlottesville, restaurants open and close so frequently these days that it’s hard to keep track of them. Not so with the C& O Restaurant. The landmark bar and fine dining establishment celebrates its 30th anniversary this week and gets a big, copiously illustrated feature in today's Daily Progress. For old-timers, and relative old-timers, the C&O has been more than a restaurant–-it’s been an unchanging island of cool in a sea of change.
From the very beginning, when co-founders Sandy McAdams and Philip Stafford managed to garner their first review from legendary critic Craig Claiborne (who happened to be visiting the writer Peter Taylor and his wife at the time), there’s been something magical about the place. So, Happy Anniversary C&O, owner Dave Simpson, and his excellent staff! Here’s to 30 more years”Š