Songs about buildings and food

What do buildings and food have in common (besides combining in the title of a classic Talking Heads album)? For starters, Charlottesvillians love to savor their food– and savor their buildings.

And now we have a reporter covering both tasty beats. He's Dave McNair.

For several months, Dave's been proofreading the Hook, and now he's tackling some meatier issues. He recently provided an eye-opening look at a plan to bring experimental design to a small urban park in the "On Architecture" column. This week in that space, he revisits solar water heating– with some surprising findings.

Next week, he'll take the reins of the "Dish" column from the talented Christina Ball who'll soon savor a treat she hasn't tasted in three years: freedom from weekly deadlines –editor.