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The chef has landed: Elusive Chang nabs high-profile Charlottesville home
Published on Sep 14th, 2010
38 comments House of Chang: The former Asian Buffet building on 29 North has been vacant for years, but it's poised to become the talk of the town. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Brace yourself, foodies. Chinese chef...
Boneless 'Wings' takes off on Ivy Road
Published on Sep 14th, 2010
18 comments Wings Over Charlottesville delivers. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE For over a year, the former University Grille/former Hardee's on Ivy Road has sat empty, tempting passersby with the signs heralding gyros...
Hook launches "Dinner on a Dime"
Published on Sep 13th, 2010
5 comments Think Restaurant Week was a deal? Check this out: entr©e plus an app or dessert at places like The Biltmore, Brookville Restaurant, Enoteca Italian Wine and Panini Bar, La Cocina del Sol, Mono Loco,...
Before Bel Rio: Jim Baldi and the death of Boheme
Published on Sep 7th, 2010
29 comments "First it was Clive, then it was Jim, who I'd known for 20 years," says Boheme owner Tom Fussell, of his former chef, Clive Papayanis (left), who has been charged with embezzling from the restaurant...
Minor filing: Halsey files bankruptcy for Landmark hotel
Published on Sep 2nd, 2010
26 comments Halsey Minor, left, has been sparring with developer Lee Danielson. FILE PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER AND JAY KUHLMANN The company owned by bi-coastal Internet millionaire Halsey Minor to develop the...
Good-bye kabobs, hello meatballs
Published on Sep 1st, 2010
1 comments That little space on 29 North beside Pizza Hut, the former home to two Middle Eastern restaurants, Zandi’s, and more recently, Zam Zam Kabob, has yet another international tenant. Hint: "B¶rk, b¶rk,...
Snap o' the day: Hillsdale Connector emerges... a little
Published on Aug 31st, 2010
6 comments A new road means new stoplights on Hydraulic and a new way to get to Kmart. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE A new street off Hydraulic Road between Kmart/Gold's Gym and the under-construction Whole Foods...
New 'A Team' on West Main
Published on Aug 31st, 2010
6 comments "His lemon curd is tremendous," says Gresge. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Mark Gresge, chef/owner of l'©toile on West Main, tells us that they now have a new sous chef who’s baking his own bread for...
Growth industry: UVA, MJH ready for the morbidly obese
Published on Aug 27th, 2010
22 comments At UVA's new Transitional Care Hospital, Michelle Hereford stands under a ceiling-mounted lift that can transport obese patients from bed to bathroom. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE UVA's newest hospital...
Chang watch: Might the elusive chef be back?
Published on Aug 24th, 2010
15 comments Where are you Peter Chang? FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Back in April, chef Peter Chang’s “consultant and translator,” Gen Lee, told Dish that the famous Chinese chef had found a place of his own...
Starr Hill a star on 'Top Chef'
Published on Aug 23rd, 2010
10 comments Does Starr Hill Brewery have a product placement deal with Bravo’s Top Chef? As some viewers have noticed, during each episode of the reality show (taped this year in Washington, D.C.), when the...
No A-frame: Judge convicts dentist of farewell butt grab
Published on Aug 18th, 2010
45 comments Dentist George Tisdelle was arrested nearly a week after a former employee says she was groped at his Ivy Road office. MUGSHOT ALBEMARLE POLICE It was a classic case of she-said/he-said. She said...
Caf�© woof: it's a dog-eat-cake world in Palmyra
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
0 comments There’s a new caf© opening in Palmyra on August 26, but there’s a catch: it’s for your "best friend." “We’re opening a doggie caf©,” say Terri Raju-Arroyo, owner of Rusty’s Dog Wash and Grooming,...
Eat rights: Salatin leads the charge
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
0 comments "Why can't you buy raw milk, ice cream with eggs in it, or home-made sausage?" asks Joel Salatin. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR If you’ve never had a chance to experience renegade farmer Joel Salatin...
Heating up: Renovations underway at rescued Ice Park
Published on Aug 16th, 2010
17 comments Workers lay down the new removable floor at the Ice Park. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART One month after the $3 million purchase of the Charlottesville Ice Park, renovations on the space are well...
Montpelier makeover: James Madison was a wallpaper man
Published on Aug 13th, 2010
8 comments Montpelier's curatorial team checks out the new wallpaper. Left to right: Grant Quertermous, Cheryl Brush, Lynne Dakin Hastings. PHOTO COURTESY THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION In May, Monticello unveiled...
Can $150K website lure turistas?
Published on Aug 11th, 2010
23 comments Will the big bucks web design be a tourist trap? FROM THE VISITORS BUREAU The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau has gotten some buzz about its new website–- and its eye...
Clintons serve Kluge's wine at daughter's wedding
Published on Aug 2nd, 2010
29 comments Barbara Kinney / AP Over the weekend, guests held to secrecy at the year’s most talked about $3 million wedding, which created mayhem in the little town of Rhinebeck, New York, enjoyed some Virginia...
Wild Wing recovering from blaze
Published on Jul 31st, 2010
15 comments Flames leaping into the air during the early morning blaze. FILE PHOTO BY JESSICA WILKINS An early morning fire at Wild Wing Caf© on July 27 was fortunately extinguished within 10 minutes, but it...
Yogurt taps: Sweet Frog leaps into town
Published on Jul 30th, 2010
10 comments Sweet Frog owners Robert Lupica and Giovanni Sestito on opening day. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Sweet Frog, the new frozen yogurt place beside the Mudhouse on the Downtown Mall, officially opened today...
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