Business

The Chang effect: Wooing palates, breaking hearts--- and why he left
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
53 comments Peter Chang's food has created a frenzy among foodies. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Last fall, word that a famous Szechuan chef had quietly set up in Charlottesville had foodies salivating. There was a...
Snap: MyKonos coming soon
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
3 comments Looks like a Greek-American restaurant named MyKonos Caf© is opening up in the former Old Grounds Caf© space near Cici’s Pizza. We contacted Great Eastern Management to find out more, but have not...
Lights out: Local company makes Earth Hour go viral
Published on Mar 12th, 2010
6 comments A Scottsville company is responsible for recruiting and filming arguably the most beautiful couple on Earth–- New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen–...
Squawky wheel: 'Parrothood' dropped, author 'Winging It'
Published on Mar 12th, 2010
1 comments Graycie the parrot is the subject of Jenny Gardiner's latest book, which will not be called Parrothood. FILE PHOTO OF GARDINER BY JEN FARIELLO Sleeping with Ward Cleaver author Jenny Gardiner's tale...
'Brixx' to replace Boston Market
Published on Mar 9th, 2010
64 comments Virginia’s first Brixx Wood Fired Pizza restaurant, a small Charlotte, North Carolina-based franchise, will be taking over the Boston Market space in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. Brixx (not to...
Growing trend? 'Recession' gardens feed a need
Published on Mar 9th, 2010
30 comments Blue Ridge Backyard Harvest co-founder Guinevere Higgins wants to make you an urban farmer. PHOTO BY BILLY HUNT There appears to be a backyard revolution going on in Charlottesville, as two...
Sold: Kluge/Moses regain luxury spec house
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
9 comments Attorneys James Schroll, Steve Blaine, and successful bidder Bill Moses clear up a little paperwork to return ownership to Moses and his wife. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR The only bidder at the foreclosure...
Thin ice: Citing losses, owners to close skating rink
Published on Feb 27th, 2010
132 comments The rink was officially opened on May 1, 1996. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Lee Danielson was right–- an ice rink in Charlottesville is a money-loser. And now the latest owners of the...
Trial bound: Hardy v. Kluge moves forward
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
13 comments On the block: the first homestead in Vineyard Estates, developed by William Moses and Patricia Kluge. ALBEMARLE COUNTY WEBSITE; LISA PROVENCE The high-dollar development of Patricia Kluge and Willam...
New Yorker features local restaurant, chef
Published on Feb 25th, 2010
23 comments Back in November, Dish reported that renowned Szechuan chef Peter Chang was cooking at Taste of China in Albemarle Square, but the Chang groupies who've tracked the chef online for years were way...
New top chef at Ten
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
3 comments According to the folks at Ten, executive chef Chul Kee Ko has moved on, leaving the Blue Light Grill’s swanky bunk-mate on the Downtown Mall in the hands of long-time sous-chef Pei Chang. Since music...
Opening a restaurant? The Food Network wants to help
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
4 comments If you’re planning to open your first restaurant this year, the Dish found out something that might interested you. A Canadian TV production company is producing a show for the Food Network called...
Marlboro man? Casteen to join cigarette company board
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
39 comments Outgoing UVA president John Casteen has been elected to the board of directors of Altria Group, better known under its prior name, Philip Morris Companies Inc. and the maker of such well-known...
'Here to stay': But lawsuit and foreclosure cloud Kluge's dreams
Published on Feb 19th, 2010
29 comments On the block: the first homestead in Vineyard Estates, developed by William Moses and Patricia Kluge. ALBEMARLE COUNTY WEBSITE; LISA PROVENCE With a looming foreclosure of its only spec house and a...
Noodling in: Marco & Luca conquer the Corner
Published on Feb 16th, 2010
30 comments “I think it's important to keep it simple,” says Marco & Luca's Dragana Katalina-Sun. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Looks like UVA students are finally discovering Marco & Luca dumplings now that...
Buzz kill: Crozet man finds eBay yanks High Times
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
49 comments Crozet-based eBay merchant Fred Carwile was surprised by eBay's action. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Super Bowl Sunday left Crozet resident Fred Carwile "frustrated and angry," he says. And not because...
Love's labor: Make your Valentine's Day plans
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
2 comments Gentleman, it’s that time of year again. This time, don’t wait until the absolute last minute, Dude! And don't let the snow ruin the occasion. Get your V-Day plans set by checking out these great...
Extended deal: snow extends Restaurant Week
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
1 comments Ventana chef Sebastien Jack wowed em' at Restaurant Week. FILE PHOTO BY SEAN WATHEN Well, Restaurant Week has come and gone, and according to some restaurants we spoke to the event was a smashing...
Supper bowls for the Super Bowl
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
0 comments While most folks will probably be watching the face-off between the Saints and the Colts (not to mention a performance by The Who at half-time!)at house parties this Sunday, there are plenty of...
Winter food: Nook serves up mac and cheesy goodness
Published on Feb 1st, 2010
1 comments For mac and cheese fans, the Nook on the Downtown Mall has pulled out all the stops, offering up an entire winter gourmet mac and cheese menu. Of course, the kids tend to go for that bland Kraft...