Business

Trumpeting variety: Orzo's a foodie's delight
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
0 comments Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar in the Main Street Market. PHOTO BY NED OLDHAM An elephant is like a tree–at least that’s what the blind monk who felt its leg deduced; his five fabled brethren felt...
Chicken fingers: Restaurant robberies related?
Published on Oct 14th, 2009
15 comments The Wayside Chicken (does anyone really call it Wayside Takeout?) thief came in through the roof and absconded with the safe. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE What do Wayside Takeout, Guadalajara, and Hardee'...
ACAC launches satellite
Published on Oct 9th, 2009
1 comments Nearly three years after opening a full-scale fitness center in downtown Charlottesville to join its 64,000 square-foot flagship location at Albemarle Square Shopping Center, ACAC is expanding again...
Cramming: How bogus fees hit your phone bill
Published on Oct 5th, 2009
6 comments This scam IQ test on Facebook asks unwitting test-takers for a mobile phone number and hides the part that says they're going to get charged $9.99 a month for text message services. No longer do...
Rise! Barracks gets new pizza joint
Published on Oct 1st, 2009
0 comments Rise Pizzaworks General Manager Justin Billcheck and owners Andrew Vaughan and John Spagnolo. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Over the last month or so, Dish heard whispers about Rise Pizzaworks in...
Siips slips... into something more delicious
Published on Oct 1st, 2009
0 comments Okay, hungry reporters are obviously more susceptible to restauranteurs enticing us with free food and wine. With that disclosure, here's what the Downtown Mall's wine and champagne bar's new...
The U2 spider is pricy too...
Published on Sep 30th, 2009
3 comments Not only has the U2 stage, aka "the claw," or, as the Hook dubbed it, "the spider," landed in Charlottesville, but a new UK dispatch claims that the thing is so expensive to move and construct...
Bratwurst, comedy at Milano this week
Published on Sep 29th, 2009
0 comments Milano Caf© on South Street is serving up Boddingtons (English Cream Ale) and Bratwurst this Thursday, October 1 at 5:30pm. $4 Bratwurst/Potato Salad and $4 Boddingtons. And on Friday, October 2 at 7...
Boar�s Head adds talented new pastry chef
Published on Sep 29th, 2009
0 comments Sweet treats over at the Boar’s Head, home of the Old Mill Room, could be getting even sweeter, as the resort announced recently that it has hired new pastry chef, Cornelius Thuys. In addition to...
Beggar's breakfast: Kluge Farm Shop kitchen re-opens
Published on Sep 28th, 2009
2 comments Back in April, the Kluge Estate Farm Shop out on Blenheim Road announced that it was nixing its weekend brunch, closing the kitchen, and scaling back food options to cheese, baguettes, and cookies....
Eating for a good cause at the X Lounge
Published on Sep 28th, 2009
1 comments X Lounge's "Dine & Donate" program begins next Wednesday. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER On Wednesday, October 7 the X Lounge will launch its “Dine & Donate” program, in which 10 percent of all...
BizBrief: Masons rent out Mall store
Published on Sep 28th, 2009
0 comments After more than a year sitting empty, the storefront on the east end of the Downtown Mall that used to house Order from Horder has a tenant. Signs announce BCreative is coming soon and tout "mostly...
Could Worrell Water save B.F. Yancey?
Published on Sep 27th, 2009
3 comments According to this morning's Daily Progress, an Albemarle-hired expert has declared that B.F. Yancey Elementary School holds insufficient land for the jumbo-sized septic field it might need to expand...
No food, no booze, but the show goes on
Published on Sep 25th, 2009
0 comments A power saw can be heard outside The Southern, which opens tonight at the Downtown Mall site of the former Gravity Lounge with The Books. Co-owner Andy Gems says the new venue doesn't have its ABC...
Holy Kale: Church, CSA help feed the hungry
Published on Sep 22nd, 2009
0 comments Brett Wilson is sullying local produce to the hungry. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Who says the local food movement is only for the privileged? Thanks to Horse & Buggy Produce, a local foods...
Kluge cigar & wine night
Published on Sep 21st, 2009
0 comments Forget the wine and cheese, the folks at Kluge Estate Winery want you to drink wine and be a “Big Cheese”at their September 26 wine and cigar pairing event. Teaming up with the Cville Smoke...
Meet the meat artist
Published on Sep 15th, 2009
1 comments Have you ever wondered about the difference between prosciutto di Parma and prosciutto San Daniele? Are you mystified by the curing process? Do you constantly confuse coppa and capicola, salumi and...
Ventana expansion: twice as big, twice as cool
Published on Sep 15th, 2009
0 comments Last week, Mexican restaurant Ventana opened its new and larger space on the Downtown Mall. PHOTO BY SEAN WATHEN Last week, Ventana, the “avant-garde” Mexican restaurant on the Mall at Fifth Street...
More than groceries at Stoney's
Published on Sep 8th, 2009
2 comments Retired Charlottesville Police Community Service Officer Bobby Green cooks up comfort foods at Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Driving past Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street...
Food Hub delivers fresh fruit to area schools
Published on Sep 8th, 2009
0 comments Nelson County farmer Barry Wood, owner of Wood Ridge Farm, is now growing his watermelons for area school children. PHOTO COURTESY LOCAL FOOD HUB WEBSITE Thanks to the Local Food Hub, a non-profit...