Restaurant Openings

Stonefield foodery: Burtons Grill serves up American contempo
Published on Dec 5th, 2012
14 comments With the new Regal megaplex drawing crowds to the Shops at Stonefield, moviegoers need a place to debrief over a glass of wine or a bite to eat after seeing, say, Life of Pi. Now an option:...
Rivertown redux: Scottsville's Bocce reappears in C'ville
Published on Nov 16th, 2012
18 comments Remember Caffe Bocce, the first of the upscale restaurants to start putting the little river town of Scottsville on the maps de cuisine? After a near decade-long hiatus, this upscale nouvelle Italian...
Business is good: new Mex, cheap sushi, and a Glass Haus
Published on Oct 12th, 2012
8 comments In the last few months, we haven't been able to turn a corner without finding a new eatery opening. Since August, we've counted 16 places that opened, recently opened, or are about to open, so it was...
New port: Mexican restaurant seeks downtown harbor
Published on Sep 1st, 2012
14 comments A popular Mexican eatery in the Meadowbrook Shopping Center, El Puerto's, is opening a new location on the Downtown Mall, replacing Reflections salon.  El Puerto, which means "the port," is a...
Play ball: One Meatball Place gears up
Published on Aug 27th, 2012
9 comments Most of the time we leave the weather forecasting up to the meteorologists, but this week, Dish feels pretty comfortable issuing a prediction for West Main Street only: Cloudy with a near 100 percent...
Pho letter word: Moto Pho Co. opens it doors
Published on Aug 1st, 2012
39 comments Charlottesville diners jonesing for a pho fix can rest easy– as Zinc owner Vu Nguyen opened the doors of Moto Pho Co. today, Wednesday August 1. Open for lunch and dinner, the new spot features...
Philly in C'ville: New cheesesteakery comes to Long Street
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
91 comments During their lunch break, some guys sit waiting at foldout tables with thin paper tablecloths at one of Charlottesville’s newest eateries, with a flavor that Lucious "Lou" Craig Renfrow couldn’t...
More coffee: And more hand-tamping at Milli Joe
Published on Jul 25th, 2012
0 comments When you walk into Milli Joe, a new caffeinery at the foot of Vinegar Hill, you know you’re among coffee people. Glass doors open up into a wide-open shop with a dark mocha-colored ceiling that...
Claudius Place: Crozet skybar nears ground breaking
Published on Jun 8th, 2012
11 comments While plans for a downtown mall in Crozet may have stalled due to the foreclosure on the J. Bruce Barnes Lumber site, another urban infill project moves closer to construction: Claudius Place, which...
Sweating for sweets: Paradox Bakery comes to Glass Building
Published on May 20th, 2012
0 comments Amidst construction work, unopened equipment boxes, stacked furniture, the smell of fresh paint, and general chaos, a chocolate layer cake sits temptingly on a high table covered with a dusting of...
Café-market: Batesville gets its store back
Published on May 1st, 2012
8 comments The historic structure that previously housed the beloved Batesville Store has reopened, and its new incarnation is Plank Road Exchange, which its foodie proprietors describe as a "café-market."...
Everybody's place: Citizen Burger Bar set for Memorial Day opening
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
6 comments Restaurateur Andy McClure says he's been trying to open a place on the Downtown Mall for several years. And he came close a few times, once at The Gleason, and another time closer downtown where Jean...
Pho-nomenon: Vietnamese soup comes to West Main
Published on Apr 5th, 2012
15 comments Related stories: • Savory spheres: Interior work begins at One Meatball Place • Purple days: Feast! celebrates 10 cheesey years Pho, the hearty Vietnamese noodle soup filled with big chunks of beef...
Savory spheres: Interior work begins at One Meatball Place
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
1 comments Prior stories • Concrete move: Market Annex work begins on Main St. • High on the Skybar Interior build-out may begin next week for One Meatball Place, the sphere-centric dining venue first...
Andale! Tasty Mex take-out in Belmont Market
Published on Mar 30th, 2012
3 comments Since last fall, there's been a hole-in-the-wall (literally!) Mexican take-out joint in the back of the Belmont Market that's been serving up spicy fish tacos, burritos, and veggie delights almost...
Calypso: The Caribbean comes to Emmet Street
Published on Mar 20th, 2012
8 comments Calypso, the new Caribbean restaurant, cafe, and bakery that opened last week, probably has the most secure wine cellar in Charlottesville— the vault left behind by a bank that previously occupied...
Reopened: Fuel Co. refueled by Desai
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
16 comments   Related stories • Topped off: Convenience store owner is Fuel's high bidder • Fuel Co. closes • Fueling competition: Kluge's gas mart gears up Sam Desai, the operator of the venerable Seven...
Jumbo Escafé: Venerable restaurant unveils old Oxo space
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
3 comments Prior story Escafé readies: Grand reopening before month's end The new Escafé has opened. The official day was Monday, February 20, the day before a reporter/photographer stopped in to take a look...
Whiskey Jar: Streamlined Southern fare unveiled Feb 6
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
6 comments   Previous story Southern, uncapped: Whiskey Jar strips down walls... and recipes When we wrote about the impending opening of The Whiskey Jar restaurant back in January, we left out the part...
Escafé readies: Grand reopening before month's end
Published on Jan 11th, 2012
4 comments Escafé's coming back, baby. As first reported in the Hook, the venerable Downtown Mall restaurant with the hip nightlife recently packed its bags from its longtime home in the shadow of the Omni...
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