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Hopping Good Time: Beer fest takes a second turn
Published on Jul 28th, 2011
0 comments Charlottesville beer connoisseurs rejoice, The Top of the Hops Beer fest will return in September for another round of enlightened imbibing. The festival, now in it's second year in Charlottesville,...
Powersaver: LEAP announces $10K energy makeover contest
Published on Jul 19th, 2011
0 comments The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and UVA Community Credit Union have launched another makeover contest, and this one could win you $10,000 toward making your home more energy efficient. In...
Smooth move: Restaurant Week opens in style
Published on Jul 11th, 2011
2 comments Charlottesville Restaurant Week kicked off Monday night with a bang. Over at Brookville Restaurant, co-owner Jennifer Pendleton, who'll be marrying her chef-partner Harrison Keevil later this year (...
Rock Hill forever: Charlottesville's not-so-secret gardens
Published on Jul 6th, 2011
12 comments Forget about the impending Meadowcreek Parkway and the 250 Interchange project for a minute, as well as the fabulous history of the nearby eight-acre Rock Hill estate, once the site of a circa-1820...
JPA bridge fallout: Is Shamrock Road dangerous now?
Published on Jun 20th, 2011
28 comments When Charlottesville resident Lora Kelly and her husband, Eric, purchased a house on Shamrock Road in 2009, its two lanes and mish-mash of missing stretches of sidewalk already created a fear factor...
Battle ready: Seven-story West Main transformation begins
Published on May 24th, 2011
9 comments Seven stories right on West Main. Work has finally begun on the massive $141 million, 180,000 square-foot Battle Building at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, which will take three...
Belmont birds: Stoney's to become Brown's
Published on May 17th, 2011
1 comments The news last week that Stoney's Grocery in Belmont had closed came as a shock, but it appears there's a silver lining. Long-time property owner Lawrence Burruss, who had been leasing the store to...
Shovel ready: County colossus Stonefield set to rise
Published on May 15th, 2011
33 comments Last week, local officials and developers lined up behind a row of golden shovels to break ground on a tract of land at the corner of Route 29 and Hydraulic Road, from which will spring a 65-acre...
Signs of spring? New execs offer slight optimism in budgets
Published on Mar 11th, 2011
23 comments For the past couple of years, Charlottesville and Albemarle have faced grim downturns in revenue compared to the high-flying days of the real estate boom and ensuing high tax revenues that filled...
The curious daughter: Darznik reveals Iranian secrets
Published on Feb 12th, 2011
2 comments "Iranians are good at keeping secrets," says Iranian author Jazmin Darznik, wryly alluding perhaps to our common perceptions of the Islamic Republic, while she characterizes the theme of her recently...
Culinary work-out: Restaurant Week 'widens circle of friends'
Published on Feb 4th, 2011
18 comments Once again, it looks like Restaurant Week has resuscitated the dining scene in the dead of winter, drawing thousands out to our area's favorite restaurants.While the Hook is still waiting for the...
Groupenomics: Getting schooled on the daily deal craze
Published on Feb 2nd, 2011
16 comments Are you ready for the social buying craze? They've got an offer you can't refuse. Yes, the so-called 'group buying' or 'social buying' craze spearheaded by websites like Groupon and LivingSocial has...
The Dish-The humble chef: Why Clifton's Yoder won't always go green
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
0 comments Humility isn't always found in upscale kitchens, but newly hired Clifton Inn executive chef Tucker Yoder says he isn't beyond pulling weeds or digging up carrots with the local farmers who source...
Waterhouse rises
Published on Jan 21st, 2011
11 comments The crane as seen on Friday, January 21. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Crews erected a construction crane on Thursday, January 20, a powerful visual symbol of the long-awaited (and scaled down) Waterhouse...
46th Annual Spring Book Sale!
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
0 comments Sponsored by the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library The Annual Spring Book Sale is the Friends of JMRL’s primary fundraiser. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Jefferson-...
Restaurant Week welcomes Bavarian Chef, Brookville
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
4 comments Harrison Keevil in the kitchen at Brookville. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Well, it's the dead of winter, foodies. And that can mean only one thing. Restaurant Week is upon us! Since the C&O and...
Red in black: Rio-Seminole cams generate cash, controversy
Published on Jan 14th, 2011
39 comments Nearly 1,000 drivers triggered the red light cameras at 29 and Rio in the first 26 days. HOOK OCTOBER 7 COVER While Albemarle County officials have insisted that the new red light cameras are safety...
Hello, Mr. Chang: Space change, but elusive chef still coming
Published on Nov 17th, 2010
22 comments Chef Peter Chang has signed a lease for the former Wild Greens space in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Despite recent reports to the contrary, renowned chef Peter Chang is...
Oompa loompa: Horse & Hound celebrates Oktoberfest
Published on Sep 20th, 2010
1 comments Octoberfestermeister: Horse & Hound owner Luther Fedora. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER We may not be in Germany, but The Horse & Hound Gastropub on West Main Street will be doing its best to...
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...
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