The Dish

Chang update: No walk-ins for three months?
Published on Mar 2nd, 2011
26 comments Our friends at Mas to Millers (a local food blog) say they tried to go to Peter Chang's China Grill on the public opening on March 2– the parking lot was packed with cars– and they were...
Chang update: No walk-ins for three months?
Published on Mar 2nd, 2011
26 comments Our friends at Mas to Millers (a local food blog) say they tried to go to Peter Chang's China Grill on the public opening on March 2– the parking lot was packed with cars– and they were...
Chang finally returns
Published on Mar 2nd, 2011
9 comments The wait is over. Elusive chef Peter Chang has returned, bringing his special brand of Szechwanese cuisine with him. Chang's work was on full display at an invitation-only grand opening last night of...
Chang finally returns
Published on Mar 2nd, 2011
9 comments The wait is over. Elusive chef Peter Chang has returned, bringing his special brand of Szechwanese cuisine with him. Chang's work was on full display at an invitation-only grand opening last night of...
Hole in the wall on Mall?
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
2 comments Looks like there's yet another restaurant coming to the Downtown Mall, The Livery Stable Restaurant and Bar, which will be located at 218 West Market Street, adjacent to the back of the Omni Hotel....
Hole in the wall on Mall?
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
2 comments Looks like there's yet another restaurant coming to the Downtown Mall, The Livery Stable Restaurant and Bar, which will be located at 218 West Market Street, adjacent to the back of the Omni Hotel....
Carmello's makes a move
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
10 comments Yes, Carmello's is closed. No, it is not permanent. Owner Bill Hedges says that after 19 years at the familiar Emmet Street location next to the EconoLodge, the venerable Italian restraurant is...
Carmello's makes a move
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
10 comments Yes, Carmello's is closed. No, it is not permanent. Owner Bill Hedges says that after 19 years at the familiar Emmet Street location next to the EconoLodge, the venerable Italian restraurant is...
Now & Zen now open
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
7 comments Now & Zen, the little Asian/sushi place on 2nd Street in front of the McGuffey Art Center, opened quietly for lunch Monday, February 28, at 11:30am. We stopped by to catch up with owner Toshi...
Now & Zen now open
Published on Feb 28th, 2011
7 comments Now & Zen, the little Asian/sushi place on 2nd Street in front of the McGuffey Art Center, opened quietly for lunch Monday, February 28, at 11:30am. We stopped by to catch up with owner Toshi...
X-games: March Madness, NBA comes to X-Lounge
Published on Feb 24th, 2011
9 comments This is very cool news. The X-Lounge, known for its trendy architecture in the Glass Building, inventive cuisine, and happening dance parties, is laying it down for sports fans in the month of March...
Polls favor Ix for City Market
Published on Feb 22nd, 2011
21 comments The task force created to study ideas and options for a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market has come up with a list of suggested locations. According to an informal dish poll with a...
Polls favor Ix for City Market
Published on Feb 22nd, 2011
21 comments The task force created to study ideas and options for a permanent home for the Charlottesville City Market has come up with a list of suggested locations. According to an informal dish poll with a...
Grand Opening set for Peter Chang's
Published on Feb 21st, 2011
58 comments Get ready, Charlottesville, the culinary event of the year happens Tuesday, March 1. That's when Peter Chang, the elusive chef who came and went, will have the VIP Grand Opening for Peter Chang'...
Grand Opening set for Peter Chang's
Published on Feb 21st, 2011
58 comments Get ready, Charlottesville, the culinary event of the year happens Tuesday, March 1. That's when Peter Chang, the elusive chef who came and went, will have the VIP Grand Opening for Peter Chang'...
Close call: Federal Realty boots Padow's
Published on Feb 18th, 2011
51 comments Two months after a Padow's Hams & Deli franchise opened in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in 1996, co-owner Desiree Dawson and her husband welcomed the birth of a baby boy. Fourteen years...
Close call: Federal Realty boots Padow's
Published on Feb 18th, 2011
51 comments Two months after a Padow's Hams & Deli franchise opened in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in 1996, co-owner Desiree Dawson and her husband welcomed the birth of a baby boy. Fourteen years...
New 'Skybar' restaurant coming to the Mall
Published on Feb 16th, 2011
33 comments It's been a long time coming, but it appears that Downtown landlord Gabe Silverman has finally found a long-term tenant for the old A&N building on the east end of the Mall. Alex George, former...
Sweet deals, new bread, old beer, and your garden
Published on Feb 15th, 2011
7 comments Whether the daily deal craze is a boom or a bubble, it's certainly been a boon for local foodies. Last weekend, 147 savvy social networkers scooped up the $15-for-$30 deal at Brookville on the...
Sweet deals, new bread, old beer, and your garden
Published on Feb 15th, 2011
7 comments Whether the daily deal craze is a boom or a bubble, it's certainly been a boon for local foodies. Last weekend, 147 savvy social networkers scooped up the $15-for-$30 deal at Brookville on the...
Chipotle under fire for hiring practices
Published on Feb 9th, 2011
0 comments It appears the Feds are cracking down on gourmet fast food burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, one of which we have here in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, which was one of the first in the...
Chipotle under fire for hiring practices
Published on Feb 9th, 2011
0 comments It appears the Feds are cracking down on gourmet fast food burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, one of which we have here in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, which was one of the first in the...
Captain Frank lost, Two J's Smokehouse found
Published on Feb 9th, 2011
0 comments It appears that Captain Frank went down with his seafood restaurant ship out in Palmyra, joining the Hitching Post, and bringing the total number of restaurants within a seven mile radius to zero....
Captain Frank lost, Two J's Smokehouse found
Published on Feb 9th, 2011
0 comments It appears that Captain Frank went down with his seafood restaurant ship out in Palmyra, joining the Hitching Post, and bringing the total number of restaurants within a seven mile radius to zero....
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...
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...
The Dish - New martini bar in Waynesboro
Published on Jan 30th, 2011
42 comments Waynesboro hipper than Cville now? NOTE: the phone number is incorrect on this promotional ad. It should be 540-490-2079. advertising promo When was the last time you dressed up to go to Waynesboro...
Restaurant Week Buzz: Orzo nearly sold out, plus a special deal
Published on Jan 25th, 2011
5 comments Orzo chef Charles Roumeliotes with his signature beet salad. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER If you'd like to go to Orzo this week, you better get on it. The West Main eatery only has a few spots left...
OpenTable: Cyber reservations service descends on C'ville
Published on Jan 24th, 2011
6 comments There's a table waiting for you... online. FILE PHOTO OF IVY INN BY WILL WALKER While relatively few area restaurants have begun using OpenTable, the growing online reservation service appears to...
Two new eateries in Scottsville
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
12 comments Amici's will join A Slice of Heaven as Scottsville's newest restaurants. PHOTO FROM AMICI FACEBOOK PAGE Out Scottsville way there's been a changing of the guard on Valley Street, as A Slice of...