The Dish

FOOD- DISH- All shook up: VaVino rocked by new state law
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
0 comments During the past few weeks, diners may have noticed the absence of some Virginia wines on area wine lists. That's because on July 1 a new Virginia wine law went into effect prohibiting Virginia...
FOOD- DISH- They mix: Oil & Vinegar get together at Barracks
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments Connoisseurs of fine cooking oils and vinegars will be happy to know that Oil & Vinegar opened quietly on July 8 in the Barracks Road Shopping Center between Talbot's and Barnes & Noble. The...
FOOD- DISH- Cultural symbols: Mall gets Himalayan Fusion
Published on Jul 13th, 2006
0 comments Himalayan Fusion– the new Tibetan/Nepalese/Indian restaurant sandwiched between the Discovery Museum and Baggby's on the Downtown Mall-– appears to be a reflection of its owner, Rekha...
FOOD- DISH- A yen for Ten: New sushi venue in Capshaw net
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
0 comments You suspect he's not kidding when the director of operations for a new restaurant owned by Coran Capshaw says, "There has been no expense spared to bring in the best." That's the word from Michael...
FOOD- DISH- Surf & turf: Seafood splash, local meat
Published on Jun 29th, 2006
0 comments For about a month now, Seafood @ West Main in the Main Street Market has been offering seafood dishes to go in addition to supplying fresh seafood to such restaurants as Hamiltons', Oxo, Ivy Inn,...
FOOD- DISH-Opening acts: Blue Moon rising, X under fire
Published on Jun 22nd, 2006
0 comments Yes, it's true..the Blue Moon Diner is rising. An inside source tells the Dish that the popular diner on West Main Street plans to re-open in the fall. Although the deal isn't final yet, the diner...
FOOD- DISH-Mobile java: Mall awash in caffeine
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments Last week, over a 150 Habitat for Humanity volunteers helped to build six houses in six days in the Fifeville neighborhood as part of Habitat's 2006 Home Building Blitz.  Not only were there...
FOOD- DISH- BBQ and hookahs: Smoky treats waft into town
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments "When you think of barbeque," says barbequeist John Atkins, "you don't think of Charlottesville. We want to change that." Atkins, who runs a catering business called the Barbeque Connection out of...
FOOD- DISH- El Charlottesvillo: The <i>other</i> Mexican place on Greenbrier
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments A sign above El Rey Del Taco, a Mexican restaurant on Greenbrier Drive, says, "Now Open," but they've been serving up authentico mexicano for two years now, says owner Morena Arebalo. Arebalo, who...
FOOD- DISH- Trouble in paradise: Bartender toasts, takes tumble
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments On the Saturday before Mother's Day, Dish happened to be enjoying a frosty beverage at the new Cheeseburger in Paradise in Seminole Square when a stocky bartender climbed up and stood on the bar....
FOOD- DISH- "Villain" at PVCC: More veggies by subscription
Published on May 18th, 2006
0 comments You know Charlottesville is on the worldwide wine map when the town draws one of the world's leading wine expertsa controversial one at that! On Sunday, June 4, Piedmont Virginia Community College...
FOOD- DISH- No skids: Southern Culture closes
Published on May 11th, 2006
0 comments Yes, its truethe long-time West Main Street icon Southern Culture has been sold and closed. Fifteen years ago, partners Tom Zipper Lippman and David Elkins opened the Cajun-style eatery on a very...
FOOD- DISH- Paradise on 29N?: We see Buffett &amp; BBQ in your future
Published on May 4th, 2006
0 comments "Everybody has some kind of version of paradise," says Jimmy Buffett in a recent release (press release, not disc release). The man from Margaritaville is musing about his Cheesburger in Paradise...
FOOD- DISH- Shaken &amp; stirred: Second Street arts up the bar scene
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
0 comments The martini. Is there a cooler drink? With its own elegant glass, its skewered olives lounging against the rim, and its power to turn even the most uptight, stressed out office mate into a hoot, it...
FOOD- DISH- Wagons &amp; pots: Fresh veggies, hot fondue
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments Earlier this year, Dish touted Dave Matthews' Best of What's Around Farm and Ploughshares Farm in Louisa for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, a nationwide movement that allows...
FOOD- DISH- X-Men: Duo mark the spot in May
Published on Apr 13th, 2006
0 comments Back in February, Dish tried to find out what the big X sign at the Glass Building on Second Street SE was all about. We finally tracked down former Clifton Inn general manger J.F. Legault, who...
FOOD- DISH- Italian remedies: La Cucina defies 'curse' on Water
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments Back in 2003, Dish wondered if the space now occupied by La Cucina might be cursed. After all, the seemingly perfect restaurant spot on Water Street, strategically located near successful restaurants...
FOOD- DISH- Rahal's big adventure: Mas tapas chef hits the road
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
0 comments If Mas chef Tomas Rahal makes it back to Charlottesville alive, Belmont's trendy tapas bar could see some tasty, and authentic, additions to its menu. If... Rahal had promised to send Dish food...
FOOD- DISH- Court Square scare: More than toast burned at Tavern
Published on Mar 23rd, 2006
0 comments Last week there was a real scare at 500 Court Square. As was first reported on the Hook's blog, TheHook.net, one of Charlottesville's landmark bar/restaurants was partially burned when a spark jumped...
FOOD: DISH-Full of surprises: Lee's good fortune and singing chefs
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments The Chinese restaurant Good Fortune, located next to Café Europa on the Corner, recently changed hands and is now sporting a new name: Lee's Grill. The Lee is James Lee, a Lynchburg...
Full of surprises: Lee's good fortune and singing chefs
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments The Chinese restaurant Good Fortune, located next to Café Europa on the Corner, recently changed hands and is now sporting a new name: Lee's Grill. The Lee is James Lee, a Lynchburg restaurateur who...
DISH- Cops who cook: Fundraiser puts chief in the kitchen
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments Last Sunday, March 5, the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) kicked off its 19th annual Men Who Cook! fundraiser at the Seasonal Cook with a special preview pairing Charlottesville...
Cops who cook: Fundraiser puts chief in the kitchen
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments   Last Sunday, March 5, the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) kicked off its 19th annual Men Who Cook! fundraiser at the Seasonal Cook with a special preview pairing...
DISH- Bistro maestro: Uncork the Boar's Head's best-kept secret
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments Obviously, Dish isn't very good about keeping secrets. But we have to admit we were tempted to keep this one to ourselves. In fact, it's not something the Boar's Head Inn's executive chef, Doug Knopp...
Bistro maestro: Uncork the Boar's Head's best-kept secret
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments   Obviously, Dish isn't very good about keeping secrets. But we have to admit we were tempted to keep this one to ourselves. In fact, it's not something the Boar's Head Inn's executive chef,...
DISH- Dinner theater: Barhoppers acting up again
Published on Feb 23rd, 2006
0 comments Once a year, hookville restaurant-goers get more than mood music and surly wait people (just kidding) to go with their meals– they get theater! That's right, the annual Barhoppers Series is...
DISH- Italy on Main: Torino comes to town
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments Over the last three years, the Market on West Main has become a kind of Whole Foods on steroids, with a shot of Foods of All Nations thrown in. Years ago, who would have guessed the former car...
DISH- Italy on Main: Torino comes to town
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments Over the last three years, the Market on West Main has become a kind of Whole Foods on steroids, with a shot of Foods of All Nations thrown in. Years ago, who would have guessed the former car...
DISH- Newbies: More pizza &amp; sushi in town
Published on Feb 9th, 2006
0 comments Sometimes it seems like keeping track of restaurants in Charlottesville is like counting cars on Route 29– they just keep coming and going so fast that pretty soon it's just a blur. Of course,...
DISH- Supper clubbing: Chefs show off on night out
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments Recently, Dish had the opportunity to check out the sixth installment of the Cville Supper Club's monthly food and wine extravaganza. Great, but– um– what's the Cville Supper Club? That...