The Dish

Rapture chef makes killer tomato dinner
Published on Aug 3rd, 2011
9 comments Tomatoes. Like the potato, humankind has invented a multitude of ways to prepare and eat the darn things. On Sunday, July 31, Rapture chef Chris Humphrey presented his take on the fruit of vegetables...
Rapture chef makes killer tomato dinner
Published on Aug 3rd, 2011
9 comments Tomatoes. Like the potato, humankind has invented a multitude of ways to prepare and eat the darn things. On Sunday, July 31, Rapture chef Chris Humphrey presented his take on the fruit of vegetables...
Growing power: farms team up to offer CSA
Published on Jul 28th, 2011
2 comments It's surprising that no one in the area has thought of this before–forming a farm cooperative to offer a Community-supported agriculture (CSA) service. That's just what six small area farms...
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,...
Good kill, good food: How to thank a chicken
Published on Jul 19th, 2011
1 comments For anthropologist-turned-local farmer Elizabeth Van Deventer of Davis Creek Farms, killing animals to eat involves showing respect and gratitude for the sustenance they will provide....
Good kill, good food: How to thank a chicken
Published on Jul 19th, 2011
1 comments For anthropologist-turned-local farmer Elizabeth Van Deventer of Davis Creek Farms, killing animals to eat involves showing respect and gratitude for the sustenance they will provide....
Batesville Store to re-open?
Published on Jul 13th, 2011
17 comments Two weeks ago, a story in the Crozet Gazette enthusiastically suggested that the Batesville Store, a popular music venue and country store that was forced to close when the Health Department cited...
Charlottesville named 'dream' city
Published on Jul 12th, 2011
58 comments As if we weren't already full of ourselves and concerned enough about increasing traffic, TheStreet, an online financial magazine that's been around since 1996, named Charlottesville one of ten...
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 (...
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 (...
Carlton's closes
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
32 comments We know the restaurant business can be tough, but Carlton's in the old Michie Company building at 609 East Market Street, may have set a record. Just two months after opening (and just days before...
Carlton's closes
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
32 comments We know the restaurant business can be tough, but Carlton's in the old Michie Company building at 609 East Market Street, may have set a record. Just two months after opening (and just days before...
Balkan Bistro and Bar emerges
Published on Jul 6th, 2011
12 comments Balkan Bistro and Bar, formerly the Balkan Bakery in the space demolished to make way for the Waterhouse project on Water Street, celebrated a grand opening in the former Under the Roof...
Task force tip: City Market wants to dream big
Published on Jul 5th, 2011
0 comments At a meeting on Thursday, July 7 at City Space on the Downtown Mall, the task force charged with finding a permanent location for the Charlottesville City Market is expected to recommend that the...
Meat of the story: Salatin stars again
Published on Jul 5th, 2011
0 comments It's a wonder Joel Salatin finds time to farm. Fresh from being featured in the recent release of the documentary Farmageddon: The Unseen War on America's Small, Family Farms, which explores the...
Taste test: Prince Michel meets Chang
Published on Jun 27th, 2011
0 comments On Sunday, June 26, Winemaker Brad Hansen had his work cut out for him: pairing his Prince Michel Vineyard wines with Peter Chang's singular dishes, many of which often defy description, like Chinese...
Lunch giveaway at Raising Cane's
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
0 comments Those looking for a chicken finger breakfast during their Tuesday morning commute can swing by Raising Cane's restaurant on Emmet Street for a free box combo meal. To celebrate the opening of the...
Zazus wrapped up in robbery
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
0 comments Two masked men— one in a hooded sweatshirt and the other in a Scream mask— robbed Zazus Fresh Grille and assaulted one of its employees on Sunday, June 19. Albemarle County Police responded to an...
Zazus wrapped up in robbery
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
0 comments Two masked men— one in a hooded sweatshirt and the other in a Scream mask— robbed Zazus Fresh Grille and assaulted one of its employees on Sunday, June 19. Albemarle County Police responded to an...
Don't forget to spit: July wine conference promises to thrill
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
0 comments All eyes (and lips) will be on Virginia's wines when the North American Wine Bloggers Conference– focusing on wine writing, new media, wine, travel and food– comes to Charlottesville...
Plant life: Tufton Farm herb workshop
Published on Jun 21st, 2011
0 comments One of the hidden treasures at Monticello, or rather down the hill from Monticello, is Tufton Farm, one of the five satellite farms that Jefferson maintained, and home to the the Center for Historic...
Salatin shines again in 'Farmageddon'
Published on Jun 16th, 2011
0 comments Back in 2009, we had an opportunity to see Joel Salatin, the Shenandoah Valley's most famous farmer, in action. When we arrived at sunrise, the outspoken agriculturist was already high up in a...
Batesville Store: Another history chapter comes to a close
Published on Jun 14th, 2011
48 comments According to the current owners of the historic Batesville Store on Plank Road, state agents showed up unannounced on Friday, June 10 and gave them "no option except to close." "Ironically, our...
Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
Published on Jun 7th, 2011
1 comments The Paramount Theater just announced that celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will be coming to town in October for an "open, frank and provocative back-and-forth about the restaurant...
Surgeons of sauce: Docs spice up BBQ
Published on Jun 6th, 2011
2 comments If you live in Charlottesville and you've broken any bones, there's a good chance orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Heilbronner put you back together. The Charlottesville native has been in private...
Charlocavoreville?
Published on Jun 2nd, 2011
2 comments Forbes deputy editor Nicole Perlroth just penned a story with lots of props for RelayFoods.com, the new Charlottesville-based grocery-gathering business which seems to be holding its own in a field...
Grub Street: Chang's tops in Virginia
Published on May 31st, 2011
0 comments The editors of Grub Street, New York Magazine's food section, recently "scoured" the country to find a restaurant in each state worthy of their readers' " food fanaticism" this summer. Their Virginia...
Black Sheep sweets
Published on May 31st, 2011
0 comments Baa, baa, Black Sheep, have you any whoopie pies? There’s a new bakery in town promising to "take traditional baked goods to a new level.” Black Sheep Bakery has begun delivering homemade treats to...
Charity partner chosen for summer Restaurant Week
Published on May 27th, 2011
0 comments The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been tapped as the charity benefiting from the semi-annual food-fest known as Restaurant Week.Returning July 11 through 17, the Hook-sponsored event allows area...
Changing of the guard at L’étoile
Published on May 24th, 2011
0 comments For over seventeen years L’étoile has lived up to its French translation– “The Star.” With their distinctive “French-Virginia style,” the downtown bistro has served up countless delicious...