The Dish

Whole Foods opening act
Published on May 24th, 2011
0 comments It's official. The new Whole Foods Market on Hydraulic Road will open on Tuesday, June 7. And they're planning a very un-grocery store-like line-up of events, including free tastings, live music, and...
Loving loafs: New bakery to break bread
Published on May 24th, 2011
3 comments After months of preparation, the Great Harvest Bread Company will be opening in the old Crazy Horse Studio space next to Cville Coffee in McIntire Plaza on Friday, June 3. Dish had a chance to chat...
Blue Mountain Brewery: Kolsch 151 dubbed 'amazing'
Published on May 17th, 2011
1 comments Check it out! Our own Blue Mountain Brewery made the cover of the June issue of Food & Wine Magazine. BMB's Kolsch 151, their light German-style ale, is featured in the magazine's ‘Guide to...
Blue Mountain Brewery: Kolsch 151 dubbed 'amazing'
Published on May 17th, 2011
1 comments Check it out! Our own Blue Mountain Brewery made the cover of the June issue of Food & Wine Magazine. BMB's Kolsch 151, their light German-style ale, is featured in the magazine's ‘Guide to...
Kabob Palace: Afghani, not Pakistani
Published on May 17th, 2011
6 comments Rohina Mirzai, owner with her husband Mirahmad of the Kabob Palace on Emmet Street (where Carmello's used to be) called Dish recently to complain about her new place being reffered to as a "Middle...
Kabob Palace: Afghani, not Pakistani
Published on May 17th, 2011
6 comments Rohina Mirzai, owner with her husband Mirahmad of the Kabob Palace on Emmet Street (where Carmello's used to be) called Dish recently to complain about her new place being reffered to as a "Middle...
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...
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...
Wine Made Simple does just that
Published on May 16th, 2011
3 comments If only there were a store that made buying wine simple. One that listed wines by style (light, dry, fruity) and quality instead of overwhelming us with information about type and geography. One...
Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street closed!
Published on May 10th, 2011
0 comments Charlottesville Police Sergeant Marc Brake, who, along with wife Heather, had been operating Stoney's since 2007, reports that property owner Lawrence Burruss has sold the property and the business...
Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street closed!
Published on May 10th, 2011
0 comments Charlottesville Police Sergeant Marc Brake, who, along with wife Heather, had been operating Stoney's since 2007, reports that property owner Lawrence Burruss has sold the property and the business...
After three decades, Corner Market folds
Published on May 10th, 2011
41 comments Say it ain't so! After thirty years, a Corner landmark has quietly vanished: the Corner Market at 1411 University Avenue. The phone has been disconnected, the contents have been emptied, and we've...
Brookville brunch (and lunch) alert!
Published on May 9th, 2011
0 comments Chef/owner Harrison Keevil of Brookville on the Downtown Mall says locavore restaurant has begun serving Sunday brunch from 11:30 to 2:30. He also says it will relaunch lunch again in August. Alas,...
The LunchBox is on the move
Published on May 5th, 2011
0 comments The thing that you have to understand about The LunchBox, the "mobile restaurant" that has been operational since last September, is that the duo who operate the rolling eatery have been friends...
The LunchBox is on the move
Published on May 5th, 2011
0 comments The thing that you have to understand about The LunchBox, the "mobile restaurant" that has been operational since last September, is that the duo who operate the rolling eatery have been friends...
Cider fest on Sundays
Published on May 3rd, 2011
1 comments Rick Hood from Albemarle CiderWorks on Route 29 South reminds Dish that they'll be kicking off their Second Sunday Cider events on May 8 from 5-7pm. The MoonRats will be playing, and The Lunchbox...
Meet-less: Toodle-oo, Tavern?
Published on May 2nd, 2011
15 comments Come year's end, it looks like students, tourists, and townpeople may have to find a new place to meet. After a 30-year run, it appears The Tavern on Emmet Street will close on December 31, 2011,...
Meet-less: Toodle-oo, Tavern?
Published on May 2nd, 2011
15 comments Come year's end, it looks like students, tourists, and townpeople may have to find a new place to meet. After a 30-year run, it appears The Tavern on Emmet Street will close on December 31, 2011,...
Tasty benefit for the arts
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments On Wednesday, May 11, the McGuffey Art Center is hosting a fundraiser for the Piedmont Council for the Arts. There'll be live music and dance performances, a silent auction of original paintings,...
Tasty benefit for the arts
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments On Wednesday, May 11, the McGuffey Art Center is hosting a fundraiser for the Piedmont Council for the Arts. There'll be live music and dance performances, a silent auction of original paintings,...
Tidbits: Duvall at Chang's, Kabob Palace, Whole Foods
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
0 comments Gen Lee over at Peter Chang's China Grill reports that actor Robert Duvall finally made it in for lunch on Monday, April 25. The Northern Virginia-based Academy Award-winner, a big Chinese food fan,...
City Market move: Consultant to give advice
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
0 comments The task force created to help find a new home for the Charlottesville City Market is expected to recommend a new location to City Council in May, but it appears to be a daunting task, as they've...
Food findings to be revealed
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
0 comments How much access do needy Charlottesville residents have to fresh, healthy food? Why is this important? How is access to healthy food reflected in the community's health and physical infrastructure,...
Expresso returns!
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
6 comments In the 1970s Margarita and Nick Vlavianos opened the iconic Expresso International Restaurant on West Main, which would later be the home of Zippers, Northern Exposure, Spry's BBQ, and most recently...
Staunton Restaurant Week excites
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
6 comments Following the success of Charlottesville's Restaurant Week, the folks over in Staunton approached the Hook for guidance on starting their own. We were happy to oblige. Moreover, Staunton's Visitors...
Staunton Restaurant Week excites
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
6 comments Following the success of Charlottesville's Restaurant Week, the folks over in Staunton approached the Hook for guidance on starting their own. We were happy to oblige. Moreover, Staunton's Visitors...
Chocolate for discerning Easter Bunnies
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
0 comments When you think of packing Easter Baskets with chocolate eggs and bunnies, you don't necessarily think Gearharts Fine Chocolates. More like those goodies you find at CVS and Walmart. But this year...
Chocolate for discerning Easter Bunnies
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
0 comments When you think of packing Easter Baskets with chocolate eggs and bunnies, you don't necessarily think Gearharts Fine Chocolates. More like those goodies you find at CVS and Walmart. But this year...
Slice cuts in
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments Look out, local pizza makers! Vinny Mastellone is gunning for you. The restaurateur known for running Vinny's across from Albemarle High School (and for owning Greene County's oldest running...
Slice cuts in
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments Look out, local pizza makers! Vinny Mastellone is gunning for you. The restaurateur known for running Vinny's across from Albemarle High School (and for owning Greene County's oldest running...