1Charlottesville's "Cheer's" pub if there ever was one. Mixed crowd, good Italian food, and a speakeasy upstairs. Thursday night karaoke. Lots of music, too... and art shows! March 2012: Quake...
Song Song's Zhou & Bing
The menu is simple, featuring zhou, a kind of porridge that the Chinese have been eating for thousands of years; and bing, a wheat flour-based flattened bread that's filled with things like pork and leeks. Owner Song Song says that everything is made from scratch, with no MSG or color additives. A pork and leek bing is just $2.50, and a porridge of hearty zhou is just $2, which, Song says, improves the health of the stomach, bowels, and kidneys.
Jan 2012: Healthy Chinese: Song Song's Zhou & Bing