The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

A Culture of Takeout: Charlottesville Restaurant Dining at Home

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Charlottesville’s restaurants are a big part of what makes it special. To help them survive the grave threat that COVID-19 poses to their businesses, our restaurants invite Charlottesville to embrace a culture of takeout. For people practicing social distancing, restaurants can bring a little brightness into lives of seclusion: restaurant dining at home. As often as you can, why not make a habit of treating yourself? It’s a delicious way to help save our restaurants.

Meanwhile, buy gift cards, too. Restaurants need you. And, you need them.

This list will be updated by the minute with changes and additions. Also included are restaurants offering on-premises dining.  Send updates or additions to charlottesville29@gmail.com. Tip generously!

Restaurants of The Charlottesville 29

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

8am – 3pm. Call (434) 202-1403. Menu.

Al Carbon

Takeout and delivery only. 11pm – 9pm. Order online or call (434) 202-2609. Menu.

Beer Run

Curbside pick-up and on-premises dining. Family-style meals, too. Tues-Wed, 12pm – 7pm; Thu-Sat, 11 am – 8 pm; Sun, 11am – 6 pm. Order online, call (434) 984-2337, or email info@beerrun.com. Menu.

Bizou

Takeout, plus on-premises dining at The Lot. 4pm – 9 pm. Order online.

Bodo’s

Drive-thru only. Credit card only (Visa, MC, Discovery). Menu.

C&O

Curbside pick-up only. Wed – Sat, 5-8 pm. Order online. Order by 7 pm. Menus.

Duner’s 

Takeout only. Thu – Sun, 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Call (434) 293-8352 or (434) 293-3091. Menu

Fleurie

Takeout and patio dining. Pickup: 3:30 – 8pm. Order by 4:30pm at fleuriecville@gmail.com or call (434) 234-7394. Menu.

Hamiltons’

Takeout and on premises dining. Tue-Sat, 11:30am – 8pm; Sun 11:30am – 3pm. Order online.

Ivy Inn

Curbside pick-up and on-premises dining. Wed-Sun, 5-8:30 pm. New menus each weekend. Pre-order by email at ivyinn@ivyinnrestaurant.com to reserve half hour time slot. Menus posted weekly.

Lampo

Curbside pick-up only. Wed-Sat, 11am until sold out. Order online. Wait in your car to be texted when your order is ready. Menu.

Little Star

Takeout and on-premises dining.Thu – Sun: on premises 5 – 9 pm; takeout 4:30 – 6pm. Order online.

MarieBette

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 8 am – 4 pm. Order online or call (434) 529-6118. Menu.

MAS

Takeout and patio dining. Tue-Sat, 4 – 9 pm. Order online or call (434) 979-0990. For takeout, upon arrival, stay in the car and call for instructions. Menu.

Maya

Curbside pick-up and on-premises dining. Takeout 12 – 7:30 pm. Menu.

Milan

Takeout and on premises dining. Order online or call (434) 984-2828. Menu.

Oakhart Social

Takeout only. Thu-Sun, 4:30 – 8:30pm. Order online.

Pad Thai

Takeout only. Call (434) 293-4032. Menu.

Peter Chang

Call (434) 244-9818. Menu.

Petit Pois

Patio pick-up only. $29 three course meal. Tue-Sat, 11:30am – 7 pm. Call (434) 979-7647. Orders of 4 or more, discounted to $25 each. Menu changes weekly. Sign up for email newsletter for menu.

Pippin Hill

On-premises dining and wine tastings, by reservation. On select dates, “Evenings on the Hill” – extended hours for sunset dinners and wine. Tue-Sun, 11 am – 6pm, plus extended hours on select dates. Daytime Menu. Evenings on the Hill Menu.

Public Fish & Oyster

Takeout and on-premises dining. Tue-Sun, 4-9 pm. Call (434) 995-5542. Menu.

Revolutionary Soup

Takeout and delivery only. 10am – 3pm. Extra large soups available to stock fridge or freezer. Order online or call (434) 296-7687. Menu.

Sultan Kebab

Takeout and on premises dining. 12pm – 9 pm. Call (434) 981-0090. Menu.

Tavola

Curbside pick-up only. Order online.

TEN Sushi

Takeout and on premise dining. Tue-Sat, 4pm-8pm. Order online or call (434) 295-6691. Menu.

Zocalo

Takeout and patio dining. 4-8pm. Meals for Four for under $50. Order online. To pick up, call (434) 977-4944 from Zocalo’s reserved spots across from the library on Market St. Menu

More Restaurants

Aberdeen Barn

Takeout only and on premises dining. 5-8pm. Call (434) 296-4630 or email angela@aberdeenbarn.com. Menu.

Afghan Kabob House

Takeout and delivery only. 11am – 9:45 pm. Call (434) 245-0095. Menu.

Albemarle Baking Company

Curbside pick-up. Mon-Sat, 8am – 5pm, Sunday 8am – 3pm. Order online or call (434) 293-6456. Menu.

Asian Express

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 979-1888. Menu.

Baggby’s

Takeout only. Mon-Fri, 11am – 3pm. Order online or call (434) 984-1862. Menu.

Bang!

Takeout only. 5 – 8pm. Order online. Menu.

Bashir’s

Call (434) 923-0927. Menu.

Basil

Takeout only. Tue-Sun, 11am – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 202-7594. Menu.

Batesville Market

Takeout only of carry out deli items, dinner items, packaged goods, beer and wine. Fri-Sat, 11am – 6pm; Sun, 11am – 4 pm. Order online. Plus, a weekly online farmer’s market, with pick-up each Wednesday.

Bavarian Chef

Curbside takeout and on-premises dining. Restaurant and food truck menu items. Call (540) 948-6505. Menus.

BBQ Exchange

Takeout and curbside pickup. 11am-7pm. Order online or call (540) 832-0227. Menu.

Belle

Curbside, contactless pick-up, and on premises dining Breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Thu, 9am-3pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-8pm; Mon, 9am-3pm. Menu.

Belmont Pizza and Pub

Takeout, delivery, and on premises dining. Order online or call (434) 977-1970. Menu.

Blue Moon Diner

Curbside pick-up only. Wed-Fri, 2 – 7pm; Sat-Sun, 11am – 4pm. Order online or call (434) 980-6666. Menu.

Brazos

Takeout only. Mon-Sat, 11am – 8 pm. Sun, 10am – 3pm. Order online.

Breadworks Bakery & Deli

Curbside pick-up (credit card only). Order online or call (434) 296-4663. Menu.

Brown’s

Call (434) 295-4911. Menu.

Carpe Donut

Curbside takeout only. Mon-Fri, 8am – 1pm. Call (434) 806-6202, or just honk the horn.

Champion Brewing Company

Takeout and outdoor dining. 5 – 8pm. Order online. Drop down to Retail menu for drinks.

Champion Grill

Takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining. 11am – 9pm. Order online.

Chimm

Takeout only. Call (434) 288-1120. Menu.

Citizen Bowl

Takeout and delivery food, beer, and wine. Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm. Order online or call (434) 234-3662. Menu

College Inn

Takeout and delivery. 11am – Mignitht. Order online or call (434) 977-2710. Menu.

Common House

Open to all. Curbside pickup of meals, beer, and wine. Order online or call (434) 566-0192. Menu.

Conmole

Curbside pick-up and outdoor dining. Tues-Sat 10:30am–1pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm. Order online or call (434) 328-2519.

Croby’s

Curbside pick-up. Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am – 2 pm. Order online or call (434) 234-2089. Menu.

Crozet Pizza

Curbside pick-up. Wed-Fri, 3-9pm; Sat-Sun, 12pm-9pm. Call (434) 823-2132. Menu.

Crozet Pizza Charlottsville

Curbside pickup and delivery. Call (434) 202-0592. Menu.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

Takeout only. Call (434) 245-0000. Menu.

Druknya House

Takeout only. Tuesday-Friday: 11-2:30 for lunch, 5-9:30 pm for dinner. Sat-Sun: 12-2:30, 5–9:30 pm. Call (434) 995-5539. Menu.

El Puerto

Takeout only. 11am – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 872-9488. Menu.

Fabio’s

Curbside pick-up only. Mon-Thu, 11am – 6:45pm; Fri-Sat, 11am – 7:45pm. Order online or call (434) 212-1377. Menu.

Feast!

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and personal grocery shopping delivery. Mon-Fri, 10am – 3:30pm. Order online or call (434) 244-7800.

Fellini’s

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery within five miles. Tuesday – Saturday, 4-8pm. Call (434) 284-7676. Menu

Firefly

Takeout beer, wine, and pantry supplies. 11am – 1pm. Order online.

Fox’s Cafe

Takeout only. Mon-Sat 6:30am – 2:30pm. Call (434) 293-2844. Menu.

Great Harvest

Curbside-pickup and USPS delivery. Order online or call (434) 202-7813. Limited quantities/varieties baked fresh daily.

Greenberry’s Coffee Co.

Takeout food and coffee. Download the app to order online or call (434) 984-0200. Menu.

Guajiros

Takeout and delivery only. Mon-Sat, 10am – 8pm; Sun, 10am – 6pm. Order online or call (434) 465-2108. Menu.

Himalayan Fusion

Takeout only. Tue-Sun 12-7pm. Order online or call (434) 293-3210.

HotCakes

Takeout, delivery, and curbside pick-up of food, beer, and wine. Call (434) 295-6037. Menu.

Iron Paffles

Takeout only, with table-side, contactless pick-up. Order online or call (434) 806-3800. Menu.

Junction

Curbside pickup or delivery from The Local. 4 – 9pm. “Ten for Ten” comfort food meals. $10 per meal, inclusive of tax and delivery. All proceeds to staff. Order online. Menu.

Kanak

Takeout. Order online or call (434) 328-2775. Menu.

Kardinal Hall

Curbside pick-up only of food, beer, wine, and cocktails. Tue-Sat, 12pm – 7pm. Order online.

Lemongrass

Takeout only. Tue-Fri, 11am – 7 pm; Sat, 12pm – 7pm. Order online or call (434) 244-8424. Menu.

L’Etoile Catering

Takeout only. First come, first served of soups and take-and-bake meals. Menus updated on Facebook.

Luce

Curbside pick-up only. 4 pm – 7 pm. Order online, choose your pick-up time, and await your order in the Luce lot.

Mahana Fresh

Takeout. Order online or call (434) 284-5846. Menu.

Mangione’s on Main

Takeout only. Mon-Wed, 4-8pm; Thu-Sun, 12pm – 8pm. Call (434) 327-4833. Menu.

Marco & Luca (Seminole Square location)

Takeout only. Mon-Sat, 10:30am – 7pm. Call (434) 227-6690. Menu.

Maru

Takeout and delivery only. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat, 11:30 am – 9 pm; Sun, 11:30 am – 8 pm. Order online or call (434) 956-4110. Menu.

Mel’s Cafe

Call (434) 971-8819. Menu.

Mellow Mushroom

Curbside pick-up and delivery only. 11am – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 972-9366. Menu.

Mi Casita

Takeout and delivery only. Tue-Sun, 9am – 7pm. Call (434) 984-1551. Menu.

Michael’s Bistro

Curbside pick-up only. Mon-Sat, 12pm – 6 pm. Order online.

Michie Tavern

Curbside pick-up only. 11am – 5 pm. Free delivery for orders over $50. Call (434) 977-1234. Menu.

Mochiko

Takeout, curbside, pick-up and delivery only. Order online or call (434) 284-5165. Menu.

Modern Nosh

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Tue-Sat, 11am – 3 pm. Order online or call (434) 202-8098. Menu.

Moe’s Originial BBQ:  Ivy Road and Water Street

Takeout, curbside pickup, and boxed and catered meals. Call (434) 244-7427 (Ivy Road) or (434) 202-2288 (Water Street).

Mona Lisa Pasta

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order by email at monalisacville@gmail.com or call (434) 295-2494. Menus.

Monsoon Siam

Takeout and delivery. Mon-Thurs 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 8:30pm; Fri 11am – 2:30pm, 5 – 9pm; Sat-Sun 12 – 2:30pm, 5 – 9pm. Order online or call (434) 971-1515. Menu.

Monsoon Siam Togogo

Takeout only. Mon – Fri, 11am – 2 pm; Mon – Sun, 4:30pm – 8:30pm. Order online or call (434) 284-7117. Menu.

Now & Zen

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 5-9pm. Call (434) 971-1177. Menu.

Oakhurst Inn Cafe

Takeout, delivery, and patio seating. Thu-Sun, 8am – 1pm. Order online or call (434) 872-0100 x 2. Menu.

Orzo

Curbside pick-up and delivery of food and retail wine. Call (434) 975-6796. Menu.

Pearl Island

Mon-Fri 11am – 8 pm. Saturday 10am – 4pm. Also available for “micro-catering.” Call or text (434) 305-4238. Menu.

Petit Mariebette

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery only. 8am-2pm. Order online or call. Menu.

Poke Sushi Bowl

Takeout only. Order online or call (434) 328-8833 (The Corner) or (434) 284-5466 (Barracks). Menu.

Pronto!

Takeout only. Order online. Free meals for all school children. Menu.

Quality Pie

Curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 284-5120. Menu.

Random Row Brewing

Curbside pick-up only of beer. 4 – 8 pm. Order online.

Red Pump Kitchen

Curbside pick-up. Patio dining. Wed – Sun, 4 – 8 pm. Order online.

Riverbirch

Curbside pick-up. Mon-Thu 12pm – 7pm, Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 3 – 8pm. Order online or call (434) 465-2421. Menu.

Riverside Lunch

Takeout only. 9 am – 5 pm. Call (434) 971-3546. Menu.

Roots

Takeout only. Order with the App or call (434) 529-6229. Menu.

Royalty Eats

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 923-3287. Menu

Sabor Latino

Takeout only. 8am – 9pm. Call (434) 205-4622. Menu.

Sticks

Takeout only. Order online: PrestonPantops.

Super Amanacer

Takeout and delivery.  Order online or call (434) 295-9671. Menu.

Szechuan Restaurant

Curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 296-9090. Menu.

Tara Thai

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 984-9998. Menu.

Taste of India

Takeout and delivery. Order online or call (434) 984-9944. Menu.

Thai 99 II

Curbside pick-up and delivery only. 11:30 am – 9:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays. Order online or call (434) 964-1212. Menu.

Thai Cuisine & Noodle House

Curbside pick-up and delivery only. Order online and then call (434) 974-1326 to have food brought to your car. For delivery, $25 minimum or $5 fee if under. Call for availability. Menu

Thai Fresh

Takeout only.  11am – 8:30pm. Order online or call (434) 249-5291. Menu.

The Bebedero

Takeout and delivery only. Family meals available. 11am – 7pm. Call (434) 234-3762. Menu.

The Catering Outfit: TCO2GO

Drive-thru meals. Mon-Sun, 12-8pm. Menu changes daily. Look for the big white tent at 221 Carlton Road. Menu.

The Fitzroy

Sunday meals for pick-up or delivery within 20 miles of Charlottesville. Place orders by 5 pm Saturday for pick-up or delivery Sunday. Meals change weekly. Order online.

The Local

Curbside pickup or delivery, in tandem with Junction. 4 – 9pm. “Ten for Ten” comfort food meals. $10 per meal, inclusive of tax and delivery. All proceeds to staff. Order online. Menu.

The Mill Room

Takeout and nearby delivery. 4 – 7pm. Menus.

The Pie Chest

Takeout and curbside pick-up. Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm. For curbside pick-up, call (434) 977-0443. Menu.

The Shebeen

Curbside pick-up, 10am – 7pm. Discounted regular menu. Call (434) 296-3185. Regular Menu. Plus, Family Meal Menu.

The Southern Crescent

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Wed-Sun, 12pm – 8pm. Call (434) 284-5101. Menu.

The Villa Diner

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 8am – 3pm. Call (434) 296-9977. Menu.

The Whiskey Jar

Takeout and delivery only. Family meals available. 11am – 7pm. Call (434) 202-1549. Menu.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery

Curbside pick-up and delivery of food, beer, and wine. Sun-Thurs, 12-8pm; Fri-Sat, 12-9pm. Order online or call (434) 956-3141. Menu.

Thyme & Co. 

Takeout only. 11am – 3pm. Call (434) 282-2436. Menu.

Tilman’s

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and “picnic-style” patio dining. 12 – 6pm, Fri-Mon. Order online.

Timberwood Grill

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. Order online or call (434) 975-3311. Menu.

Tip Top

Takeout and curbside pick-up only. 8am – 8pm, Mon-Sat. Call (434) 244-3424. Menu.

Vita Nova

Takeout. Order online or call (434) 977-0162. Menu.

Vivace

Takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery within two miles. Patio seating. 5-9pm. Order online or call (434) 979-0994. Leave a message with name, phone number and desired pick up time. Menu.

Vu Noodles

Takeout only. Tue – Sat, 11am – 7pm. Order online or call (434) 465-1267. Menu.

Wayside Chicken

Takeout window only. Mon – Sat, 11am – 7pm. Call (434) 977-5000. Menu.

Al Carbon Rotisserie Chicken, Charlottesville, VA 10/05/2015

Chicken from Al Carbon. Photo by Tom McGovern

 

pork steak

Grilled Pork Steak, Oakhart Social.

Charlottesville Restaurants: Here’s How You Can Help Save Them

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Photo by Tom McGovern

Charlottesville restaurants are in peril. They need your help.

In the food industry, margins are so tight that most restaurants cannot surive any sustained sharp drop in business. The devastating effects of COVID-19 upon restaurant business will be unprecedented. Fortunately, to compensate for those effects, some Charlottesville landlords and suppliers are showing flexibility on payment deadlines, in an effort to help restaurants somehow stay afloat. But, it is not enough. Restaurants cannot survive without your help.

While Charlottesville Restaurants are implementing precautions against the spread of COVID-19 and encourage diners to keep visiting, fears suppress business.

You can help restaurants survive this crisis. How? By purchasing gift cards. Buy as many you can for as many restaurants as you can. For regular favorites that you plan to visit anyway, this will literally cost you no money. You are merely paying now for a check you would have to pay later anyway. So, for example, buy a $500 gift certificate now, and then use it all year long. Without needed cash flow, your favorites might not still be around.

The Gift Card Program: Take a few minutes to help save our restaurants. Find gift card links to restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 here. And, below is gift card purchase information for a broader group of restaurants.

 

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue GIFT CARD: (434) 202-1403
Al Carbon GIFT CARD
Albemarle Baking Company GIFT CARD
Angelic’s Kitchen GIFT CARD
The Alley Light
GIFT CARD: (434) 296-5003
Bang! GIFT CARD
Bashir’s GIFT CARD: (434) 923-0927
Bavarian Chef GIFT CARD 
BBQ Exchange
GIFT CARD: (540) 832-0227
Beer Run GIFT CARD: (434) 984-2337
Belle GIFT CARD: (434) 996-4919
Bizou
GIFT CARD
Bluegrass Grill & Bakery GIFT CARD: (434) 295-9700
Blue Moon Diner GIFT CARD: 980-6666
Bodo’s
 GIFT CARD
Boylan Heights GIFT CARD
Brasserie Saison
 GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7027
Brazos Tacos GIFT CARD
C&O
GIFT CARD
Champion Brewing Company GIFT CARD: (434) 295-2739
Champion Grill GIFT CARD (434) 202-1076 
Chimm GIFT CARD: (434) 288-1120
Citizen Burger Bar GIFT CARD: (434) 979-9944
Commonwealth GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7728
Conmole GIFT CARD: (434) 328-2519
Continental Divide GIFT CARD: (434) 984-0143
Corner Juice GIFT CARD
Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie
 GIFT CARD: (434) 245-0000
Druknya House GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5539
Duner’s
 GIFT CARD
Feast! GIFT CARD
Fellini’s GIFT CARD (434) 284-7676
Firefly GIFT CARD
Fleurie
GIFT CARD
Fry’s Spring Station GIFT CARD
Great Harvest GIFT CARD: (434) 202-7813
Guajiros GIFT CARD (434) 465-2108
Hamiltons’
 GIFT CARD
HotCakes GIFT CARD (434) 295-6037
Junction GIFT CARD: (434) 465-6131
Kardinal Hall GIFT CARD: (434) 295-4255
Kama GIFT CARD: (434) 529-3015
Iron Paffles & Coffee GIFT CARD: (434) 806-3800
Ivy Inn Restaurant
 GIFT CARD: (434) 977-1222 or (434) 466-9222 ivyinn@ivyinnrestaurant.com
Ivy Provisions GIFT CARD
Lampo
 GIFT CARD: lampo@lampopizza.com
Little Star GIFT CARD: (434) 252-2502
MarieBette Cafe and Bakery GIFT CARD: (434) 529-6118
Mangione’s on Main GIFT CARD: (434) 327-4833
Mas
 GIFT CARD: (434) 979-0990
Maru GIFT CARD: (434) 956-4110
Maya
 GIFT CARD
Michael’s Bistro GIFT CARD: (434) 977-3697
Milan
GIFT CARD: (434) 984-2828
Miller’s Downtown GIFT CARD
Mochiko GIFT CARD
Modern Nosh GIFT Card: (434) 202-8098
Monsoon Siam GIFT CARD: (434) 971-1515
North American Sake Brewery GIFT CARD: (434) 767-8105
Now & Zen GIFT CARD: (434) 971-1177
Oakhart Social
GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5449
Orzo GIFT CARD: (434) 975-6796
Pad Thai
 GIFT CARD: (434) 293-4032
Paradox Pastry GIFT CARD
Pearl Island Catering GIFT CARD
Peter Chang’s China Grill
 GIFT CARD: (434) 244-9818
Peloton Station GIFT CARD
Petite MarieBette GIFT CARD (434) 284-8903
Petit Pois
GIFT CARD
Pippin Hill GIFT CARD
Prime 109
GIFT CARD: (434) 422-5094
Public Fish & Oyster GIFT CARD: (434) 995-5542
Quality Pie GIFT CARD: (434) 284-5120
Red Pump Kitchen GIFT CARD
Renewal GIFT CARD
Revolutionary Soup
GIFT CARD: (434) 296-7687
Roots GIFT CARD (434) 529-6229
Royalty Eats GIFT CARD: (434) 923-3287
Sal’s Caffe Italia GIFT CARD: (434) 295-8484
Smoked Kitchen and Tap GIFT CARD: (434) 205-4881
Shadwell’s GIFT CARD
Sticks GIFT CARD
Sultan Kebab
GIFT CARD: (434) 981-0090
Szechuan GIFT CARD: (434) 296-9090
Tavern & Grocery GIFT CARD: (434) 293-7403
Tavola
 GIFT CARD
Ten GIFT CARD: (434) 295-6691
Thai Cuisine & Noodle House GIFT CARD: (434) 974-1326
The Bebedero GIFT CARD: (434) 234-3763
The Fitzroy GIFT CARD
The Local GIFT CARD (434) 984-9749
The Shebeen GIFT CARD (434) 296-3185
The Whiskey Jar GIFT CARD: (434) 202-1549
Three Notch’d Brewing GIFT CARD
Tilman’s GIFT CARD: info@tilmanscheeseandwine.com 
Timberwood Grill GIFT CARD: (434) 975-3311
Timberwood Tap House GIFT CARD: (434) 234-3563
Vita Nova GIFT CARD: (434) 977-0162
Vivace GIFT CARD: (434) 979-0994
Wild Wing Cafe GIFT CARD: (434) 979-9464 
Zocalo
GIFT CARD

Five Finds on Friday: Lee O’Neill

Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Lee O’Neill of Radical Roots Farm, a longtime participant in the Charlottesville City Market, which now has a chance to be named the best farmers’ market in the country. Vote here!

Meanwhile, Radical Roots is joining other local producers and artisans in Food From our Farms 2020, a socially distant harvest dinner benefiting Local Food Hub. For a recommended donation of $100 per person, you will receive a locally sourced fine dining experience, delivered right to your door. Meals are prepared by APimento Catering and Gail Hobbs-Page of Caromont Farm, with desserts by Albemarle Baking Company, and beverages from Blenheim Vineyards and Blue Ridge Bucha. You will also receive bonus goodies from Back Pocket Provisions and Catbird Co., a Local Food Hub tote, and a recipe book with recipes from Radical Roots, MarieBette, The Pie Chest, and more. Dinners are available 9/26 and 10/3, and tickets must be purchased one week in advance. Support the Local Food Hub! Tickets and information here. O’Neill’s picks:

1) Coco Verde Acai Bowl from The Juice Laundry. “The ultimate treat after a long day of farming and making deliveries.  Nutritious, hydrating and a meal in itself.”

2) Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate from Albemarle Baking Company. “Sweet and savory all wrapped up in one.  I love these for a nice gluten free treat.”

3) Peach Sorbetto from Splendora’s. “Any in season fruit is amazing, especially with a touch of basil or mint. Refreshing on a hot, summer day.”

4) Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll from Now & Zen. “I love fresh sushi and any roll from Now & Zen is amazing. Combined with shrimp spring rolls and a bowl of miso soup . . . perfection.”

5) Drunken Noodles from Pad Thai. “Perfect on a cool autumn day to warm you from the inside out.”

Dairy Market Adds Moo Thru

Though the pandemic has delayed the opening of Dairy Market, it has not prevented the budding market hall on Preston Avenue from building an impressive list of tenants. The latest addition to go public is the ice cream parlor Moo Thru.

Founded in 2010 by a multi-generational dairy farming family, Moo Thru churns ice cream from the milk of cows raised just two miles from the store, in Remington, Virginia. The ice cream parlor’s location sixty miles North of Charlottesville has made it a bit too remote for destination dining, but a must-stop for many drivers travelling along 29N. Now, Charlottesville residents will not have to leave the city to enjoy Moo Thru’s gourmet ice cream.

Handmade, locally sourced ice cream connects Dairy Market with its origins. In the 1930s, after architect Elmer Burruss designed and built the historic Monticello Dairy building where the Dairy Market will sit, it became popular in part for the parlor selling ice cream made from the dairy market’s milk.

Whet your appetite here.

Duner’s is Back: Longtime Duner’s Chef Hayden Berry Returns to Helm the Kitchen

Duner’s is back!

The popular Ivy restaurant closed in June when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Shortly after, Chef Laura Fonner left the restaurant to launch a food truck, Dumplin‘, and a private catering business. Now, Duner’s has returned to the Culture of Takeout, with a familiar face running the kitchen.

Hayden Berry cooked at Duner’s from 1988 through 2005, before leaving to open Three Notch’d Grill with his wife Cathy. Berry even helped to train Fonner during her early days at Duner’s. Now Berry has returned to the kitchen he helped to make famous. Takeout is available Thursday through Sunday, and within a few weeks limited onsite dining will resume as well. Duner’s also is constructing a tented and heated patio, which it plans to open next month.

Menu and takeout details here.