Changes at Parallel 38

by Charlottesville29

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There are changes brewing at Parallel 38, the Stonefield restaurant that was recently named C-VILLE’s Best New Restaurant, among much other acclaim.  And, unless you happen to be a lunch regular, it’s all good news.

Starting November 4 (Election Day!), Parallel 38 will discontinue weekday lunch service to shift the restaurant’s focus exclusively to dinner and happy hour, with several improvements in the works.  For one, there’s a new “Skewered” menu, with options like lamb leg with harissa, chicken breast with feta yogurt, and boer bok ground goat with tzatziki — all served with naan.  And, fans of the restaurant’s addictive spreads like labneh and htipiti will have a new option, too: melitizano, with eggplant, garlic, and red onion.

Behind the bar, Parallel 38 is now aging cocktails in the restaurant’s own barrels.  “Barrel aging cocktails softens harsh edges and adds layers of flavor,” said owner Justin Ross, who once was the Beverage Director for Jose Andres’ Zaytinya, in Washington D.C..  There is a Boulevardier, with James E. Pepper Rye, Campari, Dolin Blanc, and grapefruit bitters.  And, a Manhattan, with Wasmunds Silver Rye, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Amaro, and lavender bitters.

New hours, beginning Election Day, below.  Change is good.

Lunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm

Happy Hour:
TuesdayFriday 4pm – 6pm

Dinner:
Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm – 10pm
Thursday & Friday 4pm – 11pm
Saturday 3pm – 11pm
Sunday 3pm – 10pm