Five Finds on Friday: JJ Myers

by Charlottesville29

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On Fridays we feature five food finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from JJ Myers, the former sous chef of the C&O who has joined on with the food truck The Pie Guy to enhance the food and expand the catering services, adding appetizers, sides, and desserts.  The Pie Guy’s ingredients now have a heavy local focus, with grass-fed organic beef and free range organic chicken and eggs.  The truck parks on McCormick at the UVa amphitheater Monday – Friday from 10 to 3.  Myers’ picks:

1)  Porchetta Panuozzo at Lampo.  “Tangy broccoli rabe, garlic aioli, some nicely aged provolone and juicy porchetta, all on a fresh piece of wood fired bread. Best sandwich in town.”

2)  Huevos Bluemoonos at Blue Moon Diner.  “There’s always something creative on the menu and it’s a great environment. Nice and spicy bloody mary as well.”

3)  Crispy Pork Belly at Peter Chang’s.  “Thin slices of deep-fried pork belly, finished with cilantro and spices. Enough said!”

4)  Greyhound at the C&O.  “Plain and simple – fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and some good vodka. Coolest bar in town.”

5)  Chicken Wings from Wayside Takeout & Catering.  “There is something about southern comfort food that just makes everything better.”