For nearly four-and-a-half years, The Charlottesville 29 has existed for one reason: to draw attention to and celebrate the wonderful food and drink of Charlottesville. I love Charlottesville, food, and writing, and this site indulges all three of those passions.
You can help with the site’s core mission merely by sharing it with others who may enjoy it. The heart of the site is The Charlottesville 29 itself, a list of restaurants that answers the question: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? For each entry, there is a guide that describes the restaurant and includes tips on what to order, including my own suggestions as well as recommendations from the restaurant’s chef and others in the food community. There is also Five Finds on Friday, where you can learn to “eat what chefs eat!” Each week a chef or personality names five favorite food items in the area. And, there are occasional previews of new restaurants, as well as other food news.
Now happens to be a particularly good time to introduce the site to friends, because next week it will announce some very exciting news that should be of interest to anyone who enjoys dining out in Charlottesville. So, whether via Facebook, Twitter, or just good old word of mouth, please feel free to Share the Love!