The Charlottesville 29

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

Bodo’s Auction Experience Gets Even Better


Bodo’s amazing auction experience, Breakfast of Champions, just got even better. It already involved a spectacular brunch for forty people at the auction winner’s home with special guest national champion coaches Brian O’Connor, Brian Boland, and George Gelnovatch.  Now, another national champion coach will join the fun, UVa Women’s Lacrosse coach Julie Myers.

To help to wash down all of the great food, the auction prize already included two cases (24 bottles) of award-winning cider from Potter’s Craft Cider. Now, it also includes plenty of juice by local organic juice company Lumi.  In addition to Harvest Apple, there will of course be Wahoo Orange, the perfect juice for the occasion, both generously donated by Lumi.

So, get bidding.

Sultan Kebab Opens Downtown

Sultan Kebab

When I once asked a chef-owner of a top area restaurant the key to its success, he said: “Location, location, location.” That may explain why when I recommend Sultan Kebab to friends, so few of them have heard of it. It is perhaps the least known restaurant in The Charlottesville 29.

That’s about to change. The Turkish restaurant has completed its move from a hidden location off Rio Road and 29N to a brand new space in Downtown Charlottesville. Sultan Kebab opened on Sunday at 333 Second Street SE in the new building next to Bluegrass Grill and Bakery. This is wonderful news for anyone who lives or works downtown and enjoys fresh, healthy and delicious food. The Charlottesville 29 guide to Sultan Kebab is here.

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