Five Finds on Friday: Ben Moore-Coll

by Charlottesville29


Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Ben Moore-Coll of JM Stock Provisions, whose new Meat Club makes the perfect Father’s Day gift this weekend (with the possible exception of this). Dads in Meat Club receive weekly packages of meats selected by JM Stock butchers, like steaks, chops, house-made sausages, and more. Meat Club members also enjoy discounts, free gifts, and other secret deals. Check out the options and register Dad here. Moore-Coll’s picks:

1) The Humble Pie at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. “The only pizza I ever crave, the Humble Pie is the best everything pie there is: bell peppers, caramelized onions, mushrooms, pepperoni and Italian sausage are layered with cheddar and mozzarella and a perfect ratio of sauce and crust. Order to go and enjoy a pint while you wait — well worth the excellent North Garden vibes.”

2) Charred Carrots at Oakhart Social. “The carrots, slightly burnt and richly sweet, are decked with cool and creamy buttermilk dressing, fresh and crunchy pea tendrils, and spicy candied pecans. This provides a balance of textures and flavors for a dish perfect year round.”

3) DIPAs at Champion Brewing Company. “On a tap list filled with winners, the DIPAs at Champion routinely stand out. Bright, juicy, and often explosive hoppiness is complimented by malt backbone that never finishes too sweet or boozy. From Fruitless to the Golden One, you can’t go wrong.”

4) Fried Chicken with all the sides from Wayside. “It all starts with a couple bone-in thighs, juicy with a crunchy breaded exterior, but the meal isn’t complete without potato wedges: crispy and creamy all at once, delicious with chipotle ranch. The proper meal is then bolstered with ‘slaw, baked beans, mac ‘n cheese, and collards (my mom’s favorite). This meal is family, childhood, and comfort.”

5) Migas Plato with Chorizo at Brazos Tacos. “There is not a more accessible, hearty, filling, but not heavy nor food-coma-inducing breakfast in town. The three DIY tacos come with mashed potatoes, re-fried beans, chorizo and the delectable migas (scrambled eggs loaded with onions and peppers). Combined with tacos, there is no better breakfast to start a groggy weekend morning or fuel for a long day in the shop.”