The 2018 Charlottesville 29 is almost here. Each year, The Charlottesville 29 answers: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? For background, see these early posts on the site’s organizing principle, the reason for the number 29, and the project’s inherent flaws.
The Charlottesville 29 is updated annually to reflect openings, closings, and changes in quality. The 2018 Charlottesville 29 will be announced beginning February 1, 2018, with one new entrant each day until The 2018 Charlottesville 29 is complete. To be eligible for consideration, a restaurant must have a Charlottesville postal address and must have been open continuously since January 1, 2017. Meanwhile, here is the 2017 Charlottesville 29. There will be changes in 2018.