UPDATE (2/12/2018): After a trial run, Chew Chew Town has postponed its full opening. Stay tuned for further updates.
One of Charlottesville’s most beloved restaurants just got even better. Introducing Chew Chew Town, a new restaurant from the kitchen of Al Carbon. The plan for Chew Chew Town has long been in the works, say Al Carbon owners Claudio and Myriam Hernandez, who have always dreamed of a train-themed restaurant. But, they never had enough space to realize their vision.
They do now.
Chew Chew Town will serve food by rail. Take your seat at the counter, place your order, and wait for the train to deliver it. While you wait, try out the train whistle on the wall, study the elaborate train set display, or just watch the toy train circulate overhead. When your order is ready, the train car will stop in front of you with your food.
In addition to a Little Conductor’s menu of hot dogs, burgers, and grilled cheese, Chew Chew Town will offer four varieties of “Loading Dock Nachos” (choriqueso, tinga, picadillo, or slow-corked pork), as well as burritos, salads, and empanadas. Full menu here.
Myriam is a former Montessori teacher (yay, Frost!) who loves children, and Claudio, of course, loves trains. In addition to a family-friendly destination for lunch and dinner, they expect that their new spot will be a natural fit for children’s birthday parties. And, they’ve already got that covered.
Chew Chew Town will be located at 1877 Seminole Trail, right next door to Al Carbon. Follow along on their Facebook page for more details and updates.