The Charlottesville 29

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

Win A Year of Bodo’s


Photo by Ian Atkins.

The 2019 Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions are an incredible gift from the Charlottesville food community to our area’s hungry, with every dollar of winning bids going to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In a time when one in eleven people in our area struggles to put food on the table, the food bank takes each dollar donated and turns it into four meals for the hungry. But, what if you lack room in your budget to bid, and still want to support the cause?

Bodo’s is there when you need them.

Consistent with the “everyone is welcome” philosophy on which it was founded, Bodo’s has created something anyone can win, no matter the size of your bank account. In partnership with The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions, it’s the raffle to Win a Year of Bodo’s.

That’s right. Win the raffle and, for an entire year, you may visit the Bodo’s location of your choice once each day and order whatever you want (subject to a daily limit). The more you donate, the better your chance to win. Because every dollar in the raffle goes directly to the food bank, you cannot lose. Whether or not you win the prize, your entries will still help to feed our area’s hungry.

So, join Charlottesville’s favorite restaurant in fighting hunger. Enter to win here.

Al Carbon Auction: The “29” Molcajete and Margarita Party

Al Carbon

Here is your chance to experience Al Carbon like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Along with all of the other restaurants in The Charlottesville 29, Al Carbon has created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Al Carbon, the entire winning bid goes directly to the food bank. And, thanks to the efficiency of the food bank, each dollar donated creates four meals for the area’s hungry.

Perfect for group bidding, the Al Carbon signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions:

The “29” Molcajete and Margarita Party

Al Carbon is beloved for its menu of traditional Mexican foods from the hometowns of owners Myriam and Claudio and Hernandez. The winner and their guests – a party of 29(!) – will enjoy a traditional Mexican meal never offered before at Al Carbon: molcajete. The group will have the entire restaurant to themselves for a party and four course meal centered around molcajete mixto – a unique lava bowl overflowing with seasoned picaña, chorizo, and Al Carbon’s signature rotisserie chicken – garnished with cheese, baby grilled onions, grilled cactus leaves, cilantro and guacamole. Served with rice, beans and tortillas. 

Plus, the group will enjoy a full open bar, including, newly available at Al Carbon: margaritas and other cocktails. It’s the ultimate Al Carbon experience: The “29” Molcajete and Margarita Party.

Note: The auction winner will schedule their party on a mutually convenient Monday through Thursday for Al Carbon.


Bidding for the Al Carbon experience has ended. Winning bid: $1,700



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