As The Charlottesville 29 Turns Ten, a Salute to the Standard-Bearers That Have Thrived All Ten Years

Ten years ago this month, The Charlottesville 29 was launched, setting out to answer: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? The decade since then has brought an explosion of new restaurants, enhancing a Charlottesville food community that was already excellent. This website has documented much of the growth.

Perhaps even more impressive, though, are the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 that have been with us all ten years. In an industry notorious for short life spans, these standard-bearers not only existed when The Charlottesville 29 began in 2012, but are still going strong. Salute:

Beer Run (2007)

Bizou (1996)

Bodo’s (1988)

C&O (1976)

Duner’s (1983)

Fleurie (2001)

Hamiltons’ (1996)

Ivy Inn (1973)

Mas (2003)

Maya (2007)

Milan (2003)

Pad Thai (2006)

Peter Chang China Grill (2011)

Petit Pois (2005)

Revolutionary Soup (1998)

Tavola (2009)

Ten (2007)

Zocalo (2003)