The Charlottesville 29 answers the question: 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 was founded by Simon Davidson, restaurant writer for C-VILLE Weekly, who has called Charlottesville home for most of his adult life and has researched the list for more than a decade.  Entries into The Charlottesville 29 are based on his Charlottesville restaurant experiences, which number in the thousands.

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