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

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Timbercreek Market

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722 Preston Avenue . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 202-8052
http://www.timbercreekmarket.com/

Why Timbercreek Market?

Opened in 2015 to sell meat and produce from Timbercreek Farm and other local sources, Timbercreek Market’s food service warrants praise in its own right. Using the market’s products, there are many good parts of their food service, adding up to one great whole. For breakfast, there are fresh biscuit sandwiches; for lunch, sandwiches, salads, soup, and daily specials; and, anytime of day you can enjoy a cheese platter from an award-winning cheese-monger or your chosen steak from the butcher’s case, grilled to order. On top of all of that, Thursday through Saturday evening the market morphs into a full-service sit-down restaurant.

Overseeing it all is former Clifton Inn chef Tucker Yoder, once named one of Charlottesville’s Rising Stars. While the morning and afternoon offerings show the touch of a talented kitchen, it’s at dinner when the acclaimed chef really shines, with creative dishes from local produce that could not be any fresher or more local.

What to Order

Given the excellent ingredients and the kitchen’s attention to detail, it’s hard to go wrong at Timbercreek Market. Lunch specials, in particular, are almost always standouts. Below are our suggestions, the chef and owners’ favorites, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where a local chef or personality has named a Timbercreek Market dish one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Daily Lunch Specials (like the Pork Belly Sandwich)
  • Steak on a Plate
  • Cheese Plate
  • House-baked Sourdough (dinner)
  • Chicken Liver Mousse Tart (dinner)
  • Roasted Pumpkin “Bolognese” (dinner)

Chef-Owner Picks

  • Chicken Liver Mousse Tart
  • Roasted Pumpkin “Bolognese”
  • Steak on a Plate

Five Finds on Friday Picks

2017 Best Food Truck Finalists

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Next week, the 2017 edition of The Charlottesville 29 will be announced, answering: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? While the list is limited to brick-and-mortar restaurants with a Charlottesville address, much of our area’s great food these days comes from sources with no address at all. Although it took a while to take hold, the food truck scene is certainly upon us, with all kinds of great options visiting breweries, vineyards, cideries, and elsewhere around town.

Tomorrow, February 1, we will announce The Charlottesville 29’s 2017 Best Food Truck. To be eligible, a food truck must have been in operation since January 1, 2016, and must regularly serve the Charlottesville area.

The finalists for 2017 Best Food Truck are:

 

2017 Best New Restaurant Finalists

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Next week, the 2017 edition of The Charlottesville 29 will be announced, answering: if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? To be eligible, restaurants must have a Charlottesville postal address and have been open since January 1, 2016. Although 2016’s new restaurants won’t be part of this year’s 29, several are worthy of recognition and in the running for Best New Restaurant.

The 2017 Charlottesville 29 Best New Restaurant will be announced this Thursday, February 2. The finalists are: