The Charlottesville 29

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Category: Two for Tuesday

Two For Tuesday: Morgan Brian

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Photo my Matt Riley.

Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, by digital media students at The University of Virginia. Today’s student contributor is Ali Donaldson.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week.  Today’s picks come from Morgan Brian, the fourth year All-American soccer player, fresh off her latest stint with the U.S. Women’s National Team, which she helped win the 2014 CONCACAF Championship.  Brian returned to Charlottesville just in time for Senior night, and is poised to lead the nation’s 3rd ranked Hoos into the post-season, beginning with the ACC tournament this Friday night.  Here are the picks of the player ESPN recently called “America’s next big soccer star.”

1) Five Easy Pieces from Littlejohn’s.  Lean ham and turkey breast with 1000 island, herb mayo, home-made cole slaw, crisp bacon and melted Muenster cheese on grilled pumpernickel. “Littlejohn’s has the best sandwiches, and I always get the Five Easy Pieces. It’s always a good meal for lunch or late night studying in the library.”

2) Plain Bagel with Sausage and American Cheese from Bodo’s.  “Bodo’s is probably the most popular breakfast place on campus. It’s a meal that I normally eat for breakfast on the days that we play games.”

Two for Tuesday: Dr. Larry Sabato

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Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, by digital media students at The University of Virginia.  Today’s student contributor is Meghan Kasel.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week.  With Election Day just a week away, this week’s picks come from one of the nation’s leading election experts, Dr. Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, author or editor of two dozen books on American politics, and according to the Wall Street Journal, “probably the most quoted college professor in all the land.” If you want to know who is going to win next Tuesday, check out Dr. Sabato’s Crystal Ball.  If you want to know what to eat on The Corner, check out his picks, below.

1)  Avocado and Feta Pizza from Christian’s Pizza.  “The crush of students at Christian’s Pizza at all hours of the day and night reminds me of the University Diner and University Cafeteria (both long gone), that I frequented as a UVA student.  When the lines aren’t quite as long (mostly on holidays and during exams), I love stopping in for a slice of the Avocado and Feta pizza.  This is a vegetarian’s dream!”

2)  Cinnamon-Raisin Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bodo’s.  “It’s hard to find a better breakfast than a fresh from the oven bagel.  Perfect every time.”

Two for Tuesday: Allen Groves

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Note: This post is part of our guest series, The Corner, by digital media students at The University of Virginia.  Today’s student contributor is Ali Donaldson.

Tuesdays during The Corner series feature two favorite Corner food items selected by a different University figure each week. First up is Allen Groves, Dean of Students at the University of Virginia, a graduate of the UVa School of Law, and Guiness world record holder for most high fives in an hour. Dean Groves’ picks:

1) The Rachel and a side of Stumble Down Mac ‘N Cheese at The Virginian. “The Virginian is one of the few restaurants on The Corner that was around when I was a student. They have a special on Wednesdays called ‘The Rachel’ which is essentially a turkey Reuben. But, anytime I go in there, I ask them for the Rachel even if it’s not a Wednesday, and they’ll make it for me. The Virginian is also known for their side dish mac and cheese, which is a wonderful little pot that has macaroni and cheese and on top of it a spicy potato cake. So you put that combination together, and it’s incredible.”

2) Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich with Grits at The Pigeon Hole. “I’ve been there now three times with students. It’s incredible. The grits are really good, not that soupy kind – real grits.”