1) Honey, Goat Cheese, and Fig Gelato from Splendora’s with Plantains from Just Curry. Few things make us happier than discovering new combinations of the wonderful foods of Charlottesville. We can’t take credit for the latest, which we found in a Facebook post by Splendora’s, and is apparently the brainchild of the Charlottesville Derby Dames: a side of plantains from Just Curry topped with gelato made of honey, goat cheese, and fig. Wow. We also tried the plantains with Spendora’s Chinese Five Spice gelato. Both combinations were superb.
2) Short Ribs Slider from Mouth Wide Open. At the bottom of this popular food truck’s new fall menu, released this week, appear the words “Yes, I [Heart] Onions.” So do we. Onions abound on the fall menu, appearing on four of the sliders. You could always ask for them left off, but why would you want to do something like that? A standout is the slider of braised tender short ribs topped with caramelized onions and cheese. Fall food at its best.