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Five Finds on Friday: Brooke Fedora

On Fridays, we feature five food finds from local chefs and personalities.  Today’s picks come from Brooke Fedora, the Culinary Institute of America graduate who runs Horse & Hound Gastropub with her husband Luther.  Every year, Horse & Hound is one of the best places in Charlottesville to celebrate Oktoberfest.  This year’s party will last from September 14 through October 31, and will include Oktoberfest beer specials, prizes, live entertainment, and, best of all, a menu of German specialties like Kartoffelpuffer, Wurst, Jager-Schnitzel, and Linzer Torte.  Details here.  Fedora’s picks:

1)  Bun Thit Nuong (Pork Vermicelli) at Moto Pho Co.  “This dish is light, healthy, and delicious.  I could eat it everyday. ”

2)  Pulled Pork BBQ Platter at Buttz BBQ.  “Chris does a great job with all of his sauces, meats and sides.”

3)  Pan Fried Dumplings at Kyoto.  “My 5 year old son is obsessed with dumplings and these are his and my favorite in town.”

4)  Pistachio Cupcake at SweetHaus.  “These cupcakes are fresh daily and perfect for celebrations or a sweet snack.”

5)  Vella Jack Cheese Fritters at Zocalo.  “These hit all the flavor points on your tongue and leave you wanting more.”

Five Finds on Friday: Alex George

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On Fridays we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Alex George, of Commonwealth Restaurant and SkyBar, who has resurrected his much-missed restaurant Just Curry, which recently opened in a new space across the downtown mall from Commonwealth.  George’s picks:

1)  Shrimp and Grits at Horse & Hound.  “Luther Fedora’s shrimp and grits  are amazing!  The best damn grits I’ve ever had.”

2)  Almond Croissant at Paradox Pastry.  “Jenny Peterson does an absolutely fantastic job with these croissants.  I have at least two a week.”

3)  Crispy Skate Wing with Linguini Aglio at Tavola.  “This is one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long, long time.”  (Note:  This was also a pick in our feature on Tavola.)

4)  Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Sandwich at Market Street Market.  “With pear, honey, and basil on ciabatta bread, this is my favorite anytime sandwich.”

5)  Cornmeal-crusted Fried Oysters at Maya.  “Christian Kelly’s fried oysters are a must-have every time I go there.”

Five Finds on Friday: Luther Fedora

On Fridays we feature five finds selected by local chefs or personalities.  Today’s picks come from Luther Fedora, chef/owner of Horse & Hound Gastropub.  Horse & Hound is offering Thanksgiving “Pick-up Menus,” so you can enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving feast at home without all of the work, prepared by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  Details here.  Fedora’s picks:

1)  Singapore Mi Fung at Red LanternThese noodles are my favorite when ordering takeout!

2)  Virginia Prosciutto & Mozzarella Sandwich at Feast!This is a great lunch option when I am on the go.  It is fresh, local and delicious.

3)  Potato Rosemary Bread at Albemarle Baking CompanyThis is one of the Saturday specials and it is one of my favorites.

4)  Royalty Parties Sushi Platter at Tokyo Rose.  This is a Monday night tradition at my house and it is my son’s favorite meal.

5)  Rack of Lamb with Potato & Swiss Chard Gratin at Fleurie.