Five Finds on Friday: Kathryn Matthews


Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Kathryn Matthews of Iron Paffles & Coffee, which opens downtown this Tuesday, April 11, and will serve Charlottesville’s first ever paffles. What’s a paffle? It’s puffed pastry pastry cooked on a waffle iron, then stuffed with a variety of sweet or savory fillings. Matthews’ picks:

1) Prosciutto Pizza at Lampo. “I was blown away when I first tried Lampo’s pizza and I have been an avid customer since. The prosciutto pizza is my favorite. The meat is sliced fresh and the lemon is a very nice touch.”

2) Chocolate Almond Croissant at MarieBette Cafe and Bakery. “I usually have a hard time choosing between a chocolate or an almond croissant, but MarrieBette has it all in one! And it is divine!”

3) Avocado Toast at Beer Run. “Avocado on a thick piece of MarieBette multigrain bread? Yes, please! And I always add bacon to boot.”

4) Paramount Bramble at The Alley Light. “I’m originally from England and we love our brambles. So I was very excited when The Alley Light added this cocktail to their seasonal menu. It’s the perfect combination of sweetness with a punch, and a perfect accompaniment to any of their dishes.”

5) Appetizers at Sultan Kebab. “I spent three years in the Middle East where Turkish food (or variations thereof) is common in local restaurants. Sultan Kebab hits the nail on the head with their appetizers and I could not pick just one. The kisir, dolma, halloumi, and baba ghanoush are all fantastic.”