The Charlottesville 29

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Five Finds on Friday: Kate Douglass

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Kate Douglass, the rising third year on the National Champion UVa Women’s Swimming & Diving team who this week won an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 200M IM. The Charlottesville food that fuels an Olympic medalist:

1) Stumble Down Mac N’ Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich from The Virginian. “I can never choose between these two, so I usually get both. But they have the Mac N’ Cheese in an appetizer and meal size which is great.”

2) Pepperoni Pizza from Dino’s Wood Fired Pizza in Dairy Market. “My new favorite pizza place in Charlottesville. Also has amazing mozzarella sticks.”

3) Bacon Egg and Cheese on a Croissant from MarieBette Café and Bakery. “I love a good bacon, egg and cheese, but on a buttery croissant? Makes it ten times better.”

4) Chocolate Milkshake from The Nook. “A great breakfast spot on the Downtown Mall with amazing milkshakes. A chocolate milkshake at 9 am has never tasted so good.”

5) Bacon Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit from Ace Biscuit & Barbecue. “I’m a big fan of breakfast spots . . . and biscuits . . . and this is one of my new favorites. The only thing that could possibly top a bacon egg and cheese on a croissant is one on a biscuit.”

Five Finds on Friday: Kelleigh Hughes

Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from reader Kelleigh Hughes. In celebration of the Culture of Takeout, all autumn long Five Finds on Friday features readers selected at random in weekly drawings. Also part of the prize is a $100 restaurant gift certificate, like Hughes’ to Ivy Inn. Check back Monday to enter next week’s drawing, which includes a $100 gift certificate to MarieBette. Hughes’ favorites from the Culture of Takeout:

1) Bacon, Egg, and Cheese from MarieBette. “This is the best of both worlds. You can get it on a croissant or their famous prezzant which means you get to have your breakfast sandwich AND pastry. Can’t forget to grab a cup of coffee with it.”

2) Coliflor from Conmole. “I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect with this cauliflower dish but I am so glad I tried it. The green mole sauce with egg and cauliflower, mmm.”

3) 40 Mile Philly from Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery. “I love a good Philly cheesesteak. This one never disappoints especially with all the beer cheese on it. To be able to pick up dinner and great beer from the same spot, definitely a win.”

4) Shrimp Scampi with Risotto from Vivace. “It was hard to pick just one dish from here, especially not a pasta one, but the risotto is to die for. Paired with the seared shrimp and asparagus, I can normally get 2 meals out of this.”

5) Fat and Sassy from Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. “Cheesy, garlicky, deliciousness. Don’t forget to add a jar of their homemade ranch to go.”

Five Finds on Friday: Norkeita Goins

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Norkeita Goins of Caked Up, a custom cake and cupcake baker with new flavors weekly. As a Black-owned Restaurant and Food Business, Goins says she is amazed by how much support Caked Up has received the last few weeks. “I’m so blessed right now,” said Goins. Want to spread love and cupcakes to your friends while supporting a local business? Buy e-gift cards here. Goins’ picks:

1) Frozen Lime Margarita at Guadalajara Downtown. “Hold the salt! One of life’s happiest moments in a glass. The lime flavor is so sweet, bitter, and sour. Plus tequila. It pairs so well with their Burrito California (with steak).”

2) Queso Frito at Guajiros Miami Eatery. “Sweet, crispy fried cheese that will melt in your mouth served with the best dipping sauce. They are so amazing. Don’t plan on sharing these because you will want them all to your self.”

3) Pecan Bun at MarieBette Cafe and Bakery. “This is my go-to treat from MarieBette. It’s so buttery, flaky, and sweet with just the right amount of pecans.”

4) Blueberry Pancake Bake from Plenty Cville. “OH MY GOSH! When the blueberry pancake bake was an item on Della’s weekly menu I had to try it. I’m not a huge fan of blueberries, but Plenty Cville has changed this for me. Moist, tender, cake like pancake with fresh blueberries and drizzled blueberry maple syrup. The berries were so sweet and that sauce was fire. If it’s ever placed back on the menu, you will not be disappointed.”

5) Double Stuffed Baked Potato at Royalty Eats. “There’s so much that goes into this ginormous potato. It’s loaded with your choice of meat (chicken, steak, or shrimp), broccoli florets, loads of cheese, and sour cream.  It’s so good on a comfort food day.”

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Double Stuffed Baked Potato, Royalty Eats

 

 

 

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