The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

Tag: Public Fish & Oyster

Five Finds on Friday: Mita Tembe

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Mita Tembe, Bakery Manager of MarieBette Cafe and Bakery. At MarieBette, Tembe’s favorites are the sticky bun, the chocolate chunk cookie, and the Monroe tartine, with scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, bacon, and herbs atop MarieBette sourdough. Tembe’s other favorites around town:

1) Spanish Olive Oil and Rosemary Cake at Orzo. “My friend and I meant to share but we got two instead. Best accident ever.”

2) Santa Fe Enchiladas and a House Margarita .at Continental Divide. “I love the pumpkin muffin on the side, and you can never go wrong with a CD margarita.”

3) Belgian fries and aioli at Public Fish & Oyster. “Hands down the best fries in Charlottesville: hot, salty, crispy. Also, the fried brussels sprouts, with that same aioli, are incredible.”

4) Torta Brava at La Michoacana. “Super super spicy and absolutely delicious.”

5) Grilled Banana Bread at Bizou. “I have attempted to recreate this at home to no avail. Bizou does it best.”

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Public Fish & Oyster Auction: Lobster Bake of Your Dreams

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Here is your chance to experience Public Fish & Oyster like you never have before, while helping to feed the area’s hungry: The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions. Along with all of the other restaurants in The Charlottesville 29, Public has created a once-in-a-lifetime experience for whoever pledges the highest donation to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Thanks to the generosity of Public, the entire winning bid goes directly to the food bank. And, thanks to the efficiency of the food bank, each dollar donated creates four meals for the area’s hungry.

The Public signature experience for The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions: 

Lobster Bake of Your Dreams

The winner and nine guests will be treated to the ultimate shellfish smorgasbord at Public Fish & Oyster. Crab legs, shrimp, oysters, clams, and more, including a few surprises from Executive Chef Gregg Dionne. Then, to top it all off, lobsters. To wash down all of the food, Public owner Daniel Kaufman, a longtime sommelier, will serve some of his favorite and most special wine pairings with each course. Plenty of beer and cocktails will also be available.

Note: The auction winner will schedule the event at a mutually convenient time with Public.

Bidding

Bidding has ended for the Public Fish & Oyster experience. Winning bid: $3,000.

 

Five Finds on Friday: Elise Walter

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Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Elise Walter, new owner of The Flat Crêperie, which now has new, consistent hours: Mon – Thur 11-7, Fri 11-11, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun closed. For news and specials, follow along The Flat’s Instagram pageWalter’s picks: 

1) Almond Milk Cappuccino from Lone Light Coffee. “Creamy, house-made almond milk, and espresso made to perfection. Now serving in two locations, one of them dangerously near to where I live.” 

2) Black Raspberry Kombucha from Blue Ridge Bucha. “So many places around Charlottesville carry this, it’s amazing. I like to get it on tap at Rebecca’s Natural Food, or drink my own stock that I carry at the Flat. I love every single one of their flavors, but this is my current favorite. The Blueberry Hops is also amazing.”

3) Cake of the Day at Moon Maiden’s Delights. “There’s nearly always a new flavor of amazing, plant-based cake awaiting at this cute little bakery downtown, and a slice is always delicious and filling.” 

4) Vegan Pho from Vu Noodles. “The broth is rich and flavorful, and somehow so comforting. Usually available only on Tuesdays and Fridays, I believe.” 

5) Oysters at Public Fish & Oyster. “I love oysters, and they have a variety, some of them rather local, and all definitely delicious and fresh tasting. I loved being able to try so many different varieties: some delicate, sweet and buttery, some tasting like a salty storm on the high seas.” 

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