For some, this may seem an appropriate end to a difficult year. As 2016 closes, so does Spudnuts, the Belmont institution whose donuts have been making Charlottesville residents happy for decades. The last day will be December 30.
On Fridays, we feature five food finds from local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Devin Murray, chef of the recently rechargedThe Whiskey Jar. Murray’s picks:
1) Warm Glazed and Blueberry Donuts at Spudnuts. “I have been lucky to enjoy these donuts for twenty-five years. I am reminded of my childhood every time I stop in. Warm Glazed and Blueberry are my go to, but I love them all.”
2) Egg and American on an Everything Bagel at Bodo’s. “My best Bodo’s memory was the day I found out they would be serving eggs all day.”
3) Red Hot Blues with Danger Sauce and Margaritas at Continental Divide. “The margaritas are a great way to cool the burn of the Danger sauce. The small, loud, high energy atmosphere along with the margaritas keep me coming back.”
4) Carne Asada and Bocadillo Jamon at MAS Tapas. “I could eat the carne asada everyday. It is consistently my favorite dish at Mas. The Bocadillo Jamon is another favorite. The wood oven bread, garlic alioli, Jamon serrano ,and manchego cheese make a perfect sandwich.”
5) Peanut Butter Pie at The Pie Chest. “Baker Rachel Pennington puts a lot of love into all of her pies, but this one is my favorite. The texture of the filling is light and creamy and the thick graham cracker crust seals the deal for me as the best peanut butter pie I have ever eaten. Peanut butter fans you need this in your life.”