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Afghan Kabob Palace, Charlottesville VA

Black sign with white letters spelling Kabob Palace

Posted by on July 29, 2014

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A new restaurant opened up a while back that was different for this area.   Several of our guests had asked if we knew anything about it but we didn’t.  So off we went to see what the excitement was about.  I must admit the Afghan Kabob Palace took me by surprise. The food they serve is very authentic Afghan – read more...

UVA Football, Charlottesville VA

gate at scott stadium

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014
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The University of Virginia is once again getting ready for another season of football here in Charlottesville.  Hope springs eternal that this just might be the year when their luck/skill(?) turns around and we have an exciting season.  The season starts off with a great challenge – UCLA on August 3oth.  Then it’s Richmond, Louisville, BYU and Kent State in read more...

New Dominion Bookshop

White sign with grey letters reading New Dominion Bookshop, Established 1924

Posted by on June 19, 2014

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Residents in Charlottesville, VA love to read and love books.  We even host the Virginia Book Festival every year since it’s inception. That’s how much this town loves books. Charlottesville has many new and used bookstores to peruse until you find just the right book to take home with you.  Our favorite general trade bookstore is the New Dominion Bookshop.  read more...

Parallel 38 – Charlottesville, VA

Words parallel 398 in black letters on gray background

Posted by on May 30, 2014

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There’s a new tapas restaurant in town – Parallel 38.  Their mission is to delight us with small plates that evoke this temperate, middle latitude.  Charlottesville VA happens to be in the 38th Parallel as does parts of Greece, Spain, Italy, China, Korea, Japan and Afghanistan. The restaurant has taken foods from some of these regions – primarily Greece, Italy, read more...

C’ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery

wood sign with C'ville Arts cooperative gallery in black

Posted by on April 1, 2014

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C’ville Arts is a cooperative gallery showcasing local artisans works.  They have work from 50-60 contemporary Virginia artists for sale year-round.  As a cooperative the artists work together running the store.  So take some time to talk with the artist behind the counter and to learn a bit about their craft. C’ville Arts has a wide range of arts for read more...

Charlottesville Marathon 2014

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Posted by on April 1, 2014

Apr 5, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014
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Get your shoes laced up and prepare to take to the road!  The Miller Lite Charlottesville Marathon is Saturday April 5th.    This race was named one of the the top 15 spring races in the country by Life of the Daily Burn.  It is a scenic and historic race which showcases  premier city-centered courses for the marathon, half-marathon, 8K and read more...

Public Fish & Oyster, Charlottesville VA

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Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Charlottesville was not known for great fresh seafood & fish until now.  The Public Fish & Oyster restaurant opened last month to rave reviews.  Yes, like all new restaurants they have a few kinks to work through but if you like oysters, mussels and fish be sure to check out this new addition to the Charlottesville restaurant scene. When you read more...

JM Stock Provisions

4 types of sausages on display

Posted by on January 23, 2014

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I had heard about a new butcher shop opening in town from my neighbors a while ago.  I didn’t have a chance to stop in and check out JM Stock Provisions until recently.  Am I sorry it took me so long!  James Lum and Matt Greene, the owners and butchers, have some of the best beef, pork and poultry in read more...

Brookville Restaurant

Chalk board sign with Brookville written in white, with Locally sourced cuisine also written in white

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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If you are looking for some interesting creations based on locally sourced ingredients look no further than Brookville Restaurant on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville – find them on the second floor. Chef Harrison Keevil always serves dishes that are made with ingredients sourced from within a 100 mile radius of the restaurant.  Harrison’s New American cuisine is inspired by read more...

Pasture Restaurant

Pasture sign against a blue sky

Posted by on November 1, 2013

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Pasture is a new restaurant that opened in Charlottesville a few months ago.  It is located across the street from our favorite movie theater. We had watched it’s construction with anticipation of stopping there for a quick bit to eat after seeing a movie.  Well, we finally made it. Pasture is a no frills type of restaurant, very clean lines read more...

Charlottesville Holiday Market

Trio of photos 1-sandwich maker, 2-shopper at a vendor's stall, 3-knit caps

Posted by on October 31, 2013

Nov 23, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013
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Every November the open air City Market turns on the holiday spirit when it’s vendors start selling unique artisanal items.  This year the market begins on November 23rd 2013.   They are open from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays until December 21st.  So if you are looking for a unique gift for family or friends stop by the market for read more...

Citizen Burger Bar

Citizen Burger Bar logo (round circle with CB Burger Bar) and grey & white strip awning with restaurant name

Posted by on September 30, 2013

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The Citizen Burger Bar owners’ creed for their burger is that there are certain freedoms that should be held dear.  The enjoyment of a great burger is one that they promote very successfully.  They teamed up with local farms and bakery to provide burgers that are straightforward and delicious.  Everything is kept very simple – from the ingredients (no hormones, read more...

Foxfield Races – Steeplechase Horse Races

Horses and Jockeys coming down the stretch racing

Posted by on September 26, 2013

Sep 29, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
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Steeplechase racing – what could be better?  Foxfield races occur twice a year: once in the spring on the last Saturday of April and once in the fall on the last Sunday in September.  This year the September race happens on Sunday September 29, 2013.  The fall race is known as the “Family Day” event.  There are horse related activities read more...

Meet Yer Eats

calf and pig heads

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Sep 2, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
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Every Labor Day many of the farmers in the Charlottesville area open their farms to the public so that people can learn where there food comes from.  In the four years that this touring event has taken place more than 3,500 people have visited over 35 farms.  The tour is held rain or shine – just like the farmers who read more...

The Spice Diva

Sign with words - The Spice Diva

Posted by on August 16, 2013

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Looking for some interesting spices and teas?  Then try the The Spice Diva on West Main Street in Charlottesville VA.  While the store has been open for over a year now I had not gotten around to visiting the store until recently.  When you first walked in you are immediately hit with the most wonderful fragrances of all the herbs read more...

Grace Estate Winery

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Posted by on July 16, 2013

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Grace Estate Winery is one of the many wineries in the Charlottesville area.  Located just a few minutes from town it is one of the newest in the area.  Usually the first year a winery is open you should pass on by – not Grace Estate Winery!  They are located on the Mount Juliet Farm which has been supplying grapes read more...

Farmers in the Park

Sign with Farmers in the Park and operating hours of Wednesday 3-7

Posted by on July 15, 2013

May 1, 2013 - Sep 26, 2013
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Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm – 7:00pm farmers meet in Meade Park to sell their produce, baked goods, cheeses, etc.  This is a great venue as there is a limited number of producers who are selling their wares.  Unlike the large City Market on Saturdays in Charlottesville VA, this is a more manageable number of booths to explore and find read more...

Foxfield Inn

View of Foxfield Inn's Audubon Room with fireplace, queen size bed.

Posted by on July 11, 2013

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Foxfield Inn is a graceful bed and breakfast located in the beautiful country just outside of  Charlottesville, Virginia.  Just minutes away from presidential historic homes, award winning wineries and breweries, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, hiking and nature trails, and the University of Virginia guests are able to relax and enjoy their stay. Guests at Foxfield Inn are treated to read more...

Kathryn Bundy

Posted by on July 2, 2013

Where do you Live? Charlottesville VA Since: 2009 Why did you choose the city / state you now live in? Purchased Foxfield Inn What do you love most about where you live? There are so many reasons that I love this area: primarily the people, the wineries (best wine around – winning awards around the world), the music, the restaurants, read more...