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Get to know Charlottesville

Rolling hills around Charlottesville, Virginia
Rolling hills of wine country around Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and 50,000 residents, is a hotbed of global flavors. Any nation’s cuisine you are craving can be found in this city. Get a taste of the Philippines at Manila Street where traditional dishes such as lumpia, pancit, and adobo are prepared by Philippine-born Fernando Biazon Dizons. French flavors crafted by native Jose de Britound await at Cafe Frank in dishes such as beef tartare and moules frites or complex combinations like quenelles de brochet. Hummus, baba ganoush, kisir, white bean salad, and dolmas bring Turkish elements to town at Sultan Kebab. And authentic Mexican restaurants of Conmole and Al Carbon highlight cuisine and allow customers to be transported from Charlottesville across the border. Charlottesville offers a range of options for you to pick from, so there is a restaurant for every mood you are in.

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Four plates of the best Christmas cookies on a table.
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How to Make the Best Christmas Cookies

Baker extraordinaire Arley Arrington share her favorite tips and recipes for making the best Christmas cookies, from tea cakes to shortbread.

Wondering what to do in Charlottesville? Explore the picturesque Downtown Mall

For the Ultimate Winter Escape, Set Your Sights on Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Known for rich history, Charlottesville & Albemarle County offer winter experiences starting this December with plenty for visitors to enjoy.

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A Guide to Charlottesville’s Black-Owned Restaurants

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia have a growing number of Black-owned restaurants. Whether you’re looking for classic soul food, barbecue, pastries, or experimental Southern cuisine, these are the can’t miss Black-owned businesses to visit

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Breakfast Pizza

This recipe converts a dinner dish to breakfast delight with toppings of American classics [...]

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Margherita DOC

Place a pizza stone on top rack in oven and preheat to 500 degrees. [...]


Seared Scallops with Caramelized Salsify, Burnt Onions, Chickweed and Apple Gastrique

Chef Tucker Yoder of The Clifton Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia, shares his seared scallops with [...]


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