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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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Charlottesville Winery

Culinary Pairings in Charlottesville

With an abundance of culinary pairings, the Charlottesville area is a premier destination for wine enthusiast and food lovers alike.

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From the Magazine

Letter From the Editor: Spring 2024

TLP's Spring Issue is all about growth and new beginnings, starting with our editor in chief's list of her favorite Southern gardens.

Variety of pastries from Praha Bakery in Charlottesville, Virginia

Meet the Talented Chefs of Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Discover the Culinary Pioneers and Innovative Eateries Defining Charlottesville’s Food Culture 


Breakfast Pizza

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

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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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