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Get to know Charlottesville

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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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Globe-Trotting through Charlottesville Restaurants

In addition to the region’s signature Southern fare, Charlottesville's growing international community lends a greater variety of cuisines than ever before.

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Growing the Gardens of the Future

Babylon Micro-Farms’ developed an app-controlled indoor systems that could revolutionize urban food systems and grow indoor gardening possibilities.

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A Local’s Guide to Charlottesville

Since coming back to Charlottesville from LA, pastry chef Rachel de Jong of Cou Cou Rachou seeks out international fare while leaning on classical comforts.

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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.

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Explore the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia

What began as a single vineyard in the 1970s, the Monticello Wine Trail has grown into more than forty internationally acclaimed wineries in Virginia.

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Plot Your Course through Virginia Wine Country

With more than two hundred vineyards and wineries, Virginia has made its mark as a wine country destination. For a manageable getaway, we’ve outlined how to drink your way through the Shenandoah Valley.


Virginia Au Naturel

With the fall harvest nearly underway, now is the time to visit Virginia wine country, the fifth-largest wine producing region in the country.