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To our homeowners, trade partners, neighbors, friends, and Charlottesville community for voting us, Charlottesville’s BEST local homebuilder in the Best of Cville! We are honored to be your favorite local homebuilder and extremely proud of the relationships we have built.

Thank You!

We are also proud to announce that our very own Design Center Manager, Anna Hunter, received Runner up for Best Interior Designer! We are commited to making the design experience enjoyable. We look forward to helping you create a home that’s just right for you!

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EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY & MARKET KNOWLEDGE We are primarily local agents with decades of sales experience, and thorough market knowledge. Agents who believe that helping you in the sale of property, or the purchase, requires the highest levels of integrity and honesty.

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Women In Motion Physical Therapy & Wellness Thank you Charlottesville, for choosing us as Best of Cville Physical Therapy 2 years in a row!

WINNER

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Charlottesville, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. One, two, three... Spoiler alert: There are a lot of ways, at least according to C-VILLE’s readers. This year, we asked you to pick your favorites in more than 170 different categories, from best outdoor art and proposal spot to eyebrow studio and steak—and you answered the call. But there’s much more to love in our area than your top choices for what to eat and see, and where to play. Best for last We’ve been in the business of covering what’s fascinating about our city A return to D’earth. P.170 for more than 30 years, so this year, in addition to the list of winners you chose, you’ll find the C-VILLE staff ’s own picks—more than 40 people, places, and things that we think are also worth highlighting. You’ll meet a guy who designed a library for Oprah, experience FOMO over a local roller-skating group, and be tempted by a savory-sweet dessert of mozzarella and crispy pastry dough. Oh yes, living here is sweet exactly where it counts.—Caite Hamilton

FOOD + DRINK

SHOPPING

These 13 favorites hold your attention, be it stage, screen, or gallery wall. P.19

The easiest way to work up a sweat? Look to these folks, who bring the burn. P.35

Sandos, coffee, curry, pizza... You really put your money where your mouth is. P.51

Charlottesville’s the ultimate place for retail therapy—you’ve got the receipts. P.77

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ENTERTAINMENT

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WEDDINGS

KIDS + FAMILY

CITY VIBES

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If it is, give one of these experts a call. P.93

The jewels, the food, the flowers, the cake. Your big day starts here. P.123

Hey, parents: Consider this list— from preschools to toy stores— your secret weapon. P.139

Charlottesville beyond the basics, from neighborhood to humanitarian. P.153

Best of C-VILLE Editor Caite Hamilton Contributors Alana Bittner, Matt Dhillon, Brielle Entzminger, Shea Gibbs, Will Ham, Brian D. Hamilton, Maeve Hayden, Erika Howsare, Tami Keaveny, Chris Martin, Julia Stumbaugh, Susan Sorensen, Paul Ting Photographers Eze Amos, Jen Fariello, Virginia Hamrick, Hannah Malloy, Sera Petras, John Robinson, Sarah Cramer Shields, Tristan Williams Cover Photo Tristan Williams 9


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BEST DERMATOLOGIST

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Figurative artist Megan Read takes the win for Best Gallery Artist.

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A Must-See Season!

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Live, local theater in the heart of Charlottesville

RETURNING TO THEATRES

THIS FALL NOVEMBER 2-6, 2022

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ENTERTAINMENT BAND

Chamomile and Whiskey chamomileandwhiskey.com

Runner-up: Kendall Street Company kendallstreetcompany.com

MUSIC ARTIST

Erin & The Wildfire erinandthewildfire.com

Runner-up: John D’earth

CLASSICAL MUSIC GROUP

Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia cvillesymphony.org

Runner-up: Cville Band cvilleband.org

SMALL MUSIC VENUE

Pro Re Nata

Runner-up: The Southern Café & Music Hall 103 S. First St., 977-5590

LARGE MUSIC VENUE

Ting Pavilion

700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 245-4910

Runner-up: The Jefferson Theater 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 245-4980 CONTINUED ON PAGE 23

TRISTAN WILLIAMS

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, 823-4878

BLOWING IN THE WIND

That clarinet gathering dust in your closet isn’t going to play itself, is it? Lucky for you, The Center’s Second-Wind Band offers seniors an opportunity to, well, play it again. Organized in 1994, Second-Wind is a group of experienced musicians that performs classical, Broadway, patriotic, and holiday music during two annual concerts at The Center, as well as a few other venues around town. And a one, and a two...—AB 21


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Saturday, September 24 Sunday, September 25

Saturday, March 18, 8:00pm Sunday, March 19, 3:30pm

Benjamin Rous, Conductor Elizabeth Roberts, Bassoon

Paul Ghun Kim, Guest Conductor Brendon Elliott, Violin

SCHUBERT Rosamunde Overture HUMMEL Bassoon Concerto in F Major MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) BRAHMS Hungarian Dances SAINT-SAËNS “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E Minor

New World Symphony

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Dazzling Dances

Photo: Khuyen Dinh Photo: Khuyen Dinh

Saturday, April 22, 8:00pm Sunday, April 23, 3:30pm

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PÄRT Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten PÄRT Da Pacem Domine BRAHMS Schicksalslied BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F Major MASTERWORKS 3

Family Holiday Concerts

Photo: Keith Perry

Photo: Michael Bailey

Sonic Spheres

Saturday, February 11 Sunday, February 12

Saturday, December 3 Sunday, December 4

Songs of Destiny Friday, November 11 Sunday, November 13 Benjamin Rous, Conductor UVA University Singers

Forces of Nature

Benjamin Rous, Conductor Kelly Sulick, Flute ROUSE Flute Concerto JOHANN STRAUSS II “Accelerationen” “Banditen-Galopp” “Frühlingsstimmen” “Éljen a Magyar!” RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol AND MORE!

Photo:Jen Farriello

Benjamin Rous, Music Director Kate Tamarkin, Music Director Laureate

Benjamin Rous, Conductor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major THORVALDSDOTTIR Metacosmos RAVEL Alborada del gracioso’

Michael Slon, Conductor with the UVA University Singers

LOCATIONS AND TIMES

TICKETS

Saturday concerts and the Nov. 11 concert, 8:00pm, UVA’s Old Cabell Hall.

Subscriptions: Symphony Office, 434.924.3139 Single Tickets: UVA Arts Box Office

Sunday concerts, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School.

artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or 434.924.3376

Programs, artists and venues are subject to change.

Both concerts at Old Cabell Hall

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he stone walls looming over the deep water of The Quarry Gardens in Schuyler do more than provide a scenic picnic destination 40 minutes south of downtown Charlottesville. They also form a natural stage, where the Victory Hall Opera troupe performed everything from Mozart to Carly Simon last June in what Artistic Director Miriam

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DRAMATIC ARTS VENUE

The Paramount Theater

215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 979-1922

Runner-up: Live Arts 123 E. Water St., 977-4177

Gordon-Stewart considers an acoustic collaboration with nature. “It feels similar in some ways to singing in an opera house, as you are singing out across the water in these beautiful quarries,” says Gordon-Stewart. “But it is different in the sense that you also have the natural sounds. You have these beautiful bird sounds, and frogs, and all sort of critters that chime in as you’re presenting the music.” Earlysville-based VHO will begin its seventh season with another unique collaboration. At Fry’s Spring Beach Club in the fall, Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett’s Love the Color of Your Butterfly will intertwine soaring operatic vocals with soulful Americana piano in a groundbreaking blend of opera, blues, and jazz. Australian-born GordonStewart has performed everywhere from Sydney to Paris to Seoul, but she has never seen a performance like Burnett’s or an audience like Charlottesville’s. “Engaging across disciplines and performing in alternative venues gives people a chance to experience opera in a way that they relate to, and that they can enjoy,” says Gordon-Stewart.—JS

HOO THINKS THEY CAN DANCE?

While some of us were binge watching and baking, the UVA dance team HooRaas spent thousands of hours perfecting the synchronization, expressions, energy, themes, costumes, and dozens of other elements necessary to compete at the Raas All-Stars competition in Dallas on April 16. The national collegiate dance competition has soared in popularity after forming in 2009 around the Raas-Garba tradition, a folk dance that originated in western India. This time around, the HooRaas earned an admirable 10 points, and shared third place with Cornell Big Red Raas and Texas Raas, while Rutgers RAGA took home the gold with a score of 16.—TK

GALLERY ARTIST

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Runner-up: Sharon Shapiro sharonshapiro.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 25

HOORAAS INSTAGRAM

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How Victory Hall Opera is making opera fun

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ART MUSEUM OR GALLERY

The Looking Glass at Ix Art Park 522 Second St. SE, 207-2355

Runner-up: McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW, 295-7973

LOCAL RADIO STATION

106.1 The Corner Runner-up: 91.9 WNRN

LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY

Sherry Taylor (Z95.1)

Runner-up: Kendall Stewart (106.1 The Corner)

LOCAL TV PERSONALITY

Kasey Hott (NBC29) Runner-up: Travis Koshko (CBS19)

“Green Light with Chris Long” greenlightpodcast.com

Runner-up: “Small Town Big Crime” smalltownbigcrimepodcast.com

OUTDOOR ART

Ix Art Park

522 Second St. SE, 207-2355

Runner-up: Charlottesville Mural Project charlottesvillemuralproject.org

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PLAY ON, PLAYERS With Barboursville to the east and Staunton to the sun—er, west, Charlottesville’s practically bookended by the Bard. Four County Players’ offerings set the Swan of Avon’s best work at the Barboursville Ruins, the remains of a Jeffersondesigned mansion, while at the American Shakespeare Center you can get a taste of the playwright’s Globe Theater (read: It’s the world’s only recreation of the historic setting!).—CH 25


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Professional ComPany Performances and events across Central Virginia aCademy

New LocatioN at iX art Park We’re building a new downtown center for dance. Opening Fall 2022!

Serving 600+ students ages 1.5-adult with classes in all dance genres

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FREE community engagement programs that make dance accessible for every body

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Fundraising, but make it fun

ENTERTAINMENT

Live Arts’ Boozy Drag Brunch celebrates drag, theater, and community

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n a Sunday morning in March, Jason Elliott woke up feeling excited and prepared. Makeup and garment bags—five, to be exact—in hand, he headed downtown to begin a crazy day of work as the master of ceremonies at Live Arts’ Boozy Drag Brunch. Jason began working with Live Arts when he was hired as the drag consultant on The Legend of Georgia McBride, which follows a young Elvis impersonator who makes a living by becoming a drag queen. Inspired and awed by the colorful costumes and drag culture depicted in the production, Live Arts saw an opportunity to do something completely new with its yearly fundraiser, and the Boozy Drag Brunch was born. No detail was spared at this eleganza extravaganza. Held beneath the soaring ceilings of Vault Virginia, attendees enjoyed a fabulous array of fun, games, food, and beverages. Brunchers first stopped by the bank to pick up their currency for the afternoon—Drag Bucks. The colorful bills with RuPaul’s face could be used to tip performers, participate in games, or purchase a mystery box. The Bradbury provided an unlimited buffet stocked with brunch favorites, and a Bloody Mary bar meant drinks were available all afternoon. After greeting and directing guests, and enjoying the morning's carnival-like atmosphere, it was time for the main event— drag—and Elliott’s first outfit change. Now wearing a bedazzled jacket, cape, and matching cap and sunglasses, he got to work entertaining and introducing the queens, who came ready to slay. On the main stage they performed everything from fierce, acrobatic dance numbers to raunchy, tongue-in-cheek monologues. Michelle Livigne, founder of Driveway Drag Show in Richmond, helped recruit local talent and performed three numbers of her own. Sweet Pickles hit the stage in a flurry of bright colors and

For its annual fundraiser this year, Live Arts took a cue from The Legend of Georgia McBride, and hosted a Boozy Drag Brunch at The Bradbury on a Sunday morning in March.

crazy patterns, and brought a whimsical, dolllike vibe, and Javon Love wowed with dancing queen leaps and splits while wearing a seafoam blue mermaid-inspired look, complete with a shell bra. Also working the crowd were Bebe Gunn and Cherry Poppins. A couple of outfit changes later, it was time for Elliott to host the silent auction. A former drag queen himself, Elliott is no stranger to performing or emceeing, but auctioneering was a new challenge. “My favorite part of the entire event was when we got into this groove of one of the prizes, a hot ticket item. The price kept going up and up, with three people in a bidding war,”

Elliott says. “I think I blacked out. I ended up ripping off my jacket and I was dripping sweat. Energy was bursting out of that ballroom and spilling onto the Downtown Mall.” Elliott ended the show in his favorite fit— a Boozy Drag Brunch souvenir T-shirt—feeling proud of his community, the beautiful future they locked in for the theater, and the way Live Arts came together to honor and elevate, not replicate, the art of drag. “They did the research and they asked the questions,” Elliott says. “They made sure they weren’t using the queer community to their benefit, but showcasing the beauty of the queer community.”—MH 27



Steeplechase Racing in Charlottesville since 1978

Community

Fall Family Day Races Sun. October 2, 2022 Spring Races Sat. April 29, 2023 Join Foxfield at our bi-annual races that celebrate and foster the traditions of Virginia steeplechase racing, while also placing a year-round focus on the conservation of our beautiful countryside. Foxfield is also committed to supporting the greater Charlottesville community with our long-term philanthropic partnerships: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and Camp Holiday Trails.

Competition

Conservation

Visit foxfieldraces.com for race info and tickets.


ENTERTAINMENT

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C-VILLE’S BEST DAY TR IP, LESS THAN 45 M INUTES AWAY!

Mountain Biking

Massanutten features a lift-served bike park plus 30 miles of trails on the Western Slope for beginners, intermediate, and experts.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Claim your spot or your entire family’s with Family Season Passes! 2022-23 Ski Season Passes are now officially on sale!

Massanutten WaterPark

Experience the brand new outdoor slides, kiddie area, and bar. Check out the Indoor WaterPark all year-round!

Golf Membership & Passes

Hit the links with a membership or golf pass for not one but TWO 18-hole courses to choose from. Visit massresort.com/golf for more info.

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JOHNNY MATHIS THE VOICE OF ROMANCE TOUR

WHITNEY CUMMINGS TOUCH ME TOUR

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE KOBIE BOYKINS, EXPLORING MARS

Event Sponsors: Hunter Smith Family Foundation, Janna & David Gies, K.K. Pearson

Presented by: APEX Clean Energy Event Sponsor: Lisa Draine

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OCT 11

Paola Kudacki/ Met Opera

OCT 1

PILOBOLUS BIG FIVE-OH!

Presenting Sponsor of Classical Programming: The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation

Event Sponsors: Bright Ideas, Laurie & Cary Turner

Event Sponsor: Ralph and Mary Fischer Bell Foundation

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Jonathan Tichler/Met Opera

NOV 19

Sekou Luke

NOV 15

STEP AFRIKA!

MET LIVE IN HD - MEDEA

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Event Sponsors: Elizabeth & Joe LeVaca, Janna & David Gies

MET LIVE IN HD - LA TRAVIATA

Presenting Sponsor of Classical Programming: The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation

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Lynn & Kenny Brown • Carrie Douglass & Fernando Operé ∙ Pam & Frank Edmonds • Chris & Brad Eure Janna & David Gies • Elizabeth & Joe LeVaca • Julie & Geoff Montross • Susie Morris

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HEALTH & F I T N E S S Take your shot at Birdwood, this year's Best Golf Course.

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Siva Thiagarajah, MD — “Dr. T” Maternal-Fetal Medicine • High-risk obstetric consultation • Obstetric ultrasounds - pregnancy confirmation, first trimester screens, fetal anatomy ultrasounds, 3D ultrasounds, fetal ECHOs Gynecology • Routine preventive care - well woman exams, pap smears, breast exams, labwork • Gynecologic care - STD/STI and UTI diagnosis and treatment; vulvar/vaginal disorders; menopause/perimenopause care • Contraception - oral contraceptive pills, Nexplanon, IUDs, Depo-provera • Pelvic ultrasounds

Margaret “Peggy” Willis, NP Gynecology • Routine preventive care - well woman exams, pap smears, breast exams, labwork • Gynecologic care - STD/STI and UTI diagnosis and treatment; vulvar/vaginal disorders; menopause/perimenopause care • Contraception - oral contraceptive pills, Nexplanon, IUDs, Depo-provera

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Thanks for voting Kathleen O’Neil Best of Cville 2022


HEALTH & FITNESS GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Barbara Post (UVA Health)

2955 Ivy Rd., Suite 205, 243-4500

Runner-up: Kathy Phan (Sentara Forest Lakes Family Medicine) 3263 Proffit Rd. #101, 654-4600

DENTIST

DJ Bickers

320 Winding River Ln., Suite 201, 984-6400

Runner-up: Jay Knight EZE AMOS

615 Woodbrook Dr., 293-9793

ORTHODONTIST

PEER SUPPORT After having multiple traumatic experiences with the local mental health care system, activist Myra Anderson founded Brave Souls on Fire in 2015, creating a supportive and affirming space for Black individuals with mental health conditions. In addition to discussing the impact that systemic racism, cultural stigma, and other issues have on Black mental health, the grassroots organization provides free one-on-one and group peer support, as well as advocates for funding for Black-led organizations and spaces dedicated to Black wellness.—BE

TRISTAN WILLIAMS

MERRILY WE ROLL Courtney Commander and Tobiah Mundt are working on bringing a proper skating rink to Charlottesville, but until then, their occasional pop-up skate events (look for the group at Tonsler Park) have us rocking while we’re rolling, with a live DJ on site, plus food trucks and merch. Don’t skate? They give lessons. Don’t have skates? There’s some to rent. Let’s roll.—CH

Suzanne Dennis

895 E. Rio Ct., Suite A, 973-4446

Bart Weis (Charlottesville Orthodontics) (tie) and

1101 E. Jefferson St., 226-4192

Runner-up: Andrew Glassick (Hamer & Glassick Orthodontics) 2202 N. Berkshire Rd., Suite 101, 296-0188

DERMATOLOGIST

Anna Magee (Charlottesville Dermatology)

600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy., Suite 230, 984-2400

Runner-up: Deborah Elder (Charlottesville Dermatology) 600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy., Suite 230, 984-2400 CONTINUED ON PAGE 39 37


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HEALTH + FITNESS

Kat Maier is a trained physician’s assistant with over 30 years of experience teaching and practicing herbal medicine.

Rooted wisdom

Kat Maier’s new book shares the heritage of herbs

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f Kat Maier were a plant, you could say she has released her seeds all around Charlottesville. She’s been here since 2005, teaching and practicing herbalism, so at this point she has many former students and clients in and around town. Her Belmont home, also the site of her apothecary, classroom, and garden, is a node where all these people—and many plants, from the weedy to the endangered—have gathered. The place itself, you might say, is a kind of tincture, or concentration, of our area. On a visit in late spring, the garden is bursting with fragrant azaleas, plus the foliage of low-growing plants like goldenseal, trillium, and bloodroot. Maier is warm and welcoming, with intense blue eyes and a ready laugh. She sits in a shady backyard spot and explains that her new book, Energetic Herbalism, distills wisdom gleaned not only from her years of work in Charlottesville, but the two previous decades she spent in Rappahannock County. It’s a guide to several world traditions of herbalism and 25 of the most essential medicinal plants. “I never went to herb school,” she says, summarizing a life history that she details more

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fully in the book’s introduction. “I really apprenticed to the plants. I taught myself by spending incredible amounts of time in Shenandoah National Park.” She also trained as a physician’s assistant— a grounding in Western medicine that shows, for example, in her requirement that students bone up on anatomy, physiology, and the Latin names of the plants they use. But one senses that herbalism, for Maier, is really a matter of the spirit. “For me, the foundation is that relationship with the plant,” she says. “I feel like she has been studying it and living it constantly for all these years,” says Katherine Herman, who completed the three-year herbalism course at Maier’s school, Sacred Plant Traditions, in 2013 and went on to found Gathered Threads, an herb farm in Nelson County. “It’s not just book knowledge. It’s just amazing the amount of wisdom that she has.” A quick dip into Energetic Herbalism hints at the breadth of that wisdom; you might be looking for basic information on the uses of calendula, say, and find yourself reading about how the history of colonialism relates to our sense of disconnectedness from nature. Ma-

ier advocates for a lifelong practice of curiosity and humility toward plants. “Often when I lead a plant walk, people ask me whether this plant or that one is ‘good for anything,’” she writes. “Imagine if someone introduced me to you and, after greeting you, I wondered aloud whether you were good for anything, or how I could use you.” Besides running Sacred Plant Traditions, Maier has also been deeply involved with United Plant Savers, a group that aims to protect native medicinal plants. A growing market for medicinals has threatened certain wild species, like black cohosh and ginseng. Maier’s city garden is, she says, a sanctuary for some of these plants and, she hopes, a model for others. “People are talking about how to rewild the urban areas,” she says. “We have to have many different people planting the plants. The time is now.” She grows delicate natives—on this day, a colleague is transplanting wild yam along the side of the house—but that doesn’t mean shunning the plants that Europeans brought to North America and that usually get labeled as weeds. “Our major medicines are chickweed, dandelion, cleavers—all the plants on the Roundup label,” she says, adding that dandelion’s genus name, Taraxacum, means “remedy of all disorders.” “They were brought over as a primary food and medicine,” she says. In the age of climate change, she advocates for an inclusive view of the plants we find ourselves living with now, rather than a strict division between native and invasive. At an earlier point in her career, she enthusiastically gathered medicinals from around the world, but she’s settled into a belief in bioregionalism—in her definition, “trying to have your food and medicine from the region where you live.” That’s why the book lists the characteristics and uses of just 25 plants. Choosing these, Maier says, was “one of the most agonizing parts of the book,” since she has knowledge of so many others. But working with a small number of plants, she says, is a mark of folk herbalists the world over. The book presents three different energetic systems—vitalism, ayurveda, and Chinese medicine—based on the idea of elements that make up the universe and the body. During her training, Herman says, this approach “gave us a well-rounded approach to the human body and how to look at herbs.”—EH


HEALTH & FITNESS TAKE A WHACK While ax throwing has grown increasingly popular in recent years, it has long been part of the world of lumbersports. In April, Devils Backbone brought lumbersports back to the Charlottesville area with its second Lumberjack Classic, during which 24 lumberjacks and 12 lumberjills from across the country used razor-sharp axes and saws to compete for cash prizes in nearly a dozen events, including standing chop, hot saw, and springboard. The free family-friendly event also featured chainsaw demos, food stands, and—of course—plenty of beer on tap.—BE

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CHIROPRACTOR

Wayne Fusco (Cox Chiropractic Clinic) 1006 E. Market St. #A, 442-4911

Runner-up: Sam Spillman (Balanced Chiropractic) 608 Preston Ave. #100, 443-6356

OPTOMETRIST

Stephen Basic (Drs. Bare, Basic, & Rohm) 1114-D Emmet St., 971-2020

Runner-up: Suzanne Matriccino (Drs. Record & Record) 1450 Sachem Pl., Suite 202, 978-4090

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Michelle Little (Women in Motion Physical Therapy) 1747 Allied St., Suite D, 202-2295

Runner-up: Matt Holbrook (High Gear Physical Therapy) 2015 Woodbrook Ct., 282-5361

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

Kathleen O’Neil (Compass Behavioral Solutions)

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BIRTHING CENTER

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

500 Martha Jefferson Dr., 654-7000

Runner-up: Birth Centre of Charlottesville 182 Spotnap Rd., 471-0419

MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL

1646 Seminole Trail, Suite 100, 688-4482

Runner-up: Laughing Dragon Kung Fu 3006 Berkmar Dr., 973-0318

GOLF COURSE

Birdwood Golf Course

410 Golf Course Dr., 293-4653

Runner-up: Meadowcreek Golf Course 1400 Pen Park Rd., 977-0615

PERSONAL TRAINER

Justin Tooley (The Gym)

Runner-up: Emily Keenan (Formula Complete Fitness)

YOGA STUDIO

FlyDog Yoga

1039 Millmont St., 964-1964

Runner-up: Hot Yoga Charlottesville 216 W. Water St. #103, 242-0294 CONTINUED ON PAGE 43

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Elite Empire empowers young women through hip-hop majorette dance

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fter her husband, Damien Banks, founded the Banks Collage Basketball Association, a men’s summer basketball league, in Charlottesville in 2010, Shawna Banks was inspired to create an all-women hip-hop team to perform during halftime at the league’s games in 2014. Receiving an overwhelming amount of interest, Banks also started a BCBA hip-hop team for young girls. By the following year, the growing dance program had transformed into an all-girls team, featuring dancers ages 9 through 18. In 2018, the newly renamed Elite Empire team transitioned to performing hip-hop majorette, a high-energy and unique dance style combining lyrical, West African, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop choreography. Since the 1960s, hip-hop majorette troupes have performed alongside marching bands at historically Black colleges and universities.

Elite Empire performs original choreography at hip-hop majorette competitions across the region, and has brought home over 20 awards. Dancers also put on community performances and participate in team-building activities, strengthening their self-confidence and leadership. “We want the dancers to know how important it is to love themselves as they are, as well as everyone around them,” says Banks. “We encourage them to uplift and motivate one another and to be good role models to anyone who may be watching them.” Elite Empire currently has six coaches and around two dozen members, and expects to grow significantly within the next year at its new dance studio—before the pandemic, it had as many as 40 members. Starting in August, the team will hold auditions for new members, open to children of all backgrounds.—BE

“We want the dancers to know how important it is to love themselves as they are, as well as everyone around them.” SHAWNA BANKS

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HEALTH & FITNESS Stream job WHEN YOU’RE READY TO upgrade your downriver rambling, proceed directly to the James River Batteau Co. “This is the Cadillac tour of the James River,” Company co-founder Will Smith says. “If you want to float with a big bunch of friends, this is the most comfortable way to go.” Batteaux (batteau’s Francofied plural) are flat-bottomed wooden boats designed in the late 1700s specifically for central Virginia’s unique rivers. The James River Batteau Co., founded earlier this year by Smith and buddy Will Cash, operates a 50 x 8-foot batteau outfitted with benches and chairs.

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PILATES STUDIO

tru Pilates

310 Second St. SE, 975-3800

Runner-up: [solidcore] 2075 Bond St., Suite 140, 443-5706

FITNESS CYCLE STUDIO

Zoom Charlottesville 1929 Arlington Blvd., 226-2520

Runner-up: Purvelo 1000 W. Main St., 996-7250

BARRE STUDIO

HIIT/CROSSFIT STUDIO

MADabolic

923 Preston Ave., 202-2687

Runner-up: Solidarity CrossFit 770 Harris St., 218-2111

NICHE GYM

MADabolic

923 Preston Ave., 202-2687

Runner-up: Formula Complete Fitness 604 10th St. NW, 284-5296

BIG GYM

FlyDog Yoga

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Runner-up: Pure Barre

Runner-up: YMCA

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The nascent business offers two riverbound experiences: a midday float with a historical bent and a sunset cruise with charcuterie boards and live acoustic tunes. Clients are welcome to B their own B, while the James River Batteau team provides cups and ice along with those meats and cheeses. Smith and Cash have been in batteaux since their youth, with Smith’s father having floated in the James River Batteau Festival for the first time in 1987, the year his son was born. The Batteau Co. founders’ experience makes them knowledgeable tour guides—and steady-handed batteaumen. “You wouldn’t bring your grandmother tubing down the river, but we’ve had people up to 90 years old out there,” Smith said. “This is a pleasure, flatwater float, not an adrenaline experience.”—SG

FOOT RACE/FUN RUN

Women’s Four Miler womens4miler.org

Runner-up: Prolyfyck Run Crew instagram.com/prolyfyckruncreww

WALKING/HIKING PARK OR TRAIL

Saunders-Monticello Trail Runner-up: Rivanna Trail

MOUNTAIN-BIKING TRAIL OR PARK

Ragged Mountain Reservoir

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From your everyday beers, cocktails & dinner, to your post-work meetings, weddings and more, Kardinal Hall has you covered. Come enjoy innovative, locally-sourced cuisine in our European-inspired beer hall & spacious outdoor beer garden. Our 28 draft lines & carefully curated bottle list includes a vast array of local, national & imported craft beers sure to satisfy any beer lover.

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We also offer hand-crafted cocktails & a wine list focused on thoughtful wines from sustainable producers.


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F O O D & DRINK

JOHN ROBINSON

Tavola's Alicia Simmons serves up a win for Best Chef.

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WINNER

CHINESE

11:30am - 9:00pm | 2162 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 | (434) 244-9818

www.peterchangcharlottesville.com


FOOD & DRINK RESTAURANT

Tavola

826 Hinton Ave., 972-9463

Runner-up: Ivy Inn 2244 Old Ivy Rd., 977-1222

NEW RESTAURANT

South and Central 946 Grady Ave., 202-1945

Runner-up: Siren EZE AMOS

247 Ridge McIntire Rd., 296-3185

CRAFT COCKTAILS

UP ON THE ROOF

The Alley Light

What beats tucking into a big ol’ plate of Huevos BlueMoonos? Tucking into a big ol’ plate of Huevos BlueMoonos while enjoying a rooftop view of the city. Always a stellar bet for breakfast, the Blue Moon Diner now boasts an open-air space with primary-colored tables and chairs beneath large umbrellas atop its recently renovated West Main Street digs. And did we mention there’s a sweet little bar up there too? We’ll take a Ghostly Bloody with our eggs, please.—SS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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One in six people in Charlottes­ ville struggle with hunger, meaning the need for organizations like Loaves & Fishes— which provides free groceries to families and individuals in need—is immense. The nonprofit offers food from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, as well as donated “pantry” items up to twice a month.—CH

108 Second St. SW, 296-5003

Runner-up: Bang! 213 Second St. SW, 984-2264

COFFEEHOUSE

Grit Coffee

112 W. Main St. #1, 971-8743 2035 Bond St. #185, 284-8461 19 Elliewood Ave., 293-4412 610 Riverside Shops Way, Unit 100, 995-7004

Runner-up: Shenandoah Joe 945 Preston Ave., 295-4563 2214 Ivy Rd., 923-4563

BRUNCH

Farm Bell Kitchen 1209 W. Main St., 205-1538

and Guajiros Miami Eatery (tie) 817 W. Main St., 465-2108

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BEER LIST

Beer Run

156 Carlton Rd., Suite 203, 984-2337

Runner-up: Kardinal Hall

RESTAURANT WINE LIST

Tavola

EZE AMOS

722 Preston Ave., 295-4255

826 Hinton Ave., 972-9463

Pie high

Runner-up: Crush Pad Wines 118 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 284-7119

Journeyman piemaker Keith Groomes steps up to full-fledged storefront

OUTDOOR DINING

Blue Mountain Brewery

WHO IS THE PIE GUY? IN A SENSE, IT’S Keith Groomes who’s always been destined for the role. Groomes started working with the original Pie Guy, Justin Bagley, in 2015. Bagley then sold the business—at the time a well-known food cart on the farmers' market, festival and Downtown Mall lunch circuits—to cattleman Rob Harrison. Harrison made Groomes a partner, and in 2018, Groomes bought out Harrison’s piece of the pie. “I’ve done a little bit of everything,” Groomes says. “Things work out.”

9519 Critzer Shop Rd., Afton, (540) 456-8020

Runner-up: Kardinal Hall 722 Preston Ave., 295-4255

CHEF

Alicia Simmons (Tavola)

Groomes took a big step in rolling out his pie empire in January, opening Pie Guy Coffee at 1325 W. Main St. In addition to the Guy’s classic savory (pi.e., the Big Sky, with beef tenderloin and burgundy au jus, and the Sun Valley, with green coconut curry, chicken and veg), and sweet pie offerings, the coffeeshop is dealing cinnamon buns, sausage rolls, mac and cheese, and of course some baller brew. For Groomes, the classic pies (eat.g., the savory North Eastern, with chicken and mushrooms in a Dijon cream sauce, and sweet potato) are still the faves. And the nostalgia doesn’t end there. He still remembers when he first thought about being the Pie Guy himself. “I was cooking vegan and vegetarian with my high school English teacher, and we were next to Justin at the market,” he says. “We did smaller festivals and events, and he was the next tier up. I wanted to see what that lane was like.”—SG

826 Hinton Ave., 972-9463

Runner-up: Laura Fonner (Siren)

CUP OF KINDNESS

247 Ridge McIntire Rd., 296-3185

BARTENDER

Micah LeMon (The Alley Light) 108 Second St. SW, 296-5003

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EZE AMOS

Runner-up: Mederio Venable (The Bebedero)

Katie Kishore’s vision—to create a welcoming and inclusive space where adults with cognitive disabilities could flourish— came to life at the height of COVID, when she opened Kindness Café in the lobby of the Brooks Family YMCA. Serving Grit coffee and treats from found., the coffee shop employs eight workers with disabilities and big hearts.—CH


FOOD & DRINK

Food work for the soul

Students cook up life skills with chef Antwon Brinson at Culinary Concepts AB

JOHN ROBINSON

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student with a 15-year history of incarceration set a goal of getting a job in restaurant management during a cooking class conducted by Culinary Concepts AB at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Within two years of graduating Antwon Brinson’s training program, the student was a manager at a restaurant, where she hired another former inmate. “I’ve lived in a lot of places, and I’ve never found a community like this before,” says Brinson. “Here in Charlottesville, I feel like people are more susceptible to lifting each other up and supporting each other, especially in the food industry.” When Brinson launched Culinary Concepts AB in 2018, he knocked on hundreds of doors to let the community know about a training program designed to create an education pipeline between culinary entrepreneurs and understaffed kitchens. Just seven people applied. But when every one of those applicants completed the course, passed certifications, and accepted restaurant jobs, Culinary Concepts AB caught the eye of Charlottesville food establishments looking for solutions to high workforce turnover in a city densely populated by restaurants. “There’s not really an investment happening on the employers’ part, because the expectation is that this person is just here for a paycheck,” says Brinson. “And there’s not really an investment on the employee’s part, because they don’t see the value in the organization. Our goal is to build that bridge.” Culinary Concepts AB now works with high schools, vocational schools, colleges, and jails to administer training programs, cooking classes, and team-building exercises to interested students at all skill levels. Students are trained in culinary arts and hospitality work, with an emphasis on general life skills. Scholarships provided in partnership with Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development and Albemarle County’s Office of Economics allow Brinson and his team to work with entrepreneurs interested in upward mo-

“We found something that works, that not only adds value to the individual that goes to the program, but adds value to the employers.” ANTWON BRINSON

bility in the culinary world, regardless of their current economic status. Brinson, a father of three and a former highend resort chef, is looking to expand to a second Virginia location for these programs. Classes mostly take place at Barracks Road, and Brinson receives between 60 and 70 applications each cycle for a kitchen with a capacity of 12. “Everyone is in need of talent, and we found a recipe for success,” he says. “We found something that works, that not only adds value to the individual that goes to the program, but adds value to the employers.”

The most intense Culinary Concepts AB program is the GO Cook bootcamp, a fiveweek, five-day-a-week, four-hours-a-day program that trains and certifies workers in cooking and food safety. At the end of the boot camp, students get hands-on experience by shadowing chefs at Charlottesville restaurants. Over 75 local businesses have signed up to partner with the program. Brinson says about 80 percent of Culinary Concepts AB training program graduates parlay their new life skills in communication, problem-solving, and time management into a food industry job, often with one of the program partners they helped during their training. “Every single person on the team wants to do something that is making a difference in this world,” says Brinson. “I think that foundationally, because we’re aligned, it doesn’t feel like work… We love seeing people grow, and hearing success stories. It’s fuel on the fire. It makes you want to go harder.”—JS 55


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LARGE WINERY

King Family Vineyards

6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, 823-7800

Runner-up: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

SMALL WINERY

Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard

EZE AMOS

5022 Plank Rd., North Garden, 202-8063

594 Merrie Mill Farm, Keswick, 365-3006

Horton Vineyards has long been recognized as one of our area’s most innovative wineries, starting in 1991 when the late Dennis Horton planted viognier grapes against the advice of many in the industry. It was one of the Madison County winery’s great successes, owing to Dennis’ wife, Sharon, who meticulously nurtured each vine and this year earned the prestigious Monteith Trophy.—CH

A new leaf

and Eastwood

Farm and Winery (tie)

LOCAL FOODIES OF THE GREENER persuasion have been getting some love lately, with four plant-based eateries opening in the past few months. Check out the following to get your fill of vegetarian and vegan goodness.

2531 Scottsville Rd., 264-6727

Runner-up: Knight’s Gambit Vineyard 218 Knole Farm Ln., 260-9424

LARGE BREWERY

Botanical Fare: This downtown lunch spot fulfills your daily servings of fruits and veggies with its soups, sandwiches, and Insta-worthy bowls like the Crunchy Cauliflower, with white beans, mango, and cauliflower nugs.

520 Second St. SE, 956-3141

Vegan Comforts Soul Food: Who says comfort food can’t be vegan? Inspired by her daughter’s dietary restrictions, owner Casandra Rodriguez whips up mouthwatering

Three Notch’d Brewing Company Runner-up: Blue Mountain Brewery

batches of biscuits and gravy, lasagna, and “Mac no cheese,” 100 percent vegan and allergy-friendly. Catch the pop-up locations around town. GRNBRGR: No diet’s complete without the all-American classic, and Dairy Market’s GRNBRGR is committed to making burgers better. Each one—from the Street Double to the Bacon Ranch—is vegetarian and “easily vegan.” Organic Krush Lifestyle Eatery: The East Coast chain comes to Stonefield, serving up all-day breakfast, bone broth, and bowls, as well as an impressive array of smoothies and juices.—AB

9519 Critzer Shop Rd., Afton, (540) 456-8020

SMALL BREWERY

Pro Re Nata

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, 823-4878

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EZE AMOS

Runner-up: Random Row Brewing Co.

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A burger joint with a passion for craft beer: A big shout out to those who voted for us, we love beer, burgers, and you!

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CIDERY

Potter’s Craft Cider

1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd., 244-2767

Runner-up: Bold Rock Hard Cider 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, 361-1030

DISTILLERY

Vitae Spirits

715 Henry Ave., 270-0317

9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton, (540) 456-7070

SANDWICH SHOP/DELI

The Market at Bellair

2401 Ivy Rd., 971-6608

Runner-up: Ivy Provisions 2206 Ivy Rd., 202-1308

FOOD TRUCK

Tacos Gomez

Runner-up: FARMacy Food Truck

VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY

Revolutionary Soup

108 Second St. SW, 296-7687

Runner-up: Bang! 213 Second St. SW, 984-2264 CONTINUED ON PAGE 60

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Runner-up: Silverback Distillery

Feast! cheesemonger Elias Reyes says, when it comes to cheese, goat’s the GOAT.

Let’s talk cheddar Local cheesemongers point us in the right direction PICKING THE RIGHT CHEESE CAN BE overwhelming—there are so many choices— so we had a quick cheesy chat with local cheesemongers Ivan Rodriquez from Foods of Nations and Elias Reyes from Feast!, on what they look for in the perfect fromage. Hint: Manchego for the win. C-VILLE: Cow, sheep, or goat’s milk cheese? IR: To me, I would have to say sheep cheeses are the best. My favorite quality is the nutty flavor typically found in most sheep cheese. Unlike goat cheeses, they aren’t usually tangy but consist of a buttery richness that is very approachable to the majority of people interested in cheese. Sheep cheese has something to offer to every cheese-lover. ER: All are unique, but goat’s milk is my choice because it has a more powerful flavor that shines through when cooking and

making a cheeseboard. Our goat gouda is my favorite and is always a hit with children and adults. The local dill and garlic chevre is a customer favorite spread on our housemade crostini. What’s one must-have cheese you have at home? IR: Truffle manchego to me is an absolute must-have. Manchego is one of the best cheeses in the world and comes in a variety of ages and flavors, but truffles take this to another level. Truffles add a nice mushroom flavor with a wonderful aroma to the cheese itself. ER: With our broad selection I can’t keep it to just one, so... My must-have-at-home cheeses are the one-year aged Vermont Shelburne cheddar for making grilled cheese sandwiches for my son, and our Reserva Spanish manchego for the rich, nutty flavor of sheep’s milk that goes great with an after-work beer.—MH 59


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DIETARY- OR ALLERGY-FRIENDLY

Burtons Grill 210 Bond St., 977-1111

Runner-up: Firefly 1304 E. Market St., 202-1050

PLACE FOR LEFTOVERS

Guadalajara

Runner-up: Kanak Indian Kitchen 385 Merchant Walk Sq., Suite 400, 328-2775

SPOT WHEN THE BOSS IS BUYING

C&O

515 E. Water St., 971-7044

Runner-up: Marigold by Jean-Georges 701 Club Dr., Keswick, 284-4200

BAR SCENE

The Whiskey Jar

277 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 202-1549

Runner-up: The Alley Light 108 Second St. SW, 295-5003

SOUL FOOD

Angelic’s Kitchen 946 Grady Ave., Suite I, 284-8658

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805 E. Market St., 977-2676 2206 Fontaine Ave. Ext., 979-2424 395 Greenbrier Dr., 978-4313 108 Town and Country Ln., 108 Town and Country Ln.

With help from her niece, Courtnee Durrett, on visual content, Tasha Durrett is making space for Black women in Virginia wine.

Making spaces Black Women Who Wine is bringing diversity to Virginia’s tasting rooms A FUNCTIONING—THRIVING—WINE culture like the Monticello AVA requires participation on both sides of the equation: winemakers cultivate varieties of grapes while locals curate and encourage community. But when oenophile Tasha Durrett relocated from northern Virginia to Charlottesville for a job opportunity, she found herself craving more social and educational opportunities at local wineries. Hoping to make space for herself and other Black women in those environments, she launched Black Women Who Wine. “We’re an organization I started in 2019, for the purpose of working to increase visibility of Black women who enjoy wine and participate in the wine industry,” she says. Durrett, who by day is a communications manager for Southern Environmental Law Center, delved into the wine world as soon as she was able to legally drink. “My parents enjoy wine and spirits,” she says, “so I learned a lot from them.”

Around once a month, Black Women Who Wine coordinates wine tastings with local wineries for groups of seven to 14 women through its website, blackwomenwhowine. com. Durrett focuses on merging socializing with education, giving Black women a space to engage with the wine community and each other. “I want to know how things work and what others think of them,” says Durrett, a selfproclaimed “naturally curious person.” She is studying for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust certification, which helps those looking to teach others about wine and spirits. With the certification, she’ll be able to continue growing Black Women Who Wine, and establishing the group’s presence on the Charlottesville wine scene. “We want to build relationships with wineries throughout Virginia and I want to see more opportunities for black women in that space,” she says. “We’re here to take up space and enjoy wine.”—CM


FOOD & DRINK Birria crawl CHARLOTTESVILLE IS FAMOUSLY LATE to the trend game (anyone remember the national cupcake craze of the early aughts...which hit the ’ville about 10 years later?), but we’re (almost) right on time with this one: Birria—a regional Mexican stew of goat, garlic, cumin, bay leaves, thyme, and chili peppers, slow-stewed— has taken Charlottesville by storm, with nine (and counting!) restaurants and taco trucks serving it on their menus to date. Throw in Mexican Taco at City Market, which serves it as a rare special, and Good Waffles & Co., which sometimes sells birria with its fries, and C’ville has birria loaded up with all the spins. With roots in Jalisco, Birria was popularized in Tijuana through birrierias, after taquero Don Guadalupe Zárate opened a street stand in the 1950s. Los Angeles first got hip to birria in the early 2000s, when restaurants began serving it as tacos de birria, birria en caldo, and quesabirria, but recent articles from The New York Times and Eater (not to mention a “Taco Chronicles” episode on the spicy stew) has given it a resurgence. Quesabirria is what's really making mouths water in our area—birria and melted cheese in a corn tortilla, served with that riquisimo consommé, topped with white onions and cilantro, and finished with a squeeze of lime. Most spots serve birria with beef instead of goat, since the fat content, cost, and availability of it fares better in Charlottesville. Wanna try them all? Let’s go, birria crawl-style. Start at 10am Tuesday through Saturday to make sure all the spots are open.—CM

EZE AMOS

This food trend’s got legs

Let's taco 'bout it!

Remy’s La Mejor (600 Preston Ave.)

Tacos Gomez (above) (1348 Long St.)

El Tako Nako Food Truck (2405 Hydraulic Rd.)

La Michoacana Taqueria & Restaurant (1138 E. High St.)

Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant (101 Seminole Ct.)

Taqueria El Comalito (905 E. Market St.)

Taqueria El Chavo (1215 Seminole Trail)

The Bebedero (201 W. Main St., Downtown Mall)

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (various locations)

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MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS Eat good, do good: DYK that a portion of annual profits from The Ridley—The Draftsman Hotel’s Black-owned Southern cuisine spot—is given to The Ridley Foundation? Named for Dr. Walter Ridley, the first Black graduate of UVA and the first to earn a doctoral degree from a traditional white college, the foundation pursues high-achieving Black students to attend the university.—CH 61


826 Hinton Ave • tavolavino.com

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MODERN JAPANESE CUISINE We are truly humbled and grateful to receive this year’s Best of Cville Award, and for all of the continued support from our guests over the past year. Love, The Team at Ten Open for Dinner Every Tuesday - Saturday at 5:00 PM Reserve your table today by calling us at 434 295 6691 or by finding us on OpenTable

120B E. Main Street on the Downtown Mall

www.ten-sushi.com

WINNER

now accepting reservations for holiday parties in our new private dining room new private dining room for holiday parties in our now accepting reservations WINNER

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BEST SUSHI

NOTHING

FANCY LOCALLY GROWN FOOD PREPARED BY HAND

WINNER

BEST BAR SCENE

227 W. MAIN STREET CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 434-202-1549 THEWHISKEYJARCVILLE.COM

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ITALIAN

Tavola

826 Hinton Ave., 972-9463

Runner-up: Lampo EZE AMOS

205 Monticello Rd., 244-3226 929 Second St. SE, 244-3226

Grand experiment Mohammed Alazazi is taking his grocery biz one step at a time SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS PUSH HARD to keep the gears of entrepreneurship moving and oiled, and Mohammed Alazazi is no exception. Originally from Iraq, Alazazi doesn’t have a background in the grocery business—encouragement from his culture, wife, sons, and in-laws inspired him to represent and sell the food that feeds them. Hummus Grocery is his first business venture, and he spent a long time debating whether or not to open the store. “My wife supports me so much,” Alazazi says. “Without her, I wouldn’t be able to open this business—or do anything else.” Alazazi brings most of his inventory from Michigan, where larger Middle Eastern dis-

tributors are thriving. He makes the trip—a 10-hour drive one way—once a month. Hummus Grocery has been open for two months, selling varieties of Middle Eastern beverages, tahinis, spices, dry goods, and frozen items. But the real showstoppers are his fresh hummus (obviously) and tabbouleh, which he plans to eventually make part of a full menu. “Once I get the proper licenses, I want to start selling sandwiches, like shawarma and falafel,” he says. Considering the cost of commercial sinks and other equipment, as well as the time for a kitchen buildout, Alazazi says he’s “going to start step by step. I’m giving it my best.”—CM

EZE AMOS

SAY CHEESE This one’s as old as the hills, but feels so fresh among a sea of brownie skillets and crème brûlées: Künefe, the Middle Eastern dessert invented in the 10th century AD, combines layers of shredded phyllo dough with mozzarella cheese, melted in the oven then drizzled with a lemony sugar syrup. At Sultan Kebab, it’s made to order—with a pile of crunchy pistachios on top.—CH

FRENCH

MarieBette Café & Bakery 700 Rose Hill Dr., 529-6118

Runner-up: Fleurie 108 Third St. NE, 971-7800

CHINESE

Peter Chang China Grill

2162 Barracks Rd., 244-9818

Runner-up: Red Lantern 221 Carlton Rd., Suite 16, 979-9968

PAD THAI

Monsoon Siam 113 W. Market St., 971-1515

Runner-up: Chimm 365 Merchant Walk Square, Suite 400, 288-1120

CURRY

Monsoon Siam 113 W. Market St., 971-1515

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Patio & Firepit • WE DELIVER! •

2206 I vy R o a d 434-202-1308

Weekend Brunch • MONDAY BINGO •

EATATFRYS.COM

2115 Jefferson Park Ave

434-202-2257

EATATIVP.COM

EATATPIEDMONT.COM

• GRAB & GO! • Party Catering

1791 Richmond Road

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BURGER

Citizen Burger Bar

212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 979-9944

Runner-up: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint 109 Second St. SE, 244-0073

FRIED CHICKEN

SUPPLIED PHOTO

Wayside Chicken

2203 Jefferson Park Ave., 977-5000

Runner-up: Brown’s 1218 Avon St.

Oh, go on EVERY YEAR, THE LIST OF THINGS ON wheels grows larger, but it’s hard not to get excited about folks who’ve decked out a vintage horse trailer and repurposed it into something special. It’s the stuff HGTV shows are made of (not to mention what comes next: the goods). Here are three we’re devouring.

Kaas & Cure (above)

Dani Landi has loved creating cheese and charcuterie boards since she was a kid in the kitchen with her mom, and in 2020 she decided to launch her dream biz, Kaas (Dutch for “cheese”) & Cure. She curates her seasonal boards with artisanal cheeses and local ingredients, packaged in a picnic box or charming paper cup. Bonus: You can learn from the master. Landi often hosts workshops at area wineries.

BBQ

The Go Bar

There’s something kind of pleasantly disjointed about enjoying a fancy cocktail from a renovated horse trailer, but therein lies the charm of The Go Bar. Started by two industry vets, the Go Bar offers three taps to mix and match any kind of drink you can imagine: cocktails, beer, cider, wine, and even non-alcoholic bevvies. If you can dream it, they can make it.

Buzzing Bee Coffee Co.

Founded by four local musicians and educators in the height of the pandemic, Buzzing Bee stocks Lone Light Coffee and serves it in a compostable cup any way you like it: espressos, Americanos, lattes, or straight with no frills. There’s even a chai on offer. Catch it anywhere from outside a local elementary school to King Family Vineyards.—CH

BBQ Exchange

102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville, (540) 832-0227

Runner-up: Ace Biscuit & Barbecue 600 Concord Ave., 202-1403

PIZZA

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

4916 Plank Rd., North Garden, 245-0000

Runner-up: Lampo 205 Monticello Rd., 244-3226 929 Second St. SE, 244-3226

WINGS

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SUSHI

Ten

120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 295-6691

STEAK

Aberdeen Barn 2018 Holiday Dr., 296-4630

Lazy Parrot

594 S. Pantops Dr., 244-0723

Runner-up: Asado Wing & Taco Company

Runner-up: Now & Zen

Runner-up: South and Central

1327 W. Main St., 234-3486

202 Second St. NW, 971-1177

946 Grady Ave., 202-1945

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BEST CURRY

BEST THAI FOOD

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“Where memories are made one scoop at a time!” 223 E.Main Street Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall 977-4139 www.chapsicecream.com

ICE CREAM | BREAKFAST | LUNCH

Congratulations Laura on a job well done!

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TACOS

Brazos Tacos

925 Second St. SE, 984-1163

Runner-up: Tacos Gomez 1348 Long St, 953-5408

TAKEOUT

Al Carbon

1875 Seminole Trail, 964-1052

Runner-up: Lampo EZE AMOS

205 Monticello Rd., 244-3226 929 Second St. SE, 244-3226

Get you a burger named for a guy named Gus. The White Spot’s version of the American classic comes topped with a fried egg à la Dr. Gus Egor, who ordered one daily.

Tasting inspiration Spot these sentimental Easter eggs hidden on local menus WHAT DO OLIVER’S DREAM, A WILSON, a Gus, and a Raucci have in common? The names can be heard, hollered by cooks, in some of our favorite kitchens around town. Chefs get attached to their creations, and many pay tribute to ones they love when naming those dishes. Here’s the story behind some popular insider-named eats and drinks. Shrimp Raucci is a pasta dish that Tavola chef/owner Michael Keaveny created early in his career, while hosting his Italian grandmother, who had a love of seafood. In his kitchen, Keaveny found only frozen shrimp and a few spare ingredients including gorgonzola, capers, and some tomatoes—and the signature dish was born. Keaveny deemed it “Raucci” after his grandmother’s maiden name. Downtown at The Whiskey Jar, you’ll find two menu items honoring people: The Wilson and Alston’s BBQ Mac. The Wilson is named for owner Wilson Richey (the restaurateur who’s also responsible for The Bebedero, South and Central, Revolutionary Soup, and Café Frank). It combines roasted chicken, griddled Swiss cheese, bacon, coleslaw, and

hot sauce on sunflower wheat bread, while Alston’s BBQ Mac is named for Richey’s son. The Gusburger from The White Spot on UVA’s Corner is named for Dr. Gus Egor. Legend has it that Dr. Egor would come nearly every day to order a cheeseburger topped with a fried egg. Eventually, it caught on, and the Gusburger became immortalized on the menu. Premiere sandwich shop KITCHENette boasts two of man’s best foods: Oliver’s Dream and The Penny, named for the owners’ dogs. Apparently, Oliver dreams of smoked brisket, apple-ginger chutney, and crunchy onions, while Penny prefers roasted sweet potatoes and roasted red pepper on ciabatta. In the world of local brewing, Potter’s Craft Cider has Lopé’s Pink Lemonade, a dry cider mixed with lemon, raspberries, and strawberries, and named after co-founder Tim Edmond’s dog Lopé, who can be found looking cool on the can’s artwork. For coffee-lovers, try Dave’s Blend from Shenandoah Joe. Crafted by Roast Master (and Shenandoah Joe’s owner) Dave Fafara, it’s a rich blend of dark French roast and earthy Estate Java from the Indonesian archipelago.—WH

BAKERY

MarieBette Café & Bakery 700 Rose Hill Dr., 529-6118

Runner-up: Albemarle Baking Co. 418 W. Main St., 293-6456

FROZEN TREAT

Chaps Ice Cream

223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-4139

Runner-up: Moo Thru 946 Grady Ave., 202-8139

SPECIALTY FOODS MADE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Feast!

416 W. Main St., Suite H, 244-7800

Runner-up: Allen’s Scottish Shortbread allensscottishshortbread.com

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Azalea Park

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Thank you for making this truly home grown Burger one of your favorites!

Thank You Cville! FINALIST Best Bar Scene 223 W Main Street on the Mall luckybluesbar.com

WINNER

thank you We can’t say

TRAGER BROTHERS COFFEE

HOUSE BAKED BAGELS. HOUSE BAKED ENGLISH MUFFINS. BACON EGG SANDWICHES, CROQUE MADAMES, AVOCADO TOAST. KILLER ITALIAN SANDWICHES. FAUX CHICKEN SALAD ON HOUSE BAKED BAGUETTE. TOASTIES ALL DAY.

enough Charlottesville!

AFTERNOON WINES.

finalist for:

IN THE HEART OF BELMONT

✓ Bakery ✓ Brunch WWW.BELLECVILLE.COM • BELLECVILLE@GMAIL.COM • 407 MONTICELLO ROAD • OPEN AT 7AM DAILY, 8AM SAT & SUN www.BelleCville.com • bellecville@gmail.com ✓ Sandwich Shop/Deli 407 Monticello Road IN THE HEART OF BELMONT

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We serve chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetable entrees prepared daily using quality ingredientsand freshly ground spices.

At Kanak, we want our guests to experience full, bold flavors that Indian cuisine is known and celebrated for.

Thank you to our wonderful Charlottesville community! • Open for lunch & dinner Mon-Sun • Catering • Take-out • Delivery • Full ABC • Reservations accepted

RUNNER UP

BEST CURRY BEST PLACE FOR LEFTOVERS

Thank you to everyone who voted for us! 1817 Emmet Street • Charlottesville, Virginia • 434.984.2828

extensive gluten free menu options

join us for happy hour 3PM - 7PM Mon - Fri

www.kankcville.com (434) 328-2775

thank you for voting us

C-Ville’s Best Dietary & Allergy Friendly Restaurant! 2010 Bond St Charlottesville, VA 22901 434-977-1111

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best food truck

We are a café, caterer and a food truck serving organic local Mexican fusion Come visit our cafe at 222. West Main St. (located in the CODE building courtyard)

www.farmacy.guru

434-722-5085 PHOTO BY DO ME A FLAVOR

Honored and Humbled to be voted Best Local Distillery in Charlottesville

WINNER

Open for Tastings, Cocktails, Bottle Sales, Private Events, and Tours

l at i n g r i l l & s t e a k hou s e

WINNER

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

946GRADYAVE.,SUITE104,CHARLOTTESVILLE•IN THE HISTORIC DAIRY MARKET www.southandcentralgrill.com • 434-202-1945

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Vitae Spirits Distillery 715 Henry Ave Vitae Spirits Downtown 101 E Water St. Charlottesville, VA www.vitaespirits.com


LOCAL EATS, LOCAL BREWS, FROM THE BEST LOCAL LEGEND. BRUNCH • LUNCH • DINNER • DRINKS

973 Emmet St N., Charlottesville, VA 22903 • AmericanTaproom.com •

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MEXICAN RESTAURANT Largest variety of authentic Mexican Food in town. We look forward to seeing you and your family.

DOWNTOWN 805 E. Market Street 434.977.2676

WINNER

29 NORTH 395 Greenbrier Drive 434.978.4313

“YOUR HOME FOR QUESATACOS DE BIRRIA”

WINNER

MEXICAN

BEST PLACE FOR LEFTOVERS

UVA 2206 Fontaine Avenue 434.979.2424

WINNER MEXICAN

PANTOPS 108 Town Country Lane (Jalisco Way) 434.293.3538

WINNER

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best pizza Serving fried fish, fried chicken wings, Mac, collards, Soul Bowls... and more

WINNER

Best Soul Food

For catering contact us at 434-284-8658 info@angelicskitchen.com www.angelicskitchen.com

1551 E High St, Charlottesville (434) 872-0070 • fabiosnypizza.com

THANKS FOR VOTING US

BEST OF C-VILLE! We LOVE serving this town and as a show of appreciation, we’re giving you 25% off your next coffee!

Just use code “BESTOF2022” on your next online order for pickup.

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Thank you for voting! We look forward to seeing you for brunch soon!

Best Brunch (434) 465-2108 - 817 W Main St. - www.guajiros.net

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat 6-9pm Sun 7-3pm 1420 Richmond Rd

Thank you C-ville for voting 2011

WINNER

Best Family Friendly Restaurant

HONORABLE MENTION

Best Brunch And Kid Friendly Restaurant

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Best Kids’ Menu

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Best Brunch


DESIGN

Goldsmith Mia van Beek Master goldsmith Mia van Beek established Formia design Jewelry in 2004. A small, full-service jewelry studio located in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known worldwide for transforming your own child’s artwork into precious metal keepsakes (necklaces, charms, keychains and more). We design, redesign and repair fine jewelry (engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary gifts and more).

formiadesi 420 e. charlottesville, v

434-9 info@formiadesi

“All our pieces are handmade with the goal of perfection. Providing excellent customer service, fast turn around time and full attention to detail in every stage of the process. Most of all, satisfied customers are our priority.”

formiadesign.com 420 e. main st. charlottesville, va 22902 434-981-8389 info@formiadesign.com

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3046 Berkmar Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901


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Greener Things ascends to the top spot—as Best CBD/ Marijuana Vendor.

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Thanks, C-Ville! We’re nuts for you too. Comfort without the Bulk. RUNNER UP

BEST GIFT SHOP

GRANOLA. TAFFY. DOG TREATS. MIXES. PEPPER JELLY. PEANUTS. T-SHIRTS.MAGNETS. POTTERY. PHOTOGRAPHY. CHEESE STRAWS. JAMS. APPLE BUTTER. CANDY. CHOCOLATES. GREETING CARDS. TEA TOWELS. TOTES. HATS. SYRUPS AND HONEY. COOKIES. SEASONING. MARINADES. CHUTNEY. BBQ SAUCE. FUDGE. KEY CHAINS. GIFTS. RECIPE BOOKS. HANDMADE SOAPS. TRIVETS COASTERS.MUGS. NAPKINS. FLAGS. POST CARDS. GIFT BASKETS. NOTE CARDS. POTATO CHIPS. ORIGAMI. BRITTLE. BUTTER MINTS. FREE GIFT WRAP. APRONS. COOKIE CUTTERS. CARAMELS. JEFFERSON CUPS. WEDDING WELCOME BAGS. UVA STUFF. BUMPER STICKERS. VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS EVERYTHING. Barracks Road Shopping Center 1047-B Emmet Street • 434.977.0080 • TheVaShop.net

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SHOPPING

JEWELRY STORE

Tuel Jewelers

319 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 295-4258

Runner-up: Andrew Minton Jewelers 192 Zan Rd., 979-7672

FURNITURE STORE

Circa

1700 Allied St., 295-5760

Runner-up: The Artful Lodger 218 W. Market St., 970-1900

CONSIGNMENT STORE

Twice is Nice

923 Preston Ave., 293-8319

Runner-up: Darling Boutique 115 S. First St., 202-0664

VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE

Darling Boutique 115 S. First St., 202-0664

Runner-up: Arsenic & Old Lace 105 S. First St., 989-6151

RECORD STORE

Plan 9 Music

The curator

Kinsey Marable will build you a library

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homas Jefferson wrote only one book during his lifetime, Notes on the State of Virginia. He published it while serving as Minister to France, first anonymously in a limited private edition in 1785, then in a public edition in 1787. It’s a monumentally important work, offering a window into Jefferson’s thinking about democracy, religion, race, and more. As you can imagine, it’s not easy to get your hands on one of those first editions. If you can find one at all, a well-preserved copy even of the 1787 edition will run you tens of thousands of dollars. Kinsey Marable has owned several. Marable is a bookseller of an unusual sort. He has no storefront. He lives on a farm just outside of Charlottesville, hunting and collecting out-of-print books for his buyers from a cottage on the property. He usually trades not in single volumes (though he’s more than willing to seek out a single volume if someone needs it), but in whole collections, whole libraries. The libraries he builds are studiously composed, ranging from a few dozen books to a few thousand. His specialty is in what he calls “country house libraries,” focused on books about architecture, sport, food, drink, and the like. But he’ll accept any challenge. He’s built libraries about true crime and libraries about alchemy. He’s working now on one collection entirely devoted to Italy, and another collection—3,000 volumes—about democracy and

liberty. He has even put together a library for Oprah Winfrey, consisting of first editions of every single Pulitzer-winning novel. Marable began his professional life as a securities trader, of all things, for Goldman Sachs. The job took him often to London, where he discovered the joys of combing out-of-print bookshops for unusual volumes. Books gradually grew more interesting than finance, so he left Goldman, and under the mentorship of the legendary Jane Stubbs, who ran an eclectic and beloved art and book shop in New York, opened up his own shop in Georgetown selling books and library furniture. Those years gave him his practical education in the book business. “I had no background in this,” Marable recalls. “I was interested in books, I liked buying books for myself, but the only way I really learned was by traveling, and traveling a lot, to bookshops—all up and down the East Coast, a lot in England, even to France a couple of times, just to buy books.” He sources many of his books online these days (though more often he buys whole libraries from others), but of course that wasn’t an option when he started. And Marable is grateful for that. “By spending all this time going bookshop to bookshop, I found this huge range of books I never knew existed. It was the visual, looking through these books all through the country. Otherwise, I don’t know what I would have done. I don’t think I would have been able to do it.”—BDH

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Second chance NOTHING BEATS THE FEELING OF SCORING A SWEET secondhand find. Whether you think of thrifting as an art, habit, hobby, or lifestyle, here are the best places to pop some tags. Rethreads Charlottesville: A multi-room boutique with eclectic apparel (and more!) for modern- and vintage-lovers, with sizeand gender-inclusive options. Twice is Nice: You can always score a fashionable vintage dress here, plus modern wearable clothes, accessories, and shoes. High Tor Gear Exchange: Nab lightly used name-brand athletic apparel at this Allied Street shop, as well as used outdoor gear and equipment. Low: The city’ OG vintage shop, find everything from costume jewelry to perfectly worn-in denim to romantic lingerie. SPCA Rummage: The highlight here? The rummage store’s glass and kitchenware.

Arsenic & Old Lace: The folks at this downtown shop stick to vintage rules (it must be 40 years old). Find cool clothes and funky décor.

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Darling & Dashing Boutiques: From Linnea White (of Darling notoriety) recently came Dashing—a secondhand clothing for men. Agents in Style Luxury Consignment Boutique: Luxury and designer—think Chanel! Louis Vuitton! Marc Jacobs!—handbags, shoes, and women’s clothing on the Downtown Mall.—MH

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First opened in 1979, Market Street is a mainstay that “relaunched” in 2018 when the former owner decided to retire, and two employees purchased the shop rather than let it close. Now, the focus is on organic, biodynamic, and natural wine from small and family-owned wineries. In addition to focusing on these “wines with stories,” owner Siân Richards wants the store to make “everyone feel welcome in the world of wine.”

WINE WAREHOUSE For more than two decades, Wine Warehouse has been a no-frills shop that takes pride in a broad and carefully curated collection representing both quality and value. The novice and experienced wine drinker alike will find something to love here, and the staff does an excellent job of making approachable suggestions whether you know nothing about wine or want to talk about all the esoteric details. Widely known among area wine lovers as the store where “if you can’t find it, they can find it for you,” they also feature an amazingly complete selection of craft beers from all over the world.

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BOTTLE HOUSE Bottle House opened in 2020 and has quickly become known for its hospitality, as wine lovers take advantage of its central location on West Main and free tastings that often feature unusual or higher-end wines. The owners, Daniel Kaufman, who also owns Public Fish & Oyster directly across the street, and Guillaume Gasparini, a sommelier and part of the family who formerly owned Restaurant

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CRUSHPAD A new offering on the Downtown Mall from local restauranter Vincent Derquenne, wellknown locally for both his palate and his personal wine cellar. The question can be asked, is Crushpad a wine bar with delicious food that also sells wine, or is it a retail wine shop that begs the customer to linger with inviting seating and wonderful small bites? Whatever question you are asking, Crushpad is the answer. The food is a step above the average wine bar, and the carefully selected offerings clearly reflect a deep love of wine. Those with a soft spot for large format bottles and Champagne will find simpatico here.—PT 85


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immigrant community than it ever has before: social, legal, and health support; adult education programs; events like the annual Cville Sabroso; and community engagement. The education component is significant—Sin Barreras assists with primary and secondary schooling and helps folks obtain GEDs and complete leadership and tech training. The group doesn’t have lawyers on staff, but the organization can help those in need through its network of affiliated attorneys. Most recently, Sin Barreras began advocating for immigrant rights on a national level.

“We are there for people’s urgent needs first of all,” Lara says. “Our community has all kinds of different needs…every challenge you can imagine.” Sin Barreras offers office hours Monday to Thursday from 2-7:30pm, and the organization still takes calls at the same phone number Smedile gave out as her personal cell years ago. “This is a community that is taken advantage of. It happens constantly,” Lara says. “Everything we do is advocacy, raising voices, and empowering people.”—SG 103


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SERVICES Tattoos of town Your guide to getting inked in C’ville CHARLOTTESVILLE’S TATTOO CULTURE IS ON THE RISE, WITH ENOUGH SHOPS opening in the past two years to nearly double the town’s total. While the saturation of body art doesn’t rival that of neighboring Richmond, which consistently ranks among the most-tattooed cities in the country, Charlottesville does absorb some of that energy and talent. Tattoo parlors and the artists who work in them all have different approaches. Some go through a lot of flash (the premade designs you’ll see hanging on the shop’s walls), others are highly customized, drawing multiple drafts to match a client’s vision. Traditional style features bold, simple lines, basic shading, and colors that pop; photorealism is clearly more realistic; black and gray is reminiscent of a pen-and-ink drawing; and fine art styles adopt techniques of painting. It’s important to find the style that matches you.

Charlottesville staples Ben Around Tattoos (below) One of the city’s longest-running parlors, Ben Around was opened by award-winning tattoo artist Ben Miller in 2006. The shop has sustained its reputation for high-end custom artwork, and Miller particularly enjoys black and gray realism and fine-detail work that comes to life. ACME Tattoo and Piercing Located off 14th Street, ACME can do it all: tattoo, piercing, custom, or flash. The shop’s colorful atmosphere reflects the traditional style and punchy pop artwork you’ll see in this space. Scottyrock’s Twisted Ink With decades of experience, owner Scott Morris aims to give his customers exactly what they want. Father

and son run the place, and promise to treat their patrons like family.

Newcomers Magnolia Tattoo Studio Newly opened by Molly Freeman, a former apprentice of Miller’s, Magnolia fosters an intimate, welcoming environment. With a degree in fine art, Freeman enjoys fine-lined, delicate botanical work.

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ollowing the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, gun violence spiked in Charlottesville, particularly in the city’s predominantly Black neighborhoods. There were four gun homicides in 2020—a notable uptick from the two homicides in 2019 and one in 2018. By the end of the year, the Charlottesville Police Department had responded to 122 shots-fired incidents. This rise in gun violence continued into 2021, with multiple shootings taking place in or near public housing communities. However, the year ended with zero homicides. The city has the B.U.C.K.—Brothers United to Cease the Killing—Squad to thank for this drop in gun-related deaths, says its Executive Director Herb Dickerson. Since January 2021, the nonprofit has intervened in conflicts, attempting to talk down clashing groups before they start shooting. In 2021, Dickerson says the squad intervened in about 79 incidents. So far this year, that number has been 46. “The whole thing is developing relationships within these communities, and letting folks know what you’re attempting to do to help [the] guys with these guns and selling drugs. There is another way,” says Dickerson. “Our personal experience and reputation proves that you can do different.” Under Dickerson’s leadership, the squad has continued to connect conflicting parties with the community resources they need, like mental health care and job opportunities, and continually follow up with them to make sure they do not turn back to violence. “When you get to know them, they don’t really want to shoot these guns anyway,” says Dickerson. “Most of them are just trying to drive attention to themselves,” especially those whose fathers are incarcerated. In addition to gun violence, the squad receives calls on its 24-hour hotline related to domestic violence, substance abuse, missing children, and other emergencies. To tackle the root causes of gun violence, the squad also aims to expand its community programming. It plans to continue hosting youth events, and will also work to

B.U.C.K. Squad Executive Director Herb Dickerson says the nonprofit is working to secure several grants in order to place 10 to 15 more violence interrupters in each of the city’s predominantly Black neighborhoods.

prevent recidivism. In collaboration with Piedmont Virginia Community College, member Bryan Page recently developed a 12-week re-entry program that connects formerly incarcerated people with job training and mentorship. “The first 72 hours are the most important hours of a person getting out of jail. That’s when he’s going to choose what direction he’s going to go in,” says Dickerson. “A lot of these

guys are going to be re-incarcerated…if they don’t have certain avenues they can travel to get their life together.” With additional funding, the organization plans to offer mental health services, career development, financial planning, grief counseling, vocational training, and other critical programs, as well as establish a permanent physical headquarters—including mediation centers and wraparound services—in the near future.—BE 113


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THE BIG LONELY 2205 BIG LONELY LN, MONTEREY, VA | 3,240 ACRES | MLS 630464 | $10,000,000 | 3BED, 2 BATH & 3 HALF

A single tax map parcel in Highland County, VA (Virginia’s Switzerland) consisting of 3,240-acres and a stunning custom log and stone house with a slate roof and one sensational view. A “pure” view shed with not other property in sight. The Big Lonely is a rarity, for sale for the first time in over 30 years - a remarkable property with the opportunity to own an entire valley. There is one road in and one road out and the future owner of this property must be bold in spirit with a true appreciation for the land. The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources owns the better part of 8,000-acres adjoining so the trail system is virtually endless. This is one of the last great places.

2559 PALMER DRIVE KESWICK, VA | 604363 | 2,425,000 | 3 BED, 3 BATH & 1 HALF Contemporary home with an open concept floor plan just off the golf course in Keswick Estate.

2884 PALMER DRIVE KESWICK, VA | 604640 | $2,675,000 | 4 BED, 4 BATH & 1 HALF Country Retreat privately sited on 4-acre lot with phenomenal views and room to entertain.

MURDOCH MATHESON 434.981.7439 | murdoch.matheson@sothebysrealty.com murdoch-matheson.com

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LOCAL HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • WARRANTY FREE ASSEMBLY • FREE IN-TOWN DELIVERY

Semi-Custom Main Level Living Homes Surrounding a Pocket Park from the Upper $500’s! Tour our Newest Model Homes and Old Trail Village Tour Tour our our Newest Newest Model Model Homes Homes inin Belvedere inBelvedere Belvedere and and Old Old Trail Trail Village Village Decorated Model Home Now Open!

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Decorated Model Home Now Open off Rt 29N—Available to Tour Today! OPEN 12-5 | 434-987-6522 Currituck Model inDAILY Belvedere 905 Belvedere Blvd, Charlottesville, 22901 Currituck Currituck Model Model in Belvedere in Belvedere | 905 |Belvedere 905 Belvedere Blvd, Blvd, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VAVA 22901 VA 22901 Villa Model in Old Trail Village | 406 Astel Crozet, 22932 Villa Model Villa Model in NorthPointe@craigbuilders.com Old inTrail Old Village Trail Village | 406 |Astel 406 Astel St, St, Crozet, Crozet, VAVA 22932 VA 22932 |St, craigbuilders.com/northpointe MODEL HOMES OPEN DAILY | 434-973-3362 | craigbuilders.com MODEL MODEL HOMES HOMES OPEN OPEN DAILY DAILY 12-512-5 | 12-5 434-973-3362 | 434-973-3362 | craigbuilders.com | craigbuilders.com Conceptual images shown. Pricing and design subject to change

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meticulous craftsmanship & timeless finishes

434.282.4584 evergreenhomebuilders.com Albemarle | Charlottesville | Spring Creek

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Curated apparel, accessories & unique gifts. For grownups, sizes XS to 3X. Preloved, vintage, handmade, upcycled & new. 1716-1718 Allied Street

A special event facility with a contemporary, professional atmosphere. The 3,500 square feet of column-free space accommodates business seminars, board meetings, department training and workshops, luncheons, receptions, graduations, weddings, and more.

(in McIntire Plaza next door to Circa)

434-244-7111 • www.rethreadscville.com

Carol and Reed Paranormal Investigators

Got a ghostly problem?

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550 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 817-9333 www.hillsdaleconferencecenter.com


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Nestled off the beaten path but easily accessible to downtown,

Avemore is luxury living at its best.

• Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & white shaker cabinetry in renovated apartments • Washer and dryers in every apartment home • Attached and detached garages available • Two minute walk to Darden Towe Park • Charlottesville Area Transit bus top at community entrance • Resort-style swimming pool • Lush rose garden courtyards • Large fitness center

Spacious private deck with bedroom access

Host a dinner party with friends

Master bedroom with large walk-in closet & private bath

P Kitchen

Bedroom

12'7" x 11'3"

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Dining Room 14'8" x 8'8"

Walk-In Closet

Living Room 15'10" x 14'1"

Bath

Deck

PIERCE MANSE 1,209 SQ FEET

2BD 2BA Bedroom

C Walk-In Closet

12'7" x 11'10"

9’ ceilings with crown molding

Bath

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1540 Avemore Lane | Charlottesville, VA 22911 (434) 204-2454 | Leasing@AvemoreApartments.com

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PIPPIN HILL FARM & VINEYARDS

CULINARY TASTING ROOM Custom Selection of Wines Paired with Seasonal Dishes

VINTNER'S TABLE

Chef Curated Multi-Course Local Fare and Wine Pairings

ORGANIC KITCHEN GARDENS 40 Planting Beds with 3-Season Crop Rotations

AGRITOURISM

Chicken Coop, Apiary, and Greenhouse

PRIVATE EVENTS

In Our Granary & Reserve Room for Up to 200 Guests

RED PUMP KITCHEN TASTING MENU

European-inspired 3 or 4-course options

PRIVATE EVENTS

Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, and Welcome Parties

122 401 East Main Street, Downtown Charlottesville redpumpkitchen.com 434.202.6040

5022 Plank Road, North Garden pippinhillfarm.com 434.202.8063

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WEDDINGS

JEN FARIELLO

Through the lens of Jen Fariello, this year's Best Wedding Photographer, your big day shines.

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Serving the University Community

Bulova watches, 14k, Sterling, Platinum Jewelry, Jewelry & Watch Repair, Engraving, Pearl Restringing, Watch Battery Replacement . Watch and Jewelry Repair Jefferson Cups, Virginia Cups, Revere Bowls, Pewter Items - Made in Virginia We carry Authorized University of Virginia Jewelry – Watches – Charms – Cufflinks - Earrings

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BEST JEWELRY STORE RUNNER UP

Best Restaurant

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University of Watches – - Earrings TUEL JEWELERS

2244 Old Ivy Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 Serving the University Community Bulova watches, 14k, Sterling, Platinum Jewelry, Jewelry &Watch Repair, Engraving, Pearl Restringing Watch Battery Replacement

office 434-977-1222 email ivyinn@ivyinnrestaurant.com

Jefferson Cups,Family Virginia Cups,Jewelry Store Since 1945 Your Friendly Revere Bowls, Pewter Items -

Made indowntown Virginia – on the mall – We carry Authorized University of Virginia Jewelry – Watches – 319 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA - 434-295-4258 Charms – Cufflinks - Earrings

Since 1945

on the Historic Downtown Mall 319 East Main Street 434.295.4258 TuelJewelers@aol.com

ivyinnrestaurant.com

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P R E M I U M F U L L S E RV I C E C AT E R I N G F O R A L L YO U R E V E N T N E E D S B E S T O F C V I L L E 2 0 2 2 W I N N E R | H M C AT E R I N G . C O M

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WEDDINGS WEDDING VENUE

King Family Vineyards

6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, 823-7800

Runner-up: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden, 202-8063

REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE

The Local

824 Hinton Ave., 984-9749

Runner-up: Early Mountain Vineyards 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd., Madison, (540) 948-9005

WEDDING PLANNER

Just A Little Ditty justalittleditty.com

Runner-up: Hannah Rose Design hannahroseeventdesign.com

Jen Fariello jenfariello.com

Runner-up: Hunter & Sarah Photography hunterandsarahphotography.com

CEREMONY MUSICIAN

The Bloom Trio thebloomtrio.com

Runner-up: Melodious Strings Quartet melodiousstrings.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 127

HANNAH MALLOY

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

LOOK AT THAT Given Charlottesville and Albemarle’s proximity to the mountains, a list of must-haves for a wedding venue often includes a view. Say hello to Eastwood Farm & Winery. Inside Charlottesville city limits, Eastwood includes three photo-worthy spots to say “I do”: The Mountaintop, situated at the top of a forest of ancient trees; The Terrace, framed by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the orchards; and the orchards themselves, surrounded by apple and pear trees.—CH 125


12 PASSENGER TRANSIT LIMOUSINE The Transit Limousine has all the luxury you have come to expect from a standard limousine, but with enough room for everyone. This is the perfect vehicle to enjoy Charlottesville’s many wineries and breweries with friends and family.

47–55 PASSENGER MOTOR COACH The Motor Coach is the largest vehicle type in our fleet. We have two sizes of Motor Coach, 47 Passenger and 55 Passenger, both of which are ideal for large groups. These vehicles enable you to transport a significant number of passengers at one time

25 PASSENGER MINI BUS Our Mini Buses are great vehicles for medium sized groups. These 25 Passenger vehicles, with their large viewing windows and individual seating, are a great way to tour the local area or shuttle guests from one location to another.

Call Us at:

(434) 973-5466 (888) 725-5466 (LIMO)

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TRANSPORTATION

www.ambassadorlimos.com

(804) 313-7270 harrisonburgstrings@gmail.com melodiousstrings.com

Melodious Strings is a group of professional string musicians who perform for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions, business events, and a wide array of other types of events in the Shenandoah Valley, Richmond, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., and beyond. We specialize in providing elegant and professional string quartets, trios, duets, soloists, and other types of string ensemble music for events and venues.

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stationery . gifts . custom wedding & event papers 321 east main street . downtown mall . 434.979.6366 hey@thinkrockpaperscissors.com . @rps_cville

www.thinkrockpaperscissors.com


WEDDINGS Cracking the safe

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CATERER

Harvest Moon Catering

The Bradbury breathes new life into historic building YOU MIGHT EXPECT THAT THE Bradbury—that monumental, stone building with carved columns on the Downtown Mall— has a storied history. It stands out with an allure of grandeur. That expectation is realized by stepping into the tiled grand hall with parallel rows of towering columns and a high, echoing ceiling. Designed in 1916 by prolific Charlottesville architect Eugene Bradbury to house the People’s National Bank, its tiled grand hall, towering columns, and high, echoing ceiling—not to mention its swinging vault—still project the security that would have been valued by that institution. In 2016, the building was reborn as Prime 109, a high-end steakhouse. It wasn’t until the summer of 2021 that the cur-

hmcatering.com

Runner-up: The Local thelocal-cville.com

FLORIST

Hedge Fine Blooms 115 Fourth St. NE, 293-8825

Runner-up: Southern Blooms southern-blooms.com

CAKES AND DESSERTS

rent operators got a hold of the space and opened The Bradbury as an event venue. The relatively young spot is driven by the combined experience of Harvest Moon (caterers), Just a Little Ditty (event planners), Cramer Photo, and business specialists. Together they form the board of managing partners that launched The Bradbury to synthesize their skills in hospitality. While The Bradbury expects to find the majority of its clientele via private events such as weddings and corporate bookings, its café is open to everyone from 8am-2pm, MondayFriday, and it has hosted public festivities: fun-cville’s disco parties, UVA’s Crave fashion show, and the Tom Tom fest’s late-night dancing.—MD

Albemarle Baking Co. 418 W. Main St., 293-6456

Runner-up: Cakes by Rachel mycakebyrachel.com

WEDDING MUSIC

Big Ray and The Kool Kats bigrayandthekoolkats.com

Runner-up: Sam Hill Entertainment samhillbands.com

EVENT RENTALS

MS Events Runner-up: Blue Ridge Event Production blueridgeeventproduction.com CONTINUED ON PAGE 128

SARAH CRAMER SHIELDS

mseventscville.com

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MAKEUP ARTIST

Evonne Burns (Posh Bride) poshbrideva.com

Runner-up: Rouge 9 rouge9.com

You likely already know the name Thibaut-Janisson for its Champagne-style blanc de blanc (once served at the White House State Dinner it’s that good), but it’s the winery’s Virginia Fizz that you’ll be sipping at local weddings. A fruitier, creamier, less-expensive sparkler than its fancy counterpart, Fizz comes in at under $20 a bottle, making it an easy addition to your event drink menu.—CH

HAIR STYLIST

Top Knot Studio topknotstudio.com

Runner-up: Posh Bride poshbrideva.com

TRANSPORTATION

Albemarle Limousine

albemarlelimousine.com

Runner-up: Ambassador Limousine ambassadorlimos.com

PROPOSAL SPOT

Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, 977-1833

Runner-up: The Farmhouse at Veritas veritasfarmhouse.com

BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE CELEBRATION SPOT

Nelson 151 with Cville Hop On Tours Runner-up: Veritas Vineyard & Winery 151 Veritas Ln., Afton, (540) 456-8000 128

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TRISTAN WILLIAMS

WEDDINGS

Rock Paper Scissors owner Heather McNulty-Haynie and Dani Antol bought the paper goods company 12 years ago and have since turned it into a go-to for all things gifts and greeting cards.

They’ve got the goods Community is everything for Rock Paper Scissors’ leading ladies

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nyone in the event industry knows: Even the best-laid plans sometimes go awry. It’s a little bit like that in the retail space, too. But Dani Antol and Heather McNulty-Haynie have enough experience at this point—having owned Downtown Mall paper goods store Rock Paper Scissors for 12 years—to make lemonade from lemons. The two have been dealt a few curveballs in their time as owners of the business: Antol was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, their shop was mere feet from the deadly Unite the Right Rally in 2017, and, like many retailers, COVID forced them to temporarily shut their doors in 2020. “If we have learned anything working in the event world, it’s when you’re thrown curveballs, you just have to power through and find a solution,” says Antol, who handles the company’s design and art direction. “You try and spin the positive, not just for you but for your clients and community.” Even prior to Antol’s diagnosis, the women had launched Paper for a Cause, taking 10 per-

cent of retail sales each Tuesday and donating it to a local charity benefiting causes to which they felt personally connected. After August 12, Antol designed the teal C’ville heart—still a ubiquitous local symbol of unity—and together they created merchandise that allowed them to donate nearly $25,000 to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Heal Charlottesville Fund. COVID pushed them to create an online store (“finally!” Antol says), and inspired Project Connect, an initiative in which they partnered with other local businesses to create downloadable PDFs with Charlottesvilleinspired activities to do during quarantine. This sense of community is the retailers’ superpower. They see themselves as part of a larger Charlottesville story, and want to contribute accordingly. Sometimes that means designing a window display that makes a passerby smile—like the time they suspended two wooden swings from the ceiling or created larger-than-life ice cream cones from tissue paper—or sometimes it’s designing a unique crest for a couple’s custom wedding invitations.

“I love when customers laugh out loud at a card that I’ve selected, or when someone comments on our wide selection of products and how much they love our store,” says McNulty-Haynie, who oversees the retail side of the company. Since they’ve opened, the friends— they were roommates and co-workers looking for a change when they heard RPS was for sale—have made plenty of changes, both big and small. They’ve upgraded the point of sale system, they’ve expanded the team to include six more people, they’ve grown the retail store to include gift items beyond cards. “Ultimately, what stays the same is our community who values shopping local, picking up the product with their own two hands, appreciating the old-world texture of letterpress or cotton stock,” McNulty-Haynie says. “Those things don’t translate the same online.” Antol agrees. “Our success has so much to do with being in Charlottesville and this community that understands what supporting local means,” she says. “It’s big, C’ville thrives on it, and it’s what makes it all work so well.”—CH 129


Thibaut-Janisson was born from a long friendship that began in a Grand Cru village in the Champagne region of France and continues today in Blue Ridge Mountains of Charlottesville, Virginia. Thibaut-Janisson Winery | Charlottesville, Virginia | (434) 996-3307 | claude@tjwinery.com

Photography Family Weddings Businesses VVinoC vvinoc info@vvinoc.com

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WEDDINGS

Sarah Fay Waller makes your big day the best day

SERA PETRAS

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t takes a lot to surprise Sarah Fay Waller. No, she’s not a spy. Nor is she a volcanologist or a roller coaster designer or an underwater welder. She’s a wedding planner, and when she says she’s seen and heard it all (say, a bride who dreamed of synchronized swimmers performing during the cocktail hour), believe her. “I’m always up for the adventure of the unexpected!” Waller says. “And any opportunity I have to ensure that a couple’s day is a true reflection of their individual styles and personalities, as well as a blend of their relationship together, is incredibly meaningful to me.” A University of Virginia grad with a master’s degree in art history, Waller started Day by Fay in 2017 after spending five years assisting a friend with her wedding planning business. She says a semester in Rome, where she immersed herself in the city’s classical art and architecture, literature, music, and tradition, still inspires her style, “a blend of timeless and whimsical.” Waller’s primary focus, though, is on the planner-client relationship. The first thing she offers her clients is a 45-minute video call, during which she learns more about each of them, their vision for their wedding, and the kind of support or guidance they’re looking for when it comes to their day. “It’s so important that the relationship is a mutual one in which direct conversations can be had with total transparency, and expectations can be managed.” Waller says one of the things she enjoys most about the wedding planning process is presenting a couple with their design board, a reflection of their lifestyles and a vision for their wedding with “a uniquely curated design…[that she’s created] just for them.” Another favorite moment is on the wedding day, when Waller and the couple walk into the reception space and see their design brought to life, just before guests are invited to join them. Speaking of guests, there tends to be fewer of them these days, she says, because two-plus years of a pandemic has altered the way many

couples are heading to the altar. “It’s caused people to rethink and reconsider so many details,” Waller says. Weddings are smaller, and couples are willing to get married sooner or during the offseason, so they don’t have to wait for an available Saturday. Ceremonies and cocktail hours continue to be outdoors, and couples opt for plated meals instead of a buffet, where guests are touching shared surfaces and using the same utensils and dishware. But those smaller wedding ceremonies are often followed by larger cocktail hours and receptions with extended family and friends.

As for other trends, Waller says she’s seeing “some absolutely incredible floral installations, which we can never get enough of, and some jaw-dropping veils.” And while she’s “a sucker for a sweet sparkler send-off,” she’s “always excited” to see alternatives—whether it’s a petal toss, a post-ceremony receiving line, bubbles, or glow sticks. But at the end of the (big) day, Waller says what she loves the most about weddings is “celebrating two individuals committing to each other in the presence of the people who mean the most to them: their families and friends.”—SS 131


Thank you - we love you more!

WINNER HAIR SALON

612 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: (434) 979-5556 Moxiehairlounge.com

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THANK YOU CHARLOT TESVILLE! JENFARIELLO.COM • 434.963.7976

The Best of Women in Wine First in Virginia is what we do!

Visit our winery, owned and operated by three generations of women pioneers in the Virginia Wine industry! (540) 832-7440 6399 Spotswood Trail www.hortonwine.com

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Adjacent to Pen Park, the Rivanna Trail and Meadow Creek, Lochlyn Hill offers the best location in new construction and the best location to get away from it all. Come see the only neighborhood that can offer the most important features

in real estate: Location, Location, and Nature.

LochlynHill.com


FINALIST

Consistently chosen year after year as a finalist for Best REALTOR® in the Charlottesville area! KATELYN MANCINI REALTOR®

703-203-3388

katelyn.realtor@gmail.com

2021 - Company Top Producer 2020 - CAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipient 2018-2021 Professional Honor Society Recipient

Howard Hanna Roy Wheeler Realty 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Equipped with an education in architecture, a photographer’s perspective, and a passion for marketing, I have helped 60 sellers and 115 buyers sell $90M in Charlottesville-area real estate since 2016.

1823 YORKTOWN DR • $855,000 Represented Seller

1608 NORTHWOOD AVE • $1,068,900 Represented Seller

933 RUGBY RD • $2,000,000 Represented Buyer

1306 RUGBY RD • $1,582,000 Represented Seller

1822 EDGEWOOD LN • $1,150,000 Represented Buyer

1929 LEWIS MOUNTAIN RD • $1,205,000 Represented Seller

1835 UNIVERSITY CIR • $2,600,000 Represented Buyer

ANDREA HUBBELL, Realtor | 434.249.9207 | andrea.hubbell@nestrealty.com

NEST REALTY Winner, Best Real Estate Company


It goes by too fast...

Let me tell your story. WINNER

BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

book your session sarahcramershields.com


THANK YOU CHARLOTTESVILLE FOR VOTING DAIRY MARKET BEST OF CVILLE! DAIRY MARKET

WINNER

ANGELIC’S KITCHEN Best Soul Food Winner

Best Building Winner Best Kid Friendly Restaurant Runner Up

RUNNER UP

Join us for Family Night every Tuesday night!

CHIMM

Best Pad Thai Winner

SOUTH AND CENTRAL MOO THRU

Best New Restaurant

Best Frozen Treat Runner Up

Winner

CITIZEN BURGER Best Burger

Best Steak

Winner

Runner Up

And Congratulations to our Dairy Market Finalists: Take it Away, GRNBRGR, Starr Hill, Brigid & Bess AN G ELI C’S KI TC HEN • BEE CO NSCI O US BAKI N G COMPANY • BRI G I D & BE SS • C H IMM STRE E T CITI ZE N BU RG ER STAN D • DI N O ’S WOOD-FI RE D PI Z Z A & ROTISS E RI E C H I C KE N • E LE VA COF F E E G RN BRG R • MAI ZAL • MANI LA STRE E T • MASHU FESTIVAL • MOO THRU • QUATTRO TIZI SOUTH AND CENTRAL • STARR HILL BREWERY • TAKE IT AWAY • THE MILKMAN’S BAR THE BRICK CELLAR, OUR UNIQUE EVENT SPACE 946 Grady Avenue • Charlottesville • 434.326.4552 • dairymarketcville.com •

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SARAH CRAMER SHIELDS

KIDS & F A M I L Y Sarah Cramer Shields captures your family's precious moments (like she did for this mama and her boys) as Best Family Photographer.

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nature • nurture

North Branch

Rooted in a love of learning.

AFTON VA

A favorite of local families since 1983 1983!!

WINNER

WINNER

small class sizes hands-on, project-based learning outdoor learning • outside play time financial assistance available

Thanks for voting us Best Toy Store! WINNER

601 West Main Street • (434) 295-4797 www.SHENANIGANS.toys • Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5

north-branch-school.org | 540-456-8450 | northbranch@nbsva.org North Branch School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or income and actively seeks minority students.

Pediatric Associates of CharlottesvillePLC Office Hours By Appointment Evening & Weekends until 9pm Urgent Care Available One of Our Physicians On Call After Hours Onsite Lactation Consultant Downtown Office & | 296-9161 Adolescent Center | 971-9611 1011 E. Jefferson St

Open 365 Days A Year until 9pm

West Office 2411 Ivy Rd | 296-8300 North Office 29N at Hollymead (1522 Insurance Lane, A) | 974-9600 ZION CROSSROADS OFFICE 71 Jefferson Court off I-64 Exit 136 I 540-406-4100

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Comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood WINNER

Paige Perriello BEST PEDIATRICIAN


FAMILY & KIDS KIDS & FAMILY Intergenerational ties

KIDS’ PARK

Greenleaf Park

JABA’s preschool program forges friendships between young and old

1598 Rose Hill Dr.

Runner-up: Ix Art Park 522 Second St. SE

SUMMER CAMP

Triple C Camp tripleccamp.com

Runner-up: Camp4Real camp4real.com

PEDIATRICIAN

Paige Perriello (Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville) 1011 E. Jefferson St., 296-9161

Runner-up: Jocelyn Schauer (Piedmont Pediatrics)

IN 2011, THE JEFFERSON AREA BOARD for Aging—a nonprofit serving older adults, disabled individuals, and caregivers in the Charlottesville area—was inspired to create its own preschool, after a Montessori school that had been using some of its space moved to a new location. Located just down the hall from its Adult Care Center, JABA’s Shining Star Preschool allows students to regularly engage with seniors through a variety of activities, forging intergenerational friendships. “Sometimes our kids don’t have grandparents who are close by. And what we see when the kids and the seniors are together is that they may be sharing information or sharing stories,” says JABA Operations Director Donna Baker. “You can’t not talk about the joy when you see our kids and our seniors get together…it’s just magical sometimes.”

At JABA’s Adult Care Center and Mary Williams Community Senior Center, preschoolers and seniors eat lunch, make crafts, play music, and do other interactive activities together. When the pandemic started, the preschool switched to offering safer interactions, like outdoor concerts, but it is now working to return to normal activities. Through a partnership with United Way of Greater Charlottesville, the full-day preschool has grown significantly over the past few years, serving families from a variety of backgrounds and income levels. It currently has 40 students, in addition to the 38 seniors enrolled in the program. “We don’t force any interactions,” adds Baker. “Some of our older folks, they’ve done their time with kids and are fine not participating—but some don’t see their grandkids enough, and [the preschool] is the most wonderful thing in the world. It’s a lot of fun.”—BE

900 E. Rio Ct., 975-7777

DOULA OR BIRTHING COACH

Kelly Cox (Cox Pregnancy & Birth Support)

coxpregnancyandbirthsupport.com

Runner-up: Birth Sisters of Charlottesville birthsisterscville.org

KIDS’ CLOTHING STORE

Kid to Kid

Runner-up: O’Suzannah for Littles 320 E. Main St., Downtown Mall, 466-7647 CONTINUED ON PAGE 142

SUPPLIED PHOTO

1885 Seminole Trail, Suite 103, 529-8988

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STORE FOR KIDS’ BOOKS

Shenanigans

601 W. Main St., 295-4797

Runner-up: Barnes & Noble 1035 Emmet St. N, Suite A, 984-0461

Bodo’s Bagels

1418 Emmet St. N, 977-9598 505 Preston Ave., 293-5224 1609 University Ave., 293-6021

Runner-up: Dairy Market 946 Grady Ave., 326-4552

EZE AMOS

KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

TRASH TO TREASURE After giving birth to her daughter, artist and art teacher Sarah Sweet decided to get more serious about doing good for the future of the planet. She launched The Scrappy Elephant, a creative reuse art supply store in the winter of 2020, following an inspiring trip to Nashville’s Turnip Green (an organization with a similar mission). Since January 2021, the Palmyra shop has diverted more than 12,000 pounds of art and craft supplies from landfills—and inspired countless art projects with Sweet’s never-know-what-you’ll-find inventory. Bonus: Sweet is working on a Charlottesville shop, too.­­—CH

PRIVATE SCHOOL

St. Anne’s-Belfield School stab.org

Runner-up: The Covenant School covenantschool.org

PRESCHOOL

Montessori School of Charlottesville

OUT OF THIS WORLD

montessoriofcville.org

Runner-up: St. Anne’s-Belfield School stab.org

DAYCARE

Playful Learners Preschool Runner-up: Old Dominion Day School olddominionday.school CONTINUED ON PAGE 145 142

SUPPLIED PHOTO

playfullearnerspreschool.com

Playtime is essential to being a kid, and Little Planets—a company that creates nature-inspired pop-up play areas for local events and festivals, breweries like Champion and Brewing Tree, and private homes—wants to bring the fun. From fairy gardens to mud kitchens, Little Planets is serious about play (and, what’s more, giving parents a break from entertaining).—CH


A personal touch

KIDS & FAMILY

Postpartum support service Milk & Cradle lends new moms a helping hand

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even years ago, Tikara Cannon went into labor nine weeks before her twins were due. That day, she learned her daughters would be born on a military base in Nevada, thousands of miles away from her family on the East Coast. As a new mother, Cannon had received no prenatal education. She was taken aback when, in the middle of preparing for her C-section, her doctor asked her about her breastfeeding plans. Cannon’s new family received well wishes and hot meals during the twins’ first two weeks in the hospital. But as time dragged on, support trickled away, and Cannon found herself navigating the new and foreign world of motherhood without a strong support system. In that month and a half spent waiting for her twin daughters to leave the NICU, Cannon decided to forgo a veterinary career in order to help other Charlottesville moms. “My personal lactation experience is what really made me want to go into the field of lactation,” Cannon says. “I wanted to work more with people to make sure they have good experiences.” Cannon’s training began with certifications in prenatal education and lactation guidance. Eventually, she added accreditation as a postpartum doula. Unlike regular doulas, who guide women through labor, postpartum doulas help new mothers after birth with everything from housekeeping to meal preparation to moral support. “These people are next to the mom, really caring for her, and that goes hand in hand with lactation, because it’s not just about breastfeeding the baby,” Cannon says. “It’s about everything.” When Cannon founded Milk & Cradle, LLC, in fall 2020, the company offered virtual postpartum support and lactation guidance. Her practice has since expanded to provide inperson help and guidance to over 20 Charlottes­ville families. “I’m often assisting families that are here for military families, and don’t have support around,” Cannon says. “My story, with preterm

“My story, with preterm infants, and isolation, and no support, and the military, is quite a heavy background most people can resonate with.” TIKARA CANNON infants, and isolation, and no support, and the military, is quite a heavy background most people can resonate with.” As new mothers arrive home from the hospital, Cannon can help the new mother feed her baby while ensuring her environment is conducive to peaceful nourishment. Especially for women parenting alone or uprooted by military travel, the extra knowledge and support makes early motherhood less daunting. “I find satisfaction in knowing that I’m doing my part in trying to prevent the experi-

ences that happened to me,” Cannon says. “I’m not going to prevent it all. But knowing I’ve done my due diligence in attempting, that’s very satisfying.” Before service, Cannon gets to know the family she is assisting. Afterward, she follows up on mother and child through text. Because her services come at such a transformative time for each family, connection with clients rarely ends with her last session. As Cannon knows from experience, a connection with the local community provides much-needed stability for new families struggling to navigate the complicated world of postpartum care. “When those sessions end, and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t know how I could have made it without you,’ it recharges me,” Cannon says. “I am so grateful for the families that have verbalized that to me. It means a lot. It keeps me going.”—JS 143


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TALK ABOUT A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON giving: In 2006, local philanthropist Fred Scott donated an antique carousel to the Virginia Discovery Museum, which oversaw its installation on the Downtown Mall. After 15 years and millions of rotations by seven horses (the VDM estimates that more than 100,000 children ride the carousel every year!), the beloved whirling wonder—one of the oldest remaining self-propelled carousels in the country—was in need of restoration. Re-enter Scott, who, in honor of the museum’s 40th anniversary, made a generous pledge to restore the 1910 carousel to spinning glory. Then came a matching grant challenge from the Perry Foundation, and area families,

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businesses, and foundations quickly stepped up. Local contractor Martin Horn and artist Christy Baker did the work, with a monetary assist from Apex Clean Energy, Bama Works Fund, The Caplin Foundation, Chilton Trust, Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates, Martin Horn, S&P Global, and Virginia National Bank. During the May ribbon-cutting ceremony, Janine Dozier, the VDM’s executive director, said restoring the carousel, which is free to ride and open to the public during the museum’s hours, was “truly a labor of love. … After what has been a long and difficult two years for everyone, reviving the carousel [is] a wonderful gift to the families of Charlottes­ ville.” To which we say: Giddyup!—SS

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Nearly 11,000 families in our region spend 97% of their monthly financial resources on housing and childcare, leaving, on average only around $76 for all other expenses.

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PLACE TO BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS

Ragged Mountain Runner-up: FlyDog Yoga 1039 Millmont St., 964-1964

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TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS Charlottesville may not have a true “lover’s lane,” but there is one spot where generations of paramours have canoodled: UVA’s Pavilion Gardens. Surrounded by Thomas Jefferson’s famous serpentine walls, it’s not immediately obvious that they’re open to the public—oh, but they are. In addition to picnickers and bridal parties, they’re a prime spot for a romantic tryst among the tulips (and peonies and boxwoods and native species…). If only those serpentine walls could talk.—CH

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We’ve forever had a crush on Chris Long, the former defensive end and two-time Super Bowl champion, who in 2017 donated his last 10 paychecks to charity (and six others to scholarships in the wake of the white supremacist rally on August 12). And last winter he upped the ante, kicking off his foundation’s new program, EdZone, at Charlottesville High School with an essential needs drive to provide local kids in need with the basics—hygiene products, coats, socks, and more. We’re big fans.—CH


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Standing tall

If you were a tree, what tree would you be?

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harlottesville’s Tree Commission works with the Parks & Recreation Department to protect and improve the urban forest as a natural resource for our quality of life. The commission comprises 10 members plus the city’s urban forester, a planning commission representative, and one member of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. Tree preservation is critical to climate sustainability, public health, and ensuring environmental justice and equity. We asked several of these tree huggers to express their deep-rooted passion by answering the question: If you were a tree, which one would you be (and why)?

Vicki Metcalf

I’d be a cedar in a cedar grove. We’d make a great hidden play area for kids. I’d smell great, I’d have blueberries that smell like gin, my bark would peel wonderfully, and I’d be marvelously gnarly.

Jean Umiker-Sebeok

I’d like to be a gala apple tree growing in a communal food garden in the city. With my horizontal limbs, I’d be safe enough for kids to climb for fun or fruit but tall and wide enough to provide shade for birds and tired gardeners or picnickers. In early spring, some would say my pink and white blossoms look like little ballerinas, a sight for winter-weary eyes. Bees and other insects would love my nectar and, although I’m self-pollinating, they could help with that if, as I hope, people have thought to plant another gala tree nearby so that I have a friend to keep me company. I would continuously breathe out oxygen to make the city air more healthful. Beginning in August, my fruit would ripen into lovely, golden red apples, which are sweet,

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Peggy Van Yahres

The white oak (Quercus alba). For one thing it’s one of the longest-lived trees. I call it the king (or, in this case, the queen) of the eastern forest. It can have a massive crown spread, like the airport oak. It harbors more insects and feeds more wildlife than any other tree in the east, and it’s just so majestic.

Charlottesville’s Tree Commission works with the Parks & Recreation Department to protect the city’s urban forest.

crisp, and fruity. The neighborhood families who tend the garden would enjoy munching on my fruit as they take a break from their work, later gathering basketfuls and hurrying home to make apple crisp, muffins, pies, or applesauce. My apples would grace children’s lunch boxes as they return to school, and provide a bit of hilarity as kids dunk for them at Halloween parties. People would, I hope, share my fruit with the birds, mice, rabbits, squirrels, and deer that live in the neighborhood. As temperatures drop and I prepare myself for hibernation, fallen leaves and apples on the ground would decay, supplying my roots with warmth and feeding the millions of unseen organisms in the soil that I depend on for my health.

Steve Gaines

Most any variety of tropical fig would suit me just fine (except the strangler fig, which can be

wildly parasitic and usually kills its host tree). I’d be able to produce fruit year-round to nourish all kinds of wildlife. And between the monkeys, macaws, and big cats that would visit me, I’d have all kinds of interesting company and amusing stories to tell.

Mark Rylander

I would be an American elm (Ulmus americana), the classic street tree, reaching my graceful, arm-like branches across to link with my brothers and sisters, and creating a shade canopy that is like a cathedral. Some would say I am doomed since Dutch elm disease has decimated our population, but great examples live on in Court Square and along East High Street, and some new variations are making a comeback. But we can only survive like this in cities if zoning requires buildings to be set back far enough to allow us room to grow.—TK 155


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C’ville’s got talent

Locals head to the telly in search of love, fame, and...dog treats?

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s it just us, or does it seem like lately there’s been an abundance of our friends and neighbors on television? From a singer and a chef, to an author and a dog, here’s who you may have seen recently on the small screen.

University of Virginia student Megan Sullivan’s dreams came true when she made it onto the “Jeopardy! National College Championship.” The classics major knew her trivia chops were up to snuff, so she decided to work on buzzer skills—an overlooked but important aspect of “Jeopardy!” gameplay. Sullivan’s quick reflexes paid off—she made it all the way to the semifinals.

Yes, chef

It’s safe to say Siren chef Laura Fonner is the champion of Flavortown. Back in 2019, Fonner was the winner of her episode of Guy Fieri’s Food Network show, “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Her win earned her a place in the tournament of champions, “Summer Grillin’ Games,” where Fonner duked it out with the best of the best. Fonner’s final task was to create the “ultimate grilled feast” using frozen peaches, Worcestershire sauce, and corn. Her simple take on Mexican street corn and surf and turf won over the celebrity judges and she went home with the $25,000 prize.

Envy is the local Jack Russell terrier who was the smallest competitor on season two of the A&E show “America’s Top Dog.” The pooch competed with her owner Patricia Howell, tackling obstacle courses and going head-to-head with other dogs. Though Envy had the confidence to keep up with the big dogs, she didn’t make it to round two. She sure is a good girl though.

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It took less than two minutes for Jocelyn Nicole Johnson reCrozet native Kenedi Anderson leased her debut collection of The title novella in Jocelyn Johnson’s My Monticello—which Colson Whitehead called “a to solidify herself as the standshort stories, My Monticello, to badass debut”—will soon be adapted for Netflix. out star of “American Idol” seanational acclaim. Colson WhiteLove games son 20. Her acoustic rendition of Lady Gaga’s head called it “a badass debut,” it was a Charlottesville native Salley Carson made a “Applause” wowed judges Katy Perry, Luke Kirkus Prize finalist, named one of Time memorable entrance and a swift exit on the Bryan, and Lionel Richie so much that they magazine’s 10 best fiction books of 2021, 26th season of “The Bachelor.” Described as awarded her one of three coveted platinum and a Netflix adaptation of the title no“a real-life Meredith Grey looking for her Mctickets, sending her straight to the second vella is in the works. “My Monticello” takes Dreamy,” the surgery robot operator was enround of Hollywood Week. Her later perforplace in the midst of a societal collapse gaged shortly before she joined the competimances of “Talking to the Moon” and “Hucaused by ecological disaster. White sution, but she didn’t let that stop her from man” made her a clear favorite to win. But, premacists are taking over Charlottesville, charming eligible bachelor Clayton Echard. after recording her Top 24 performance, Anand First Street resident Da’Naisha Love Sparks flew after their initial meeting, and derson announced she was leaving the comand her neighbors and family find safety Echard offered Carson the first rose of the petition due to personal reasons. We doubt by driving a Jaunt bus to Monticello. No season. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be for the two this is the last we’ll see of the local star—reword yet on a release date, but with Johnlovebirds. Not emotionally ready for a new cently, Anderson’s Instagram showed her son serving as executive producer we’re relationship, Carson turned down the rose busy in a recording booth. Could new music pretty sure the small-screen adaptation will and left the competition before night one. be on the way? satisfy fans of the book.—MH 157


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In loving memory Daughters of Zion Cemetery remembers post-bellum Charlottesville

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THERE IS STILL SOME MYSTERY ABOUT who’s buried in the Daughters of Zion Cemetery’s modest plot opposite Oakwood Cemetery. The grounds are not crowded and the headstones are found mainly in clusters by family, but the peace that presides there now must have been hard-fought. The property was purchased in January of 1873 by the Daughters of Zion to serve as a dignified resting place for the Black population of the city, apart from the segregated Oakwood Cemetery. In a 2001 report on the subject, historian Ted Delaney speculated that the Daughters of Zion were a charitable secret society, like a Black female version of the Free Masons. Little trace of the organization remains, and all of it vanishes by 1933, when the group is thought to have disbanded, but in its time, its members would have been a crucial organized force for the newly freed. “Ownership of or burial in a plot in the Daughters of Zion Cemetery was a pro-active

statement of independence from the institutionalized segregation that pervaded all aspects of life and death in post-Emancipation Charlottesville,” Delaney writes The oldest grave in the cemetery is that of 5-year-old Annie Buckner, who was interred there in April of 1873. Many of the surrounding graves, however, mark lives that would have begun under slavery and seen emancipation. The cemetery shows the outline of a Black community that was resilient and independent despite being so young. Among the headstones are Reverend M.T. Lewis, 1843-1883, who canvassed for The People’s Advocate, a Black-owned newspaper published in Alexandria, Virginia; Charles Goodloe, 1834-1906, a carpenter who, with his wife, Nancy, helped build many Black homes and businesses in the area; and Benjamin Tonsler, 1854-1917, a passionate educator and eventual principal of the Jefferson Graded School for 30 years.—MD

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How we cultivate THRIVING STUDENTS At ACPS, our goal is to facilitate learning experiences grounded in high expectations, networks of care, and student curiosity.

Our Vision Our learners are engaged in authentic, challenging, and relevant learning experiences, becoming lifelong contributors and leaders in our dynamic and diverse society. Our Mission Working together as a team, we will end the predictive value of race, class, gender, and special capacities for our children’s success through high-quality teaching and learning for all. We seek to build relationships with families and communities to ensure that every student succeeds. We will know every student. Our Values Equity: We will provide every student with the level of support necessary to thrive. Excellence: We will mitigate barriers and provide opportunities for every student to be academically successful.

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Barbara Post. . . . . . . . . . . . p.37

Camp4Real. . . . . . . . . . . . p.141

91.9 WNRN. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.25

Barnes & Noble. . . . . . . . p.142

Carmax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83

106.1 The Corner. . . . . . . . p.25

Bart Weis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.37

Carter Mountain. . . . . . . p.159

Aberdeen Barn. . . . . . . . . . p.65

BBQ Exchange. . . . . . . . . . p.65

ACAC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

Beer Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.54

Carter Mountain Orchard. . . . . . . . . . p.132, 154

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue. . p.65

Belmont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.159

ACME Tattoo & Piercing. . . . . . . . . p.109, 145

Ben Around Tattoos. . . . .p.109

Al Carbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.67

Big Ray and The Kool Kats. . . . . . . . . . p.127

Alakazam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.145 Albemarle Baking Company. . . . . . . . . . . p.67, 127 Albemarle Cannabis Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83 Albemarle Heating & Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101 Albemarle Limousine. . . p.132 Alicia Simmons. . . . . . . . . .p.54 Allen’s Scottish Shortbread. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.67 Ambassador Limousine. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.132

Beth Towe Heck. . . . . . . . p.105

Chamomile and Whiskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.21 Chaps Ice Cream. . . . . . . . p.67 Charlottesville Mural Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.25

Eastwood Farm and Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.57 Emily Keenan. . . . . . . . . . . p.41 Erin & The Wildfire. . . . . . p.21 Errin Searcy. . . . . . . . . . . . p.95 Evonne Burns. . . . . . . . . . p.132 Farm Bell Kitchen. . . . . . . p.53 FARMacy Food Truck. . . . . p.59 Feast!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.67, 81 Fifth Season Gardening. . p.83

Birdwood Golf Course. . . p.41

Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. p.21

Birth Centre of Charlottesville. . . . . . . . p.41

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.105

Firefly Fiber Broadband. . p.105

Birth Sisters of Charlottesville. . . . . . . P.141

Chimm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.63

Blue Mountain Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.54, 57

Chung’s Barber Shop. . . p.111

Blue Ridge Event Production. . . . . . . . . . . . p.127 Blue Ridge Music Together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.145 Bluebird Bookstop. . . . . . . p.83

Christ Episcopal Church. p.105

Firefly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.60 Fleurie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.63 FlyDog Yoga. . . . . . . . p.41, 154 Foods of All Nations. . . . . p.81

Hannah Rose Design. . . . p.125 Harvest Moon Catering. . p.127 Hedge Fine Blooms. . . . . p.127 High Tor Gear Exchange. . p.81 Hot Yoga Charlottesville. . p.41 House of Cuts Barber Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111 Hunter & Sarah Photography. . . . . . . . . . . p.125 “I Love Charlottesville A Lot” tire sign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.159 Ivy Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53 Ivy Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83 Ivy Provisions. . . . . . . . . . . p.59 Ix Art Park. . . . . . . . . . p.25, 141 Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

Circa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.79

Formula Complete Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

Citizen Burger Bar. . . . . . . p.65

Fridays After Five. . . . . . . p.154

Jen Fariello. . . . . . . . . . . . p.125

CityWalk Apartments. . . p.105

Fry’s Spring. . . . . . . . . . . . p.159

Jill Meriwether. . . . . . . . . p.145

Crush Pad Wines. . . . . . . . p.54

Gary Albert. . . . . . . . . . . . p.105

Jocelyn Schauer. . . . . . . . p.141

Jay Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.37

Andrew Glassick. . . . . . . . .p.37

Boar’s Head Resort. . . . . p.111

Cultivate Charlottesville/ City Schoolyard Garden. . p.67

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.109

John D’earth. . . . . . . . . . . . p.21

Andrew Minton Jewelers. . p.79

Bob’s Wheel Alignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.105

Cville Band. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.21

Gracie Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. . . . . . . p.41

Just A Little Ditty. . . . . . . p.125

Angelic’s Kitchen. . . . . . . . p.60 Animal Connection. . . . . p.109 Anna Antiqua. . . . . . . . . . . p.95 Anna Hunter. . . . . . . . . . . . p.97 Anna Magee. . . . . . . . . . . . p.37 Arsenic & Old Lace. . . . . . p.79 Asado Wing & Taco Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65 Atlantic Coast Mortgage. . p.101 Avemore Apartments. . . p.105 Azalea Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.67 Bang!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53, 59

Dairy Market. . . . . . . p.142, 159

Jump Cville. . . . . . . . . . . . p.145

Great Outdoor Provision Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.81

Justin Tooley. . . . . . . . . . . . p.41

Decades Arcade. . . . . . . . p.154

“Green Light Podcast with Chris Long”. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.25

Kardinal Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . p.54

DJ Bickers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.37

Greener Things. . . . . . . . . . p.83

Brown’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65

Dogtopia of Charlottesville. . . . . . . . . p.109

Greenleaf Park. . . . . . . . . p.141

Burtons Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . p.60

Dos Amigos Landscaping. . p.97

C&F Mortgage Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. . . . . p.65

Bodo’s Bagels. . . . . p.142, 154 Bold Rock Hard Cider. . . . p.59 Bradley Pitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.95 Brazos Tacos. . . . . . . . . . . . p.67 Bristles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111

C&O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.60 Cakes by Rachel. . . . . . . . p.127

Darling Boutique. . . . . . . . p.79 Deborah Elder. . . . . . . . . . p.37

Dread Head. . . . . . . . . . . . p.111 Early Mountain Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.125

Grit Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53 Guadalajara. . . . . . . . . . . . p.60 Guajiros Miami Eatery. . . p.53

Kanak Indian Kitchen. . p.60, 63 Kasey Hott . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.25 Kathleen O’Neil. . . . . . . . . p.39 Kathy Phan. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.37 Katie Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.159 Kelly Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.141 Kendall Stewart. . . . . . . . . p.25

Habitat for Humanity ReStore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.81

Kendall Street Company. . p.21

Halo Salt Spa. . . . . . . . . . p.111

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Michelle Little. . . . . . . . . . . p.39

Potter’s Craft Cider. . . . . . p.59

Snow’s Garden Center. . . p.97

The Virginia Shop. . . . . . . . p.83

Kerry Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . p.159

Monsoon Siam. . . . . . . . . . p.63

Pro Re Nata. . . . . . . . . . p.21, 57

Sola Salon Studios. . . . . . p.111

The Whiskey Jar. . . . . p.60, 154

Montessori School of Charlottesville. . . . . . . . . p.142

Prolyfyck Run Creww. . . . p.43

Solidarity Crossfit. . . . . . . p.43

The Wool Factory. . . . . . . p.159

Pure Barre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

[solidcore]. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

Purvelo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

South and Central. . . . p.53, 65

Three Notch’d Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.57

Quirk Charlottesville. . . . p.111, 154

Southern Blooms. . . . . . . p.127

Tiger Solar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.97 Ting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.105

Ragged Mountain. . . . . . p.154

Southern Development Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.95

Ting Pavilion. . . . . . . . . . . . p.21

Ragged Mountain Reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

Southern Environmental Law Center. . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Tip Top Restaurant. . . . . . . p.53

Nest Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.95

Ragged Mountain Running Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.79

St. Anne’s-Belfield School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.142

Top Knot Studio. . . . . . . . p.132

New Dominion Bookshop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83

Random Row Brewing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.57

Stephen Basic. . . . . . . . . . . p.39

Trader Joe’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.81

Red Lantern. . . . . . . . . . . . p.63

Story House Real Estate. . p.95

Travis Koshko. . . . . . . . . . . p.25

Now & Zen. . . . . . . . . . . . . .p.65

Triple C Camp. . . . . . . . . . p.141

Nua Medical Spa. . . . . . . p.111

Revolutionary Soup. . . . . p.59

Suzanne Dennis. . . . . . . . . p.37

Tru Pilates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

O’Suzannah . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83

Reynolds Subaru. . . . . . . . p.83

Suzanne Matriccino. . . . . .p.37

O’Suzannah for Littles. . p.141

Rivanna Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

Tacos Gomez. . . . . . . . . p.59, 67

Tucker Griffin Barnes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

Old Dominion Animal Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.109

Robert Johnston. . . . . . . . p.39

Old Dominion Day School. . . . . . . . . . . . p.142

Rouge 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.132

Kicks Unlimited. . . . . . . . . p.79 Kid to Kid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.141 King Family Vineyards. . . . . . . . . . . p.57, 125 Knight’s Gambit Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.57

Moo Thru. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.67 Moxie Hair & Body Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111 MS Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.127

LACO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.101

NBC29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.154

Lampo. . . . . . . . . . . p.60, 65, 67

Nelson 151 with Cville Hop On Tours. . . . . . . . . . p.132

Laughing Dragon Kung Fu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.41 Laura Fonner. . . . . . . . . . . p.54 Lazy Parrot. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65 Lee’s Nails. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.111 Live Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.23 Love Face & Body Spa. . . p.111 MADabolic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43 Make it Home - Staging and Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.97 Margie Swanson. . . . . . . p.105 MarieBette Café & Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . p.63, 67 Marigold by Jean-Georges. . . . . . . . . . . p.60

PACEM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.105 Paige Perriello. . . . . . . . . p.141 Pantops Pet Salon. . . . . . p.109

Market Street Wine. . . . . . p.81

Peacock Auto Service. . . p.105

Martin Hardware. . . . . . . . p.81

Pearl Island Cafe. . . . . . . . p.60

MaryAnna Gilmer. . . . . . p.105

Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville. . . . . . . p.145

Matt Holbrook. . . . . . . . . . p.39 McGuffey Art Center. . . . . p.25 Meadowcreek Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.41

Pet Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . p.109 Pet Supplies Plus. . . . . . . . p.83 Peter Chang China Grill. . p.63

Mederio Venable. . . . . . . . p.54

Peter Johnson Builders. . p.95

Megan Read. . . . . . . . . . . . p.23

PetSmart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.83

Mel’s Barber Shop. . . . . . p.111

Pillar & Perch. . . . . . . . . . . p.97

Melodious Strings Quartet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.125

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. . . . . . . . . p.57, 125

Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.57

Plan 9 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . p.79

Robertson Electric . . . . . p.101 Sam Hill Entertainment. . p.127 Sam Spillman. . . . . . . . . . . p.39

Tavola. . . . . . . . . . . p.53, 54, 63 Telegraph Art & Comics. . p.145 Ten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.65 The Alley Light. . p.53, 60, 154 The Artful Lodger. . . . . . . . p.79 The Barbers Den . . . . . . . p.111

Tom Tom Festival. . . . . . . p.159

Tuel Jewelers. . . . . . . . . . . p.79 Twice is Nice. . . . . . . . . . . . p.79 University Painters. . . . . . p.97 UVA Community Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . p.101

The Bloom Trio. . . . . . . . . p.125

Veritas Vineyard & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.132

Saunders-Monticello Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43

The Brow House. . . . . . . . p.111

Virginia Film Festival. . . . p.159

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.41

The Colonnades. . . . . . . . p.105

Vitae Spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.59

The Covenant School. . . .p.142

VMDO Architects. . . . . . . . p.97

Serenity Nails & Spa. . . . p.111

The Dogg House. . . . . . . . p.109

Walnut Creek Park. . . . . . . p.43

Sharon Shapiro. . . . . . . . . p.23

The Farmhouse at Veritas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.132

Walsh’s Remodeling. . . . . p.95

Sarah Cramer Shields. . . p.145

Shenandoah Joe. . . . . . . . p.53 Shenanigans. . . . . . . p.142, 145 Sherry Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . p.25 Sidetracks Music. . . . . . . . p.79 Signature Medical Spa. . p.111 Sigora Solar . . . . . . . . . . . . p.97 Silverback Distillery. . . . . . p.59 Siren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.53

Micah LeMon. . . . . . . . . . . p.54

Playful Learners Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.142

“Small Town Big Crime”. . .p.25

Michael & Son Services. . p.101

Posh Bride. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.132

Smooth Skin Laser. . . . . . p.111

The Front Porch. . . . . . . . p.145 The Jefferson Theater. . . . p.21 The Local. . . . . . . . . . p.125, 127 The Lodge at Old Trail. . . p.105 The Market at Bellair. . . . . p.59 The Paramount Theater. . p.23 The Paynes of Painting. . . p.97 The Point Church. . . . . . . p.105 The Southern Café & Music Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . p.21

Wayne Fusco. . . . . . . . . . . . p.39 Wayside Chicken. . . . . . . . p.65 Wegmans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p.81 Wells Fargo. . . . . . . . . . . . p.101 Wildrock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.145 Wine Warehouse. . . . . . . . p.81 Women’s Four Miler. . . . . p.43 YMCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43 Zoom Cville. . . . . . . . . . . . . p.43 Zyahna Bryant. . . . . . . . . p.159 169


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he return to playing his trumpet in front of a live audience was emotional for John D’earth—and for the crowd that had gathered once again for Thursday Night at Miller’s earlier this year to see him perform. “The minute we played the first notes, they were yelling and cheering,” D’earth says. “And we were elated to be playing again.” D’earth started performing at Miller’s in the early ’80s, after he, Dawn Thompson, and Robert Jospé, the core members of the band Cosmology, moved to Charlottesville from New York City. Recognizing their immense talent, Miller’s owner Steve Tharpe invited them to take the stage at his Downtown Mall bar, sweetening the deal by also getting the best players from Richmond, Washington, D.C., and beyond to join them. Current owner Scottie Kaylor picked up the baton and ran with it, keeping Thursday Night at Miller’s alive for hundreds of audiences.

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These days, the band includes D’earth on trumpet, Peter Spaar on bass, Devonne Harris on drums, JC Kuhl or Charles Owens on sax, and Garen Dorsey and Mark Payne on piano, but D’earth says for the more than 30 years they’ve been playing at Miller’s, there’s been a rotating cast of musicians. They’re what he calls “WWCGH” (when we can get him/her), lending even more magic to the one-of-a-kind performances that, over the last three decades, have gained national (“though secretly,” D’earth says) renown in jazz circles. D’earth says he doesn’t think these gem performances could have happened anywhere but Charlottesville and, more specifically, anywhere but “the sustainable cultural vortex” that is Miller’s. “As musicians being invited into this milieu, we recognize that we are just damn lucky,” he says. As are we.


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