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Welcome to

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ou are going to love it here...” These are pleasant words that ring in my ears from forty years ago when, at the tender age of eighteen, I entered The University of Virginia. My anxieties were quickly laid to rest by some of the warmest people, most beautiful architecture, loveliest landscape, and fondest memories I could have ever asked for. If you are visiting Charlottesville, Albemarle County, or the surrounding areas for the first time or the one-hundredth time, you are in for a treat. Whether you stay for a day, or four years as I did, great times surely await you. It is our purpose in publishing Landmarks® to provide you with valuable information that will enhance your stay in the Charlottesville area.

Within the following pages, you will find articles written by the experts, professionals, and historians of Charlottesville who we have carefully selected to share their enthusiasm for the area. You will also find maps and pictures that will give you a visual overview of the many things there are to see and do throughout the city and its suburbs. Landmarks will enable you to delve into Mr. Jefferson’s University past, present, and future; learn about the area’s rich history; and tour the vineyards and surrounding counties through our special sections covering these topics. You can also learn more about the local economy and the reasons why so many people are relocating to this wonderful community. The restaurant and shopping sections are carefully constructed to give you perspective on the many options you have for your dining and shopping pleasures. The attractions and day trip sections will give you some additional ideas of interesting things do to during your stay. Regardless of where you visit and what you do while you are here, one of the most obvious things that will influence your stay is the people. You will surely find them to be the finest anywhere, as southern hospitality is still alive and well in Charlottesville. We have done our best at Landmarks to capture that feeling by organizing our publication to tell their story. We have all enjoyed working with all of our contributors, and we wish to thank them for their active involvement. I also thank Charlottesville for four of the best years of my life. For me, the development of Landmarks of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the Surrounding Areas was largely a labor of love.

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Contributing Writers: Larry Banner, Toby Beavers, Rick Britton, Beth Bunch, Brendan Clancy, Maureen Corum, Theresa Curry, Chris Engel, Carole A. Hollingsworth, Phyllis Joseph, Jerry Kamis, Karen Kehoe, Robert Mincer, Bob O’Halloran, Suzanne Owen, Katherine Page, Caitlan Smith, Bob Stroh, Sergei Troubetzkoy, Joe Ward, Neil Williamson

Cover Photo: Although never formally trained in architecture, Jefferson had studied the structures of Europe and read extensively on the great architects of Europe. Possessed by a penchant for Palladio and a natural ability for design, Jefferson set out to the wilderness of Piedmont Virginia to create his architectural masterpieces in a community he would establish as the ideal American village: The University of Virginia.

Contributing Photographers: Robert Bartlett, Jim Carpenter, Tod Cohen, John Golden, Carole A. Hollingsworth, Matt Riley

Special Photographic Assistance: Charlottesville Albemarle Conference & Visitors Bureau • University of Virginia Athletics © Copyright 2011 Landmark Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part by any means traditional or electronic without written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A. by Jostens.

Enjoy your stay–we hope Landmarks will give you some additional ideas of the numerous ways your visit can become even better. Please take the time to mention Landmarks to our sponsors, for it is they who have made this publication possible!

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Overview

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he Charlottesville area is within a comfortable driving distance from many major metropolitan areas. It is about a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Richmond, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach, and there is much to do and see along the way. The region has much to offer any visitor, including historical attractions, wineries, great shopping, and amazing scenery to accompany it all. Enjoy your stay in the Charlottesville area!

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HOSPITALS Martha Jefferson Hospital 459 Locust Ave., 434-982-7000 University of Virginia Health System 434-924-DOCS

POLICE Albemarle County 434-972-4001 Charlottesville 434-293-8337

FIRE Albemarle County Fire Dept. 434-970-3240

TRANSPORTATION AIR Baltimore/Washington International Airport 800-435-9294 Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport 201 Bowen Loop 434-973-8341

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Richmond International Airport 434-226-3000

Farmer’s Taxi Service 434-960-7106

Ronald Reagan National Airport 703-685-1400

Independent Cab 434-981-7723

Washington Dulles International Airport 703-572-2700

Skyline Cab 434-981-0473 Wahoo Cab 434-981-0585

GROUND BUS

Yellow Cab-Airport 434-295-4131

Charlottesville Transit Service 434-296-RIDE (7433)

CAR & VAN SERVICES

Greyhound Bus Lines 310 W. Main St. 800-231-2222

Ambassador Limousine 434-973-5466

CAB SERVICES

Van on the Go Charlottesville Airport 434-975-8267

AAA Cab Company 434-975-5555

TRAIN SERVICES

Access Taxi www.accesstaxi.info 434-974-5522 Carter’s Taxi 434-981-0170

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Presidents’ Pass James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Savings up to $9.00 Combination Discount Ticket offers magnificent tours through homes of Presidents Jefferson and Monroe and an 18th century tavern that often served as a setting for political debates. Passes may be purchased at Monticello, Ash LawnHighland and Michie Tavern - all located within minutes of each other along the Thomas Jefferson Parkway which winds through picturesque mountain scenery.

Michie Tavern ca. 1784

Information & Rates 434.977.1234

PRESIDENTS’ PASS ticket holders are eligible for $2.00 DISCOUNTS at President James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, VA, and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Birthplace in Staunton, VA. Admission to these sites are separate transactions from the Presidents’ Pass. (Passes sold at Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library & Birthplace)

Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace

James Madison’s Montpelier

Please inquire about directions & maps

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Charlottesville

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Visitor Center, Downtown, brochures, maps, guides, Two Hour Free Parking Validation and more...get your information from the helpful Visitor Relations Staff at the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Downtown Visitor Center. 610 E. Main St. - Located on the Downtown Mall adjacent to the Charlottesville Pavilion.

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he charm of Charlottesville and Albemarle County is its special mix of gracious sophistication with cutting edge arts and great natural beauty. Less than a half-hours drive off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this area features elegant architecture, a quaint university town feel, a burgeoning wine industry, and recreational options spanning four distinct seasons. Thomas Jefferson’s influence is everywhere, from his mountaintop home, Monticello, to his beloved University of Virginia, which he founded and considered his crowning achievement. Monticello is one of this country’s finest architectural and historic treasures and tours are offered daily. Nearby, and also of historical significance, are the Town of Scottsville, the former county seat of Albemarle; James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland; James and Dolley Madison’s home, Montpelier; and Michie Tavern ca. 1784, featuring a museum tour and hearty luncheon in the southern colonial style.

Adventure-seekers are drawn to outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and hang gliding in the Blue Ridge Mountains or kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fishing on the mighty James River. Come and experience for yourself why Charlottesville is the one place where you can pursue life’s greatest pleasures.

For Additional Information, please contact the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 178, Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-293-6789, 877-386-1103 www.pursuecharlottesville.com

For those who love exciting city centers, Charlottesville’s historic downtown pedestrian mall is popular with locals and visitors alike who mingle at the outdoor amphitheater for concerts, frequent trendy restaurants, galleries, specialty shops, theaters, coffee houses, and an indoor ice park open no matter what the season. 6

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History Charlottesville & Albemarle County

By: Rick Britton

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isitors to Charlottesville are often struck by the beauty of Albemarle County, the rolling countryside surrounding the city.

Albemarle County, in Virginia’s central Piedmont, was created in 1744. Most of the early European settlers came into this area—within sight of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains—from eastern Virginia via the James River. Two of Albemarle’s first European families had sons whose voices were eventually heard around the globe. John Henry, father of Patrick, moved to the county in 1735; Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s father, arrived two years later. The little town of Charlottesville was laid out on Three Chopt Road, a major east-west thoroughfare, in 1762. Thomas Jefferson is the county’s most famous native son. It would be difficult to exaggerate how his work changed the world. Born at Shadwell in 1743, the author of the Declaration of Independence spent 35 years in service to our young nation, culminating in his two-term presidency (1801 to 1809). Jefferson constructed Monticello—his gorgeous neoclassical home 2 miles east of Charlottesville—between 1769 and 1809. Much of his retirement was spent in the founding of the University of Virginia, on Charlottesville’s western edge. Two other U.S. presidents lived nearby: James Monroe at Ash Lawn-Highland, two miles from Monticello, and James Madison at Montpelier, twenty-five miles north of Charlottesville in Orange County. George Rogers Clark, “the Conqueror of the Northwest,” was born in Albemarle County in 1752. Meriwether Lewis—who, with Clark’s younger brother William explored the Louisiana Territory—was born in 1774. The discoverer of the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky, Dr. Thomas Walker, also lived in Albemarle County for many years. 10

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The Revolutionary War came to the region in June of 1781. Because the British Army was running roughshod over Virginia, the General Assembly was forced to flee Richmond for points west. During this brief period, Charlottesville served as the state capital. Chasing after the state government, British Colonel Banaste Tarleton’s raiding party rode into Charlottesville mere moments after Jefferson and most of the assemblymen had fled. One of those captured, however, was Daniel Boone. Albemarle prospered after the Revolution. James Monroe practiced law out of an office in Charlottesville in the late 1780s. Adjoining the town, the Rivanna River was dredged for commercial traffic by 1812. The Marquis de Lafayette visited in 1824, and the following

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year Charlottesville’s future growth was assured with the opening of the University of Virginia. In 1840, the James River & Kanawha Canal connected the area’s farmers to the rest of the world. Luckily, Charlottesville and Albemarle escaped the ravages of the Civil War. The city served as a Confederate General Hospital, however, and eventually treated over 20,000 wounded through the four years of war. The men of the region saw combat in several Confederate units including the 46th Virginia Infantry, the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, and the Albemarle Everett Artillery. The

19th Virginia Infantry—raised mostly in Charlottesville and Albemarle—suffered over 60 percent casualties in Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. In March of 1865, five weeks before Robert E. Lee’s surrender, Charlottesville was captured by a cavalry force under Philip Sheridan and George Armstrong Custer.   Charlottesville and Albemarle have grown considerably since their founding. Their beauty and charm, however, have been preserved, as well as the area’s numerous historic sites. Here the modern visitor can still find the warm southern hospitality for which Ole’ Virginia has always been renown. 

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Battlefields of Virginia Civil War

By: Carole A. Hollingsworth

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ore blood was shed on Virginia soil than in any other state during the Civil War. So, for Civil War buffs, Virginia, especially the area around Charlottesville, can be a wonderful tour of the country’s most tumultuous times. There are eleven battlefields near Charlottesville which were part of the Overland campaign.

The Civil War Begins

On December 20, 1860, only a month after President Lincoln was elected, South Carolina seceded from the union, and the remaining six southern states followed suit during the next few weeks. On February 18, 1861, the Confederate States of America was formed with Jefferson Davis, a Westpoint graduate and U.S. Army officer, as President. At 4:30am on April 12, 1861, Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard ‘s command fired on Fort Sumter, South Carolina with fifty cannons, thus beginning the Civil War. On April 15th, President Lincoln called for seventy-five thousand volunteers to suppress the rebellion. Robert E. Lee, son of a Revolutionary War hero and a twenty-five year distinguished veteran of the United States Army and former Superintendent of Westpoint, was offered command of the Union Army, but refused to accept the

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position. On April 20, 1861, Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army, explaining that he could not “raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, and my children.” Lee then left for Richmond, where he accepted command of the military and naval forces of Virginia. At Lee’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, Lee paced the floor continuously throughout the night. With hands held behind his back, he pondered the hell of war, fretting about his beloved Virginia and the whole country. Yet, on the first of June, 1861, Lee took command of the Confederate Army at Richmond.

Battle Of Stanardsville The Battle of Stanardsville was a minor skirmish that occurred between February 28 and March 2, 1864, just 13 months before Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered 70 miles away at Appomattox Court House. In an effort to divert some Confederate troops away from Richmond, Union cavalry under General George Custer launched raids into Central Virginia, destroying a bridge in northern Albemarle County before burning Confederate supplies in Stanardsville. The newly wed Custer returned from Michigan to lead the diversionary raid to Charlottesville setting out from Stevensburg in cold and wet weather. There were skirmishes at Stanardsville and

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a Photos provided by the Greene County Economic Development Authority

Burton’s Ford when Confederate Calvary under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, after riding all night through freezing rain, chased the Federals north across the Conway River into Madison.

The Skirmish at Rio Hill Confederate infantrymen under Captain R. Preston Chew and Captain M.N. Moorman were stationed in a camp near the Rivanna River at Carrsbrook when General Custer’s Union force looted the camp and set fire to it, capturing two Confederate soldiers. One of the Confederate artillery pieces exploded and believing that the explosion was actually rebel gunfire, Custer’s men fired back and then fled from the camp. The Confederate troops regrouped and chased Custer out of Albemarle. Custer and Philip Sheridan returned to Charlottesville in 1865 and occupied the town from March 3 to March 6, a month before the Confederacy surrendered. A display describing the battle is located at the Rio Hill Shopping Center, north of Charlottesville on Route 29. Every year, a two-day reenactment of the Stanardsville and Rio Hill Battles is held in Greene County. The reenactment is scheduled each year on the second-to-last weekend in September. For more information on the reenactment visit www.stanardsvillereenactment.com.

Virginia Civil War Sites You will not be able to visit all of Virginia’s Civil War battlefields during your tour. Several of the sites in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County have been lost to development, and others are endangered. The National Military Park includes part of Marye’s Heights, the sunken road and stone wall, Lee’s Hill, a five-mile narrow strip of Confederate earthworks, and the Chatham. The Civil War Preservation Trust also owns some of the land. However, most of the battlefields are not protected and are continually threatened by suburban sprawl. So continue to visit these sites, and you will help to keep our battlefields intact for future generations. For more information on civil war battlefield preservation, visit www.civilwar.org/preservation, or call 202-367-1861.

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Lifestyle Charlottesville

You Won’t Want to Leave By: Jay Crawford & Karen Kehoe

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harlottesville is a quaint town centered around an academic village, located in the rolling countryside of Central Virginia. With the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as a scenic backdrop, you’ll enjoy gorgeous mountain views and estate farmland on the outskirts of the city, as well as the fun and convenience of a city life full of shopping, nightlife, arts, culture, and state-of-the-art medical facilities nearby. The University of Virginia is a large part of the city, designed and founded by Thomas Jefferson -- whose home, Monticello, is located on a nearby mountaintop near James Monroe’s home, Ash Lawn-Highland. Families and businesses in Charlottesville enjoy its healthy economy, great schools, and tons of fun activities for the whole family! After a trip to Charlottesville, you’ll want to join the thousands of families and businesses that call this area home. Charlottesville and Albemarle County place a strong emphasis on education. Many local grade schools achieve high standardized test scores, and there are many area colleges, such as the University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community College, which provide top-notch educations to thousands of talented students. Charlottesville Today Charlottesville and Albemarle County are home to more than 130,000 residents, 19,000 students attending the University of Virginia, a thriving business community, and a vibrant arts community. People live in the area for the quality of life, the cultural opportunities provided by access to one of the nation’s top public universities, a dynamic entrepreneurial and business environment, and the proximity to the

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Blue Ridge Mountains. People visit for many of the same reasons, as well as to explore symbols of the nation’s cultural heritage. Visiting Charlottesville

One cannot visit Greater Charlottesville without being inundated with history. Albemarle County was home to the third Above: Founded in 1910, St. Anne’s-Belfield School is and fifth presidents of the Charlottesville’s oldest college preparatory school. Nestled on two United States, Thomas picturesque campuses, a short distance from the University of Virginia’s Rotunda, students enjoy many traditions as they pursue Jefferson and James their quest for academic excellence. Visitors are always welcome. Monroe. James Madison, the fourth president, was a resident of nearby education, and health services anchored Orange County. Thousands of visitors by the University of Virginia and each year come to this region to visit thriving tourism. With the diversity their respective homes, Monticello, and prosperity of local businesses, Ashlawn-Highland, and Montpelier. newcomers enjoy great employment History can be found by simply strolling opportunities throughout the area. along the grounds at the University of Virginia, or the streets and historic Downtown Mall of Charlottesville. The Court Square area features some of the oldest buildings in town, including the Albemarle County Courthouse, built in 1803 and still in use today. The Downtown Mall, a pedestrian mall, is home to over 150 shops, restaurants and galleries, and endless entertainment opportunities.

Virginia is known for its growing number of wineries and vineyards, and Greater Charlottesville is home to many of the most famous. The Monticello viticultural area is considered the “Wine Capital of Virginia,” and there are a number of wineries that are only a short, comfortable drive from Charlottesville. Most hold daily tours and tastings. Living in Charlottesville Greater Charlottesville enjoys a highly diversified economy comprised of a strong commercial and service sector,

Lured to the area because of its physical beauty, quality of life, and the resources of the University of Virginia, the influx of new and relocating technology companies has positively impacted the character of the area. A stroll through town gives visitors a glimpse at the growing affluence that is revitalizing the downtown area. Charlottesville is a town that easily lends itself to both new and old, young and young at heart. Many retirees have found Charlottesville and the rest of the region to be the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the splendors of life. In a short time here, you’ll experience some of what makes the Charlottesville region such a special place. Odds are you’ll end up planning a longer visit the next time you’re here – or maybe even plan to stay for good. You won’t want to leave, but you’re always welcome to come back.

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Atlantic Coast Athletic Clubs Fitness and Wellness Centers 500 Albemarle Sq., Charlottesville 434-978-3800 111 Monticello Ave., Charlottesville 434-984-3800 200 Four Seasons Dr., Charlottesville 434-978-PLAY (7529)

Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau 600 College Dr., Charlottesville 434-977-1783, 877-386-1102

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce cvillechamber.com OUR CHAMBER VISION: “ The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce will excel as Greater Charlottesville’s premier business and civic alliance, serving to strengthen the vitality of our Chamber member enterprises and the economic vitality of life of our communities.”

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

E. Market & 5th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-295-3141 www.cvillechamber.com Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville communities. Founded in 1913, today the Chamber has 1,200 member businesses and civic organizations. Chamber members employ more than 45,000 men and women in the Charlottesville region, representing an estimated total payroll of more that $1.3 billion a year. (pg. 15)

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Fifth & Market Streets Charlottesville, VA 22902 www.cvillechamber.com

...dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons Charlottesville 866-568-4553

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company

Charlottesville 434-978-2140 When you think of liquid refreshment – think of Pepsi – it’s the cola. Pepsi is the official soft drink of the University of Virginia and the new John Paul Jones Arena. Pepsi has it all. For a healthy lifestyle – drink Aquafina. Remember: Drink more water. (pg. 7)

St. Anne’s-Belfield School

2132 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville 434-296-5106 www.stab.org Small classes led by a talented faculty coupled with a diverse and nurturing environment characterize St. Anne’s-Belfield School, which offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum. A weekly chapel service, a full sports program, and fine and performing arts complement the academic experience. 840 students are enrolled in Pre-School – grade 12. Five-day and sevenday boarding options are also available for grades 9-12. Strong ESL program attracts students from all over the world. E-mail admission@stab.org for more information. (pg. 15)

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Charlottesville

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uring your stay, you are just minutes away from an incredible spa or salon treatment. From a mild pampering to a total relaxation retreat, you can find the services which suit you best in the Greater Charlottesville area. One of the newest spa experiences includes medi spas (medical spas), which allow the visitor to receive microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox and other services under the direction of a physician. Take a short vacation from your cares and worries with a customized massage. Look and feel your best with the skin treatment that is right for you. Stop by to get pampered with hair styling, makeup, waxing, and other options. Relaxing atmospheres with fine products await you at the many spas and salons in the region. A big trend in travel this year is to engage in spa services. Be a part of the trend and indulge yourself – mind, body, and soul.

Relax and enjoy!

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Alma & Mela Inc. Beauty Salon 112 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-5573

B Fabulous Salon & Day Spa 2106 Angus Rd., Charlottesville 434-293-6673

The Boar’s Head Spa 200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville 434-972-2253 www.boarsheadinn.com The Boar’s Head Spa is a luxurious destination for pure relaxation and serenity. Offering more than 30 spa treatments for both women and men— from therapeutic massages, refreshing facial cleansers and detoxifying body wraps to stress-relieving soaks and expert manicures and pedicures—the spa aims for total comfort.  The Boar’s Head Spa is open seven days a week by appointment only. (pg. 17)  

Bristles Hair Design & Day Spa 716 Rio Rd. W, Charlottesville 434-977-5480

Cityspa 216 Third St. NE, Charlottesville 434-984-5046

Daniela’s Day Spa

Neroli Spa & Apothocary

2216 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville 434-244-3500

2118 Barracks Rd., Charlottesville 434-984-3450

Escapes

Oasis Day Spa & Body Shop

303 Rio Rd. W, Charlottesville 434-973-9440

103 W. Water St., Charlottesville 434-244-9667

The Hair Studio

Perfection Skin Care

423 8th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-293-6775

2425 Holkham Dr., Charlottesville 434-977-8683

Innovations Salon

Reflections Salon, Inc.

608 Preston Avenue Charlottesville 434.979.5556 www.moxiehairlounge.com

103 14th St. N.W., Charlottesville 434-295-4247 www.aveda.com

223 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-971-7865

Moxie Hair & Body Lounge

855 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-1138

693 Berkmar Cir., Charlottesville 434-978-4755

Signature Medical Spa

Three Esthetics & Hair Care

608 Preston Ave., Charlottesville 434-979-5556 www.moxiehairlounge.com With verve and delight, Moxie brings out the best in you. From beautiful hair to gorgeous nails to rejuvenated skin to relaxed bodies...just come to the Lounge to get that special energy you deserve.  Thier experienced staff will help you get your own Moxie back! (pg. 17)

Shear Power

Style One Hair Designers & Bodyworks

3263 Proffit Rd., Charlottesville 434-923-4646

313 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville 434-923-0333

Simply Skin LLC

Vanity Salon

625 Berkmar Cir., Charlottesville 434-973-9575

1112 E. High St., Charlottesville 434-977-3332

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Area

Attractions

Photo by Peggy Harrison

Photo by Peggy Harrison

Left: The Virginia Discovery Museum is an exciting place for young children and their families to play and learn together. Above: The Glass Palette offers a unique creative experience where children and adults make their own glass art. Right: Public skating, drop-in hockey and freestyle sessions offer affordable fun for everyone at the Charlottesville Ice Park, located on the Downtown Mall.

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trip to the Charlottesville area presents plenty of ways for you to enjoy its many attractions. Beautiful vineyards dot the countryside and historical homes offer tours, special events, and educational programs will keep you busy year-round. Experience an elegant testament to Thomas Jefferson’s talent and creativity at Monticello. The majestic domed structure was the third president’s home and is now one of the most visited structures in Charlottesville. As the founder of University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson also added his architecture touch to the buildings on the Rotunda and Central Grounds. The stunning buildings and grounds offer countless photo opportunities. The Rotunda, an interpretation of the Pantheon in Rome, is one of Charlottesville’s most recognizable landmarks. For a glimpse into the life of another president visit Ash Lawn-Highland. As the restored home of James Monroe, Ash Lawn-Highland recreates the atmosphere of his day with a variety of educational programs.

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The Charlottesville area has tons of fun, family attractions. The Charlottesville Ice Park features year-round skating and ice hockey activities. Spend the afternoon at Carter Mountain Orchards picking your own apples & peaches to bring back home. The Virginia Discovery Museum showcases a variety of hands-on science, history, and art exhibits geared for the whole family. If taking in a game is on your agenda, University of Virginia boasts some of the best sports teams in Virginia. From football, baseball, and basketball to golf, swimming, and lacrosse, U.Va. always has a game on. Cultural attractions also abound. Museums, galleries, and performance arts venues provide the perfect complement to your stay. Ballets, symphonies, art exhibits, dramatic productions, and more provide for a well-rounded day. From history to art, sports events to symphonies, Charlottesville and the surrounding countryside have blossomed into an area of great culture and interest. So get out there and take advantage of everything the area has to offer.

Ash Lawn-Highland

1000 James Monroe Pkwy., Charlottesville 434-293-9539 www.ashlawnhighland.org Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, is a 535-acre estate with the atmosphere of a working plantation. Visitors enjoy the Monroes’ newly restored interiors, French and American furnishings, outbuildings, craft demonstrations, farm animals, and peacocks strolling in the boxwood gardens. Summer Music Festival. Open daily. (pg. 5)

Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trl., Charlottesville 434-977-1833 www.CarterMountainOrchard.com This unique mountaintop location, adjacent to Monticello and Michie Tavern, affords spectacular views of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pick Your Own apples and peaches (in season), visit their bakery for the famous Apple Cider Donuts and other sweet treats, and stop in the Country Store. Open seasonally JuneNovember. (pg. 19)

Charlottesville Ice Park

230 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-817-2400 www.icepark.com Charlottesville’s signature recreation venue

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is the Charlottesville Ice Park, a modern ice skating rink at the West End of the Downtown Mall. Public skating, drop-in hockey and freestyle sessions offer affordable fun for everyone. No matter the weather, it is always cool and comfortable inside. Call 434-817-1423 for the daily schedule.

(pg. 19)

The Glass Palette

Interactive Glass Art Studio 110 5th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-977-9009 www.theglasspalette.com Visit Virginia’s only “walk-in and createyour-own” glass art studio. The warm and welcome environment of the Glass Palette’s open studio encourages creative people of all ages. Come in and experience something new! Create your own glass art, sign up for a class, or browse our gift shop of handmade treasures. (pg. 19)

Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville 434-977-3042 www.jeffersonvineyards.com A warm, friendly welcome awaits guests at Mr. Jefferson’s original 1774 vineyard sites, located here at Jefferson Vineyards. Just one mile south of Monticello - 10 minutes from downtown – the scenic rolling hills and award-winning wines are pure Virginia. Wine tastings and winery tours offered 10am to 6pm daily. (pg. 19)

Michie Tavern ca. 1784

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville 434-977-1234 www.michietavern.com This Virginia Landmark has accommodated travelers for more than 200 years. Eighteenth century fare featuring fried chicken and other southern delicacies is offered daily. In addition to a hearty Midday buffet, lively interactive tours of the original tavern highlights colonial dancing. Three unique shops complete your 18th century experience. (pg. 5)

Monticello

Rt. 53; 2 miles Southeast of Charlottesville 434-984-9822 www.monticello.org Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, reflects the interests and personality of the nation’s third president. A visit to the mountaintop includes a guided tour of the main house, Jefferson’s “essay in architecture.” Open daily 8am-5pm, Mar.Oct.; 9am-4:30pm, Nov.-Feb. Closed Christmas. Free exhibit at the Monticello Visitors Center. (pg. 7)

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Book a private party with us! • Year Round Public Skating • • Adult Beginner Classes • • Birthday Parties • • Skating Classes • • Figure Skating • • Hockey •

434-817-2400 or www.icepark.com

Montpelier

11407 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station 540-672-2728 www.montpelier.org Home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, and his wife Dolley, beloved inspiration for the title “First Lady.” Architectural restoration is complete; furnishings phase has begun. The 2,650-acre plantation includes galleries, gift shop and café; hands-on activities; formal garden; archaeology sites and lab; forest trails; mountain vistas. Tours daily. Rt. 20 near Orange, 45 minutes from Charlottesville. 540-672-2728. (Back Cover)

Nelson County Tourism

8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston 434-263-7015, 800-282-8223 www.nelsoncounty.com (See their spread on pg. 54)

Orange County Tourism and Visitors Bureau 122 E. Main St., Orange 540-672-1653, 877-222-8072 www.visitorangevirginia.com (See their spread on pg. 56)

The Paramount Theater 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-979-1333 Box Office www.theparamount.net

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The University of Virginia

Today

By: Rick Britton

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oday, what began as Mr. Jefferson’s two-acre “academical village” is a large, vibrant campus sprawled across over 3,400 acres in Charlottesville. Taking into account its satellite campuses—such as the College at Wise, and the Northern Virginia Center at Falls Church—the University of Virginia utilizes over 550 buildings.

U.Va. President, John T. Casteen Photo by Jim Carpenter The “Rotunda” is one of the premier attractions at the University of Virginia. Modern architects consider the building one of the 10 most beautiful structures in the United States.

“Wide-ranging in its scholarship,” wrote historian Virginius Dabney, “and untrammeled in its search for truth,” the University of Virginia is also nationally ranked in several categories. In September of 2001, U.S News & World Report announced that it ranked the University of Virginia as 21st among the nation’s top twenty-five national universities, public and private. On the list of the country’s “public” institutions, U.Va. was ranked #2 in the country. Only two other public universities are in the top 25: the University of California-Berkeley at 20th and the University of Michigan, 25th. The University’s growth since its founding has been nothing short of phenomenal. In 1825 the University of Virginia offered courses in mathematics, ancient or classic languages, “modern” languages, medicine, and “natural philosophy,” the term used in those days for the sciences. Today, U.Va. has ten schools offering both undergraduate and graduate studies: the School of Architecture, the School of Arts and Sciences, the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Nursing. Additionally, graduate courses of study are available at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the Curry School of Education. The Curry School also hosts a 5-year dual degree program through which students receive both an undergraduate degree and their masters of education. From its original class of 40 young scholars, the University has grown into an institution with over 18,000 students. That number included 12,500 undergraduates, 4,000 graduate students, and 1,600 students pursuing degrees in law and medicine. That large student body, too, is quite diverse. Approximately one-fourth are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Fifty-four percent are women. The University of Virginia Library, too, has undergone many changes since 1825. From its original collection of some 6,000 volumes, the library has grown to contain 4.5 million titles. Many of those are now being offered electronically, as e-books. Thanks to the work of the Electronic Text (E-text) Center, over 50,000 of the University’s books are available free, over the Internet. Between August 8 and November 13, 2000 over 1,000,000 complete e-books were downloaded from the E-text Center Web site (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu) in over 100 different countries around the world. U.Va. library has gone global. “This institution has had a unique role in the shaping of the American republic and also of our system of education,” said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III during his May, 2000 “State of the University” speech. “We meet about 100 yards from the site where three presidents of the United States convened to lay the cornerstone for what was to be the great national university, the first one conceived as a public university ... We’ve expanded in all sort of ways.” Mr. Jefferson himself would certainly be proud.

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The University of Virginia

History

By: Rick Britton

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ust a mile west of downtown Charlottesville, the beautiful University of Virginia is truly a special gem among institutions of higher learning. The story of its founding is actually the story of the last years of public service performed by Albemarle County’s most venerated native son - Thomas Jefferson. He referred to the University, in fact, as the “hobby” of his old age. A powerful advocate of public education, Jefferson worked for many years toward establishing a university in the central part of the state. In 1814, the 70-year-old ex-President was appointed to the board to trustees of a small boys’ school known as Albemarle Academy. When he recommended two years later that it be expanded into an institution named Central College—the state General Assembly approved. Central College’s first Board of Visitors included two other Virginia presidents: James Madison and James Monroe. Thomas Jefferson, the school’s first rector, went to work on the huge project with a level of energy that belied his seventy-plus years. He performed all of the tasks of a chief executive officer, and then some. He purchased the land, surveyed it, and planned and designed the grounds and buildings. Jefferson also fashioned its curriculum and wrote, by hand, the list of 6,000 volumes that would comprise its first library. The cornerstone of the first building, Pavilion VII, was laid during a ceremony in 1817. Central College soon became “The University of Virginia” when the Virginia General Assembly granted its charter on Jan. 25th, 1819. The first “term” of 40 students arrived in March of 1825 and quickly realized that Jefferson had both founded an institution and created an incredibly beautiful legacy of classical architecture.

The stunning architecture of The University of Virginia attracts not only perspective students and faculty members, but also thousands of visitors a year. The campus is hailed for its prestigious education as well as its beautiful buildings and manicured grounds.

A walk around the original Grounds is a powerful reminder of times and students past. The institution’s epicenter—“the Lawn”—is an invitingly open two-acre quadrangle. Each of its longest sides is lined with five two-story “pavilions,” connected by one-story student rooms, fifty-four in all, behind rows of Tuscan columns, or “colonnades.” The pavilions held the original classrooms—on their first floors—and, upstairs, living quarters for the professors. The pavilion faces, or “facades,” were designed by Jefferson using different classical orders so that they could serve as models for architectural study. The visual affect is both stunning and soothing. Sitting on the Lawn’s northern edge is the awe-inspiring “Rotunda,” Jefferson’s one-quarter-scale tribute to the Roman Pantheon, the temple of all the gods. Modern architects consider the domed-building one of the 10 most beautiful structures in the United States. This magnificent “sphere within a cylinder” has hosted dinners and special ceremonies for numerous U.S. Presidents, as well as the Marquis de Lafayette, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Queen of England. Over the years some of the nation’s most famous, and infamous, individuals have studied and taught at Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.” Edgar Allan Poe strolled the colonnades in 1826. John Singleton Mosby—later known as “the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy”—was expelled in 1852 after a shooting incident. Walter Reed, who helped conquer yellow fever, graduated from U.Va. Medical School in 1869. The internationally recognized writer, Erskine Caldwell, studied at the University in the mid-1920s. During the 1956-57 school year, Nobel Prize-winner William Faulkner became the University’s first writer in residence. Other famed students include Massachusetts Democratic Ted Kennedy in 1959, and Katie Couric who graduated with a BA in English in 1979. Throughout its 175-year history, the University of Virginia has been diligently striving after the example set by its illustrious, knowledge-hungry founder. “Enlighten the people generally,” wrote Jefferson, “and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.”

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Charlottesville area

Golf

You don’t need a sweet golf swing or a low handiacp to apprecitate sensational golf at Birdwood golf course.Photo provided by Birdwood Golf Course.

Photo provided by Old Trail Golf Course

By Toby Beavers - Virginia Golf Property Realtor & Jerry Kamis

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- PGA Professional & Course Designer of Old Trail Golf Club

he golf courses of Charlottesville & Albemarle County lie in a remarkable synergy of ecology, aesthetics and recreational opportunities.

Central Virginia’s magnificent location contains six championship golf courses in addition to equestrian facilities, luxurious clubhouses, salons and spas, tennis courts, swimming, and mountain biking. And although away from the pace of city life, most of Charlottesville’s golf properties are just miles from fine arts, cultural events, prestigious vineyards, and gourmet dining. Birdwood Golf Course at the Boar’s Head Inn is owned by the University of Virginia. The facility underwent a million dollar renovation in 2005 to make the course what Coach Mike Moraghan believes to be one of the top 10 university golf courses in the nation and what Washington Golf Monthly considers one of the Mid-Atlantic’s top “must play” courses. Of the many courses in and surrounding Charlottesville, Meadowcreek Golf Course, located in Pen Park, is the only truly public golf course in city. This course serves as the location of many of the area’s events and is a beautiful part of Charlottesville’s strong parks and recreation program.

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The latest addition to the public access course is Old Trail Golf Club located just 15 miles west of Charlottesville. Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it was designed to conform to the natural features of the land. It was fashioned after early Scottish Clubs in which golf courses existed as public places with limited founding member privileges. Comprised of Zoysia fairways, Bent grass tees and greens, and stretching over 6,900 yards, this newcomer provides a challenge in addition to dramatic views. The private golf courses of Keswick Hall, Farmington Country Club, and Glenmore Country Club, while not open to the public, serve as testaments to Virginia’s tradition of fine social gathering and recreation. Nearby Wintergreen Resort boasts two exceptional and distinctly different golf experiences, 27 holes at Stoney Creek Golf Course in the valley and 18 holes at Devils Knob Golf Course on the mountain. As the largest, most experienced tournament facility in Central Virginia, it’s no wonder why Wintergreen was selected as one of the Top 50 Best Golf Resorts in the country by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. With the naturally hilly landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, golfing in and around Charlottesville in any of the four seasons provides a beautiful backdrop to a challenging game.

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Birdwood Golf Course at The Boar’s Head

410 Golf Course Dr., Charlottesville 434-972-GOLF (4653) www.boarsheadinn.com Birdwood Golf Course at The Boar’s Head is Charlottesville’s best-kept secret. Magnificently redesigned by Pete Dye and Associates, our exceptional course encompasses 500 acres of challenging terrain with scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The first nine holes of our Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary feature expansive fields of wildflowers and wide-open approaches to greens; the back nine meander along a wooded edge with stream-fed ponds.  No wonder Golf Digest rates Birdwood Golf Course at The Boar’s Head as one of the “Best Places to Play” with a 4 ½-Star Rating. (pg. 25)

The Highlands Golf Park

10421 Seminole Trl., Ruckersville 434-985-2765

The Hollows Golf Club

14501 Greenwood Church Rd., Montpelier 804-883-5381, 804-798-2949

Ivy Hill Golf Club

1148 Ivy Hill Dr., Forest 434-525-2680

Lake Monticello Golf Course 51 Bunker Blvd., Lake Monticello 434-589-3075

Meadowcreek Golf Course 1400 Pen Park Rd., Charlottesville 434-977-0615

Old Trail Golf Club

5494 Rea’s Creek Dr., Crozet 434-823-8101 www.oldtrailgolf.com Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 15 miles west of Charlottesville. An 18-hole, par 71 course, Old Trail is a true test for the best of players, but also pleasurable for all skill levels. Fashioned after the first Scottish clubs, this magnificent course offers public access as well as memberships. (pg. 25)

Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club 3391 Pack Saddle Trl., Keezletown 540-269-8188

Poplar Grove Golf Club 380 London Ln., Amherst 434-946-9933

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Creative

Dining

Rich warm atmosphere paired with masterful South African wines & surprisingly diverse cuisine make Shebeen a necessary destination. Experience South Africa in Downtown Charlottesville at Shebeen in the Vinegar Hill Shopping Center across from the Omni Charlottesville Hotel. For reservations call 434-296-3185. By: Theresa Curry 

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ood food is part of the cultural fabric of a place just as surely as its art and music. Sometime changes in the culture happen so subtly and slowly that people – even natives – fail to notice. They’ll say, “Oh, all Charlottesville’s restaurants feature traditional Virginia cooking,” and continue this belief even as the dining scene has completely transformed around them. That is what has happened in Charlottesville. In the last decade, changes in public taste have brought changes in dining choices. Some, like the fresh fish brought in daily or the influx of fine wines, are here because the number of people who demand them make delivery worthwhile for the distributors. The wonderful greens and herbs that appear on your table are often from local growers who have responded to the city’s developing interest in good and varied food. Around the city, you’ll see large-scale mushroom, trout, garlic and wine operations that are successful for the same reason.

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Charlottesville has welcomed the expansion of ethnic-inspired restaurants to host the multinational community drawn by the University. Professors and students of foreign cultures gather at restaurants that either remind them of home, or advance their understanding of the culture they’re studying. But perhaps the greatest impact from recent Asian, Mediterranean, and South American influences is on the innovative chefs in Charlottesville’s American restaurants, where Southern and European classics are transformed by ginger, basil, rosemary, wasabi, and lemongrass. There’s been an enormous change in the availability of good, fresh seafood, paralleling nationwide trends. You’ll find many restaurants, including the ethnic choices, which either specialize in or offer many selections from the sea, including sushi. People are always searching for the perfect delicatessen, and now visitors have several choices, as well as the chance to enjoy fresh bagels in every part of the city and its outskirts.

There has been tremendous response to the efforts of the artistic chefs who create Bistro-style food. Diners flock to the Downtown Mall, “The Corner,” and all of Main Street in between to sample fresh flavors, inspired presentations and cozy settings. That doesn’t mean that the city’s “special occasion” restaurants are lagging behind. Some of the best chefs are installed in the kitchens of Charlottesville’s hotels and bed and breakfast inns. Many of the smaller inns do serve dinner by reservation, so be sure to ask. Finally, you may want to contemplate the importance of good meals in good company as you dine in the shadow of Monticello, where Thomas Jefferson served as both menu planner and wine negotiant. The historic structures, graceful architecture, and rolling hillsides here make the view from the windows as satisfying as the food on the table. But don’t overlook Charlottesville’s quirks: the city is also famous for having world-class dining rooms tucked into suburban shopping malls, motels and gas stations as well. Enjoy your search, and bon appetit!

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Above: Established in 1965 as Charlottesville’s premier steakhouse. Dinner at “the Barn” has become as central to the Charlottesville experience as tailgating at Scott Stadium before the big game. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks among the fires of our open charcoal hearth, Award Winning Roast Prime Rib, fresh seafood, exceptional wine & much more. Discover what has made the Aberdeen Barn a local favorite for more than 40 years! Below Left: Tim Gearhart was trained in pastry at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and has cobbled together a culinary career that has taken him from the Gulf War in Kuwait to a dude ranch in Wyoming to a castle in southern England with stops in fine-dining restaurants along the way. Tim started Gearharts in 2001 and lives with his family in Waynesboro, Virginia. Below Right: Located in the heart of Charlottesville’s Downtown district, Hamiltons’ is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner.

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Aqui Des Mexico

221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 12, Charlottesville 434-295-4748

Atomic Burrito

109 2nd St., Charlottesville 434-984-2264

August Moon

1250 Emmet St. N, Charlottesville 434-984-1888

Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches

512 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-984-1862 1750 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville 434-974-7616

Baja Bean Co.

Experience South African Cuisine.

247 Ridge-McIntire Rd • Charlottesville, VA

434.296.3185

Open 7 days a week – Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily from 11am Late Night Pub • Convenient & Free Parking www.shebeen.com

Aberdeen Barn

2018 Holiday Dr., Charlottesville 434-296-4630 www.aberdeenbarn.com A tradition in Charlottesville since 1965. This award-winning steakhouse is the place to go when craving roast prime ribs of beef, succulent seafood, or the distinct flavor of Angus steak cooked to perfection over an open-hearth live charcoal grill. Enjoy nightly entertainment at the Piano Bar. Banquet accommodations available. Open daily from 5pm. (pg. 29, 36)

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1327 W. Main St., Charlottesville (patio) 434-293-4507 2291 Seminole Ln., Charlottesville 434-975-1070 9 W. Beverley St., Staunton 540-885-9988 1520 W. Main St., Richmond (patio) 804-257-5445 www.bajabean.com California Fresh-Mex in a fun atmosphere with unique house specialties like Baja Fish Tacos, Enchiladas Popeye, and the Combo Caliente. If you’re old school, Baja does tasty burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Baja is always family friendly and features creative vegetarian options and is a great place to go for sipping on fresh fruit margaritas. (pg. 34)

Bamboo House

4831 Seminole Trl., Charlottesville 434-973-9211

Bang!

213 2nd St. SW, Charlottesville 434-984-2264

Ambrosia Bakery and Deli

Bashir’s Taverna

2192 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford 434-361-0661

507 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-923-0927

Amigos

Basil Mediterranean Bistro

1863 Seminole Trl., Charlottesville 434-973-9301 1145 5th St. SW, Charlottesville 434-984-5773

109 14th St. NW, Charlottesville 434-977-5700 (See their ad on pg. 69)

Anna’s Pizza #5

5102 S. Seminole Trl., Madison 540-948-6505

115 Maury Ave., Charlottesville 434-295-7500

Bavarian Chef

Big Al’s Restaurant & Saloon 1522 E. High St., Charlottesville 434-977-5272

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Big Jim’s Bar-B-Que

2104 Angus Rd., Charlottesville 434-296-8283

Belmont Bar-B-Que

816 Hinton Ave., Charlottesville 434-979-RIBS (7427)

The Biltmore

16 Elliewood Ave., Charlottesville 434-202-1498 www.virginianrestaurant.com A UVA legend featuring the largest outdoor patio space in Charlottesville, the Biltmore is still the place to be on the Corner! Enjoy delicious salads and sandwiches, not to mention the famous Thumbs and Toes! A variety of outdoor dining, social, and gaming areas plus an indoor tiki bar for those rainy days! Another legend joins the Virginian Restaurant Company’s line-up! (pg. 9)

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Bizou

119 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-1818

The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery

313 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville 434-295-9700 At Bluegrass Grill & Bakery you can expect some of the best food this side of the Mississippi. With bread, biscuits and sweets baked on site, and meals cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients, you are sure to have a memorable dining experience. Breakfast and lunch are served all day, with a menu that includes delicious omelets, homefries, potato dishes, soups, salads, and sandwiches. (pg. 33)

Blue Moon Diner

512 West Main St., Charlottesville 434-980-6666

Blue Ridge Café

8315 Seminole Trl., Ruckersville 434-985-3633

Bodo’s Bagels

2018 Holiday Drive, Charlottesville

434-296-4630 Serving the finest Roast Prime Rib, Steaks cooked over a live charcoal hearth & a wide variety of Seafood. Extensive Wine & Martini List Open daily from 5pm Enjoy nightly entertainment at the Piano Bar.

1418 N. Emmet St., Charlottesville 34-977-9598 505 Preston Ave., Charlottesville 434-293-5224 1609 University Ave., Charlottesville 434-293-6021

Bohème

609 E. Market St., Charlottesville 434-244-0606

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The Brick Oven

Rio Hill Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-978-7898

BRIX Marketplace

1330 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville 434-295-7000 594 Pantops Ctr., Charlottesville 434-295-0770

Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill 20 Elliewood Ave., Charlottesville 434-971-9181

Buffalo Wild Wings

1935 Arlington Blvd., Charlottesville 434-977-1882

C & O Restaurant

515 E. Water St., Charlottesville 434-971-7044

CafĂŠ Europa

1331 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-4040

Cassis

210 W. Water St., Charlottesville 434-979-0188

Chaps Ice Cream WINE TASTINGS

COPPER TOPPED BAR

FANTASTIC ITALIAN CUISINE

223 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-4139

Clifton

1296 Clifton Inn Dr., Charlottesville 434-971-1800

La Cocina del Sol

2005 Commonwealth Dr., Charlottesville 434-872-0270 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet 434-823-5469

College Inn Restaurant

1511 University Ave., Charlottesville 434-977-2710 (See their ad on pg. 69)

The Continental Divide LIVE MUSIC

BLOODY MARY BAR

811 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-984-0143

The Copper Mine Restaurant & Lounge Wintergreen Resort Rt. 664, Wintergreen 434-325-8090

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Court Square Tavern

500 Court Sq., Charlottesville 434-296-6111

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Coupe Deville’s

9 Elliewood Ave., Charlottesville 434-977-3966

Fine Virginian Cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients

Crozet Pizza

5794 Three Notched Rd., Crozet 434-823-2132

Daihachi

612 Albermarle Sq., Charlottesville 434-975-0198

The Downtown Grille

201 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-817-7080 Located on the historic Downtown Mall, The Downtown Grille serves the finest Midwestern corn-fed beef, fresh seafood, and live Maine lobster. Our extensive wine list has been honored by The Wine Spectator. Spectacular architecture and warm staff provide a friendly atmosphere and a fantastic dining experience. (pg. 34)

A True Taste of Charlottesville 434-979-7957 817 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903

Downtown Thai

111 W. Water St., Charlottesville 434-245-9300

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie

3586 Monacan Trl., North Garden 434-245-0000

Located on Historic W. Main St.

Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:00 - 2:30 Dinner: Wed-Sat 5:30 - 9:30 Seasonal Sunday Brunch: 11:30 - 2:30 letoilerestaurant.com reservations accepted

Duner’s

Rt. 250, Charlottesville 434-293-8352

Emmet’s

1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville 434-977-0803

Enoteca Italian Wine & Panini Bar

401 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-974-9463

Eppies’s

412 E. Main St. Charlottesville 434-963-9900

Expresso Italian Villa

129 N. Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-296-9977

Fat Daddy’s

200 Albemarle Sq., Charlottesville 434-974-6542

Feast!

416 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-244-7800

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Fellini’s #9

200 W. Market St., Charlottesville 434-979-4279 Located in an historic building, Fellini’s #9 offers Italian fare, a fireplace and live music in an atmosphere of casual elegance - all at a great value, one block from the Downtown Mall. Reservations recommended. Open 7 days for dinner at 5pm, Lunch Menu: 11am-2pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm and a Late Night Menu from 10pm-12am.  We also have a private area for small parties of up to 25 people! (pg. 30)

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Barracks Road Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-975-4897 Downtown Mall, Charlottesville 434-293-2847 Hollymead Town Ctr., Charlottesville 434-963-4897

Flaming Wok Restaurant One of the oldest establishments on the Historical Downtown Mall, Miller’s features American cuisine, entertainment, spacious outdoor seating, 2nd floor non smoking, and billiards upstairs after 6 p.m.

109 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall

434-971-8511 | www.millersdowntown.org INTERNATIONAL CUISINE POOL TABLES NIGHTLIFE Open for Lunch Mon-Sat & Sunday Brunch Open Nights until 2 am 7 Days a Week Located on Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall

(434) 293-9526

303 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 downtown’s only dance club state of the art lights and sound national and regional DJ’s

1305 Seminole Trl., Charlottesville 434-974-6555

Guadalajara

805 E. Market St., Charlottesville 434-977-2676 2206 Fontaine Ave., Charlottesville 434-979-2424 395 Greenbrier Dr., Charlottesville 434-978-4313

Hamiltons’ at First & Main

101 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-6649 www.hamiltonsrestaurant.com This very popular fine dining restaurant on the historic Downtown Mall serves exquisite New American cuisine while maintaining simple and comfortable elegance. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Sat. 11:30am-3pm. Dinner 5:30pm-10pm. Patio dining seasonally. (pg. 1, 37)

HotCakes Gourmet

Barracks Road Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-295-6037 www.hotcakes.biz HotCakes is Charlottesville’s premier gourmet café, bakery, and gourmet-togo. Choose from sandwiches and salads or 40+ gourmet selections in our savory and bakery cases, all made fresh daily. Always great choices for vegetarians and special occasions. Located near UVA and downtown with free hi-speed wifi. Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm with brunch from 10am-2pm. (pg. 31)

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L’étoile

817 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-979-7957 letoilerestaurant.com L’étoile Restaurant has been owned and operated by Mark and Vickie Gresge since August 1993. L’étoile offers a bistro style lunch from 11:00am-2:30pm TuesdayFriday, and offers French-Virginian style fine-dining from 5:30pm-9:30pm Wednesday-Saturday. Sample a taste of Charlottesville in Chef Mark Gresge’s French-inspired cuisine prepared from fresh, local ingredients. Exceptional wines and homemade desserts. Reservations suggested. Seasonal Sunday Brunch served from 11:30am-2:30pm. (pg. 31)

Rhett s RIVER GRILL & RAW BAR

Michael’s Bistro & Tap House 1427 University Ave., Charlottesville 434-977-3697 www.michaelsbistro.com (See their ad on pg. 49)

Michie Tavern

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville 434-977-1234

Miller’s

109 W. Main St., Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall 434-971-8511 www.millersdowntown.org As one of the oldest establishments on the Historic Downtown Mall, Miller’s features American-Creole Cuisine, live music seven nights a week, with no cover charge, spacious outdoor patio, non-smoking second floor, and billiards after 6pm on the 3rd floor. (pg. 32)

The Old Mill Room at The Boar’s Head

200 Edman Dr., Charlottesville 434-972-2230 www.boarsheadinn.com Virginia’s best. From garden to table with Chef Terry’s culinary team, savor classic American cuisine with our sustainable food movement:  heirloom vegetables, wild game, Chesapeake Bay seafood expertly paired with wines from Virginia and around the globe. Add a comfortable and elegant setting and discover why the Old Mill Room has captured the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award for over 22 consecutive years. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. (pg. 42)

Outback Steakhouse

355 Albemarle Sq., Charlottesville 434-975-4329

Lunch - Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm Dinner - Mon-Thur 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm & Sun 5pm-9pm Sunday Brunch - 10am-2pm

434-974-7818

www.RhettsRiverGrill.com | 2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100 | Charlottesville, VA 22901

Located on the Downtown Mall 201 E. Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-977-4944 www.zocalo-restaurant.com Serving Dinner Tues.-Sun. from 5:30pm, Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm Open Tues.-Sun. 5:30pm-2am

The

Bluegrass Grill & Bakery

Home Cooked Breakfast & Lunch Everything Made To Order Breakfast Served All Day Tues-Sat 7am - 2:00pm Sun 8:30 - 2:30pm 295-9700 313 2nd St. S.E. next to Water St. Garage (Parking validated) Landmarks of Charlottesville, Albemarle County

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201 W. Main St., 434-817-7080 Located on Historic Downtown Mall. Serving the finest mid-western corn fed beef, fresh seafood, and live Maine lobster. Extensive wine list honored by The Wine Spectator in addition to a martini list. A fantastic dining experience. Spectacular architecture and warm staff provide a friendly atmosphere.

Featuring California Style Fresh-Mex Since 1989 Two Charlottesville Locations 1327 W. Main St. 434.293.4507 2291 Seminole Ln. 434.975.1070

Palladio Restaurant

at Barboursville Vineyards 540-832-7848 www.palladiorestaurant.com “One of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the United States,” Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards brings the elegance of Northern Italian culture to life, with seasonally changing menus based on the finest and freshest regional ingredients. Reservations required for dinner Fri. & Sat., strongly recommended for lunch Wed.-Sun. (pg. 85)

The Pointe OMNI Charlottesville Hotel

235 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-817-6767 www.omnihotels.com The Pointe at the Omni Charlottesville provides all day dining from award-winning Omni chefs. Daily breakfast buffet or weekday lunch buffet with specials are available. The Pointe Patio offers seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. (pg. 9)

Rapture

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Rapture offers international dining and downtown’s most bustling nightlife in a swank atmosphere. In addition to the bar and dining room, Rapture features 6 Brunswick pool tables and Downtown’s only dance floor! Located on the historic Downtown Mall. Open until 2am every night, serving Lunch Mon.-Sat., and Sunday Brunch. (pg. 45)

Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar

2335 Seminole Trl., Charlottesville 434-974-7818 www.RhettsRiverGrill.com True to its Southern heritage, Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar offers a pleasant, inviting atmosphere perfect for casual dining with family and friends. The menu ranges from steak, chicken, pork, pasta, sandwiches and salads to its fresh seafood specialties of oysters, shrimp and mussels. Stop by soon! Rhett’s is open 7 days a week featuring one of the area’s most popular Sunday Brunches. (pg. 47)

including chicken and seared tuna with Asian vegetables. Live Jazz on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Located one block west of the Downtown Mall. Open Mon.Sat. 4:30pm-2am. (pg. 49)

Sticks Kebob Shop

1820 Abbey Rd. Charlottesville 434-295-5212 917 Preston Ave., Charlottesville 434-295-5262 www.stickskebobshop.com Sticks Kebob Shop is a counter service restaurant that specializes in Mediterraneanstyle Sandwiches, Salads, and Platters featuring a tempting selection of flamegrilled kebobs and falafel, freshly prepared vegetarian side dishes, homemade sauces and freshly-squeezed Limeade. Whether dining in thier comfortable restaurants, picking up family dinner, or catering an office function, Sticks provides a quick, easy, healthful alternative to fast food. Sticks is Charlottesville’s favorite place for healthy food made fast. 2 locations to serve you. (pg. 1, 55)

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Wintergreen Resort Rt. 664, Wintergreen 434-325-8110

Take It Away Sandwich Shop

115 Elliewood Ave., Charlottesville 434-295-1899

Tastings of Charlottesville 502 E. Market St., Charlottesville 434-293-3663

The Shebeen

TEN

247 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Charlottesville 434-296-3185 www.shebeen.com The Shebeen, styled after the Cape wineries, offers unique food in an engaging setting. Presented with peerless South African hospitality, the menu reflects the multiculturalism of the Southern African palate. From spicy African Peri-Peri sauce and Dutch farmer’s Boer sausage to pubstyle fish ‘n chips, you will explore a cuisine of surprising diversity. Come in for lunch or dinner, or simply meet your mates in the pub for a pint. Cheers! (pg. 40, 54)

120-B E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-6691 www.ten-sushi.com Ten is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and sushi bar that combines traditional Japanese cuisine with modern presentation. Superior ingredients serve as inspiration for dishes that please both the palate and the eye. The menu features incredibly fresh sushi along with a variety of vegetarian and non-seafood dishes. The bar menu boasts an extensive list of Sake, exceptional wines, and specialty cocktails. Open for dinner Mon.Sat. 6pm-11pm. (pg. 2)

South Street Brewery

THAI 99 Restaurant

106 South St., Charlottesville 434-293-6550 Home of the World Beer Cup Gold medalist JP Ale as well as other in house brewed beers. Rocking eclectic cuisine

915 Gardens Blvd., Charlottesville 434-964-1212 2210 Fontaine Ave., Charlottesville 434-977-8424

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menu guide

36 Aberdeen Barn 37 Hamiltons’ 38 The Shebeen 39 Sticks

All menu items and prices subject to change.

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2018 Holiday Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901 434-296-4630 www.aberdeenbarn.com

Hours: Serving Dinner Daily 5pm – 10pm Major Credit Cards Accepted Reservations Recommended

Specialties Serving the finest Roast Prime Rib, Steaks cooked over a live charcoal hearth & a wide variety of Seafood Extensive Wine & Martini List

Appetizers

Chef’s Specialties

Butter Barbeque Shrimp 9.95 Oysters Rockefeller 9.95 Maryland Style Crab Cake 9.95 Crock of French Onion Soup 4.95 Lobster Bisque 4.95 Oysters on a Half Shell (seasonal) 7.95 Baked Clams Casino 8.95 Fresh Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail 9.95 Escargots Bourguignonne 8.95 Fried Lobster Tail 15.95 Caesar Salad 4.95

ROAST PRIME RIB OF BEEF Regular Cut 26.95 Extra Thick Cut 29.95 Garnished with Freshly Grated Horseradish House Specialty

Our Steaks are at their best when served rare to medium. Excessive broiling removes flavor and tenderness. We will do it for you, if you insist, but it breaks our heart.

BONELESS NEW YORK SIRLOIN STRIP 26.95 HEAVY CUT BONE-IN ANGUS SIRLOIN 37.95 The King of All Steaks EXTRA THICK CUT DELMONICO 33.95 From the Heart of the Prime Rib

From the Bay and Sea FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP 23.95 From the Gulf of Mexico. Lightly Breaded and Fried to a Golden Brown. Served with Cocktail Sauce BROILED AUSTRALIAN LOBSTER TAIL 46.95 Tender Broiled and Served with Pure Creamery Butter BROILED SEA SCALLOPS 25.95 Large Scallops broiled in Garlic Butter, White Wine and Sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese

THE BARN SPECIAL 21.95 A Boneless Cut of Sirloin

MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKES 26.95 Made with the Finest Lump Backfin Crabmeat and Our Own Special Recipe

CHARCOAL BROILED PETITE TENDERLOIN 26.95 A Priceless Cut

BROILED SHRIMP SCAMPI 23.95 Large Shrimp broiled in Garlic Butter, White Wine and Parsley

CHARCOAL BROILED FILET MIGNON 33.95 A Very, Very Tender Heart of Beef

FRIED FILET OF SKINLESS FLOUNDER 18.95 Seasoned and Heand Breaded

THE PORTERHOUSE 39.95 Over A Pound and A Quarter

FRESH SWORDFISH STEAK 24.95 Grilled over Live Charcoal with a touch of Herb Butter

SURF AND TURF 45.95 Your Choice of A Petite Filet Mignon or Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Australian Lobster Tail

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GRILLED BREAST OF CHICKEN 18.95 Boneless Breast of Chicken Marinated and Charcoal Grilled

Steaks

SCALLOPS AND TENDERLOIN 36.95 A Petite Filet Mignon and Large Scallops Brioled in Herb Butter and Sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese

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CHARCOAL BROILED LAMB CHOPS 26.95 Extra Select Rib Chops, Hand Cut From the Rack of Lamb

All Entrees are Served With Our Special Mixed Green Salad or Hearts of Lettuce with our House Dressing, Your Choice of Baked Idaho, French Fries, the Barn Potatoes or Fresh Vegetable, Bread and Plenty of Butter.

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Sample Lunch Menu Appetizers

Sample Dinner Menu Appetizers

Vegetarian Soup of the day Cup 1.95 Bowl 3.95 Such as spring asparagus & tarragon soup.

Calamari on Curried Slaw 7.95 with spicy Harissa dipping sauce and watercress

Side Salad of Mixed Greens 2.50

Prince Edward Isle Mussels 8.50 steamed in coconut broth with ginger and cilantro

Entrees Jumbo Lump Crab Cake 12.95 on jasmine rice with a bean and wilted spinach vinaigrette salad, lemon creme fraiche and a smoky La Chinata oil

Parmesan Crusted Scallops 8.95 with a tropical fruit salsa and pistachio oil Duck Confit 8.95 in a roasted red pepper and sweet corn crepe with black bean puree and salsa verde

Pork Tenderloin “Weiner Schnitzel” Sandwich......................................... 8.75 on a housemade bun with mushroom duxelle, lemon chive aiolo and marinated tomatoes

Roasted Poblano Chile 8.95 stuffed with local zucchini, summer squash, corn and shiitakes with melted manchego, crab salad and salsa fresca

101 W. Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.295.6649 www.hamiltonsrestaurant.com

Salad of Mixed Greens 8.95 with cornmeal crusted goat cheese, toasted pinenuts, dried tomatoes and ancho chili vinaigrette

Vegetarian Terrine 6.95 layered roasted red pepper, sherried portabellas, baby spinach with an asparagus and leek vinaigrette and walnut oil

Hours

Composed Salad of Crispy Oysters, Prosciutto, and Avocado 10.95 with watercress greens and a lemoncaper dressing

Entrees

Spicy Thai Curry Jasmine Rice Stirfry 9.95 with pork tenderloin, shrimp, Napa cabbage, shiitake mushrooms and red peppers - topped with cucumber noodles and roasted peanuts Vegetarian Special of the Day 8.95 Fish of The Day 12.95 such as pan roasted snapper & halibut wrapped in applewood smoked bacon served over herb roasted organic potatoes with a Flageolet succotash. Mona Lisa Spaghetti 9.95 with garlic and lemon herb marinated salmon tossed with cherry tomatoes, sautéed broccoli rabe, kalamata olives and toasted pumpkin seeds Chipolte Rubbed Organic New York Strip Steak 12.95 over garlic mashed potatoes and a dijon mustard bourbon sauce served with sautéed swiss chard, herbed onion rings, and a roasted portabella and bell pepper salad

Pan Roasted Jumbo Lump Crabcakes 26.95 on jasmine rice with a Napa cabbage and shiitake springroll, spicy asian mustard and sweet and sour dipping sauce Local Organic Bison Hanging Tenderloin 25.95 with a sour cherry demi-glace, organic swiss chard, and crispy leeks Sashimi Tuna Seared Rare 24.95 with caponata, organic Lacinato kale, san Marzano tomatoes, orzo pasta and pignoli Polyface Farm Pork Chop 24.95 with Madiera sautéed morel mushrooms, organic roasted yukon gold potatoes and grilled asparagus

Mon - Sat Lunch 11:30am - 3pm Dinner 5:30pm - 10:00pm Major Credit Cards Accepted Reservations Recommended Business Casual Dress Seasonal Patio Seating Smoke Free Environment

Specialties Contemporary American Cuisine Award Wining Wine List

Pan Roasted Naturally Raised Chicken Breast 22.95 over porcini risotto with sautéed zucchini and yellow squash and a tarragon pan jus Seared Rack of Lamb 27.95 on organic Anson Mills white polenta with smoked mozzarella, confit tomatoes, baby arugula and red wine reduction Prime Beef Tenderloin 31.95 on garlic whipped potatoes with baby spinach and a blue cheese butter and crispy beets

Sample Dessert Menu Chocolate Many Ways 7.95 Trio of Fruit Sorbets 6.95 in a brandysnap cup Meyer’s Dark Rum Creme Brulee 6.95

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Sample Dinner Menu Appetizers

Traditional

Pita Chips & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Pub-made chips served with Moroccan-style roasted red pepper infused hummus. A perfect choice for the herbivore or vegan.

Fish & Chips Golden battered cod. Served the traditional way in a newsprint cone (don’t worry, we line the cone with crisp new wax paper) with chips (french fries), tartar and a lemon wedge.

Zambezi Satay A family friend’s take on the traditional Malaysian dish. Skewered filet of chicken seasoned with ground peanuts and ginger, grilled and served with mango chutney and peanut sauce.

247 Ridge-McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 434-296-3185 www.shebeen.com

Hours Open Daily from 11am

Major Credit Cards Accepted Seasonal Outdoor Dining Convenient Free Parking Children’s Menu

Cape Mussels As a boy, I recall scraping mussels off the rocks at Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, S.A. This is how we prepare them: shallots, white wine, parsley & cream. Served with pub-made bread. Simple but heavenly. Camps Bay Calamari Squid Pro Quo! Spicy chili-garlic marinated calamari in a tempura battter, fried and served with our signature Caesar dressing on the side. Stellenbosch Sampler Peri-Peri wings (4), Samosas (2), Zambezi Satay (2), and Pampoen-Koekies (2) as a meal or to share. Served with bleu cheese, mango chutney and peanut sauce. Soups & Salads

Specialties South African Cuisine

Cape Malay Curry Corn Chowder Creamy curry and coconut milk soup with sweet corn and potato. Joie de Vivre Salad Mesclun greens, pecans, chevre, red onion, red and yellow peppers, sultanas & grape tomatoes. From the Braai Served with your choice of two sides. Peri-Peri Shrimp Skewers Nine large grilled shrimp marinated in spicy peri-peri, garlic and oil. Skewered on bamboo and served with mango chutney & lemon. Thelma-Jean’s Frenched Rack of Lamb A tribute to one of my favorite dishes and people in the world. If you knew her, you would understand just how fantastic this dish has to be to get her name. Marinated in herb de provence, grilled & accompanied by miint jelly. Chicken Stinger Juicy Chicken breast in either a spicy chili baste or herb marinade, grilled and served on panella bread with lettuce, tomato, Caesar dressing, and a dill pickle spear.

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Shepherd’s Pie So many people these days make their shepherd’s pie with beef, but we know that shepherd’s don’t herd cows! Traditionally seasoned ground lamb topped with our signature mash and baked golden brown. Served with pub vegetables and gravy. Sosatie A delightful dish of cubed leg of lamb, skewered on bamboo and marinated for at least twenty-four hours in mango chutney, tamarind & tumeric, grilled and served with green lentils, yellow rice, mango chutney and a cucumber-mint yogurt. Durban Spiced Chicken Chicken breasts skewered on sugar cane, spiced with cardamom, coriander & cumin. Served with mealie pap (South african grits), voodoo sauce (very spicy!) & mango chutney. Lamb Curry Potjie Boneless lamb, carrots, potatoes, green beans, shredded cabbage & eggplant simmered with aromatic herbs in a three-legged pot bellied cast iron pot. Served with pub vegetables, saffron rice, cucumber-mint-yogurt and Jamie’s monkey bread – a sweet south of the equator corn muffin. Vegetarian Entrées West African Ground Nut Stew This African version of ratatouille is spiced with coriander, ginger and crushed ground peanuts. A hearty vegetable stew served over basmati rice. Sadza Cakes Rich Parmesan polenta cakes topped with eggplant, spinach, sugar snaps, shiitake and portabella mushrooms with lemongrass buerre blanc. Pudding Mango Pie Rich creamy mango mousse in a Scottish shortbread crumb crust. Chocolate Ganache Samoas Decadent chocolate ganache in a pastry jacket dusted in powdered sugar and served with a warm raspberry compote. Koek Sisters & Ice Cream Plaited dough deep-fried, dipped in simple syrup and topped with vanilla ice cream.

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Sample Menu Sandwich *Choice of Kebob *Choice of Homemade Sauce *Wrapped in Grilled Flatbread *Fresh Lettuce and Tomato Salad *Choice of Kebob *A Bed of Crisp Romaine Lettuce With Cucumbers, Tomato, and Carrot Topped with Grilled Onions and Pita Croutons Sesame-Lemon Vinagrette on the side Platter *Choice of Kebob *Choice of Homemade Sauce *Choice of Homemade Side dish *Herbed Basmati Rice and Grilled Flatbread Side Sampler * Choice of 4 Homemade Sides * Herbed Basmati Rice and Grilled Flatbread Kebobs Chicken Breast with fresh Herbs Sandwich 6.49 Salad 7.25 Platter 7.99

Crispy Falafel Spiced Chick Pea, cracked Wheat and Pine-nut fritters Sandwich 5.99 Salad 6.75 Platter 7.49 Sides Hummus Delicious puree’ of Chick Peas, Olive Oil, Lemon, Garlic and Sesame Small 1.99 Large 3.69 Add Pita Chips 1.00 Roasted Eggplant Salad With onions, lemon and fresh mint Small 1.99 Large 3.69 Add Pita Chips 1.00 Sesame Beans Green Beans with toasted Sesame Seeds, Lemon, Garlic and Spices Small 1.99 Large 3.69 Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad With Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, and Oregano Small 1.79 Large 3.49

Chili spiked Beef Sandwich 6.49 Salad 7.25 Platter 7.99

Marinated Grilled Veggies Squashes, Peppers, Onions and Eggplant grilled with Olive Oil and fresh Basil Small 1.79 Large 3.49

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Sandwich 7.49 Salad 8.25 Platter 8.99

Tabouleh Cracked Wheat, Parsley and Cucumber salad Small 1.79 Large 3.49

Rosemary rubbed Leg of Lamb Sandwich 7.49 Salad 8.25 Platter 8.99

French Fries 1.99 Onion Rings 2.49 Pita Chips or Grilled Flatbread 1.00

Pork Loin with African Spices Sandwich 6.49 Salad 7.25 Platter 7.99 Homemade Kibbeh Grilled patties of Middle Eastern style Sausage with Pine-nuts and fresh Herbs Sandwich 6.49 Salad 7.25 Platter 7.99 Mixed Garden Vegetables with Basil Oil Sandwich 5.99 Salad 6.75 Platter 7.49

1820 Abbey Road 434/295-5212 917 Preston Avenue 434/295-5262 www.stickskebobshop.com

Hours Mon - Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: 12-8pm Major Credit Cards Accepted Convenient Free Parking Children’s Menu Seasonal Outdoor Patio Seating

Specialties Mediterranean Cuisine High Velocity Healthy Food Flame Grilled Kebobs Fresh Vegetarian Side Dishes Homemade Sauces

Homemade Sauces: Cucumber Yogurt Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sesame Lemon Vinaigrette Creamy Cilantro Lime Additions: Feta Cheese Cured Olives Grilled Onions 2 Oz. of any side dish 75 cents each Combo Add any Kabob skewer to a Sandwich, Salad or Platter 3.50

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Savvy

Shopping

Above: SIGNET Gallery carries the work of top artists and designers: HIDALGO, GURHAN, PHILIP STEIN, SIMON PEARCE, ANNE MARIE MURRAY, and DAVID YURMAN, who designed the sterling, 14k, citrine and iolite bracelet pictured.

By Robert Mincer Owner of Mincer’s Clothing Store

T

he beautiful setting of Jefferson’s Academical Village and the historical ambience of the restored downtown allows Charlottesville shopping to boast top antiquaries, clothing shops, gift makers, fine souvenirs, and outdoor activity necessities. The historic Downtown Mall is a brick-paved street open to pedestrian traffic only. Lined with trees, fine restaurants, and shops, the Downtown Mall is an excellent area to enjoy a nice afternoon of window-shopping or café dining, not to mention serious shopping. The Mall’s restored 19th-and early 20th-century buildings house bookshops, art galleries, movie theaters, clothing and gift shops, and a public ice skating rink. Fine restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine. Nearby is the Court Square neighborhood with its historic 1803 courthouse and surrounding 19th-century houses. It would not have been unusual to see Jefferson, Madison, Monroe or all three in conversation here. West Main Street leads to the University of Virginia. Along the way, there are many more fine unique shops, restaurants, and the historic Amtrak Train Station.

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Across from the old part of the University is its original shopping area called “The Corner”. Here 19th and early 20th-century buildings house shops and restaurants, many of which have been in place for generations and are still family owned. Included are clothing, running, bicycling, record, and bookshops. As one might expect, there is a great selection of University of Virginia souvenirs and imprinted clothing.  Numerous restaurants and coffee shops also appeal to students, families, and visitors. Starting near the University on Ivy and Emmet Streets (Business Route 29) are the more modern shopping areas. As one continues up Route 29, Barracks Road, Ivy Square, and several other shopping centers peek out from either side of the road. These shopping centers include all types of local boutiques and chain retail establishments. Barracks Road Shopping Center is considered by local residents as the second “Downtown.” Grocery stores, the Post Office, an ABC store and other necessities are available in this area.

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Above Left: Shop Circa for an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, modern and just plain used. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s the right place to start. Left: Conveniently located on the Downtown Mall, Mazi’s offers some of the most unique, one-of-a-kind clothing that Charlottesville has ever seen.

Charlottesville shops certainly have something for every visitor, student, or tourist. There are many antique shops to browse through in the area; one can find one in almost any major shopping district. The same is true for the many fine jewelry stores throughout the Charlottesville area. Another wonderful touch to the world of shopping that can be found here are the clothing boutiques, of which there is a tremendous variety. From top-of-the-line running shoes, to antique jewelry, U.Va. paraphernalia and gifts to fine clothing; it can all be found here. No matter what you are looking for, the shopping experience in Charlottesville promises fabulous finds and everlasting memories.

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A Touch Of Class Women’s Apparel

310 Avon St., Charlottesville 434-295-9539

Alakazam Toys & Gifts

100 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-971-1717

Wearable Art Fine Craft Specializing in Virginia artisans

The Albemarle Angler

1129 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-977-6882 www.albemarleangler.com The Albemarle Angler is a full-service ORVIS Dealer and outfitter offering guided fly fishing trips and schools. In addition to fly fishing, the Albemarle Angler offers fine clothing and luggage from Orvis, Barbour, Filson, Simms, and more. Located in the Barracks Road Shopping Center next to the CVS Pharmacy. (pg. 51)

And George

3465 Ivy Rd., Charlottesville 434-244-2800

An Exceptional Collection of Beads and Jewelry 321 E. Main St., Downtown Mall Charlottesville, VA 434-244-2905

Downtown Mall at 301 East Main St. open 7 days / week

434-977-8908

www.viviansartforliving.com

www.studiobaboo.com

Angelo

220 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-971-9256 Charlottesville’s source for fine contemporary jewelry. Angelo carries over thirty nationally known jewelry artists, including Jane Bohan, Sarah Graham, Gabriel Ofiesh, and Niche Award winner and store owner, Lee Angelo Marraccini. Shop at Angelo on the Downtown Mall for innovative jewelry designs with contemporary yet timeless appeal. Angelo, for jewelry you didn’t know you needed! (pg. 42)

ANTICS

Vintage Clothing and Home Décor 103 5th St. SE, Charlottesville 434-293-9082

Antiques, Etc.

200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville 434-244-9932

Specializing in unique and collectible gifts Pandora Jewelry Switchflops Bunnies by the Bay Wee Forest Folk Franz Porcelain Rhythm Motion Clocks

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Art Effects, Inc.

113 4th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-245-8484

Artisans Center of Virginia

601 Shenandoah Village Dr., Waynesboro 877-508-6069

The Art Upstairs Gallery 316 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-923-3900

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The Artful Lodger

218 W. Market St., Charlottesville 434-970-1900 www.artful-lodger.com The Artful Lodger, located next to the Omni Hotel on the downtown mall, is not your typical furniture store. Uniqueness and style abound in this 6000 square foot retail showroom. From clean lines to traditional styles, The Artful Lodger houses rugs, upholstery, art and leather, reclaimed woods, European and Asian antiques and reproductions. The showroom is an ever changing palette of furniture and accessories with fresh appeal. (pg. 46)

The Barn Swallow

5726 Ivy Rose Ln., Charlottesville 434-979-4884

Barracks Road Shopping Center Featuring Locally-Owned Specialty Shops 1117 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-977-4583

BOUTIQUE boutique

411 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-293-8400

Caspari

100 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-817-7880

The Cat House

102 5th St. SE, Charlottesville On the Historic Downtown Mall 434-984-2287 Charlottesville’s only boutique for cat lovers. You’ll find dinnerware, pewter gifts, jewelry, T-shirts, stuffed cats, pillows and throws, patio furnishings, Christmas ornaments, paintings, and more – All cat related! (pg. 43)

Cha Cha’s

201 E. Main St., Ste. B, Charlottesville Central Place on the Downtown Mall 434-293-8553

Charlottesville City Market and Holiday Market

E. Water St. & S. 1st St., Charlottesville 434-970-3371

Charlottesville Fashion Square 1600 E. Rio Rd., Charlottesville 434-973-9331

Charlottesville Smoke Shop 108 4th St., Charlottesville 443-975-1175

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C’ville Arts

FINE HOME FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES Stop by for a breath of flair! www.quincedesigns.com 10am - 5pm Tues - Sat • 126 Garrett St. Suite D, Charlottesville - 434-296-0062

118 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-972-9500 www.charlottesvillearts.com C’ville Arts brings together more than 60 Virginia artisans in a gallery offering the same handmade quality found at fine arts and crafts festivals. The shop features jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and more. Find unique gifts, unusual home décor, fancy to fanciful adornments – something for everyone! Welcoming you every day. (pg. 42)

Daedalus Bookshop

123 4th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-293-7595

Dog & Horse Lovers Boutique

Featuring Unique Dog & Horse-themed Apparel & Accessories for You & Your Four-Legged Friend

434-220-4540 A very unique furniture store in downtown Charlottesville.

T-Shirts, Sweaters and Loungewear Designer Dog Beds Special Spa Products for Dogs Dozens of Dog Toys Gourmet Treats for Dogs & Horses Collars and Leashes Fun Party & Gift Items Stationery and Cards Home Furnishings www.dogandhorse.com On the Downtown Mall Near the Pavilion 503 East Main Street | Charlottesville, VA Store Hours: Open 7 Days

218 W. Market St. Charlottesville, VA 434.970.1900 | www.artful-lodger.com

Circa

1700 Allied St., Charlottesville 434-295-5760

The Covesville Store Rt. 29 S, Covesville 434-295-9496

Coyote Cards & Gifts

1405 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-0085

Crème de la Crème

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503 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-220-4540 www.dogandhorse.com Located on the Downtown Mall, near the pavilion, this specialty shop carries unique dog and horse-themed apparel and accessories for both you and your four-legged friend. Featuring fun clothing, soaps & spa products for humans and dogs, gourmet dog and horse treats, collars & leashes, designer dog beds, party items, stationery and cards, dog toys, home furnishings, and many other items! Dogs are encouraged to shop in the store with their humans. Open seven days. (pg. 46)

Eljo’s

1067 Millmont St., Charlottesville 434-977-7499

Eloise

218 W. Water St., Charlottesville 434-295-3905

Elsie Garden

219 West Main St., Charlottesville 434-979-2888

Feast!

416 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-244-7800

Foxfire Gifts

954 Beech Grove Rd., Nellysford 434-361-2202

Gearharts Fine Chocolates 416 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-972-9100

The Greene House Shops

14843 Spotswood Trl., Ruckersville 434-985-6053

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“The

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ithin view of Jefferson’s Rotunda is a quaint and historic shopping district that has been affectionately known to generations of University of Virginia students as “The Corner.” Many of the stunning brick buildings date back to the 19th century and, despite the change of occupants over the past century, much of the beautiful architecture remains unchanged. Up until the early 1970s the Corner was not only a place for students to buy books, suit jackets, groceries and prescriptions, but also a convenient home for them to live in.

Several boarding houses intertwined among the stores. For the first 150 years of the University’s history, “The Corner” played an important and special part in the students’ experience. Today the boarding houses are gone and so is the area’s first A & P grocery store—now the home of “Mincer’s,” and Chancellor’s— once the oldest drug store in town. However, many other wonderful aspects of “The Corner” are still the same. The tree-lined brick sidewalks still lead hundreds of students on a daily basis to some of the best

A UVA legend featuring the largest outdoor patio and social space in Charlottesville, the Biltmore is still the place to be on the Corner! Enjoy delicious and affordable salads, sandwiches, and burgers, not to mention the famous Thumbs and Toes! The Biltmore boasts a variety of outdoor settings for dining, socializing, and gaming in addition to an indoor tiki bar and rustic dining rooms. Outside, sit at our huge summer bar, challenge friends to a game of cornhole or pong, relax on the garden patio, or catch some rays in the lounge chairs; all while sipping on delicious frozen beverages. Inside enjoy sports on several plasmas, a quiet dinner in the lodge dining rooms, or get that beachy feeling at the indoor tiki bar. Add great happy hour specials and Charlottesville’s original Survivor Hour to all that and its no wonder the Biltmore has been the place to be for 20 years.

shopping and dining around. Sidewalk cafes have replaced pool hall fronts and specialty shops now occupy restored historic sites. One longtime merchant commented that one of their favorite reasons for owning a business on “The Corner” was because they enjoyed all of the alumni who come back to visit and say, “I used to live (or shop) in this building when I was here in school forty three years ago!” For many, it is that sense of history that continues to draw them back to The University of Virginia “Corner.”

The Biltmore 434-202-1498 16 Elliewood Avenue www.virginianrestaurant.com Hours: Open 7 Days A Week 11am-2am Brunch Every Sunday

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A casual sports bar with an old school twist; three offers your childhood favorites like tater tots, corn dogs, and nachos alongside adult favorites like a crispy chicken salad, sliders, and the famous three burger. The large dining room is always non-smoking and can accommodate lunch or dinner parties up to 60 people. Three’s outdoor patio is perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of the Corner. You can enjoy daily beverage features while watching the game on 6 plasmas, playing a classic game of pool, or experiencing the latest arcade games like Golden Tee Live. Hundreds of people crowd our dance floor every Thursday thru Saturday night for our DJ led dance parties, and don’t forget every Saturday is 80’s night!

The Virginian Restaurant is lauded as “one of the south’s most famous eateries” in Coy Barefoot’s The Corner, a book documenting the history of UVA’s commercial district. While small, the restaurant is packed with tradition. The walls are decorated with photographs documenting the history of Charlottesville and The Virginian. The wooden booths and tin ceiling complement the restaurant’s historic feel. The Virginian is a bar and grill that takes its food to the next level by offering big steaks, seafood, pastas, huge salads, and interesting appetizers such as the famous spinach and artichoke dip. The Virginian prides itself on offering an assortment of atmospheres each day. Lunches are dominated by business people, UVA staff, and tourists looking for excellent service and delicious food. Dinnertime lends itself more to families, students, and couples desiring intimacy with a fun atmosphere. And after 10pm the Virginian becomes one of Charlottesville’s most exciting and popular nighttime destinations.

Michaels Bistro 1427 University Avenue 434-977-3697 Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:00am Sun 5:30pm-2am

three. 1517 University Avenue 434-984-4653 www.virginianrestaurant.com Hours: Open 7 Days A Week 11am-2am

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“ The Corner”

Since its opening 15 years ago, Michael’s Bistro and Taphouse has provided Charlottesville with the best selection of beers and cuisine from around the world. With 10 taps and over 70 bottled beers, our menu ranges from obscure Belgian brews and limited release American microbrews to PBR. While the beer list is extensive, it is the food that keeps people coming back. Our reasonably priced eclectic menu offers customers a variety of dishes ranging from comfort food to more refined fare. Some favorite dishes include the pork tenderloin with warm tomato, basil and garlic salsa, the Thai chicken curry, and the chicken and duck pot pie. Our menu features daily specials and changes seasonally. The coveted balcony seats and cozy environment make it an ideal spot for a date, a leisurely meal with your family, or a comfortable place for travelers to hang out. Our servers are attentive to the needs of each customer, whether they are trying to select a beer or only have an hour for lunch. We also offer free wi-fi in case you need to work through lunch. For the after dinner crowd we offer live local music at least two nights a week. Come visit us for a memorable experience.

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Barracks Road

Bags. Jewels. Paper. Home. Personalized Gifts. Custom Stationary & Invitations.

www.novelboutique.com 2136 Barracks Rd. Shopping Center -North Wing

434.984.9783

Levys

Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-295-4270

Londons

105 E. Water St., Charlottesville 434-220-0540

Luggage • Leather Goods Travel • Business Cases Barrack Road Shopping Charlottesville 434-977-8561

jean theory

110 4th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-296-jean(5326)

The Jeweler’s Eye

201 E. Main St., Ste. C, Charlottesville Central Place on the Downtown Mall 434-979-5919 If you’re seeking the exquisite old-world craftsmanship and design that comes with antique jewelry, then you’ll be delighted to find The Jeweler’s Eye. Here, a wide range of fine jewelry from antique, vintage, estate, and custom designs awaits you along with the expertise of resident graduate gemologists and experienced goldsmiths. (pg. 46)

Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard 3550 Blenheim Rd., Charlottesville 434-984-4855 Founded in 1999, Kluge Estate is near Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where Virginia winemaking began. The Kluge Estate Farm Shop is the winery’s gift shop and tasting room, offering wine tastings, gourmet foods and artisanal cheeses to pair with wines, gift baskets, wine accessories, wine club and special events. Call for seasonal hours.

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Market Street Wine Shop

Downtown, 4th and E Market Sts., Charlottesville 434-979-WINE Uptown, Shoppers World Ctr., Rt. 29 N, Charlottesville 434-964-WINE www.MarketStreetWine.com

Mazi’s

505 East Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-8600

Mincer’s

1527 University Ave., Charlottesville 434-296-5687 (See their ad on pg. 47)

The Mole Hole

218 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-293-2125 www.moleholecville.com Unique, whimsical, and collectible gifts and artwork from around the world. Featuring Pandora Jewelry, Bovano of Cheshire, Franz Porcelain, Rhythm Motion Clocks, Switchflops, Harmony Kingdom, Wee Forest Folk, and many other fine gift lines. Open Mon.-Thur. 10-6, Fri.-Sat. 10-7, & Sun. 12-5. (pg. 42)

novel.

2136 Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr.-North Wing 434-984-9783 www.novelboutique.com novel. Because every gift should have a story...this gift boutique mixes elements of

classic preppiness with the luxe bohemian. Find something for every stylish woman on your list...especially you! Bags. jewels. paper. home. personalized gifts. custom stationary and invitations. Mon-Sat 10-6 and Sun 12-5. Located in the North wing of Barracks Road Shopping Center. (pg. 50)

Oil & Vinegar

Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-975-5432 www.oilandvinegarusa.com Come in to Oil & Vinegar for a shopping experience that is a true adventure. At Oil & Vinegar you’ll find a vast selection of imported olive oils and vinegars, pesto, dressings, mustards, exotic herb mixes and more. You will also find a host of culinary accessories that are guaranteed to enhance any home dining experience. Shipping, gift baskets, and free gift-wrapping available. (pg. 51)

Quilts Unlimited / J. Fenton Gifts

118 W Main St., Charlottesville 434-979-8110 www.quiltsunlimited.com

Quince, LLC

126 Garrett St., Suite D, Charlottesville 434-296-0062 www.quincedesigns.com Quince offers an eclectic collection of what’s “now” in home furnishings and accessories. Featuring Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams upholstery, slipcovers, and leather collections blending perfectly with fabulous pillows, throws, tableware, linens, and much more. Great gift ideas! An easy stroll from the Downtown Mall. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. (pg. 46)

Signet Gallery

212 5th St. NE, Charlottesville 434-296-6463 www.signetgallery.com

Studio Baboo®

“A Big Little BeadTM Store” 321 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-244-2905 www.studiobaboo.com Studio Baboo is a full-service bead store with Czech and Japanese seed beads, Delica beads, sterling Bali beads, freshwater pearls, glass and semi-precious beads, findings, thread, needles, books, classes, and more. Visit the designer jewelry gallery featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry. (pg. 42)

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VanNesa Luggage and Leather

Barracks Road

Barracks Rd. Shopping Center 1108 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-977-8561 A very special luggage and leather goods shop with a wide range of merchandise for travel, everyday living, and gifts perfect for everyone - from the graduate to the retiree. Quality selections of leather bags and purses, wallets, briefcases and travel paks. (pg. 50)

Victoria’s Handbag Shop 316 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-981-4743

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Square Mall 434-978-3771

Violets, Etc.

2248 Ivy Rd.., Charlottesville 434-977-4321

The Virginia Shop

Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-977-0080 www.TheVaShop.net

Vivian’s Art for Living

301 East Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-8908 www.ViviansArtForLiving.com Specializing in contemporary functional art from Virginia and the region. One-of-akind fashions, comfortable formal dresses, casual linen separates with beautiful jewelry. Pottery, hand-blown glass, wrought-iron - like the best craft show all in one store! Hours: Sun. 1-5pm, Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, open ’til 9pm Saturdays April-Christmas. (pg. 42)

Walden Books

Fashion Square Mall 434-973-1906

Wet Seal

Fashion Square Mall 434-973-8721

Whimsies

Barracks Rd. Shopping Ctr., Charlottesville 434-977-8767

The Young Men’s Shop

320 East Main St., Charlottesville, VA 434-975-3131

Yves Delorme

311 E. Main St., Charlottesville 434-979-3911

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Charlottesville abounds with

Antiques

Rosewood Antiques is a direct importer of 18th to early 20th century Fine French antiques. Importing on a regular basis, you will find pieces from France that have had careful attention to the condition and quality of each and every piece. Located at 310 2nd Street SE, Rosewood Antiques is near the Downtown Mall.

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he magnificent yet elegant testament to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia lends glimpses into our country’s past. Mr. Jefferson’s collaboration and appreciation of the American, English, and French cultures have transcended into our modern day Charlottesville. There is a wealth of antique shops in and around the Charlottesville area. The uniqueness of these establishments inspires even the novice collector to the advanced dealer to hunt for treasures. There are shops that specialize in Southern antiques from Mr. Jefferson’s time, while others have a more ‘contemporary’ continental approach. Still others may focus on period English furnishings, or perhaps primitive Chinese antiquities. All continents are represented amply, offering an exquisite

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selection of American, English, French, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern objects ranging from textiles and furniture to fine oil paintings and sculpture. A visit to Charlottesville’s antique shops is in and of itself an education in history and art. While you may find an 18th century Chippendale Pembroke table alongside a 19th century Southern garden settee in one shop. You might discover a Flemish old Master’s painting, or a Qing dynasty chair, a 17th century Tibetan carving, or even a Shenandoah Valley youth stand in another shop! Here in Jefferson’s country you will find the blend of culture and design within a multitude of antique shops. The legacy of Mr. Jefferson’s genius for invention, and his unique eye to detail, style and design still inspires the hunt for beauty and the quality of furnishings and objects de arte.

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Antiques at Afton 2738 Afton Mountain Rd., Afton 540-942-2993

Antiquer’s Mall 8287 Seminole Trl., Ruckersville 434-985-1977 www.antiquersmall.com Antiquer’s Mall features dozens of dealers in a new 30,000 sq. ft. complex. Quality antiques, furniture, art, silver, jewelry, china, crystal, rugs, toys, books, clocks, collectibles, militaria, violin shop and more. Voted Best Antique Store. Located 12.5 miles north of Charlottesville, next to the Blue Ridge Café in Ruckersville. Open 7 days a week and on ebay®.

Antiques, Etc. 200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville 434-244-9932

Circa 1700 Allied St., Charlottesville 434-295-5760 www.circainc.com Voted Charlottesville’s “Best Antique Store” and “Best Junk Store.” Almost 10,000 square feet of affordable antiques and quality used furniture. An eclectic mix from past to present. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5:30pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm. (pg. 53)

Deloach Antiques 400-410 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville 434-979-7209

The Greene House Shops

Taverns and a National Historic Landmark dating from 1740. Located 1.25 miles west of Boars Head Inn. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Joseph, Joseph and Joseph Antiques 2125 Ivy Rd. Ste. #4, Charlottesville 434-825-5156

Possessions Recycled 1720 Allied St., Charlottesville 434-975-3933 www.possessionsrecycled.com Too many items are discarded when they could still be used and treasured by someone else. We travel the world to rescue these items and find good homes for them. Come by or shop on line for a great selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books and more. Open every day. (pg. 53)

14843 Spotswood Trl., Ruckersville 434-985-6053 Greene House Shops antique mall is worth the 20 minute drive from Charlottesville. Located in a scenic area next to vineyards and nice restaurants. Great selection of gifts, collectibles, antiques, civil war items, jewelry, etc. Most items are from local farms and estates. Open 7 days a week – Mon.-Sat. 10:30am-5:30pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm.

Rosewood Antiques

House of Jacobus

Stedman House

3449 Ivy Rd., Rt. 250W, Ivy 434-977-0024 www.HouseofJacobusAntiques.com An important collection of museum quality pieces brought together through 30 years of selective search. Exquisite objects of Chinoisserie, 17th and 18th century master paintings, American and English 18th century furniture, Chinese Export and European porcelain, Hester Bateman 18th Century Silver and Oyster Walnut Veneers presented in the ambience of one of Virginia’s earliest

www.circainc.com

French Antique Furniture 310 2nd St. SE, Charlottesville 434-977-5008 (pg. 53)

Sun Bow Trading Company 110 South St., Downtown Charlottesville 434-293-8821 www.sunbowtrading.com

201 E. High St., Charlottesville 434-295-0671

T. S. Eways Oriental Rugs 105 W. Main St., Charlottesville Located on the Downtown Mall 434-979-3038

Treasures Through Time Located on the Downtown Mall Charlottesville 434-979-9172

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Nelson County abounds with outdoor activities. Come experience our 471-square-mile playground of unspoiled natural beauty!

Nelson

County

By: Maureen Corum, Nelson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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ow do you improve the appeal of a destination whose hallmark is outdoor recreation, whose boundaries include the first 30 miles of the Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway and the James River, and is home to ten wineries and a single malt whisky distillery? Well, Nelson County added two new craft breweries, partnered with two other regional breweries and a cidery and created the first Beer Trail in Virginia - The Brew Ridge Trail. The first Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival was held in August 2009 and featured some of the hottest names in Bluegrass, Alt-Country and Roots Rock. All forms of transportation are enjoyable in Nelson County. You can tour rural roads by motorcycle or car. Hike, bike, horseback ride, canoe or kayak your way around our 471 square mile playground. Fish in some the best trout streams in Virginia. Visit the Montebello State Fish Hatchery, where each year approximately 170,000 newly hatched brook, brown and rainbow trout

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are nurtured to maturity, then released to stock all trout waters east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hike all or part of the two miles to the top of the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River-Crabtree Falls. View the panorama of mountains and forests and enjoy the sights and sounds of cascading water along the way. There are nearly 100 miles hiking trails in the County. Nelson County has eleven sites designated as part of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries watchable wildlife program. More than forty varieties of apples and nine varieties of peaches are grown in Nelson County orchards. Their spring blossoms paint the mountainsides and valleys in clouds of pink and white, while fall weekends mean apple-picking and festivals. Explore the Nelson Wine Trail. Each of the ten destinations boasts unique settings and spectacular views. Festivals celebrate the harvest all year long. Along the way,

enjoy local restaurant offerings - from Italian to Thai. Most buy local produce and products, making the culinary experience unforgettable. Rest at a country inn, relax at one of the many bed and breakfasts, or enjoy the scenery from a cabin or tent. Treat yourself to Wintergreen Resort, where every season offers new activities and indulgences-from golf and tennis and skiing to nature walks and spa relaxation. Rich in history, Nelson County is home to such treasures as Oak Ridge Estate, Waltons Mountain Museum, The Lovingston Opry, Pharsalia and Oakland-Nelson County Museum of History. Lovingston and Schuyler are designated historic districts. The County is located within an easy drive of many celebrated sites, including the homes of four U.S. presidents.

For more information on Nelson County, call 800-282-8223 or visit www.NelsonCounty.com

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Orange County - Welcoming Visitors since 1734 March

James Madison’ Birthday

Big Damn Bike Show

October

Gordonsville Street Festival

Come to Montpelier and attend a poignant commemorative ceremony with the U.S.Marine Corps laying a wreath on James Madison’s grave. On this day, admission is free. For more information call 540-672-2728 or visit www. montpelier.org

Do not miss one of the biggest events in the Central Virginia area. The Annual Big Damn Bike Show offers plenty of fun for the entire family. Music, vendors, food, and of course the unbelievable bike show that you can only enjoy here! For more information call 540-672-550 or visit www.waughhd. com

May

July

Sample award-winning Virginia wines and relax on Montpelier’s splendid 2,650-acre grounds while enjoying specialty foods, children’s activities, kite contests, vendors, crafters and more. For more information call 540-672-5216 or visit www.montpelierwinefestival.com

Celebrate the birth of our nation at a community festival of food, music, and crafts. Family-friendly activities also include a sky-diving exhibition and a spectacular fireworks display. For information call 540-672-3322

Take in the colorful Virginia Piedmont foliage as you view fiber arts displays, demonstrations, and workshops. This is a wonderful event held at the Montpelier estate with family friendly experience and lots of children’ workshops. For information visit www.fallfiberfestival.org

Orange County Fair

Pick of the Piedmont

September

November

Come and enjoy a unique event. The Pasture Party displays exhibits of steam and gas boilers and engines, tractors, antique and classic cars, demonstrations of threshing and baling and many other displays and demonstrations. For more information call 540-672-2495 or visit www. somersetsteamandgas.org

A day filled with fun and excitement for the entire family. World-class steeplechase, racing on one of the Nation’s most beautiful racecourses, and the only one held on a Presidential Lawn! Don’t miss the “Vendor Village” at the race site. For information call 540-672-0014 or visit www. montpelierraces.org

Montpelier Wine Festival

Bull-Riding and Rodeo Show

Feel the adrenaline and enjoy these exciting events, where more than 30 bull riders try to keep balance over these magnificent bulls. Every second Saturday of the month, between May and September, Oakland Heights Farm presents authentic Bull-Riding and Rodeo Shows. For more information call 540-222-1824, 540-569-0606 or visit www.blm-bull-co.com

June

Orange County Big Car Cruisers Show

Every second Sunday of June, between 10 am and 4 pm. A great family-friendly event with play area for children at Waugh Enterprises Harley Davidson. Don’t miss this wonderful show with more than 200 classic and antique cars. Music, food and lots of fun for all ages. For more information call 540-832-2918 or 540-854-0340, or visit www.orangecountycruisers.com 56

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Picnic in the Park

Join local farmers, craftsmen, cooks, and gardeners for an annual celebration of rural life in the Virginia Piedmont. Sponsored by the Orange County Fair Board and the 4-H Club. For information call 540-661-5393 or visit www. orangecountyvafair.com

Steam & Gas Pasture Party

Orange Street Festival

From 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the Annual Street Festival of Orange presents local businesses, crafts, food, fun and children’s activities. For information and reservations call 540-672-5216, or visit www.orangevachamber.com

Historic Gordonsville offers charm and a guaranteed good time at its Annual Street Festival. Food vendors and craftsmen display their wares on the streets of this lovely town, while musicians entertain the browsers. For information call 540-832-2233.

Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival & Sheep Dog Trials

Don’t miss the Fall Wine Festival! Enjoy a variety of live musical entertainment, plus artisan and crafters, lots of fun activities for children, skydiving, a feast of goodies and the cooking with wine experience. For information call 540-672-5216 or visit www.pickofthepiedmont.tickets.musictoday.com

Montpelier Hunt Races

DO NOT MISS OUR FARMERS’ MARKET IN THE TOWN OF ORANGE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND!

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Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts

Accommodations

Above: Shenandoah Crossing resort is an outdoors vacation experience featuring a 48 room lodge and cabins in wooded lots. Amenities include a full service restaurant, trail rides, miniature golf, swimming pools, championship golf course, game room, exercise room and tennis. The Ben Lomond Manor House (circa 1742) available for nightly rental at Shenandoah Crossing. Enjoy the view of Lake Izac where fishing and boat rentals are available.

By: Brendan Clancy Owner of 200 South Street Inn

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harlottesville offers a wide range of lodging for the traveler or the tourist. There are many options for your stay, and the accommodations are all very impressive. Whether you are looking for a place to stop for the night during a trip, you have a conference to plan, or you are on an extravagant vacation, Charlottesville has something to suit every need. There are also hotels and accommodations in all price ranges. No matter where you choose to stay, be it a five-star hotel or a country inn, you will find the surroundings fantastic, the people helpful and friendly, and your stay will certainly be memorable. The Charlottesville area offers a delightful array of country inns and bed and breakfasts for those who want a change from the large hotel experience. Many country inns allow guests to enjoy pastoral surroundings, gracious accommodations, and gourmet meals in their elegant

restaurants. These inns are often off-the-beaten-path, which allows for extra relaxation and quiet during your stay. Many quaint accommodations can also be found in Charlottesville proper. Favorites of business travelers and tourists alike, these inns allow their guests to relax in comfortable historic settings just steps from the exciting restaurants, shopping, and activities that this area has to offer. Some are even set within walking distance of Charlottesville’s historic downtown pedestrian mall. No matter what your choice in a country inn or bed and breakfast, your selection’s unique and everlasting characteristics will assure an unforgettable and relaxing stay and will tantalize everyone for “just one more visit.” With so many places to stay and so many warm and gracious owners to meet, you’ll have to try them all!

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Above: The Inn at Court Square is the oldest house in the area. Located on Court Square in the Historic Downtown District, this beautifully restored home is now a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. The guestrooms have a private bath with whirlpool tubs, and are all decorated with spectacular antiques which are for sale. Guests, tourists and locals can enjoy upscale southern cuisine in the beautiful dining room and on the front porch.

Best Western Cavalier Inn 105 N. Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-296-8111

Best Western Charlottesville Airport Inn & Suites

1296 Clifton Inn Dr., Charlottesville 434-971-1800 www.cliftoninn.net

Comfort Inn Charlottesville

5920 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville 434-985-1855

1807 Emmet St. N., Charlottesville 434-293-6188

Best Western Crossroads Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn Monticello

135 Wood Ridge Ter., Gordonsville 540-832-1700

Boar’s Head Inn

200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville 434-296-2181 www.boarsheadinn.com A charming, AAA Four Diamond inn with exceptional resort amenities, Boar’s Head Inn offers 170 elegantly appointed guestrooms, gracious hospitality and dining in the award-winning Old Mill Room, an intimate spa, the renowned Birdwood Golf Course, an expansive sports club, 26 tennis courts, and three outdoor pools. (pg. 17, 25, 30)

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Clifton

2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville 434-977-3300

Courtyard by Marriott -

Charlottesville North 638 Hillsdale Dr., Charlottesville 434-973-7100

Courtyard by Marriott at UVA Medical Center 1201 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-977-1700

Darden Sponsors Hall

100 Darden Blvd., Charlottesville 434-243-5055

Days Inn Charlottesville University 1600 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-293-9111

Doubletree Hotel Charlottesville 990 Hilton Heights Rd., Charlottesville 434-973-2121

English Inn of Charlottesville 2000 Morton Dr., Charlottesville 434-971-9900

Fairfield Inn Charlottesville North

577 Branchlands Blvd., Charlottesville 434-964-9411

Guesthouses Reservation Services PO Box 5737 Charlottesville 434-979-7264 www.va-guesthouses.com

Hampton Inn Charlottesville 2035 India Rd., Charlottesville 434-978-7888

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Hampton Inn & Suites Charlottesville

900 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-923-8600

Hilton Garden Inn Charlottesville 1793 Richmond Rd., Charlottesville 434-979-4442

Holiday Inn Express Orange

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center 24 S. Market St., Staunton 540-885-4848, 866-880-0024 www.stonewalljacksonhotel.com

Wintergreen Resort Rt. 664, Wintergreen 434-325-2200

The Inn at Court Square

410 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville 434-295-2800 www.innatcourtsquare.com Downtown Charlottesville’s oldest house is now one of its greatest inns. The beautifully restored 18th-century house is located on Court Square within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Guestrooms include fireplaces and private whirlpool baths. Most furnishings are for sale. The Inn also serves upscale southern cuisine to guests and to the public. (pg. 97)

750 Round Hill Dr., Orange 540-672-6691

COUNTRY INNS and BED & BREAKFASTS

Holiday Inn Monticello

The 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards

The Inn at Meander Plantation

17655 Winery Rd., Barboursville 434-760-2212

2333 N. James Madison Hwy., Locust Dale 540-672-4912

1817 Historic Bed & Breakfast

The Inn at Monticello

400 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville 434-979-7353

1188 Scottsville Rd., Charlottesville 434-979-3593

200 South Street Inn

The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm

200 South St., Charlottesville 434-979-0200

6051 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet 434-823-7086

Acorn Inn & Cottages

Inn on Poplar Hill

2256 Adial Rd., Nellysford 434-361-9357

278 Caroline St., Orange 540-672-6840

Afton House Bed & Breakfast

Inn at the Crossroads

Rt. 6 East, Afton 540-456-6759

5010 Plank Rd., North Garden 434-979-6452

Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast

The Lafayette Inn

10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton 540-456-6844

146 E. Main St., Stanardsville 434-985-6345

Blue Ridge Mountain Inn

The Mark Addy Inn

9 Golden Horseshoe Rd., Stanardsville 434-566-2555

56 Rodes Farm Dr., Nellysford 434-361-1101

Dinsmore House Inn

The Mayhurst Inn

1211 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-974-4663

12460 Mayhurst Ln., Orange 540-672-5597

The Foxfield Inn

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant

1200 5th St., Charlottesville 434-977-5100

Holiday Inn University Area & Conference Center 1901 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-977-7700

Keswick Hall at Monticello 701 Club Dr., Keswick 434-979-3440

OMNI Charlottesville Hotel 235 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-971-5500 www.omnihotels.com

Quality Inn Charlottesville 1600 Emmet St., Charlottesville 434-971-3746

Red Roof Inn - Charlottesville 1309 W. Main St., Charlottesville 434-295-4333

Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville 1111 Millmont St., Charlottesville 434-923-0300

Shenandoah Crossing Resort

174 Horseshoe Cir., Gordonsville 540-832-9200 www.shenandoah-crossing.com For those who want the simplicity of nature, Shenandoah Crossing is an outdoor vacation experience. Choose from a hotel room or cabin in the woods and enjoy the amenities which include dining, swimming, boating, horseback riding, tennis, fishing, game room, fitness center and other recreational activities. Banquet facilities also available. (pg. 21)

Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello 1185 5th St. SW, Charlottesville 434-244-9969

2280 Garth Rd., Charlottesville 434-923-8892

Greenock House Inn 249 Caroline St., Orange 310-672-3525

High Meadows Vineyard Inn 55 High Meadows Ln., Scottsville 434-286-2218

The Holladay House Bed & Breakfast 155 W. Main St., Orange 540-672-4893

P.O. Box 6909, Charlottesville 800-277-0844

Ridge View Bed & Breakfast 5407 S. Blue Ridge Tnpk., Rochelle 540-672-7024

Silver Thatch Inn

3001 Hollymead Dr., Charlottesville 434-978-4686

Simpsons Hollow Bed & Breakfast

580 Simpsons Ln., Lovingston 434-263-6380 www.visitlandmarks.com

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Index Of Advertisers ACCOMMODATIONS Shenandoah Crossing......................................... 21

ANTIQUES Circa..................................................................53 Possessions Recycled..........................................53 Rosewood Antiques.............................................53

ATTRACTIONS Carter Mountain Orchard.....................................19 Charlottesville Ice Park.........................................19 Glass Palette.......................................................19 James Madison Montpelier Foundation.... Back Cover President’s Pass.................................................... 5 Shenandoah Crossing..........................................21

DAY TRIPS Nelson County....................................................52 Orange County Department of Tourism..................54

DINING Aberdeen Barn............................................. 29, 36 Baja Bean Co......................................................34 The Biltmore...................................................9, 47 The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery.................................33 The Downtown Grille............................................34 Fellini’s #9.........................................................30 Hamiltons’ at First & Main................................1, 37

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L’étoile................................................................31 Hot Cakes...........................................................31 Miller’s...............................................................32 No. 3............................................................ 9, 49 The Old Mill Room...............................................30 Rapture..............................................................32 Rhett’s...............................................................33 The Shebeen............................................... 28, 38 South Street Brewery...........................................33 Sticks Kebob Shop......................................... 1, 39 The Virginian.................................................. 9, 49 West Main..................................................... 9, 49 zo•ca•lo............................................................33

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SHOPPING Albemarle Angler.............................................. 51 Angelo............................................................. 42 Artful Lodger.................................................... 46 Cat House....................................................... 43 C’Ville Arts....................................................... 42 Dog & Horse Lovers Boutique............................ 46 The Jewelers Eye.............................................. 46 Mincer’s.......................................................... 47 Mole Hole........................................................ 42 Novel.............................................................. 50 Oil & Vinegar.................................................... 51 Quince, LLC..................................................... 46 Studio Baboo................................................... 42 ViVian’s........................................................... 42 VanNesa Luggage & Leather............................. 50

Boar’s Head Inn..................................................25 Old Trail Golf.......................................................25

SPAS & SALONS LIFESTYLE Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce........................................15 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co...........................................7 Saint Anne’s Belfield School.................................15 Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge..........................Inside Front Cover

Boar’s Head Inn............................................... 17 Moxie Hair and Body Lounge............................. 17

WINERIES & WINE SHOPS Albemarle Ciderworks....................................... 19 Jefferson Vineyards.......................................... 19

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