Checking in With the Locals: Sarah Lawson

Posted on February 25, 2014 by

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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins!

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Photo credit: PCA website

Helping revolutionize how Charlottesville views and interacts with art, Sarah and the Piedmont Council for the Arts are a key resources when it comes to finding out the latest in the Cville arts scene.

Describe what you do in town (whether it be your job or local interest/involvement in Cville).

I’m the Executive Director of Piedmont Council for the Arts and work to support the local arts community. You can find out more about PCA’s work at www.charlottesvillearts.org. Outside of my professional life, I also organize community film screenings and have a strong interest in public art, placemaking, and community development.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

Curious

A favorite dish in town, what it’s called, where it’s at, describe what makes it special/different/one of your favorites.

Bibimbap at the Korea House. The family that runs this restaurant cooks the best Korean food in town. On top of that, they have the friendliest waitress who always has stories to share while you’re drinking tea and waiting for your food. It’s one of my favorite places!

A favorite drink in town, what it’s called, where it’s at, describe what makes it special/different/one of your favorites.

Matcha milkshakes at the Tea Bazaar. I used to work at the Tea Bazaar and it remains one of my favorite places to read a book and relax. A warm pot of tea or a frothy green milkshake is never wrong.

A favorite weekly or monthly food special, what’s the special, where’s it at, and why you love it.

Cajun Cuisine Day (every Monday) at Beer Run. Beer Run is always great, but Mondays are the best because a muffaletta and a cold beer is a perfect combo. The Monday night menu reminds me of all the time I spent visiting family who lived on the Gulf Coast.

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