Checking in with the Locals: Micah LeMon

Posted on August 26, 2014 by


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.

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Micah LeMon


Photo by Linnea White

Known around Cville as the guy who makes incredibly delicious libations, Micah LeMon is a class act. Ask for a Sazerac. You won’t be disappointed.

Describe what you do in town.

I work at The Alley Light restaurant, where I manage the beverage program. I love making balanced cocktails, gardening, home brewing, cooking, and having porch beverages with my girlfriend Amanda and our dog, Cayda.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

An Old Fart at Heart

A favorite dish in town.

Ten Hamachi. A deceptively deft balance of salty, meaty, buttery, spicy, acid, and freshness in a simple plate.

A favorite weekly or monthly food special.

$5 wings and trivia on Tuesdays at McGrady’s. It’s my neighborhood bar, and I love going every week to meet friends, drink drinks, and learn stuff. And eat wings. So much fun.

A favorite local musician.

Luke Smith from the Blooddrunk Trolls. Transparency: he is my future brother-in-law, but he’s an incredibly talented musician, whose repertoire spans from death metal to country. It’s tough to hear his metal music and not throw goats.