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Checking in with the Locals: Christian Johnston

July 29, 2015 by


Christian Johnston Describe what you do in town. I’m currently the bar manager for Tavola’s new Cicchetti Bar as well as part time bartender over at the Alley Light. Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less. Always Learning.  A favorite dish in town. Changes week to week with the updates to the specials board at […]

New to Cville: Tavola’s Cicchetti Bar

July 20, 2015 by


On the wooden fence to the left of Tavola, in bright red spray paint, is a single word, “BAR,” and an arrow pointing the way to one of Charlottesville’s newest dining spots. It’s a direction you’ll want to follow: at the end of the alleyway, tucked behind the restaurant, is Tavola’s cicchetti bar, boasting a […]

Jack Brown’s Brings Laid-back Vibe Downtown

April 6, 2015 by


The newest burger joint in Charlottesville is hoping its laid-back approach will bring in beer and food lovers looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of activity on the Downtown Mall. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, which held its grand opening in early March, is not the typical downtown restaurant looking to […]

Cheers Check-in: Firefly Lights Up Belmont Nightlife

December 1, 2014 by


After working hard all summer between chemotherapy treatments and surgeries, Mark Weber has finally been able to realize his dream of opening a modern game room with craft beer and local food. “I want a place where I can go play pool, it’s not smoky, and I can drink good beer,” Weber said. While there […]

Cheers Check-in: Irish pub opens in Cville

November 24, 2014 by


Charlottesville is chock-full of eateries, breweries, and dive bars, but one might be hard-pressed to find a traditional pub with Irish fare, Celtic music almost every night, and Guinness “served properly” – until now. Jaclynn Dunkle, owner of Fellini’s #9 and new eatery Tin Whistle Irish Pub, said she has been interested in opening an Irish pub for […]

Cheers Check-in: South Street Brewery

November 17, 2014 by


The lights are on again at a longtime staple of Charlottesville nightlife and some familiar faces are brewing up business. Mandi and Taylor Smack, the couple behind Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, are breathing new life into South Street Brewery, which closed its doors in June after more than a decade of business. The Smacks […]

Cheers Check-in: Beer Garden Coming Soon to Coca-Cola Building

October 5, 2014 by


Beer Run owners Josh Hunt and John Woodriff decided years ago that it was time to think about expanding their popular Belmont restaurant, beer store, and taphouse. The brothers have had their eyes on the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue for a long time, so when two regular customers, who happen to be […]

Cheers Check-in: New Cider Barn at Bold Rock

September 22, 2014 by


Capitalizing on nearly three years of success and overwhelming demand, Bold Rock has transformed its once relatively modest tasting room and production facility on Route 151 in Nelson County into a breathtaking, multi-million dollar cider barn. The cider barn, which cost at least $6 million to build, opened to the public Monday. The expansive two-story, […]

A New World of Beer Comes to Charlottesville

September 21, 2014 by


There’s a new restaurant and bar in Charlottesville that offers people a trip around the world without leaving their bar stool. World of Beer – Charlottesville officially opens its doors Monday, Sept. 22, in The Flats at West Village on West Main Street. The bar and grill features 57 rotating taps, an infusion tower, a […]

Cheers Check-in: New breweries rake in the medals

September 2, 2014 by


Champion Brewing Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Co. have been pouring beer in Charlottesville for less than two years, but continuously rack up praise from craft beer lovers and industry peers. While word of mouth, unique collaborations, and well, the beer itself, have all been good for business, now the breweries have some hardware to […]