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Local Fitness Check-In: SweatIX

February 26, 2016 by


Have you been to the IX building lately? Just over five years since the owners started to re-envision the bare expanse of parking lot and land around IX, the place is completely transformed. Outside events, tastings, and concerts go on regularly against the vibrant backdrop of the IX art park. Inside, you can get a […]

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 […]

New to Cville: Food truck spicing up Cville’s streets with gourmet seafood

June 8, 2015 by


As Charlottesville’s food truck scene becomes increasingly crowded with more chefs taking to the streets, Whitney Matthews understands it’s important for her menu to stand out. Matthews, chef and owner of the SpiceSea Gourmet food truck, is hoping that her hard work, high-quality ingredients, and unique menu dedicated almost exclusively to made-to-order seafood will catch […]

Pie Day, Every Day: The Pie Chest

May 29, 2015 by


All photos by Lauren Stonestreet The Pie Chest opened its door on the morning of Saturday, March 14 (Pi Day), its glass pastry cases stocked with around 140 pies. By early afternoon, the cases were empty. Every last slice of pie had been sold. The Pie Chest sold out of pie on its second day, […]

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 […]

Fitness Check-in: barre.[d]

February 20, 2015 by


A couple of years ago, when barre workouts started popping up in fitness magazines and on my Facebook news feed, I looked around the internet for an easy barre workout to do at home. I found one on Shape magazine’s website, and sometimes pulled a kitchen chair and a few small free weights into my […]

Checking in with the Locals: Natalie Barton

February 17, 2015 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Natalie Barton This purveyor of local entrepreneurs and freelancers is one lady to watch. And she has great taste […]

Food Check-in: Yearbook Taco

December 29, 2014 by


In Charlottesville, it seems that when one restaurant closes, another one opens. This is exactly the case for one of the city’s newest downtown eateries. Nestled next to The Whiskey Jar on the west end of the Downtown Mall, Yearbook Taco seems like the perfect fit for this college town. The locally inspired menu, craft beer, cozy atmosphere, […]

Grand Opening: Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

December 22, 2014 by


Today is the day, Cville. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria is now open, serving up good eats from 11am to 12am, Monday through Saturday. This past Friday, the tables and chairs arrived just hours before the soft openings began. But these seats were filled and the tables were loaded, as the four man (and two waitress) crew […]

Oakhart Social: Welcome to Midtown

December 8, 2014 by


“[It all started] sitting in a tide pool [with an octapus] in Costa Rica drinking too much,” explained Benjamin Clore. Clore and Tristain Wraight, the childhood friends and collaborators behind Midtown’s newest eatery, Oakhart Social, share a love of food and the entrepreneurial drive to open a restaurant. Over the past five years, Clore and Wraight […]