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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 […]

A Palace in the Mountains

October 19, 2012 by


Tucked away in Afton Mountain and sitting on the edge of Nelson County is a place called Swannanoa Palace. Nestled on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Swannanoa was built in 1912 by James H Dooley, a wealthy and prominent lawyer from the Richmond area. Intended to be a summer place for his family, […]

Get a Breath of Fresh Air with the Outdoor Adventure Social Club

March 28, 2012 by


When I visited Charlottesville for the first time, what immediately caught my attention was how naturally beautiful it is. The Blue Ridge Mountains stand strong in the distance, serving as an ever-present backdrop, while acres of farmland surround you with peaceful simplicity and magnetic charm. So when I decided to make Charlottesville my home, one […]