Browsing All posts tagged under »Charlottesville«

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: 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 […]

Lampo: Introducing Authentic Neapolitan Pizza to Cville

October 27, 2014 by


Building a restaurant can be a lot like putting together the perfect pizza. Sure it takes time, good craftsmanship and a lot of dough, but the most important ingredient is passion. Four friends that have spent a lot of their adult life working in some of Charlottesville’s finest eateries are taking their passion for food […]

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 […]

Tuning In with Erin Lunsford

September 18, 2014 by


Erin Lunsford, accompanied by her mom on guitar, sang Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On” in her 5th grade talent show. It’s Lunsford’s first vivid memory of singing before a crowd. “It was quite epic, and so was my hair that day,” she says. Lunsford’s performances are still epic, but she’s come a long way […]

Food Truck Check-in: Cville’s Sweet Spot

July 14, 2014 by


Long before food trucks began popping up on every corner in big cities like New York and Los Angeles (and, yes, even Charlottesville), ice cream trucks were the kings of the road. Remember those summer nights chasing after the ice cream truck around the neighborhood, hoping you had just enough change for a Mickey Mouse […]

Checking in with the Locals: Crystal Whitaker

October 29, 2013 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. Check out previous local check-ins! Crystal Whitaker From knocking Cville’s Best Of party out of the park to a whirlwind weekend of wedded bliss, […]

A New Notch in Cville’s Brewery Scene

September 24, 2013 by


A lot of guys like to stand around and dream about opening a brewery one day so they can drink whenever they want for free. For three Charlottesville beer lovers, this pipe dream has become a reality. Scott Roth, Derek Naughton and George Kastendike have poured their love of beer and wealth of business sense […]

Buzz of the Week 8.15 – 8.21

August 15, 2013 by


Check out this week’s buzz! Thur 8.15 | Night at the Museum @ Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Fri 8.16 | Wolfbane Production’s Dark of the Moon @ Devils Backbone (Outdoor Theater) Sat 8.17 | Free Octane Class @ Club Mo (Ix Building) Sun 8.18 | Brunch @ Caffe Bocce Mon 8.19 | All Levels Yoga @ Common Ground Tues 8.20 | […]

Local Musician Check-in: Luke Wilson

July 24, 2013 by


Luke Wilson is the definition of down-to-earth. Singer, songwriter, musician, friend, and brother (he is the 4th “SON of Bill”), Luke plays music for the enjoyment of bringing songs to people. In an attempt to shine some hope and distraction from everyday life, Luke plays his music knowing that it’s more than just strumming a […]