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C and O Restaurant

Old place with old ghosts was a railworkers’ pit stop bar/brothel/hostel. Oh, now it’s DAMN good French cuisine in a dark, cottage environment. The pile of hewn fireplace wood out the front door should set the tone. Go downstairs.

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Camino

A little wedge of a place with moxie in the pasta. Chef Matt Turner delivers southern European so good it might make you actually like southern Europeans.

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Christian's Pizza

Big slice New York-style done right. Impossibly cheap beer to accompany a wide triangle of cheesy nirvana.

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Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar

It’s the diamond ring on the slender finger of the girl someone better than you proposed to. Sexy, sleek and well-dressed restauraunt sporting an open air skybar.

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Continental Divide

Local indie ICON. Order EVERYTHING. From the Margaritas to the Santa Fe Enchiladas, noms and more noms. Get in here!! The cooks eat crying babies.

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The Farm

Robert Packard is so in love with coffee you know that when he makes you a cup, his reputation is on the line. You need to have him make you some. It’ll ruin other coffee for you and you wont even mind.

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Fellini's #9

Old school dark wood and brass bar with a colorful past and a secret next door (9 1/2). I didn’t tell you about it though. Best Calamari Ever. Live band karaoke too!!

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Market Street Wineshop

You’re in the Napa of the East. Experience it. Stave off the jealousy of those not with you and bring home a gift. Be thoughtful, you jerk.

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Mas Tapas

Unforgettable tapas, extensive wine list, and a very "happy" bullfighter portrait to stare you down at the bar. You'll get it when you see it.

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Maya

Christian and Peter have corralled the locals who know how to drink without being obnoxious d-holes. Best place to go if you if you don’t know anyone in town. You will by the time you leave.

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Miller's Downtown

Eatin’ in the front and liquor in the back. The perfect blend of lowbrow and lowerbrow. Third floor’s the charm.

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The Pigeon Hole

When you do simple down-home cuisine right - like perfect stone ground grits and transcendent mac n cheese - you can make a snooty tartare look like cat food. Lex and Naomi,the owners, are real down chicks too.

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Positively 4th Street

Straighforward American fare Mellencamp and Springsteen would high-five each other for. Steak, mashed pertaters, burgers, beer and Fourth of freakin’ Joo-ly!!

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Rapture

Consistently attracting the best local and touring bands to it’s main stage and dance club, this New Orleanic venue has all the voodoo. Purple pool tables and perfect lighting make this a great casual night out spot.

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The Shebeen Pub and Braai

Still. In. Coma. From too many foods. Couldn’t help myself. Damn you delicious South African cuisine! Piri-Piri Chicken tastes just as good as it is fun to say.

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Tavola

A Belmont darling. Rustic Italian that reminds me of the scenes in The Godfather where Michael Corleone is courting the girl that blows up.

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Ten

Cavernous and designed at the edge of a blade, this place is SHARP. Pocket squares and cufflinks sharp. The sushi so good it judges YOU.

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Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

My favorite place in CVIL. Tea house with great live music, better tea, awesome ambiance, an adorable staff and damn, just the most welcoming and comfortable spot in Central VA. You HAVE to go there.

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Zinc

An old gas station turned gastropub, Zinc is pure platinum. Oh, and Vu, the owner, has the best tattoos in town. Damn straight. If you take pride in making perfect martinis, order one here and feel bad about yourself.

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Zocalo

Spanish cuisine with odd little numbers like Key Lime Chicken and Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding. Reserve the private, curtained booth if you’re famous. Douche. You’re not famous.

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Crozet Pizza

They serve perfect pizza til they run out of the stuff they made that day. Then they go home. It’s the restaurant equivalent of flipping over your boss’ desk and keeping your job.

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Fardowners

Live music, straightforward American menu, like a Budweiser on your neighbors’ porch. Being directly across from train tracks makes me want to call it precious, but I’m scared it might punch me.

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Starr Hill Brewery

And the gods gave unto Charlottesville the gift of Star Hill Brewery, to “uninhibit” the masses, to sponsor their events, to shine like a beer-colored beacon of hope to all those with nothing to do tonight.

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Comfort

As I write this I am craving their mac n’ cheese, cornbread, and every Southern fried gob of deliciousness that has made them unimpeachable force of pride in this city. Hot DAMN, they are good.

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Julep's

New Southern Cuisine - like Tom Wolfe in skinny jeans or Scarlett O’Hara in Prada.

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River City Cellars

Wine, beer, cheese for those with their noses in their glass, not in the air.

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Secco Wine Bar

The wine bar you WANT to go to - oh the fried chickpeas!!!

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Empress

Coffee in the AM, wine in the PM. Great food all day. Gluten free and vegan options abound

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Urban Farmhouse

Foodies, chefs and gourmets shop here when they go to heaven. The restaurant features their local and seasonal produce.