Brookville: Regional Fare With Charlottesville-Sourced Ingredients

October 21, 2014 1:38 pm

Many people are becoming increasingly concerned with eating fresh, local, and organic, and for the people of Charlottesville, that means dining at Brookville. This environmentally conscious restaurant makes it a priority to source meats and produce from local purveyors whenever possible, and although its cooking techniques aim to preserve the heritage of the region, the dishes are innovative and always creative. Brookville is housed in a historic brick building and features a matching exposed brick interior, vintage-inspired decor, and comfortable, elegant furnishings.

Dishes like pork belly and grits, panzanella salads, and fried chicken and waffles are expertly prepared and artfully presented, adding an upscale feel to these down-home classics. Pair them with a selection from the long list of local wines, and you’ll see what makes Brookville so truly special.

Brookville is open for lunch and re-opens for dinner Mondays through Saturdays, and the restaurant offers a weekend brunch on Sundays starting at 11 a.m.

225 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 202-2791

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Maya: An Eclectic Taste of the American South

October 14, 2014 2:26 pm

There’s no shortage of Southern restaurants in Virginia, but Charlottesville’s Maya brings something new and exciting to traditional Southern cuisine. This stylish restaurant is big on atmosphere and presentation, offering artfully prepared dishes against a backdrop of rustic, industrial decor and live music performances.

Fried green tomatoes are drizzled with colorful sauces, local trout is topped with leafy collard greens and even the morning’s French toast is served with fresh fruit on top. Maya also offers handcrafted cocktails prepared by knowledgeable bartenders and a local beer selection that you won’t find anywhere else. The restaurant’s $12 Tuesday options are very popular, as they offer guests the chance to try some of its most popular menu items for a reduced price. If you’re craving the usual favorite dishes with a new approach to Southern cooking, Maya is a solid choice in Charlottesville.

Maya is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

633 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-6292

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Fall Soup Guides to Keep You Warm All Season Long

October 7, 2014 12:37 pm

As soon as there’s a chill in the air and leaves on the ground, you begin daydreaming about hot soups, hearty stews, and spicy chilies when your stomach starts to rumble. If you want to expand on your basic chicken noodle recipe, these delicious fall soup guides are sure to give you some inspiration.

The Chow Fall Soup Recipes page is full of creative and seasonal soups that you’ll love to make this autumn. With high-quality, mouth-watering photos and a gallery full of recipes to browse through, you’ll never know what delicious fall soup you’ll stumble upon next with Chow’s expansive soup guide.

Good Food
The BBC’s Good Food magazine is full of delicious recipes, but its soup recipes are really something to talk about. This delicious guide aims to help readers use everyday ingredients right from your own refrigerator or pantry to create warming, nutritious soups for your friends and family this fall season. Good Food is jam packed with recipes for soups from the unique nettle soup to your basic tomato soup, with a bit of everything in between.

Fine Cooking
If you’re a more experienced home chef looking for elegant, hearty soup recipes, Fine Cooking is a wonderful resource. The cooking magazine’s website features a Favorite Fall Soups section with recipes such as White Bean Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Chive Mascarpone that make delightful meals when the weather gets chilly.

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