In Brief Post on C’ville Restaurants May 7, 2008 Waldo Jaquith 6 Comments The Washington Post [hearts] Charlotteville restaurants, especially the commitment to local food.
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>>>…the food here is far better than it should be in a place with about 40,000 year-round residents and 20,000 broke college kids.
“Broke” college kids? He must be kidding. There are some, to be sure, but overall? I liked the article, agreed with a a lot of his reviews, etc. But that one line about the broke college kids was just distractingly erroneous.
Thanks for the link!
And this writer did not even hit some of the less expensive places to eat (i.e., places college students can afford to eat). C’ville was always good for local restaurants. What says Charlottesville better than a sandwich from Bodo’s Bagels?
Didja notice that the writer described the original location of Albemarle Bakery as a “dilapidated storefront”? Not exactly. Albemarle Bakery’s original location was in York Place, when the building was brand new. Granted, not as nice a location as where they are now and certainly not as spacious. But, “dilapidated”? I don’t think so.
Harry if I’m not mistaken the york place was the second place Albemarle Bakery was- didn’t it start out in the corner of the Wachovia block where a former bakery had been (across from Hamilton’s)?
Oh, man, you’re good, Perlogik. I was right with Harry on that — I had the same thought when I read the article — but I think you’re right. There used to be some great little foreign bakery on that corner that sold weird little pastries and mysterious sweet drinks. And I think that was Albemarle Baking Company when they first got started.
Wasn’t the foreign bakery called Antojitos? That space was a bakery in different iterations for a number of years before that too, IIRC.
Weird, I only remember ABC at York Place. It wasn’t a dump, but certainly not as spiffy as the digs he’s got now.
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