Charlottesville dining is highlighted throughout the nation by food critics for having a robust and fast-paced scene. What's the latest news in Charlottesville dining? Here are some what's new in Charlotteville food:
An Irish Pub Downtown
Charlottesville recently welcomed the addition of the Tin Whistle, an Irish pub in the former Caffe Bocce space on Market Street across from the parking garage. Owner of Fellini's #9, Jacie Dunkle, bought the venue on September 4. Dunkle wants to transform the space with live music nightly. Dunkle wants the Tin Whistle to be a place for Irish and other traditional musicians to “just show up with their instruments.” The location includes outdoor space Dunkle is excited to make use of, a tree-covered patio that was under utilized by previous owners.
“We have this beautiful courtyard, and I’ll be able to do some live music outside, some small outdoor concerts on Sunday afternoons,” Dunkle says.
The menu will be traditional Irish, including a beer list dominated by Irish brews, with Three Notch’d Hydraulian (Irish) Red included for a local touch, and the food features will include scotch eggs, shepherd’s pie, soda bread with whipped butter and Irish cheddar soaked in porter, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
The buzz these days, both for shoppers and foodies, is all about Charlottesville's Stonefield, the new development that includes the Regal IMAX theater on the corner of Hydraulic Rd. and Rt. 29. Check out what Cville Weekly is saying about this new dining hot spot:
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