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Charlottesville seems to have more local and organic foods than many towns of similar size and population.
With menus increasingly featuring local and organic selections, here are a few standouts. Check Buy Fresh Buy Local and the Local Food Hub to find local food suppliers, including Farmers' Markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in Charlottesville and surrounding areas.

Brookville Student Favorite
www.brookvillerestaurant.com
202-2791
225 W. Main St. (on the Downtown Mall, upstairs)

Almost everything on the menu is made from local ingredients. Check out the burger and polenta fries.

Beer Run
www.beerrun.com
984-2337
156 Carlton Road

This eclectic establishment has 600 different beers in stock, lots of it on tap and manages to serve delicious meals three times daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is all made from scratch and menus change weekly. The focus is on organic, local and natural foods. Check out the beer and wine tastings, as well as the live music on weekends. Tons of outdoor seating.

Feast! Student Favorite
www.feastvirginia.com
244-7800
416 W. Main Street

This restaurant is also a food market which features local cheese, meats, and other gourmet items. Sandwiches, soups and salads available, including pre-made "grab-and-go" sandwiches. Outdoor and indoor seating.

The Local Faculty Fave Student Favorite
http://thelocal-cville.com/
984-9749
824 Hinton Ave.

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
www.orzokitchen.com
975-6796
416 W. Main Street (in Main Street Market)

Mediterranean-inspired menu and wine list. The website boasts a dedication "to nurturing the Central Virginia community....by creating wholesome meals and using fresh local ingredients...." The bar is cozy and relaxed.

Tip

Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out Charlottesville-Dining.com, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

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