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Favorite Food and Drink

Favorite Shopping Experience/Saturday Morning Activity: City Market Also, the Wednesday farmer's market at Meade Park during the summer months (fewer vendors than the City Market but still plenty of fruits and vegetables).

Whole-grain Bakery: Breadworks 923 Preston Ave., 296-4663

Sheet Cakes and Conventional Bakery: Chandler's Bakery or Albemarle Baking Company

Specialty Bakery: Paradox Pastry Cafe for American and European pastries and light lunch fare and vegan soups. Near Downtown Mall. (Next door to Bluegrass Grill)

Beer Spot: Beer Run 156 Carlton Rd., 984-2337. Good Food as well. Casual and Lively. Fourteen beers on tap. Features Beer and Wine tastings (Wed-beer, Fri-wine).

Big Salads: Basil

Breakfast: Bluegrass Grill and Bakery 313 2nd St., 295-9700 and Blue Moon Diner 512 W. Main St., 980-6666

Coffee: Shenandoah Joe's 945 Preston Ave., 295-4563. They roast their own. They can also pick it up at some local grocery stores. Many also like the Mudhouse.

Place to Buy Cheese: Feast 416 W. Main St., 244-7800.

Dessert: Paradox Pastry Cafe

Diner: Tip Top 1420 Richmond Rd., 244-3424

Food Delivery Service: Relayfoods.com Great food delivery service, with different drop-off spots each day of the week (including the Darden parking lot); includes both average grocery-store food and some really special items from local farms.

Fried Chicken: Wayside Deli A Charlottesville tradition for nearly half of a century.

Gelato: Splendora's 317 East Main, 296-8555

Health Food: Integral Health Yoga and Rebecca's Natural Food

Ice Cream: Chap's

Nachos: Mono Loco 200 W. Water St., 979 0688

Stationery: Rock, Paper, Scissors 225 E. Main St (Downtown Mall), 979-6366. Tasteful, well-designed products. A website worth viewing.

Meat Source: The Organic Butcher Main Street Market, 244-7400

Take Out Pizza: Mona Lisa Pasta

Pizza: Blue Mountain Brewery, Crozet Pizza, and Fry's Spring Station

Seafood Source: Main Street Seafood Main Street Market, 296-0969

Wine Shop: Wine Warehouse


Favorite Entertainment

Local Radio Station: WNRN (91.9)

Small Venue to Hear Music: The Southern

Local Theater: Live Arts

Local Shakespeare: Shenandoah Shakespeare in Staunton

Place to Watch Sports Other than a Wing Joint: Shebeen, Boylan Heights

Dog Park: Chris Greene Lake (dogs can swim there) (U.S. 29)

Swimming Holes/Lakes: White Hall, Mint Springs Park (Crozet), Chris Greene Lake

Places to Run Outside of Town: Ridge Road, Keene (can get maps at Ragged Mountain)

Road Race: Charlottesville 10 Miler

Family Activities:

Fun Activities: James River Runners (tubing, canoes and more), Charlottesville Track Club

Video/DVD store: Sneak Reviews 2244 Ivy Road, 979-4420. Has the most classic and foreign film choices, for the discriminating film buff.


Favorite Services

Old School Barber Shop: Staples in Barracks Road Shopping Center

Doggie Day Care: All Things Pawssible

Salon: Bella Boutique 196 1st St., 244-8466


Favorite Stores

Women's Shoes: Scarpa

Running Shoes: Ragged Mountain Running Shop

Knitting Store: The Needle Lady

Women's Clothing: Boutique Boutique 411 E. Main St., 293-8400

Bicycles: Blue Wheel

Tip

Restaurants come and go. To get 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.

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