Charlottesville, VA Trip

July 20, 2015 – July 23, 2015 – I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a few nights at the quaint town of Charlottesville, VA. It’s a very different pace from my usual travels, and the killer humidity that week was painful, but I’m glad I was able to experience it. Rather than list out everything I did, saw, and ate, I just want to point out a few highlights:

1. Citizen Burger Bar and it’s “Executive” burger. Timbercreek beef, foie gras, Nueske’s bacon, black onion, fried farm egg, garlic aioli, truffled brioche. A burger like this could easily hit triple digits in any big city in America, but here, it’s only $24. Do yourself a favor and get it.

2. The Whiskey Jar and it’s pies. Yes, everyone comes here for drinks, but when you want a delicious warm pecan pie or fruit cobbler in the middle of the night, this is the place to go.

3. University of Virginia is a beautiful (and not to mention historic) campus. I was fortunate to be given an unofficial tour. I even got to see Edgar Allan Poe’s old room, which is now just available for viewing.

4. Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar is the best restaurant I visited in Charlottesville. If you’re going to have just one nice meal while staying here, this is the place to dine.

5. Marco & Luca serves “street” Chinese food and it’s good. Seriously. They serve cold noodles (Google: 涼麵) that you can’t find in most Chinese restaurants in other states, and their potstickers are nicely fried. Marco & Luca actually reminds me of small restaurants in Asia that just specializes in one or two things but does them right.

Citizen Burger Bar: The Executive burger - Timbercreek beef, foie gras, Nueske’s bacon, black onion,  fried farm egg, garlic aioli, truffled brioche

Citizen Burger Bar: The Executive burger – Timbercreek beef, foie gras, Nueske’s bacon, black onion, fried farm egg, garlic aioli, truffled brioche

The Whiskey Jar:  Pecan Pie with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

The Whiskey Jar: Pecan Pie with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

Delivery Agent warehouse in Crozet, VA

Delivery Agent warehouse in Crozet, VA

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

The Whiskey Jar

The Whiskey Jar

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters

Lee Park: Statue of Robert E. Lee

Lee Park: Statue of Robert E. Lee

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

University of Virginia: Edgar Allen Poe's room

University of Virginia: Edgar Allen Poe’s room

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

The Whiskey Jar: Pecan Pie and Peach Cobbler

The Whiskey Jar: Pecan Pie and Peach Cobbler

Marco & Luca

Marco & Luca

Sep 28 2015 Category: Charlottesville Virginia

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