Charlottesville365: Chocolate at Monticello

We all know Thomas Jefferson was a man of many trades – Founding Father, American president, inventor, writer, lawyer are just a few that come to mind. If you didn’t already admire Jefferson’s impressive and versatile array of accomplishments, perhaps you can appreciate this one: chocolate enthusiast. In a letter to John Adams, Jefferson emphasized the importance of chocolate: “By getting


Charlottesville 365; Charlottesville Restaurant Week

I could not have been more excited than I was to hear that Restaurant Week was coming to Charlottesville twice last year, and now, it’s back! From July 12-18, 2010, Charlottesville has 20 restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert.  According to the Restaurant Week website, the last


Charlottesville 365; The Ashlawn-Highland Annual WineFest, May 22 and May 23

Ash Lawn-Highland’s 16th annual WineFest is this weekend, spanning Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23 at the home of President James Monroe.  This is a fun festival out in the sun and features some of Virginia’s best local wineries, drawing fans from all across Central Virginia. Something that makes this wine festival especially unique is the house tour of


Charlottesville 365; Fridays After Five at the Charlottesville Pavilion

Fridays After Five is a Charlottesville favorite, that people look forward to all year!  It is a concert series held at the Charlottesville Pavilion (at the end of the Downtown Mall) that is free, and fun for the whole family.  The musical line-up usually includes many great local favorites, with a broad range of types of music to keep everyone


Charlottesville’s Restaurant Week January 25-31!

Logo.jpegI could not have been more excited than I was to hear that Restaurant Week was coming to Charlottesville last year, and now, it’s back! From January 25 – 31, Charlottesville has 20+ restaurants participating in “Restaurant Week”, which involves $26/person prix-fixe menus, all of three courses- an appetizer, entree, and dessert. … From the Restaurant Week website; “For any diner who has ever dreamed about fine dining without breaking the bank, Restaurant Week is that dream… come true. Modeled on similar events in other cities, this is seven days of good food and good fun. Diners get to choose from each participating restaurant’s special prix fixe menu and enjoy three courses— an appetizer, an entree, and dessert— for just $25 [CORRECTION- actually $26 this year].


Fridays After Five

Fridays After Five is a free concert series at the Charlottesville Pavilion that runs from roughly April through September every year, featuring great bands from Charlottesville and all along the East Coast. This is an open-air concert, rain or shine, and is great for all ages!


The Foxfield Races

The Foxfield Race, also referred to as just “Foxfield” is an annual horse race held in Charlottesville, that attracts people young and old to a long day in the sun in the beautiful outdoors. From young children to UVA students to the young at heart, this Charlottesville attraction draws huge crowds every year!


Pink Ribbon Polo Classic at King Family Vineyard

The purpose of the Pink Ribbon Polo event is to raise awareness and funds to benefit breast cancer care and research in our community (all proceeds stay local!). Enjoy the world’s most exciting sport – at one of the most beautiful spots in Virginia. Source: VirginiaWine.org


Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Located in Afton, Virginia, Veritas Vineyard is arguably one of the nicest vineyards along the Virginia Wine Trail. With beautiful mountain views and an open, quiet setting- it is a great place to spend a day wine-tasting or even to attend a wedding!