Today Eater returns to Charlottesville, VA to focus on 10 newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. It's been nearly seven months since the last visit and, as like last time, C-VILLE Weekly restaurant writer and The Charlottesville 29 founder Simon Davidson has kindly shared his picks of the hottest openings of the past 12 months.
Among his picks are a French restaurant with a great wine list (The Alley Light), a mezze restaurant from a José Andrés alum (Parallel 38), and a New England-esque seafood destination (Public Fish & Oyster). Another noteworthy pick is acclaimed chef Ian Boden's restaurant beyond Charlottesville's borders (The Shack) and chef Jason Alley's still-buzzing casual Southern import from Richmond (Pasture). Here now, and in alphabetical order, the Eater Heatmap to Charlottesville: