Barbecue Exchange

Over my spring break, I got a new motorcycle!  This isn’t directly food-related, but I wanted to share the whole story of visiting Barbecue Exchange, which is a barbecue joint in Gordonsville that my family frequents often on our motorcycles.  We waited for a nice, sunny afternoon, and we set off on our bikes: me … Continue reading

PrintWorks in North Carolina

I drove to North Carolina during my spring break to visit my sister at her college and to visit one my favorite restaurants.  I can’t say that I’ve actually been to enough restaurants in North Carolina to be a good judge of which ones are the best, but when I visited PrintWorks in Greensboro for … Continue reading

Ace Biscuit and Barbecue

Update: Life has gotten crazy, and I apologize for having neglected my blog.  I’ve been busy with classes, with applying to study abroad in Italy this summer, with playing club volleyball, with Crossfit and Olympic lifting, and with life in general.  It’s finally spring break at UVA though, so I should have some time to … Continue reading

Paleo Plate at Black Market Moto Saloon

One of my favorite lunch joints in Charlottesville recently updated their menu to include specific, Paleo-friendly options!  I blogged recently about how the Black Market Moto Saloon will make their hamburgers without a bun and with a side salad, but they’ve recently added what they call their “Paleo Plate” to the menu.  It consists of … Continue reading

Homemade Meatballs

Since buying a share of a cow, my family has a freezer full of ground beef, and I finally decided to do something more creative with it than just making hamburgers.  I made meatballs!  They’re pretty much small, well-seasoned, spherical hamburgers, but I made them even more exciting by making them for breakfast. I took … Continue reading

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

The Thanksgiving recipe series is finished, and I want to share a few more fall-themed recipes before the next holiday arrives.  Christmas is so close, but it really doesn’t feel like it yet in Charlottesville.  It’s gorgeously sunny and 60 degrees today, hardly the typical weather for mid-December.  It keeps me in the fall spirit … Continue reading

Petite Burger for Breakfast

Protein makes you healthy and strong!  Enough said. Here’s one of the ways I’ve been sneaking extra protein into breakfast in a way that’s delicious and hopefully beautiful: Start with an adorable, mini, grass-fed burger and a generous sprinkling of salt. Then work on frying a gorgeous, pastured egg.  Over-easy of course!  You’ve got to … Continue reading

Updated Pork Belly

It’s time for another round of pork belly!  My favorite food returns again this fall.  I think it must be the season that inspires me to braise meats and eat rich, filling food, because I think it was last year, right around fall as well, that I cooked my first pork belly.  I have a … Continue reading

Glorious Breakfast

Just this morning I prepared what I must consider one of the most glorious, gorgeous breakfasts of all time.  It was simply a leftover hamburger topped with fried eggs and sauteed swiss chard, but somehow it evolved into something stunning and gormet-looking.  And I managed to this on a school-day morning, no less! It began … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Black Market Moto Saloon

My latest favorite hangout in Charlottesville is the Black Market Moto Saloon.  It’s designed as a classic, rough biker bar, but it serves surprisingly great food.  My personal favorite is their burger.  They have a number of flavor combinations on the menu, including a burger with pineapple, prosciutto, and aoili in addition to one with … Continue reading