More amazing, amazing food! Charlottesville is such a perfect fit for my mouth! We traded the hotel breakfast for an opportunity to try out Shenandoah Joe’s coffee, which I’ve had before and loved, and Bodo’s Bagels, which all the locals rave about.
Coffee stop was first.
I got an Ethiopian with steamed milk on top. Mmmmm.
As you saw in my breakfast post, at Bodo’s I ordered a whole wheat bagel and topped it with half a banana and some of their natural crunchy peanut butter. I stuck to half a bagel ’cause I’d always rather have more toppings!
The bagel was good, but not as good as bread!
We went to our first meeting and all got really good vibes. Our second location was really different than the first and posed several big red flags, so we’re moving forward with the first location!! (I’d rather not announce it publically though, just for business protection).
In between appointments we stopped into another bakery for a little research and nibbled from this Whole Wheat Carrot Muffin. Great Harvest’s are way better
Lunch was an obvious choice: Feast! Everyone recommends it and the menu looked incredible!
The building is just incredible with food. And an organic butcher!
Lots of samples were nibbled!!!
Including a local Virginia peanut butter sample!!!
Obviously I went a little crazy on that one…
More Polyface chicken!
I couldn’t decide between panini and salad so I got half and half.
Polyface Chicken Salad (I was a little disappointed that this was "chicken salad" and not chicken on a salad. But it tasted good.
And the panini was delicious, but the bread was quite white and not as flavorful as it could have been. LOVED the fig spread though!
Check out Mike’s presentation. I wanted his soup!
Sampling more local food
For dessert I tried a few sampled Chocolate Toffee Pistachios
I’m a little fooded out at the moment. I feel like I ate all morning! We’re headed out for more exploring and are looking forward to a fun dinner tonight. Mike headed back home, but Zeb, our opening trainer, is still here to play.
Hope the weather is as nice where you are!