Update (12/28): I managed to drive to Charlottesville in one piece! No crashing! No death! It's awesome! Just wanted to let you know! Yeah!
OH YES, and thank you so much for your recs! You guys are awesome. I don't know why I'm always baffled when people come out of the woodwork to recommend things to me. Of course you would, because you're awesome. I just keep forgetting people read this blog. Seriously.
I wanted to write a restaurant review post before I left for Charlottesville this weekend (Friday to Tuesday) to visit Tristan and his friends (and hopefully eating a lot in the process), but I totally failed. Hell, that I'm still awake even though I'm supposed to get up at 5:30 AM (or earlier) is already an indication of FAILURE.
I'm driving down. 6 1/2 hours. Alone. With my iPod. Fuxored. But it'll be fine. Unless I crash.
I'm sure a handful of you have suggestions for me. And I will fail. BECAUSE I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EAT THEM ALL! So here's the list that Tristan came up with:
korean: the korean house
mexican/salvadoran: aqui es mexico
dumplings: marco & luca
southeast asian: monsoon
vietnamese: saigon cafe
chinese take away: taiwan garden
vegetarian chinese: ming dynasty
pizza: christian's, some other fabled place my boss was telling me about
mediterannean: basil, cafe europa
burgers: chap's (we've been there already)
24-hour sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian food for super cheap: little john's
tea/vegetarian food: twisted branch tea bazaar
bakery: albemarle baking company
indian: maruthi (never been here, but looks great)
italian: mona lisa (never been here)
himalayan fusion: himalayan fusion (really, that's its name)
I'm also adding Spudnuts to the list. If anyone remembers when I went to C-ville last year, here's a list of the recs you guys gave me. Woot woot!
Oh, if anyone reading this is actually in C-ville and doesn't have New Year's Eve plans, Tristan is having a party at his apartment. And...I suppose everyone is invited. The Internet is invited. Yes, please come. Just hit me up for more info.