The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 4: Brazos Tacos

Brazos Tacos has the best tacos in Charlottesville, hands down. They are so good we have Taco Wednesday catered by Brazos every week at work. Lots of vegetarian options, my favorites being Triple Pickle and Tres Quesos and The Bill. But seriously you can’t go wrong with anything. They have a great family friendly location…

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The Best Food In Charlottesville – Part 2: Vu Noodles

Vu Noodles is the most unknown among my favorite places to eat in Cville. I would be completely satisfied just alternating between the Ginger Lemongrass Tofu and the Noodles with Tofu Caramelized Onions every other day forever. They are just so good. I know a few people who wouldn’t touch Tofu but will gladly do…

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The Best Food in Charlottesville – Part 1: Lemongrass

The Internet is full of posts about the X best places/items to eat in Y city. Sometimes suffixed with “before you die”. Take for example this one about Charlottesville – 43 Things to Eat in Charlottesville before you die. You can tell that this was written by someone who is not truly a foodie or…

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Wild Berry Season in the Backyard

We’ve always had a mulberry tree in our backyard. A couple of years ago we noticed wild raspberry too, which have now spread a lot. This year we have a new entry to our backyard berries – wild blackberries. And as of now everything is ripe! Here is a gallery of images from today. Click…

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Getting Solar Panels in Charlottesville

As I write this, our 6.9kW Solar Panel system is almost ready to go, pending Dominion installing a new meter. I’ve written before about the economics of solar power and how they make financial sense even in a state like Virginia with no incentives. I’ll talk about the power production from the panels a little…

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Construction Financing in Charlottesville/Albemarle

So you want to build your own house? Not a single large bank and no online banks that I contacted (and I contacted lots)  offer construction financing. I called almost every bank that I tried to refinance my existing mortgage with and none of them offered construction loans. I called up Wells Fargo, Bank of…

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Finding Land in Charlottesville – Part 1

Let me start by saying that the title is misleading. By Charlottesville I mean Charlottesville and the parts of Albemarle that are just outside Charlottesville (parts of Rio Rd, Pantops, Barracks Rd, Hydraulic etc.). If you’ve looked at the MLS to try and find land you’ll find that there is almost none available. The land…

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