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Charlottesville VA Trip


Kim Shook
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One of Jessica’s Christmas gifts to Mr. Kim was a session in a sensory deprivation tank.  For that, we traveled to Charlottesville VA where we also had lunch and dinner. 

Lunch at The Flat – a crêperie behind the Downtown Mall.  I had the Temptation of Adam:

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Apple, Brie and Ham.

 

Jessica had the Crepes According to Anna (no picture) with ham, Brie and local jam.

 

Mr. Kim had the Southside of Heaven:

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Chicken, spinach, onion, feta and Cheddar.

 

All were delicious.  And enormous.  Only Mr. Kim finished his.

 

Dinner was remarkable.  We ate at Al Carbon – it comes across as a Mexican/Charcoal rotisserie chicken place.  And it is, but SO much more and better.  Jess and Mr. Kim had discovered it one time when they went to a game and raved about it.  The food was so wonderful and different and satisfying that days later, I’m still thinking about it and I’m ready to go back any time!  We shared two cemitas (Mexican sandwiches) and charcoal roasted sweet potatoes.

 

This was the breaded beef sandwich:

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You can’t tell by the picture, but the sandwich was huge – easily 7-inches across.  The beef was 6 thin layers of tender, delicious breaded beef and it included avocado, fresh Oaxacan cheese, papalo (an herb like cilantro), red onion, a slice of ham and something creamy – I’m guessing mayo rather than crema. 

 

The other sandwich had all of the same fixings but was made with the charcoal cooked chicken.  It was incredibly tasty and moist:

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The potatoes are roasted over charcoal and then topped with sweetened condensed milk.  Incredibly good:

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Churros for dessert:

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Unfortunately, they weren’t serving the cajeta stuffed ones that night.  Still fantastic, though.

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Try JM Stock butcher shop on Main St.  They also have location in Richmond so may by you already know about them.   They have one breakfast and one lunch sandwich offering during the day and I had the most delicious country ham on biscuit there.  They also have nice bread and of course lots of different meat cuts and sausages. 

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On 1/28/2016 at 1:24 PM, chefmd said:

Try JM Stock butcher shop on Main St.  They also have location in Richmond so may by you already know about them.   They have one breakfast and one lunch sandwich offering during the day and I had the most delicious country ham on biscuit there.  They also have nice bread and of course lots of different meat cuts and sausages. 

We didn't make it to the butcher shop in C'ville, but have made a note of the one in Richmond and will be going by as soon as we can!

 

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