As a former Bostonian I have to admit that I am a bit of a food snob. I don’t mean that I am a foodie. I just have higher expectations for what I should get from a “nicer” restaurant. There are only a few restaurants that have really done it for me here in Cville. Sure, there are plenty of food spots that are great here. But nicer restaurants that serve really good food? I can count them on one hand. To date, one of my favorite restaurants in Charlottesville is Mas (technically it is in Belmont, an adjacent neighborhood).
Mas is part of the Coran Capshaw empire here in Cville (manager of Dave Matthews Band), so it’s no wonder that it’s good. Most times when I tell visitors that I want to take them to Mas, they complain that they are too hungry for some puny tapas. But let me tell you, Mas is a FEAST of delectable goodies 🙂
After my friends and I went winetasting at Pollak vineyard on Friday, we decided to head over to Mas (so I could get some carbs for the Richmond 10 miler the next day and so we could all get some fab food).
We sat at the bar so we could see all the action happening behind the counter where they make the food. They also display cheese, nuts, and other goodies on the counter to make your mouth water
We started out with oven baked bread and hummus (not pictured) and bacon covered dates. MMMmmm
Tonight I am heading over to another good spot in Belmont, The Local, so I’ll be sure to take some yummy pics 🙂