The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions

The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions

Charlottesville 29 is doing a great auction to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. More information below or check out their website.


Here’s your chance to enjoy your favorite Charlottesville restaurant like you’ve never enjoyed it before. McGuireWoods is pleased to present The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions in support of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Hunger is a stubborn problem – globally, nationally and regionally. Here in the Charlottesville area, it still impacts as many as one in ten people, and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank helps by feeding an average of 118,000 per month. But, it cannot continue to do this without the support of the community.

With The Charlottesville 29 Restaurant Auctions, the restaurants of The Charlottesville 29 are coming together to help the area’s hungry by creating signature, once-in-lifetime experiences and offering them to whoever pledges the highest donation to the food bank. The restaurants are donating all of the food and beverage, and McGuireWoods is covering residual expenses, so every dollar of the winning bids will go directly to the food bank. And, thanks to the efficiency of the food bank, each dollar is enough to provide four meals to the area’s hungry, meaning the auction winners’ meals will result in thousands more meals for the area’s hungry.

While the signature experiences vary from one restaurant to another, what they all share is the opportunity to enjoy a top area restaurant in a way you’ve never enjoyed it before. Imagine a multi-course feast of a restaurant chef’s favorite dishes for a large group of friends, prepared and served by the chef himself, paired with wines. Or, a hands-on group cooking demonstration followed by a custom-prepared meal at your favorite restaurant, all while having the whole place to yourself.

Beginning today, May 23, every day we will announce a new online auction of a signature experience at a restaurant of The Charlottesville 29, and each auction will last 30 days.  The auctions winners will make a donation to the food bank in the amount of their winning bid, and then enjoy their own unforgettable, all-inclusive restaurant experience.

All current auctions will be posted here. Check back each day for another chance to win, or follow along here. And, thank you to the Charlottesville restaurant community for your outpouring of generosity to help the area’s hungry.

The 29

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue
Down home Southern cooking from chef Brian Ashworth, cooking in his wheelhouse

Al Carbon
With rotisserie chickens and Mexican street food, one of the best values in town
Guide • Auction

The Alley Light
An intimate, grown-up lounge, the most exciting place to eat in Charlottesville
GuideFull Article • Auction

Beer Run
A beer bar, store, and eatery, Charlottesville’s quintessential family restaurant
Guide  •  Full Article  • Auction

Gussied-up comfort food and sophisticated specials in a diner-like setting
Guide  •  Full Article

Feeding bagels to 6,000 people per day, Charlottesville’s signature restaurant
Guide  •  Full Article

A food-lover’s restaurant that defies classification, where local sourcing is a passion
GuideFull Article • Auction

The heart of Charlottesville dining, now in Dean Maupin’s expert hands
GuideFull Article • Auction

Citizen Burger Bar
With great burgers, beer, and more, the best place in town to watch the game

The Clifton Inn
Charlottesville’s premier luxury dining destination and trainer of chefs
Guide • Auction

An old-school institution with huge portions of rich, classic, delicious fare

Brian Helleberg’s serene downtown temple of sophisticated French cuisine

The Hamiltons’ lasting tribute to the New American restaurant renaissance

The Ivy Inn Restaurant
The Vangelopoulos’ unequaled fine dining experience
GuideFull Article

Outstanding Neapolitan pizza, panuozzo, well-sourced Italian, and a stellar bar
GuideFull Article • Auction

Tomas Rahal’s Spanish tapas bar where it feels like a party any night of the week
Guide  •  Full Article • Auction

The standard-bearer for Charlottesville’s signature Southern/French cuisine
Guide  •  Full Article

Sushi and Japenese food suitable for takeout and date night alike
GuideFull Article • Auction

The most polished Indian restaurant experience in town
GuideFull Article • Auction

Oakhart Social
Charlottesville’s exemplar of the new generation of great urban restaurants
Guide • Auction

Pad Thai
Mom-and-pop serving up real homestyle Thai cooking
GuideFull ArticleAuction

Parallel 38
A dazzling mezze restaurant in Stonefield, with food and wine of the 38th parallel
GuideFull Article

Peter Chang’s China Grill
Flagship restaurant of a man some call the nation’s best Szechuan chef
GuideFull ArticleAuction

Petit Pois
The closest thing in Charlottesville to a French bistro
GuideFull Article

Public Fish & Oyster
A spot-on coastal oyster house, right here in Charlottesville
GuideFull Article

Revolutionary Soup
Will Richey’s counter-service joints with great soups, and even better sandwiches
Guide • Auction

Sultan Kebab
Real, delicious Turkish cuisine from hummus to manti to kebabs

The Keavenys’ warm Belmont storefront serving ingredient-driven Italian fare
Guide • Full Article • Auction

Consistently excellent Latin-infused cuisine centrally located on the Downtown Mall
Guide • Full Article • Auction