Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Nook in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville attracts tourists with its proximity to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and the prominent University of Virginia.  Yet the small town in the Commonwealth has splendor of its own with the historical Main Street - a foot street with adorable shops and restaurants.

One of the best places to stop in for brunch on the weekends is The Nook. You know it is a favorite local joint because it gets pretty packed, but not to worry, tables do turn quite quickly. 

Famous for its milkshakes, but the corned beef hash is also deliciously done right. The biscuits are baked to perfection, the grits are quite flavorful, and the menu's price point is undeniably reasonable.

 When the weather is agreeable, outdoor seating is a must. 

After filling up on a bite, take a walk around the cute shops. There are many to enjoy, whether you want to pop in to explore, or just feel like window shopping. Just walk up and down Main Street and see where the road takes you.