A Charlottesville chef has won a kind of lottery, but he didn’t buy a ticket -- and he could have lost big. For Chef Ian Boden, flavorful food is a lifelong obsession. Now, he runs Charlottesville’s newest gourmet restaurant, Glass Haus Kitchen.
The nation’s biggest coffee trade show is underway in New York, and three Virginians are heading that way to compete for the title of America’s Best Coffee House.
The Mudhouse in Charlottesville, which began brewing coffee for Charlottesville 20 years ago, applied to compete in this year’s contest, and after secret sippers came through, Mudhouse won the chance to show its stuff in New York, but Operations Director Dan Pabst says choosing which coffees to serve in competition was a tough task.