Like Home, But Better

When investment banker-turned-chef Harrison Keevil opened Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, he vowed to deliver “honest home-cooked food” using ingredients from the region—many within 100 miles or less. This obsession with freshness means new items on the menu daily, with some staples—Chicken and Waffles, Tasso Grits—making regular appearances along with a few “out-there” choices such as Fried Pig Head or interesting spins on such classics as the BLT (gouda, bacon, and Granny Smith apples served on French bread). Keevil’s “homey” pledge extends to the restaurant’s cozy second-floor location, part of a historic building downtown. Club chairs, coffee tables, and gracious service make diners feel like houseguests instead of customers.

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