Saturday, August 23, 2008

I ♥ dish

little lynchburg is really making big strides downtown. new shops and cafes are opening at a slow pace, but showing more and more that a sleepy southern town wants and needs variety and style.

dish is a beautiful restaurant specializing in small plates. the food is brilliant and the atmosphere is colourful and calm.

dish is a nice walk from my office, so I have lunch here once or twice a week. the small plates (the mediterranean dish and green curry shrimp especially) and salads are great. but the burger. oh goodness. grass-fed beef, maytag bleu cheese, heirloom tomato and arugula. and the fries. the fries. yum.

each tabletop is greeted with homemade bread and olive oil mixed with roasted garlic, parmesan and cracked black pepper.

the light streams in from the front windows, making it bright and cozy at the same time. local art sprinkles the deep teal walls and jazz softly plays in the background. the wait staff are very sweet and look like they were hired directly from the ballet theatre a few blocks down as they gracefully float through the space balancing plates and coffee.

dish is located at 1120 main street in lynchburg, virginia.