Hi, and welcome back to Bench Report! I’m heading out to Charlottesville next week and I am soliciting any and all food recs. I might even go to the Lawn and delude myself into thinking I can still pass for a college student. Send those dinner reservation ideas, news, tips and feedback to [email protected] and follow me on Twitter at @jacq_thomsen.

Lise Olsen, Texas-based senior investigative reporter and author. Photo: Cressandra Thibodeaux

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