From Farm To Table

Everything on the menu has a story. Every item is sourced locally from farms and providers steeped in tradition. A single dish reads something like this:

FRIED CHICKEN AND COLLARDS
Sustainably raised Mennonite farm chicken, dusted in locally milled Byrd Mill flour and generously coated in our house blend of Bantry Bays locally-provided herbs, spices, and seasoning. Fried in Peanut Oil and served over local, organic, slow-stewed Collard Greens with Kite's Virginia Country Bacon.

How seriously do I take this?

For beginners, I bought a farm. Red Row Farm raises organic produce for the restaurant all summer long. I use many other farms for produce as well, to extend our season and offerings. I have also commissioned a highly-skilled group of foragers to bring you the wild bounty of Virginia's Piedmont region like ramps, morels, fern heads, and other fine delicacies I like to feature seasonally.

Most of the meat is local too. Much of it is organic but all of the meat I use is sustainably raised by farms within an hour's drive. I put a lot of time and effort into sourcing heritage breeds. I believe this provides you with a richer, healthier, and more fulfilling eating experience.

Whatever I prepare, it will be made entirely from scratch and served to you at a reasonable price.

WILL RICHEY INTERVIEW
Belle Isle Craft Spirits recently visited The Whiskey Jar and interviewed Will. Read the interview and see some great photos here.

Join The Team

The Whiskey Jar is part of Ten Course Hospitality, a family of businesses that includes:

The Bebedero
The Alley Light
Revolutionary Soup (2 locations)
The Pie Chest (2 locations)
The Wine Guild of Charlottesville
The Café at Monticello (starting 12/18)
The Colonnade Club at UVA (starting 10/18)

We are dedicated to the people and businesses of our region and to the practices of good stewardship for our planet. These principles have given us the framework to achieve our specific desire to provide excellent hospitality and warm, friendly service to our guests.

The greatest changes for a better community happen in the smallest moments: a smile, a courtesy, a warm meal, a good song, and a good drink at the right time in an environment that welcomes you… where you can relax.

Hospitality to inspire or simply be comfortable in, whatever is needed we are here to serve. Every person working with us brings a light to our collective and helps us to redefine daily who we are and how we can serve our community. If you would like to be part of our team we’d love to hear from you.

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