247 Ridge-McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
CUISINE African, Bar/Pub Grub
PRICE $$ ($13-$20)
HOURS Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining daily.
NVM AWARDS None
NEARBY METRO None
By Warren Rojas
Slip in a quickie safari at The Shebeen, a South-African restaurant and pub specializing in pulse-racing menu items.
The diabolically disguised peri-peri wings reveal nude-looking snacks that lack the telltale ruddiness of your traditional hot wing yet inflame the palate with their exotic pepper burn. A grilled-to-order Joberg strip summons a juicy steak accompanied by a piquant fruit-pepper relish (zesty).
For an added kick, pair any foodstuff with a glass of Honey Sun chili mead (from South Africa’s Makana Meadery)—a chili-infused drink that lifts your spirits and zaps your taste buds.