Articles By: Michael

Buz and Ned’s Restaurant Review

Buz and Ned’s Restaurant Review

Since they opened their second location in the old Fuddrucker’s building near the intersection of Broad and Parham, we’ve been wanting to try Buz and Ned’s.  So today, after standing outside a crowded Tae Kwon Do studio next door while my son got his red belt, I kept smelling the great aromas coming from Buz […]

Candela’s Huguenot Review

Candela’s Huguenot Review

Back when my older son was playing baseball, we used to visit Candela’s on Huguenot on a regular basis. It was a great place to take the team after the game for some good pizza and good Italian food. But when he graduated we got out of the habit of going since pizza these days […]

Sine Irish Pub Review

Sine Irish Pub Review

Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip has long been the scene of some of the city’s finest restaurants and best nightlife.  Much of the land in Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe slip was part of Colonel William Mayo’s plan of the city.  This is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.  The building of the James River Flood Wall […]

Restaurant Review of Sino American Cafe

Restaurant Review of Sino American Cafe

When the coupon came in the Valpak mailer, I mentioned to my wife that we hadn’t been to Sino American Cafe in some time.  We decided that $9.99 for the self-described largest international buffet In Richmond was a pretty good deal.  And knowing that there was a sushi bar was an added bonus for the […]

Nacho Mama’s Restaurant Review

Nacho Mama’s Restaurant Review

In a bit of pre-Christmas festivities that screamed out for Egyptian and Mexican, my family spent an afternoon seeing the Mummy exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and then headed over to Cary Street for a late lunch/early dinner at Nacho Mama’s. We wanted a unique experience, one that both boys would like, […]

What’s Good at Capital Ale House?

What’s Good at Capital Ale House?

Since we went to the Capital Ale House for an office luncheon the best we could do was to stare in awe at the menu. And that was just for the beer. The downtown location carries 53 beers on tap. That’s not a misprint. There’s a huge selection of ales, pilsners, stouts, porters and more […]

Little Venice Fine Dining Reivew

Little Venice Fine Dining Reivew

While the location of Little Venice is unassuming, inside you’ll find a most delightful dining experience. Little Venice is located in a strip mall off of Ridgefield Parkway in the West End of Richmond. Brothers Alberto and Peppino Mastromano, who hail from the Isle of Capri, own Little Venice. They’ve owned several restaurants in Richmond […]

Richmond Bass Pro Restaurant

Richmond Bass Pro Restaurant

Once when I used Foursquare to check in at Bass Pro Shop in Ashland a friend, who does not see me as the outdoors or hunter typed simply responded “why?’ I told her that she had obviously not been to the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant. True, you don’t usually associate great food being served to […]

Asian Galaxy Review

Asian Galaxy Review

On the ever changing landscape of the shopping centers at Stratford Hills, Planet Wings has disappeared and Asian Galaxy has taken its place. Don’t let the commercial exterior fool you. Inside you will find dark wood paneling and a more upscale Asian décor than you might expect. Asian Galaxy is not your run of the […]

Dickey’s offers up a Big Yellow Cup of Good Eatin’

Dickey’s offers up a Big Yellow Cup of Good Eatin’

The first thing my family said when we pulled into the Stratford Hills Shopping Center on Forest Hill was “What happened to Moe’s?” There in the place of Moe’s Southwest Grill where the signature greeting is “Welcome to Moe’s” was Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. The eleven-year-old who is fine tuned to remember these details said, “Oh […]