Archive for the ‘Richmond Restaurants’ Category

A Little Bit of Spit in the Bottom of a Paper Cup: Espresso in Richmond

A Little Bit of Spit in the Bottom of a Paper Cup: Espresso in Richmond

This week I’ve decided to take a break from food and write an article on something about which I am very passionate; coffee—specifically, espresso.  Even more specifically, I’ll address where to get a decent cup of coffee in the capital city. Many people mistakenly believe that espresso comes from a different species of coffee bean […]

Inter China Restaurant

Inter China Restaurant

So, what do you do when you show up in a strip shopping mall for an early Sunday lunch and the Italian restaurant you’ve chosen doesn’t open for another hour?  Our choices left were between a popular burger chain, known for greasy, but tasty burgers or a Chinese restaurant that has operated in the same […]

Dinner and a Movie All In One

Dinner and a Movie All In One

I don’t know who they were, but the person who created the concept of CinéBistro was a genius. My wife and I recently went there for dinner and a viewing of Hope Springs.  Sure it’s a total chick flick, but that didn’t seem to matter because the food and experience were great. CinéBistro is located […]

Serving Up The Best Burgers In Town

Serving Up The Best Burgers In Town

Lots of restaurants will tell you that they have the best burger in town.  But at Carytown Burger and Fries, they just might. Owner Mike Barber daily buys the best fresh ground beef which he uses to grill your burger to order.  This is not a fast food burger restaurant.  Nothing gets cooked ahead of […]

Flinn’s on North Ridge

Flinn’s on North Ridge

Sunday after church is a great time to head out for brunch, and it’s always great to find a “new” or different place to try.  So, six of us decided to check out Flinn’s on North Ridge Road.  We’d been to that location when it had been Graffiti Grille, or was it River’s Ridge?  Both […]

Barbecue: A Journey Through the South for Your Mouth

Barbecue: A Journey Through the South for Your Mouth

I alluded to the fact that Virginia is void of her own unique style of barbecue in an earlier post but now I feel it appropriate to properly rant.  What the heck is that?!  Virginia, the place where the first Jamestown started what would become the US, the home of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Poe, Maury […]

Enjoying the Local Goodness of The Urban Farmhouse

Enjoying the Local Goodness of The Urban Farmhouse

While I generally eat at my desk, I chanced to meet a former work colleague for lunch the other day.  Neither of us wanted the standard sandwich or pizza, so she suggested we check out The Urban Farmhouse which is located at 12th and Cary in the historic Shockoe Slip. Stepping inside is somewhat like […]

Kitchen 64 Restaurant Review

Kitchen 64 Restaurant Review

When you think of the North end of the Boulevard, up by the Diamond and under I-64, you’re not going to be inclined to think “let’s go grab a great meal!”  And you wouldn’t think that you’d find it in such an unassuming building. But think again. Kitchen 64 opened in 2007 as Johnny and […]

Millie’s Diner

Millie’s Diner

For some time now we’ve been meaning to try brunch at Millie’s Diner out on the east end of Main Street, just down the hill from St. John’s Church.  Whenever the subject came up of where we should eat, one of our friends would always say “have you tried Millie’s?” Thanks to a door prize […]

Pizza: American as Apfelstrudel

Pizza: American as Apfelstrudel

I recall a created holiday we celebrated in Elementary school aptly entitled, “America Day.”  We had games outside and learned facts about the 50 states and the presidents but when it came time for lunch we switched gears.  I was only seven-years-old but I remember so vividly confronting my teachers to address a sneaking suspicion […]