Posts Tagged ‘David Mattera’

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 […]

Richmond’s Chinatown

Richmond’s Chinatown

Every major city in the US has an Asian cultural center and Richmond is no exception. The only distinction between ours and theirs is that our downtown Chinatown is Horsepen Road—a semi-suburban road that would go unnoticed if you didn’t know what Asian delights occupied it.

What Does Richmond Taste Like?

What Does Richmond Taste Like?

Let’s think about our go-to restaurants and think about how we should describe our taste to be.

Mexican Food Just North of the Border

Mexican Food Just North of the Border

Richmond is approximately 1,450 miles to the nearest border with Mexico, just south of San Antonio, Texas.  That being said, we live in a global world and our neighbor to the south has brought some fine cuisine to our neck of the woods.  I mean, if you think about it, Vietnam is much farther (approximately […]

Raw Fish with Rice

Raw Fish with Rice

I remember distinctly thinking while in Italy that I didn’t trust the fish at the new sushi bar in town.  I was in an old walled city that was relatively traditional despite a large student population and I felt like seafood couldn’t possibly be fresh since the town was not right on the beach and […]

Eating on a Budget in a Budget Friendly Place

Eating on a Budget in a Budget Friendly Place

Richmond is not New York.  It’s not even Paris or London.  It’s much cheaper by comparison and so when you’re out of work and crunched for time between episodes of Jerry Springer and Maury Povich, you need to find places that offer good food for an even better price.  And NOT FAST FOOD! Of course […]

Breakfast: The Most Important, and Sometimes Only Necessary Meal of the Day

Breakfast: The Most Important, and Sometimes Only Necessary Meal of the Day

Richmond is in the Cultural South–the capital of the Confederacy, a group of states that fought to protect their right to work hard and maintain their thriving rural economy without Federal impediment forcing taxes down their throats and taking away their right to own guns or people.  With this focus on hard work and farming […]

July 4th Isn’t the Only Time to Barbecue

July 4th Isn’t the Only Time to Barbecue

Happy belated Independence Day!  Hope you enjoyed the summer heat and a few beverages and something grilled as our founding fathers might have done all those years ago.  Second only to fireworks, barbecuing is among the most important 4th of July traditions–but it should by no means be the only time you light up the […]

Fresh Local Produce in Every Corner of the City

Fresh Local Produce in Every Corner of the City

Hello loyal Richmond eaters and readers.  I apologize for my hiatus from posting but I was visiting Central America for a few weeks seeing what delicious morsels Costa Rica has to offer.  To my chagrin, Costa Rican food, with the obvious exception of fresh fruit, is pretty bland and blasé.  Now I’m back in Richmond […]

Eating Meatless in Meat-filled World

Eating Meatless in Meat-filled World

Upon looking back over my past entries in this blog, I’ve noticed a bit of a pattern.  My writing is looking a little…corporate—a little characterless and not so personal.  I ask a lot of rhetorical questions and then answer them but I never really talk about me.  Maybe that’s a good thing but this week, […]