Posts Tagged ‘food’

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Richmond Food Carts: Gourmet on Wheels

Richmond Food Carts: Gourmet on Wheels

While searching deep in my mind and my palette, I came up with the idea to kill two birds with one stone and get some lunch near work and gather research for an article.  Meals on Wheels — but not the charity. I toyed with the idea of starting my own food cart a few […]

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 […]