Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

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 […]

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.

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]