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Eating Out Virginia

In addition to what's here already, I would add the Roosevelt, Dutch & Co, Postbellum, Lamplighter (really good sandwiches as well as coffee, all with a super hipster vibe), Chez Max, Deco, Lunch, Croaker's Spot, Don't Look Back, Saison (for great drinks) and the Black Sheep. As far as BBQ, there are as many opinions on that as there are people. My personal favorites are Benny's and Q. For offal, there is a place on Belmont near the Belmont Butchery, I just can't think of the name right now!! Help!

Feb 11, 2014
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic
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Richmond beer-centric lunch

Hands down, it's gotta be Mekong. Great food and the best beer selection around. Any of the other places like Legends or Capital Ale House have ok beer choices but so so food, at best.

Jul 10, 2013
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

LAX - RIC This Monday Night

So glad you were happy with both Comfort and SubRosa. Getting the bakery open has been a long road for my friend Evrim, but it's so worth it, for him and the public both!! You gotta hit Merrior; it's technically in Topping and you can find info on it on the Rappahannock River Oysters site. Let us know the next time you visit, and if it's not on a Monday, we'll have more suggestions for you.

Feb 06, 2013
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

LAX - RIC This Monday Night

Let us know what you did and how you liked it!!

Feb 05, 2013
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

LAX - RIC This Monday Night

I loved your comment about the little participation on this board. There seems to be a core group who are willing to post, and their comments are very helpful. And I totally agree with both JeanMarie and Janet on their "passes".

Acacia and Comfort are both open on Mondays, and while this board seems to be divided about them, I've enjoyed both and find them very consistent over several years. Acacia has really interesting craft cocktails and you won't go wrong with any of their entrees, especially fish.

Edo's is amazeballs, but if you're by yourself, may not be the most welcoming. Both Comfort and Acacia have small bars that serve full meals.

If you have time in the morning, I'd strongly recommend Lamplighter Coffee for coffee, and if you're willing to drive up the HIll, SubRosa Bakery and WPA are both incredibly delicious places to start your day.

Feb 04, 2013
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

breakfast in Richmond, VA

Your choices that far west are going to be very limited. There's a Cracker Barrel, Golden Corral, and Panera all somewhat near there, but no place that isn't a chain. All of the aforementioned are east of you.

Jul 05, 2012
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond Restaurants For Northeners

Janet, your post is one of the things I love about this board. I have the exact opposite feeling about the Roosevelt! Incredible food, service, and drink. Our different experiences are each so valid; I totally respect your experience. It's nice to disagree with a fellow hounder I respect!!

Jun 26, 2012
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond Restaurants For Northeners

Very interesting discussion and maybe the title of the post is what we find a little unusual. I would venture that most of the contributors on here, while undoubtably influenced by regional food experiences, view their food preferences as non-regional specific. A great meal in DC is just as great, in it's own way, as a great meal in San Francisco. Maybe my standards are lower or my palate less sophisticated, but I love the food here! I'd be interested in the OP's take on some of our newer places like Acacia, the Roosevelt, Pasture, the new menu at Six Burner, Peter Chang?

Jun 26, 2012
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Kid Friendly/Post-game Recommendation in Richmond

Bottoms Up Pizza in the bottom could probably work. I haven't been in years but it used to draw a big crowd. I'd call in advance. Most of the places near the omni are bars and if you're in there late, like after a game, they can move from the food scene to a bar crowd. Before 10:00 or so may work ok but if you're pushing up against that time you're kinda out of luck for places within walking distance.

May 17, 2012
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Nice dinner in Richmond Sunday before Valentine's

Not sure what side of town you're from, but in the West End, I'd recommend Eurasia or Patina Grill. Went back to Patina after a several year break, and had a great meal. Mezzanine is another Sunday spot, but I'd pick Six Burner over that every day!

Feb 07, 2012
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Highend Southern/Regional with Crafted Cocktails

Coming mid-week for above. $75-90 pp including drinks, tip, and tax. Will be in Arlington so convenience is appreciated.

Jan 30, 2012
nyctripper in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any early Pasture reviews? [Richmond, VA]

I'm dying to try this new place out since I love Comfort and Six Burner. Anybody been?

Dec 05, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

The Roosevelt

Finally made it to the Roosevelt the other night and my only disappointment was that it took me so long to go. Great vibe, service, and food. Had the pig's head terrine, fried sugar toads, tile fish, and the panna cotta. My daughter had the pimento cheese/chips, flank steak, and peanut butter pie. We loved all of it. The sugar toads came with friend oysters and calamari, and the batter was perfect. The peanut butter pie is very dense, not the whipped peanut butter I feared. Fish and steak were both prepared perfectly and were very good. I found it very difficult to choose a cocktail; all of them sounded great. The one I had included gin and Cheerwine and was so smooth and delicious. I highly recommend it!!

Nov 25, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond, VA in November

I agree with Stuzzi and Aziza's for the pizza. The only cheeseburger sub that I can think of is at Bernie's Subs in the Tuckahoe shoppping center, between Angela's and Flynn's. And they only have it on Fridays.

Nov 01, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Ironfish in Richmond on Lauderdale Drive

I bought the Living Social deal last week, and am now regretting it. I'll post after I get my courage up to try.

Oct 27, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Our inaugural EMP birthday trip - review/comments

At my favorite BBQ joint in my NC hometown, they mix Cheerwine and Sundrop and top it off with a lemon slice. A real treat!! And Sundrop has both bottled it and sold it as a slushy. The joys of small town NC!

Oct 25, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan

Our inaugural EMP birthday trip - review/comments

Loved your review almost as much as a cold Cherry Lemon Sundrop!!

Oct 24, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan

Portico Restaurant - River Road, Richmond, Va

Friends of mine went this weekend. Said it was "meh". Nothing special. I'm giving it more time before I go. I had such high expectations for a great place so close by. They said the baked spaghetti was no different from anywhere else, and that they'd stick with Angela's.

Oct 12, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Any Richmond Hounders tried The Roosevelt or The Magpie?

I'm a fan of both Lee Gregory from his time at Six Burner and Owen Lane from The Track. Just wondering about their new spots.....

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Six Burner Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Sep 09, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Need Staunton, VA Recommendation

If you're looking for something a little more upscale, and within walking distance of the Shakespeare Theatre, I stongly recommend Staunton Grocery. An incredible menu, great service, and surprisingly sophisticated (sorry all you Stauntonites, no disrespect intended) food.

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The Staunton Grocery
105 West Beverley Street, Staunton, VA 24401

Sep 02, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond Recs Needed for Next Week

I would strongly recommend both Acacia Mid-Town and Six Burner, both of which have $25-ish 3 course prix fixe. Also, check out Comfort and Edo's Squid, although there really is no bar to speak of at Edo's. A really cool place with both a neat vibe and awesome food is Pescado's China Street. Kuba Kuba is a great place as well, but it's small and your clothes will smell up your hotel room. Good food, but I'm just saying... I would stay away from any place near the Berkeley, other than its dining room (Tobacco Co, Peking, Sam Millers, etc).

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Edo's Squid
411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220

Sam Miller's
1210 E.Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219

Pescados
13124 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, VA 23113

Six Burner Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Kuba Kuba
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Aug 08, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

NYC for 2 nights with 2 kids!

My kids loved Craft when they were younger. A nice night out, with great food and desserts. For more casual, they also loved Keste for awesome pizza.

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Keste Pizza & Vino
271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Jul 14, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan

Richmond recs needed, some restrictions

I second Comfort, and early at Edo's Squid would avoid the noise. You can make reservations there. Millie's is another wonderful choice, and will be close by, as is LuLu's, which, it looks like, may have some name appeal to your daughter!! All of those are child friendly, with wonderful food for you two and "non-intimidating" menus for the 'rents.

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Edo's Squid
411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220

Jun 20, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Making a list for a friend moving to Richmond VA need basic rec's please.

1. Hands down, best coffee is at Lamplighter. And super food there as well. It'll help if your friend is a hipster.

2. 8 1/2 is really good pizza, take out only. Bottoms Up has to be tried at least once. Very different, but a real treat.

3. I second votes for Acacia Mid-Town, Six Burner. Fine dining, but very casual vibes.

4. Millies for sure. It's the first place most people think of, and for good reason.

Other cool places to try: Mamma Zu's, Edo's Squid, Comfort, Pescado's China Street, Mezzanine, Can Can, Lehja, Kuba Kuba,and for sushi, Carytown Sushi or Akida. We also have some neat Vietnamese and Thai.

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Edo's Squid
411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220

Mamma Zu
501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220

Six Burner Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Jun 14, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

A wonderful, exquisite dinner at Daniel (full review)

So pleased to read your review. I'm not a New Yorker, only an annoying frequent tourist, but Daniel and the other Boulud restaurants are always on our must list. I've been fortunate to meet Chef Boulud on several occasions, and have appreciated his kindness. I completely realize I'm not much of a "foodie", and like to see my choices validated by a pro.

Jun 08, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan

Banh Mi in Richmond, VA?

HELP!! Looks like the two places in the Tan A center have closed and VI looks empty too!! Any alternatives?

Apr 19, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Richmond Restaurant Week April 25- May 1

Already have reservations at Acacia and Six Burner. Completely agree with Janet's recs as well! I am, however, a fan of Mezzanine.

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Six Burner Restaurant
1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Apr 12, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Siberias

Just read the article on Eater about 10 Awkward Dining Moments, and one dealt with what to do if you were seated in Siberia. I'm interested to hear about where you think Siberia is in some of the nicer, 3 or 4 star places in town.

Jan 26, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan

Richmond Virginia Best Hamburger and French Fries Combo

I know you didn't ask for fast food, but the new Cookout on Ridge Road is incredible. Great fresh burgers at super prices. Good shakes as well!!

Jan 24, 2011
nyctripper in Mid-Atlantic

Oyster Bar Grand Central

I'm a huge pan roast fan. I always sit at the oyster bar and have always had quick service (and the same guys have worked there forever) and love to watch the preparation. Although seeing how they fix a pan roast, I'm amazed at how simple it looks!!

Jan 20, 2011
nyctripper in Manhattan