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Richmond, VA Dinner Advice

We have a whole bunch of amazing New Southern, which is the RVA take on New American. Try Dutch & Co - amazing prix-fixe for $28. Reservations a must.The Roosevelt. Comfort, and Pasture are also good for New Southern. Alamo is not quite as amazing as it used to be. Acacia mid-town is really great. I second Stella's for good Greek food.

If you have a car, you could check out Peter Chang in Short Pump -legendary Szechuanese cuisine. He's cooked at James Beard.

May 14, 2013
muffinovic in Mid-Atlantic

Veg-friendly and/or Localvore

My husband and I are heading to Baltimore in late June for our anniversary. We live in RVA which is shaping up to have a decent food scene and used to live in DC and Charlottesville.

We've only been to B-More a few times. We'll be staying in Fell's Point for two nights. He's a L-O vegetarian and I eat seafood. We are both into Farm-to-Table, locally-sourced cuisine, authentic ethnic food, and regional cuisine. I've read quite a few threads and have determined that Salt looks pretty great. Woodberry Kitchen also looks good, but we generally like to walk around or use public transportation on vacation. Fork & Wrench doesn't look that vegetarian-friendly but gets some great reviews. How's Townhouse? Any other suggestions that might be less expensive than some of these places?

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Thanks to Coney too.

Jul 17, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Okay -- one more question since you guys are giving such great advice. Have you ever seen vegetarian pasties? I remember loving the beef ones when I was last in Northern Michigan as a teenager. My mom sometimes makes me veggie ones now, but I can't possibly be the only vegetarian that loves a pastie. (Even NZ pies and South American empanadas come veg these days.)

Jul 17, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Oh and the Woods looks good!

Jul 17, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Thanks GreatLakesBetterFood. Your blog is awesome -great food photos. You are totally right. We are packing way too much in, but our whole trip is kind of insane. My parents are from Michigan, so I've been to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinac, but not in 20 years! The Hillman detour is to spend time with my 92 year old grandmother and Aunt and Uncle. After that we head to Bloomfield Hills and then Ontario for some camping. I think it's like 2500 miles of driving with an almost 1 year old! At any rate, we are packing is so much of Northern Michigan including Mackinac, so that my husband can get a really good taste of the area. We like history, so he's excited about the fort. We're going to toodle around on bikes, etc.

Jul 17, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Mackinac suggestions? For being a tourist destination, the restaurants all seem to be kind of meh. Very generic. Any suggestions for interesting food on the island?

Jul 17, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

American Spoon looks delicious!

Jul 16, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Thanks for all the suggestions. Please keep them coming. When I said Mackinac, I meant Mackinac Island.

Jul 16, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian and or Localvore Recommendations in Northern Mi

Hi all,

Next Friday, we will be traveling to Northern Michigan (Petoskey for 2 Nights, Mackinac for 2 Nights, Hillman for 3 Nights). He's a vegetarian, I'm mostly veggie, but eat fish (especially when it's local), and we both appreciate seasonal local cooking. We are also into craft beer and wineries, so we'd appreciate those kinds of recommendations as well. We'll be traveling with our 11 month old son, so our recommendations have to be places where we can take a baby without irritating other diners. Thanks for your tips!

Jul 13, 2012
muffinovic in Great Lakes

Vegetarian-Friendly Richmond

My recommendation would be Avalon. They do a lot of small plates and a romantic/sharing vegetarian meal could easily be created.Comfort does a delicious vegetarian plate (they let you choose the entrees). Ipanema is cozy and kinda romantic and the college kids are on their way home for the summer next week anyway. Beauregard's is terrible.... worst Thai food ever. Nile is delicious, but not really upscale.

Vineyards near Richmond, VA with good food nearby

williamsburg winery has horrible wine. Stay in the Charlottesville area -- Barboursville is good, veritas is not bad, jefferson is close to Cville and Cville has wonderful restaurants: C and O, Escafe, Michaels, L'etoile, Bijou, etc. Cville's restaurant scene is much better than Richmond's.

Mar 25, 2009
muffinovic in Mid-Atlantic

Best Sandwich in Richmond?

Coppola's cheese columbo with artichokes. The cheese gets cooked on the grill and turns brown and crunchy. I will probably eat one everyday during the French Film Festival.