The Luncheonette looks like the kind of place I enjoy. It’s a small restaurant with 17 seats. The “Blue Plate Special” today is the Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich for $4. I like the price. I ordered one. It was very good. The Katz Deli Dogs plate was $6.39 and […]
Capriccio Pizza – best pizza in Richmond?
Capriccio is one of the top 3 pizza restaurants in Richmond. Having moved to Richmond from the Northeast, I am a pizza snob. Of course, everyone knows that the pizza in the Northeast is the best in the country. We were very happy to have found this place. It’s good […]
Catina Banh Mi – not for amateurs
Catina Banh Mi is a vietnamese bakery and take-out restaurant at 6215 W. Broad St. This is one of Richmond’s best cheap lunch spots. It always ends up on my top 10 list. There are few places in the city where you can get great, unique lunch for under $4. […]
6 Dishes for $4 and Under in Richmond – the best cheap stuff I’m eating lately
I sit on the outside of Richmond foodie orthodoxy. In part this is true because I brag about eating very inexpensive food. Â Lately, I’ve needed my food to be extra-cheap. Here are the things I’ve been eating for lunch lately. They are all $4 or less. Tarrant’s – $3 Fish […]
Tarrant’s – What to Order. A prioritized list.
My office is very close to Tarrant’s and I eat lunch there at least weekly. I very rarely spend more than $6 on food there, though. Tarrant’s is at 1 W. Broad St. in downtown Richmond. This is the stuff I get most often – in order of frequency. It’s […]
The Berkeley Hotel
The Fried Chickpeas are a great $5 standalone dish. Right now, I’m eating them as an alternative lunch. I’ve been hanging out in the lounge for a while. There’s free wifi, drink specials, comfortable furniture and a good menu. I hang out at the Berkeley because I’m obviously a big […]
Cafe Rustica – Lunch that Could Maim You
There’s not really anything on the menu here that amounts to a $5 lunch, but $7 comes pretty close. The Rustic Skillet comes with 2 over-easy eggs (they’re serious about the definition of over-easy), a good portion of sausage, lots of potatoes and some sliced onions. There’s also a side […]
Bistro Bobette – Better Than Therapy
I enjoyed my lunch at Bistro Bobette. I had the Bistro Steak and a side of Macaroni and Cheese. It was just about enough food to satisfy my better-than-average appetite. The steak (about 5oz, I think?) was prepared perfectly and the Macaroni and Cheese was better than therapy. I would […]
On the Rox for late lunch – it’s science
On The Rox on 18th Street in Shockoe Bottom has good, cheap food. Cheap is a relative term, I know. But, if I can afford to frequent a place, I call it cheap. I appreciate restaurants that make me feel like someone is happy to see me when I walk […]
Uptown Market and Deli
Warning: This post breaks the “don’t review a restaurant too soon after they open because the #RVA food cabal will send neckless henchmen after you” rule. Uptown Market and Deli has been open for just over two weeks. @CaMeKeRVA suggested that the prices alone were enough to make it my […]
The Top 4 Snobby Lies that Restaurants Believe
1. We cook for the art of it. The most heinous restaurant snobbery is made evident when the food and ambiance are treated as more important than the customer. Stop pretending that you cook for the sake of the art. A great restaurant cooks for the customers. Make them happy. […]
The Top 4 Sins Committed by Restaurant Customers (How to Eat in a Restaurant)
Repent from these wicked ways: 1. Jackassing Be nice. Spending money in a restaurant does not buy you license to treat people as products. “Please” and “Thank you” are also important. 2. Disrespecting the kitchen. Avoid making special requests with your order. Menus are usually thought out as careful and […]
Twiggy’s Panamanian Caribbean American Cuisine – I’m loving the North Side
I went with a couple friends to Twiggy’s Panamanian Caribbean American Cuisine on Brookland Park Blvd. I accidentally found this place while driving around lost in the North Side. I had to get lost to find it again, but we found it. After we ordered and paid through the plexiglass, […]
Secco Wine Bar. The best chicken sandwich in town?
Did you know that you can get lunch at Secco Wine Bar for $7? (plus tax and tip. Don’t skimp on the tip, that’d be sucky of you. In fact, some of you should know that tipping less than 20% is bush league.) There are actually lots of lunch options […]
Mamma Zu. Blasphemy?
I wonder how many reviews have already been written about Mamma Zu. I bet it’s in the triple digits. I think it’s the most famous restaurant in town. I had spaghetti and meat sauce for lunch last week. It cost $8.50. It was regular. I was hoping for better-than-regular. Mamma […]
Jamaica House. Holy Crap.
Holy crap, this was good chicken. It was fried and then covered in some sweet barbecue sauce stuff. Wow. It costs $7. It’s not a huge portion, but I recommend it. The meal comes with rice, beans and cabbage. All of those extras end up being covered in the sauce. […]