Catina Banh Mi – not for amateurs

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. […]

Estes BBQ – big, meat, love

Estes BBQ – big, meat, love

It seems that Estes closed the little location near my office. But, the still operate a food cart at popular RVA events. The folks at Estes get excited about their barbecue. It’s fun to hear them talk about how much they love the food they’re making. (Even if it is […]

Michael’s Pies and Pints. A useful evil.

Michael’s Pies and Pints. A useful evil.

[Michaels Pies and Pints (a.k.a. 304 Pizza Bar) is now closed] What did one ugly slice of pizza say to the other ugly slice of pizza? Who cares. They’re ugly. I had a great time with my friends at Michael’s Pies and Pints last night. The food was bad. We […]

Capriccio Pizza – best pizza in Richmond?

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 […]

The Berkeley Hotel

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

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 Steak and Macaroni and Cheese

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 […]

Uptown Market and Deli

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

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. […]