Pasture – get the burger.

Pasture – get the burger.

Pasture serves lunch. The lunch menu isn’t a cool list of “small plates” like the dinner menu. I had the $8 “Frankfurter”. It was about 6″ long, with spiced ground beef, slaw onions and mustard. I should have ordered the $11 cheeseburger. I’ve had the burger before and it’s excellent. […]

Akida – The ugliest restaurant in Richmond. Amen.

Akida – The ugliest restaurant in Richmond. Amen.

Akida is the ugliest restaurant in Richmond. It’s also my favorite sushi restaurant in town. The food is good and cheap and the service is great.  The restaurant is employed mostly by one family. I kind of love that the whole restaurant (about the size of a big walk-in closet) […]

Nick’s Produce. A friend with benefits.

Nick’s Produce. A friend with benefits.

I go to Nick’s Produce at 400 W. Broad St. whenever budget, time or indecision prevent me from having something else for lunch. It’s my dependable “Plan B” lunch spot. That’s actually a compliment. It’s good enough to eat several times a week. It isn’t new or exotic. It doesn’t […]

The Jerk Pit. No Puns.

The Jerk Pit. No Puns.

I ate Jerk chicken at the Jerk Pit. Some restaurants are cool even though (or because) they are a little gruff and chilly. I like those places. I walked into the Jerk Pit for the first time and I instantly loved it. The Godfather at the counter didn’t trouble himself […]

Bistro 27 – my own burger battle.

Bistro 27 – my own burger battle.

Bistro 27 is a very good restaurant. The food is good and the atmosphere makes people feel more important than they really are. Good stuff. I have eaten there a few times and I have always enjoyed my meal. The cheapest entree on the lunch menu is usually $9. There […]

Citizen – Tortas for Whitey

Citizen – Tortas for Whitey

 On a tip from @KSiddall, I went to lunch with my family to Citizen. It is not an easy place to find. I think they like it that way. It’s a sandwich shop. Nothing on the menu costs more than $6. They get their bread from La Sabrosita bakery and […]

Thai Corner – Like your mom, only hotter

Thai Corner – Like your mom, only hotter

I never had a crush on any of my friends’ mothers. Moms always seemed old and ordinary to me when I was young-er. I usually think of American Thai food like I thought of other people’s moms – old, ordinary and not apppealing. Thai Corner recently opened very near my […]

Balliceaux – ancient beef

Balliceaux – ancient beef

I had this “Heritage Burger” made from “ancient breed” beef at Balliceaux. I had no idea what “ancient breed” beef meant, but it looks so cool on the menu. I had an ancient hamburger. I feel like I can brag about that. The burger was good. It tasted like beef. […]

C’est Le Vin – imperfection can be charming.

C’est Le Vin – imperfection can be charming.

Last week, the folks at C’est Le Vin complimented this blog and then pointed out that I hadn’t been to their restaurant yet. Since my patronage can be purchased with that kind of stroking, I went to visit them for lunch the next day. I took five friends with me. […]

Lady Nawlins – smoke this.

Lady Nawlins – smoke this.

I had lunch on a Saturday at Lady Nawlins and the food was good. Today, I came back for more. I did feel like an unwanted invader in an insiders-only club when I first walked in and sat down. But, I eventually got served and everything got better. I had […]

My top 10 restaurants in Richmond

My top 10 restaurants in Richmond

These are my 10 favorite restaurants in Richmond right now. This isn’t just about food. It’s about lots of things. Food, money, service, friends, memories, character, characters etc. I expect that this list will change frequently. ______ The Empress Can Can Sue’s Country Kitchen 8 1/2 City Dogs The Boathouse […]

Mama J’s – in my new neighborhood

Mama J’s – in my new neighborhood

The office where I work just recently relocated to Broad Street near 1st Street downtown. I’m glad. The cheap, good food options here are plentiful. For example, I can walk out the back door and reach “Mama J’s” in just about 4 minutes. So I do. The first time I […]