Pescados – brunch and 9 other things Richmond loves

Pescados – brunch and 9 other things Richmond loves

Things Richmond Loves: 1. men in cut-off shorts 2. PBR 3. tater tots 4. calf tattoos 5. bad chinese food 6. neighborhoods with names 7. bicycles 8. vegetarians 9. people who pretend to be vegetarians 10. brunch There’s no people so into brunch as Richmonders. I like that. Traditions and […]

Momotaro – I’m still hungry

Momotaro – I’m still hungry

I had lunch with some equally frugal (a.k.a. poor) friends at Momotaro. The food was o.k. But it was difficult to find a decent-sized lunch for under $10. There is a $7.95 lunch special which includes soup, salad and a very small roll. Since the lunch special looked like an […]

My Brother’s Pickled Pepper Recipe

1. Chop off stems leaving the base of the stem intact (so the top of the pepper is closed) and pierce the top and bottom once. 2. Dissolve rock salt in hour water. 3. Dissolve citric acid crystals (2-4 tablespoons). They take a while to dissolve. 4. Put peppers and […]

Lombardy Market – cheap, quick and cheap

Lombardy Market – cheap, quick and cheap

For $3.85, the turkey sandwich on a croissant from the Lombardy Market  is a hard lunch to beat for the price. It’s not really a restaurant, it’s that little convenience store next to Balliceaux on Lombardy St. in The Fan. You can also get ham biscuits for only $.79 each. […]

Boyd’s Cafe – the good kind of ugly

Boyd’s Cafe – the good kind of ugly

Boyd’s is very much the kind of place that I love to try – small, unpretentious, unrefined and a little bit ugly. A twitter friend recommended it to me, and I was glad. Unfortunately they were out of a few of my first choices from the menu, but there’s something […]

The Empress

The Empress

The food is only part of the appeal. The restaurant is nice and the staff is exceptionally cool. That’s a tough-to-come-by combination. Good food (and coffee), cool place with wifi and staff that makes customers feel welcome. My current favorite dish is the Risotto +duck confit. There is also a […]

Lantern House – George makes giants.

Lantern House – George makes giants.

I did not like my food at Lantern House. When I walked into the big stand-alone (and apparently old) restaurant, I was greeted by George.  He’s the owner.  He was friendly and chatty.  I told him that I needed to take my lunch to go.  He recommended the “General Lee’s […]

El Jardin Latino – Cinco de Mayo and all that.

El Jardin Latino – Cinco de Mayo and all that.

It’s Cinco de Mayo. Who cares that Mexican people don’t celebrate the defeat of the French at Puebla? I will celebrate by eating Peruvian style chicken at a “mexican cafe”. I went to El Jardin Latino for lunch today and got 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, rice and beans for […]

Scooby’s

Scooby’s

I had lunch today at “Scooby’s” hot dog restaurant on Azalea Rd. by exit 81 off 95.  Is that Mechanicsville? The vinyl banner hanging outside (I hope it’s just their temporary sign) advertising “the premium hot dog” lured me in.  I don’t actually think there’s much about a hot dog […]