8 1/2 – The Meanest Pizza in Richmond

8 1/2 – The Meanest Pizza in Richmond

Lots of good foodies write about pizza in Richmond. I am a bad foodie. maybe I’m not a foodie at all. But I am picky about pizza. I am from the Northeast U.S. where pizza seems to be taken stupidly seriously. That makes me a pizza expert in my own […]

La Casita – fake Mexicans?

La Casita – fake Mexicans?

Who cares that it’s not real Mexican food? There are Christmas lights hanging everywhere inside this place. That counts for something. The friendly Russian woman who seemed to be in charge may have labored a little to pronounce “burrito” and the other items on the specials board. Awesome. Finding new […]

Star-Lite

Star-Lite

Star-Lite Dining and Lounge on W. Main probably deserves its icon-status. I came in at about 11:30 today and there were no customers at all.  By 12:15, most of the tables were occupied.  A guy at the table next to mine has his tie stuck into his shirt. I wonder […]

King of Szechuan & “How to Eat Hot Pot”

King of Szechuan & “How to Eat Hot Pot”

I had lunch at King of Szechuan today and it was a lot of fun. The restaurant and Hot Pot came highly recommended (via @TheMarinara and @rvafoodie among others). A group of 5 or 6 people can easily eat a great meal for $7 per person with Hot Pot here. […]

Carytown Sushi

Carytown Sushi

I like sushi. I am a little picky about sushi. In part because I have this quiet fear that I’ll eat bad sushi someday and puke my brains out. I ate at Carytown Sushi and I didn’t puke my brains out.  I enjoyed my food. Since I saw no Asian […]

Ellwood’s Cafe

Ellwood’s Cafe

  I just went to Ellwood’s Cafe for lunch because they have $1 off all lunch sandwiches on Mondays.  I always get that uneasy “dang, I’m the least cool guy in here” feeling when I’m at Ellwood’s.  Today, I did not have a trendy knit cap, cut-off Dickies or calf-tattoos. […]

Pie

Pie

Pie on N. Lombardy St. has very good food. I’m a pizza snob, and I like the pizza here. The upstairs bar is a very cool spot. There’s a patio on the roof that feels like a neighborhood secret. Awesome. The cheapest pizza on the menu is the margherita blanca […]

Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice

I got the “godzirra” at @Sticky_Rice_RVA and gave it a 301 out of 302 points.  I ordered it without mayo (since mayo is, in most cases, a horrible travesty). The combination of crispy, soft, salty and sweet gives the godzirra a very satisfying taste. A filling lunch here is always […]

Red House

Red House

From the outside, this place is downright ugly.  The sign is beat, the place is located between a payday loan office and a vacant grocery store, there’s something scary about the wide variety of foods on the menu, and the service is just almost friendly. But, the chinese food is […]

Curbside Cafe

Curbside Cafe is on Robinson St. They have $.75 tacos on Tuesdays. They’re edible. But its really the neighborhood bar vibe that’s cool to me.

Belmont Food Shop

Belmont Food Shop

A sign in the window advertising chocolate truffles lured me and a couple friends into the Belmont Food Shop on Belmont St.  We spent the next 25 minutes or so listening to one of the owners talk about the food philosophy (there was a lot of philosophy) behind the restaurant. […]