Sara Grunden Kuhs is an advertising copywriter in Richmond, VA. When she's not checking out the growing restaurant scene, she's trying new recipes at home and chronicling them for her food blog, The Dinner Club RVA, which she runs with another home cook. She has two rowdy German Shorthaired Pointers, a rowdy husband, and a deep love of braised meats.
There are areas of town where restaurants always seem to congregate: the Fan, Downtown, Short Pump. You could head to any one of those spots, throw a stone, and find a great little restaurant to grab a bite (although I don’t recommend actual stone throwing in these crowded neighborhoods.) But if you’re willing to stray into uncharted waters (or, say to Midlothian or Church Hill) there are some hidden gems just waiting to amaze and delight your tastebuds. (more…)
Here in the South, we don’t do trendy. Trendy is for New York hipsters and their ironic moustaches. In the South, mustaches are never ironic. They are purposeful. Gentlemanly, even. So when I’m naming the trendiest restaurants in Richmond, what I really mean is “Southern Trendy.” They aren’t filled with skinny folks wearing skullcaps or based on gimmicky food concepts. They are simply the (currently) popular spots in town that are getting a lot of good word of mouth. Some are brand new, some have been around a year or more, and some are old favorites that have risen to the top again. (more…)
In Richmond, when you ask for a great breakfast recommendation, before the B in brunch has even escaped your lips, locals typically blurt out, “Millie’s!” But if you’ve ever driven by the tiny eatery on a Sunday morning (or *gasp* actually tried to eat there), you know that the long wait times can really put a damper on your brunch enthusiasm. Some Millie’s apologists will try to convince you that enjoying a mimosa on the curb is part of the experience, but not me. There are plenty of other great brunches to try in Richmond, if you’re willing to move out from under Millie’s shadow. (more…)