Matthew Park

In April 2022 musician, artist, weirdo Matthew Park returned to Richmond after many years of being wild in the Triangle area of North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; Berlin, Germany; Portland, Oregon; or somewhere else. At some point in the past he had earned a BFA in film from VCU. Currently he's paying his rent by working in live music, so if you go to a lot of shows, you might end up seeing him.

stories by Matthew Park

Noodle Time! Vegan Pho At Pho Luca’s

Noodle Time! Vegan Pho At Pho Luca’s

When it comes to pho, I typically go for the traditional beef, or sometimes chicken. I’ve eaten a thousand bowls of those. But I’m not a voracious meat eater, and I am genuinely interested in finding good vegan versions of this soul-satisfying food. Plus, I thought it...

Noodle Time!: Jjampong At Noodles & Friends

Noodle Time!: Jjampong At Noodles & Friends

My name is Matthew Park. Park is the third most popular Korean surname. I’m not Korean, but I’ve been mistaken many times in my life. I’ve received Korean junk mail and Korean robocalls. I’ve wondered how many people assumed I was Korean when I sent in a résumé or a...

Noodle Time!: Grace Noodle – Tonkotsu

Noodle Time!: Grace Noodle – Tonkotsu

I got really into ramen when I first moved to Los Angeles in 2014. The ramen craze hadn’t yet fully swept across the nation, and there was no ramen shop to be found in Durham, NC, where I was living before then. Well, actually, there was a certain butcher shop that...

Cool Off With This Richmond Ice Cream Roundup

Cool Off With This Richmond Ice Cream Roundup

I realize it’s September already, past Labor Day, and that perhaps this article would have made more sense in July, but it’s okay; there’s still time to eat Ice cream in the warm sun. Besides, true ice cream heads can eat it year-round. I love ice cream so much. I’ve...




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