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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...

Our Richmond ‘Drinksgiving’ Dive Bars List!

What is a dive bar to us? A dive bar is anti trendy. There is no jumping on the newest anything, it is a bar with cheap drinks, sometimes decent food, and a bunch of regulars. You might be one of them. We might be too. Either way, we wanted to share what we have...

Get In The Spirits At Stony Point Fashion Park This Saturday

The second Saturday in November used to just be another day on the calendar, until Stony Point Fashion Park said, “You know what? We’re gonna throw a big dang party, and you’re gonna be able to drink at it.” This year marks the fourth time in four years they have had...

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...

A Broke Student’s Guide to Richmond Good Cheap Eats

Broke student but wanting to explore the city? You have been eating at the university food hall for awhile and its probably a good time to highlight a few places YOU the students at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University can enjoy and afford....

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...

Review: Blue Bee Cider Dinner

Every project that Richmond chef Mike Ledesma touches lately has transformed into a success. From reviving the Kabana Rooftop menu, to his Passport Pop-Ups at Belle & James, to local beer dinners, his innovative and creative menus, fusing together multiple cuisines, has earned him a superior place in the local restaurant scene. I've...

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Good Eats RVA: Fall 2018

*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #34, on the streets now at all your favorite spots. In Good Eats, we strive to serve up the most compelling restaurant news Richmond has cooking. This time, we wanted to explore the most interesting, weird, unique, and one-of-a-kind dishes and drinks: only found at restaurants in the River City....

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Pizza Peddlers Pop Up on Pine Street

These days, more and more Richmond food trucks are planting roots with their own brick and mortar spots. Happy Empanada recently set up shop in Westover Hills, mobile Texas-style BBQ truck ZZQ expanded with a huge location in Scott's Addition, and fried chicken truck Mean Bird opened their shop near Sticky Rice last spring. Adding to that list...

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Review: Luther Burger

What’s better than a donut? Two donuts. And a burger. And all the works--served in one convenient order. Last month, Richmond-based Sugar Shack Donuts opened new burger joint Luther Burger as an extension of their Chesterfield location at 1931 Huguenot Rd.   Along with burgers, beer, and fries, Luther Burger promises to “Luther” any burger for...

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Casa del Barco’s Short Pump Spot to Open This Month

Tequila bar and Mexican restaurant Casa del Barco has expanded out to Short Pump Town Center with a second location-which is slated to open just in time for the holidays. The restaurant, which originally opened on South 12th Street in 2012, is operated by the people behind HOUSEpitality Family, who own The Boathouse at Sunday Park in...

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May The Force Be With You at Sugar Shack Donuts Friday

Star Wars fanatics have already begun to line up for the highly-anticipated film in the series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will premiere Friday, Dec. 15. And fans and donut lovers alike have an even bigger reason to get excited this week because Sugar Shack Donuts is getting in on the action with Star Wars-themed donuts. Available in a...

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Havana ’59 West End Location Opens Friday

A Shockoe Bottom restaurant/nightclub that's been slinging mojitos, serving up Cuban food, and entertaining crowds under the glow of string lights with Salsa dancing every Thursday evening since 1995 is finally expanding with a new location. Havana '59, located at 16 N. 17th Street, will open its second location in the West End on West Broad...

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