RVA Foodie Spotlight: Chili Bowls & Pork Chops

by | Dec 18, 2020 | EAT DRINK

Its been a hard year on the local restaurants. Quite a few closings have happened over the past few weeks. This amazing food community is holding on as best it can. We here at RVA have been posting lists of delivery and dining spots, and posting these Instagram spotlights to highlight some of the wonderful food you can order for pickup and delivery. Please do check these spots out, and if you can, support them by ordering a meal or telling friends about your favorite spots. This week, local food creations continue to spotlight the cold weather with warm fixings for RVA.

Every week we spotlighting our favorite local restaurants with the best #RVAFoodie finds around town. We’ll be searching weekly for the best of delicious local food porn in our community, from amazing restaurants to chefs, food trucks, pop-ups and more. Here’s a few close-to-home favorites this week to follow on Instagram. Stay warm and happy, Richmond!

If you’ve got an awesome restaurant to spotlight, reach out to john@rvamag.com! Support local, RVA! 

#RVAFoodie This Week


#VeggieChilli Big fan of Savory Grain, lots of choices from vegan to allergen free. Local sourced fresh food, great lunch choices to pick up.



#SmokedChilli Smohk makes southern food delights with of course a classic BBQ edge. This is pitmaster style goodness, ready for pickup!



#RibNoodleBowl Dot’s Back Inn is a staple of Richmond. Classic dining style food stop thats been listed on TV multiple times. Always top-notch food. They sure could use some love right now, check them out and try an RVA Classic.



#VeganFrenchDip 821 is another Fan Staple — and definitely loved by many of my Vegetarian and Vegan friends. I want to also mention their desserts, which are always banging. New daily updates – and specials like the one above. Check the menu and pick up an order to go!



#PotatoSoup This is a new one we just found out about. The pictures on the account look so good. Looks like a perfect down-home lunch spot.



#EggMuffin Cheddar is a great panini shop that makes many good bites to eat. They have something for everyone, with vegan and veggie options.



#Frenchtoast The Continental serves up a serious brunch; it’s exactly what you need to get your day going. The French toast is fluffy and perfect, with fruit to compliment. Reimagined classics for your tongue.



#PorkChop Southbound is located in Chesterfield and has a great locally sourced menu. This is some fine eating here that also offers some classic fare that you know and love.



#FreshPlates Oh Saison, how I need to visit you. One of my favorite meals ever in RVA was their habanero-crusted Red Snapper. Their seasonal choices are excellent — and the market also has quick bites and great beer and wine to go!



#FreshBread I don’t even know. I mean, look at the picture. Need I say anything more? Check their site and daily posts for fresh baked delights and even some vegan choices. Looks so good!



#RedVelvetCake Red Velvet is one of my favorites so this made me stop in my tracks. I can barely stand it. NEEED IN MY LIFE.



#CookieMonster! You gotta love ’em. It’s just so good. Made local and fresh, and they hold together! Classic way to end the post. Check them out online, and find local spots with them as well. Cheers!


That’s all for this week’s #RVAFoodie. See you next week, Richmond!

If you have ideas or favorite spots please do reach out to john@rvamag.com!

John Reinhold

John Reinhold

John Reinhold is currently CXO of Inkwell Ventures Inc. which owns and operates RVA Magazine and GayRVA. Also, he is a deejay with PLF, husband and father to a couple of great kids.

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