Saturday, February 16, 2008

Eats at 18

My husband’s 18 year old niece came to visit us for a month. She resides in Tennessee and had only been to Richmond once for a few days. We wanted her to sample some of the great eats that the city offered. Here is where we took her:

· Northside Grille – down-to-earth neighborhood spot
· Tarrant’s Cafe – we love the expansion!
· Mekong – first taste of Vietnamese cuisine
· Osaka (Huguenot) – introduction to sushi and tempura
· Weezie’s Kitchen – drooled over the real mashed potatoes and roast beef sandwiches
· Can Can – great burgers, onion soup, and people watching
· Krispy Kreme – hot doughnuts now!
· Gutenberg Café – the Bottom at its best, and don’t forget the Affogato
· Kuba Kuba – an utterly delicious dive – a limeade and a café con leche were required beverages

Of course, there were tons of other restaurant candidates, but we also traveled to DC for a week and visited Mount Vernon, Williamsburg/Jamestown, and Monticello. And speaking of unique experiences, no trip would be complete without seeing a movie at The Byrd on a Saturday night!


Bookstore Piet said...

Sounds yummy! Where do we sign up for PJPink's food tour of Richmond! :)

Eiffel Tartan said...

Are you sad that Café Gutenberg is closing?

pjpink said...

A food tour of Richmond sounds very intriguing! I'll have to work on it.

Justin said...

Mekong? Please! Unless she was drinking their excellent beer selection, why wouldn't you take her to a REAL Vietnamese place, like Pho So or Pho 79?

Anonymous said...

A very nice sampling. For donuts, however, I recently discovered Country Style Donuts off Williamsburg Road. Yes, it can be a bit of a hike, but it is well worth it - they put Krispy Kreme to shame. And their eclairs are out of this world....