Photo courtesy of Maglio's

TasteBudz: Strange Monkeys invade Richmond. Crabbie’s anyone? An answer to a Tuffy question and a an old Goochland restaurant gets a new name.

This past Monday, from a food and beverage standpoint, belongs in the top five of the best days of my life. I wish every week started off so well. However, if it did, I’d be the size of a food truck in a matter of months. And the only reason I’m... more »

Apr 24, 2015 10:20 AM TASTEBUDZ

Apple Moonshine Mojito and Cuban Nachos. Photo by Robert Thomas

TasteBudz Extra - Moonshine Tasting!

Still crazy after all these years: Don’t forget the big Moonshine Tasting is tonight (April 15) at Havana 59, as they and Republic National Distributing Company introduce the latest cocktail sensations, featuring Junior Johnson’s Midni more »

Apr 15, 2015 10:29 AM TASTEBUDZ

Photo courtesy of Dogwood Wine Festival

TasteBudz: The Gold Standard of Food Festivals, Get Ready For a True Crabbie Patty, and Meet the Supreme Leader

WORD ON THE STREET: I stopped in at the soon-to-open Sabai Asian Restaurant earlier this week. We’ve told you previously about Joe Kiatsuranon’s (My Noodle and Bar) Asian Street Food concept coming to 2727 W. Broad... more »

Apr 10, 2015 11:59 AM TASTEBUDZ

The Lovingston paired with Sambusas at Portrait House. Photo by Robert Thomas.

TasteBudz: The Great and Powerful Oz, a Savory Stroll, Moonshine Tastings, and More!

A Pearl By Any Other Name: Well, we can tell you now about what has the potential of being a great new dining addition in Scott’s Addition. The Oyster’s Pearl at 1401 Roseneath Road is undergoing a pretty drastic reinvention of itself. First off... more »

Apr 2, 2015 1:03 PM TASTEBUDZ

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TasteBudz Extra - Cast Your Vote in the Virginia Culinary Final Four

We’re coming down to the wire on Final Four voting in the Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge. So, whom should you vote for? Travis Milton, from Comfort, or my close, personal friend Walter Wilkes, at White Dog Bistro in Mathews? more »

Mar 30, 2015 3:32 PM TASTEBUDZ

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TasteBudz Extra - Meet Tim Smith from the Discovery Channel show Moonshiners

(Legal) Moonshine lovers and/or lovers of the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners TV Show, heres your chance to met Tim Smith, from the program on Wednesday, April 1st from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Virginia more »

Mar 30, 2015 3:28 PM TASTEBUDZ

Apple Moonshine Mojito and Cuban Nachos. Photo by Robert Thomas

TasteBudz: Moonshine Tasting in Shockoe Bottom, Joint Venture Packing 'Em in on Grove, and Look What's Cooking in the Southern Kitchen

While I’m not one to boast, I can’t help but gloat just a bit in regards to the gastronomical day (of astronomical proportions) that I had yesterday. Part of the day involved getting together with one of our crack Richmond Navigator photographers... more »

Mar 26, 2015 4:52 PM TASTEBUDZ

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TasteBudz: A Final Four For Foodies

Even though VCU and UVA will be sitting out the best part of the big dance, there’s another final four competition that may be even more exciting to us Taste Budz. Yesterday, the Virginia Culinary Challenge came one step closer to deciding the... more »

Mar 24, 2015 9:39 AM TASTEBUDZ

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Dover Landscaping: Transform Your Yard Into a Masterpiece

When it comes to selecting a landscape contractor, you have options,” says Ross Amyx, owner of Dover Landscaping, headquartered in Goochland County. Amyx doesn’t pass up any opportunity to demonstrate his appreciation to his customers for their busin more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:51 PM Business Spotlights

Exterior of Sabai at 2727 W. Broad Street. Photo courtesy of Sabai.

TasteBudz: Asian Street Food, Inn-tertainment, and a Special Dinner

Let's Start With The Name: Well, at least I can share the name of the new restaurant that Roland West and Hani Allah, from Off the Hookah, are in the process of creating. We told you last week that the two have something planned for the space where more »

Mar 19, 2015 2:48 PM TASTEBUDZ

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