Restaurant Spotlights


Eduardo Macias, owner of Lalo's Cocina Bar and Grill. Photo by Robert Thomas

Lalo's Cocina – Taking Pride in Every Dish

Eduardo Macias is not new to Mexican restaurants. In fact, for more than 20 years he’s been in the business, having started back in 1994 when he took a job in one of the city’s most popular local Mexican chains. About three years ago, he opened...



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Oct 7, 2015 10:00 AM Restaurant Spotlights

House Special Pizza

Photo courtesy of Mellow Mushroom

As if you’d need any other reason to go to Mellow Mushroom but the pizza. The signature crust is uniquely tasty, and just right – not too thin, not too thick. The specialty pies are creative and funky, in combinations that you swear would never... more

May 1, 2015 12:05 PM Restaurant Spotlights

Grilled Quesadillas

Photo courtesy of Rock Bottom

Before the general manager of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery spoke about the restaurant’s food and drink, he talked about its people. “We’ve received a really warm welcome from the West End community,” Dale Nelson told me. He was pleased that... more

May 1, 2015 11:50 AM Restaurant Spotlights


Haka Chili Cheese Burger: Chipotle chili, house-pickled jalapeños, organic mustard, free-range egg mayo, tomato, and American cheese

Now I get it! Burger Bach isn’t named after Johann Sebastian, the Baroque composer, but after a New Zealand vacation home, pronounced like “batch.” A bach is place to get away, to escape the everyday – as is Burger Bach, Richmond’s New Zealand... more

Jan 7, 2015 3:42 PM Restaurant Spotlights


Photo Courtesy of Kona Grill.

What can you do when you don’t all agree on a restaurant? Your friend wants meatloaf, your significant other wants pasta, your kid wants a burger, and you’re in the mood for sushi. You can split up for the evening and eat alone, or you can all go... more

Nov 10, 2014 1:47 PM Restaurant Spotlights