West End

Mama J's

Fried catfish sandwich w/ sweet potato fries from Mama J's. Photo by Luke Witt

Happy hour drink & food specials in the West End. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

Happy Hour Guide


Courtesy of Kona

Lots of dining action going on in the West End. We pay a visit to several of the old favorites, one of which is under new ownership. Check it out in TasteBudz more

Sep 29, 2016 3:21 PM Tastebudz

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Photo by Matt Shannon

If there’s one thing for sure about the residential market, it’s that apartment living certainly isn’t what it used to be, and luxury renting is no longer uncommon. more

Jul 15, 2016 7:55 AM HOME & GARDEN

Find the best Pizza in the West End more

Jul 12, 2016 8:00 AM In Search Of

Find the Best Breakfast and Brunch in the West End! more

May 10, 2016 10:00 AM In Search Of

People watching. Star gazing. Soaking up some rays. For any number of reasons, most of us enjoy dining alfresco. We sent our photographers in search of some of the best patios and decks that the West End has to offer. more

May 9, 2016 9:00 AM FLAVOR

In Richmond, we love our pets and treat those four-legged balls of fluff and drool like members of the family (sometimes even better!). That’s why it’s no surprise the number of extraordinary pet resources that have flourished ... more

Jan 6, 2016 12:00 PM FEATURES


Shrimp tacos at Tazza Kitchen. Photo by Derek Bennion/Tazza Kitchen

Discover mouthwatering favorites from around the Richmond area more

Jul 9, 2015 1:55 PM In Search Of

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


Photo: Temple Hill

From the outside, the West End Antiques Mall, a one-level building located at Broad and Staples Mill in the Crossroads Shopping Center, is the most deceptively unassuming “hot find” in all of Richmond. Step inside and you will discover 53,000... more

Mar 11, 2015 2:23 PM My Town


Photo: Rick Bancroft

What a classic combination! A generous portion of the perfect savory filling, leaking out the edges as it’s wedged between masterfully matched bread – and as if that wasn’t enough, the sandwich is paired with the perfect craft beer, a melding of... more



Photo: Joey Wharton

Delicious, delightful, scrumptious, ooey-gooey, rich, ambrosial, mouthwatering, yummy – the list of “sweet” words is as long as our love for sweets! Explore the variety of sweet spots throughout the Richmond area, each with a mouth-watering... more

Mar 9, 2015 4:10 PM In Search Of 1 Comments


Upscale Resale Boutique. Photo by Joey Wharton

On a Friday afternoon, I rushed out in search of the perfect outfit for a first date. I’m known to shop at the last minute, seeking something that will stand out with a bit of distinct flair, but without a giant price tag. more

Mar 4, 2015 1:52 PM My Town

In the 1900s, a richmond resident named Helen Baker forged new ground by pursuing an extensive formal education and making it her mission to encourage other girls and young women to prepare for expanding opportunities. The impact of her... more

Jan 15, 2015 12:05 PM My Town


Courtesy of Ipanema

Can Healthy Food Taste Good? YES! Today’s health-conscious diners don’t want to give up great flavor. They want to have it all. Our 2015 January/February In Search Of feature will direct you towards local restaurants offering healthy options that... more

Jan 15, 2015 11:36 AM In Search Of


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


ComedySportz Improv Theatre. Courtesy of Rick Sleeman.

One hundred eighty-five comedians walk into a bar. “We don’t serve comedians here,” says the bartender. “Why not?” ask the comedians. “We don’t have enough seats.” “That’s OK,” reply the comedians, “we do stand-up.” Then there’s the one about the... more

Jan 7, 2015 2:12 PM My Town


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


Photo by Miguel Betancourt

Getting tired of American hamburgers and hot dogs? So are we. Our 2014 November/December In Search Of feature will direct you towards local restaurants that give you a taste of other parts of the world. more

Nov 10, 2014 1:47 PM In Search Of

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