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    TasteBudz Plus - November 15, 2018

    Some good eating around town this week. Check out my smoked wings love story and we have some cool noodle news. Also a new Tex-Mex grill in the near West End more

    Nov 15, 2018

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    Congo Masks: Masterpieces From Central Africa

    And so, the day begins with me standing in the middle of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, right next to the legendary Marc Leo Felix. Felix, a jovial man who wears a blue leather suit with matching blue leather hat and shoes, is the director of... more

    Nov 15, 2018

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    CHEF'S CHOICE: Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill

    Though raised in Jalisco, Mexico, Eduardo “Lalo” Macias was born in California. “My parents were working in the fields there when I was born,” he says. Growing up in Mexico, Lalo says that from an early age he wanted to be in the restaurant... more

    Nov 15, 2018

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    CHEF'S CHOICE: Croaker’s Spot

    Chris Brooks is known for sautéing some of the best dishes in Richmond. But his skills didn’t come from a cooking class. According to Brooks, he gets it all from his momma. “I’ve never been trained. I’ve never taken a class. I don’t open... more

    Nov 15, 2018

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    TasteBudz Plus - November 8, 2018

    This week's stories will bowl you over. There are a few good bowls from which to select. Just keep reading and it will all become clear. more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    Grounds for Discourse

    Here’s the spot where we get to talk about our favorite local coffee shops. Perhaps you’ll discover a new favorite of your own, here. We’ve found these places offer a combination of excellent beverages along with a great coffee shop... more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    Bon Secours Launches Partnership with Local Alzheimer’s Association

    It’s not unusual to joke about having a “senior moment” when you can’t remember someone’s name or where you put the car keys. But for the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, memory loss is no laughing matter. Alzheimer’s is a... more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    Where Past Is Prologue

    For weeks on end, River City has been bombarded with rainstorms. Throughout the day, flood warnings and tornado watches interrupted the airwaves, while lightning and thunder crashed across the sky at night. However, on this day, the weather is... more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    Continuing the Legacy

    There are some article assignments that I enjoy more than others. And I have to admit that I was very happy to learn that we were doing a story on Robin Adolf Salzberg, co-owner of Lustre, a beautiful jewelry store that opened in the Ridge... more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    Toeing the Line in Bristol

    Bristol is such an amazing “small town” that it takes two states to contain it. First a disclaimer for those of you who like to get technical. Bristol, Virginia isn’t a town at all. It’s an independent city. However, with a population of less than... more

    Nov 8, 2018

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    EVENT PICK: Kamasi Washington at the National

    Kamasi Washington has a lot to give, and I wouldn’t recommend missing a single moment. He’s famous for stepping into the spotlight with a groundbreaking 2015 long player entitled The Epic, which stretches out over nearly 175 minutes of luxuriously... more

    Nov 6, 2018

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    Ana Inés King

    It’s a long way from her native Bucaramanga, Colombia — more than 2,000 miles, in fact — but Ana Inés King seems’ to be the kind of free spirit who is comfortable anywhere she goes. I met her at her beautiful Victorian home nestled in the trees... more

    Nov 6, 2018

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    This Is Family

    Blues music is deeply rooted in the past, but its present and future are as wide open as the imagination of those who love it. It’s like jazz in that way. Reinvention is always around the corner, thanks to the uniqueness and devotion of its... more

    Nov 6, 2018

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    The Freckled Frog

    Succeeding in business means knowing how to service your customers, and not everybody has grasped that concept. Some wonder what the statement means. Others, like the owners of The Freckled Frog, live it each day. “We treat people like we want to... more

    Oct 31, 2018

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    Strange's Florist

    After serving the Richmond area for over 80 years, Strange’s Florist is able to offer its customers the most knowledgeable customer service and the best array of quality flowers and plants throughout central Virginia. In the early 1930’s Gideon... more

    Oct 31, 2018

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