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There’s nothing showy or pretentious about Vito Bellantuono or his Midlothian restaurant, La Cucina. Without making a big production of it, Vito simply continues to serve some of the most delicious Italian food in town. He describes the restaurant... more

Chef's Choice

“We met in Red Bank, New Jersey at Danny’s Steak House, I was a bartender and Tommy was the chef,” Ronnie Hussey recalls. She continues: “Tommy has 25 years experience as a chef. He has catered for as many as 1,000 people at a time. “ Tommy, she... more

Chef's Choice

Toulah Suleymanian was born into the restaurant business. From the mid-1970s to the early 90s, her family operated a popular Greek restaurant in the same location as the Greek Taverna, which she and her husband Gagek run today. “When she was in... more

Chef's Choice

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

Chef's Choice

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

Chef's Choice

From childhood memories to guilty pleasures, our favorite comfort foods soothe both the stomach and the soul. Indulge your craving at these friendly neighborhood eateries! more

In Search Of

“Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends!” Boy, that Shakespeare really knew his stuff! Tired of take out? You know you’re in a rut when you call the local Chinese place and they recognize your voice and say, “the usual?” Have you been drivi more

Restaurant Spotlights

If you’re trying to keep a secret, don’t tell me. I love to share them. And here’s one that I’m especially excited to share. Have you heard that tucked away in one of the county’s most beautiful master-planned communities is also one of... more

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Photo by Josh Young

Meet some of the talented pitmasters who make the pure joy of feasting on barbecue so special to so many of us in this neck of the woods. more

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Photo by Josh Young

Richmond Navigator has gone in search of the best barbecue. Indulge your craving at these neighborhood restaurants spotlighted in our September/October 2017 In Search Of feature. more

In Search Of

Dining on the OBX, plus a cool new pizza place heading to the Fan. Have a ball (literally) at the Diamond and more. more

Tastebudz

Alfresco Dining …It even sounds exciting. But if you think that patio dining in the city comes with not much more than a view of a parking lot, think again. Take a look at these popular city restaurant patios.... more

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Oysters in Charlottesville, mussels in Richmond and free bowling in Midlothian. Now, get going. more

Tastebudz

Richmond's food scene has expanded across the James River to cater to mortgage-paying-minivan-driving-lawn-mower-owning suburbanites in Chesterfield County. more

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Patrick Henry walked its streets. So did Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Both of those future presidents were in attendance on March 23, 1775, when Henry delivered his historic call to arms, concluding with the words, “Give me liberty or... more

FEATURES

I’ve taken a fancy to Strawberry Street Café’s breakfasts. The food is very good, as is the service, and owner, Ron Joseph, is really a nice guy. How nice? Well, when I was down there for breakfast last week... more

Tastebudz

This week for our little foray into the wonderful world of dining and drinking, I’m joined by our lovely TasteBud, Meredith Dauksz. Besides having her own travel business, Travel with Meredith, she also conducts food tours for... more

Tastebudz

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Sarah Choi and Will Richardson of Shoryuken Ramen. Photo by Robert Thomas

I’m always on the lookout for the newest restaurants, so much so, that sometimes I forget about my old favorites. So this week I decided to go have Sunday brunch at Strawberry Street Café... more

Tastebudz

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The tuna panini with cucumber salad at Vino Market. Photo courtesy of Hunter Boxley

It’s twue, it’s twue. There really is a patio at My Noodle & Bar at Monument and Lombardy. After much anticipation and a lot of hard work, including approval from the city, it’s now open! That’s... more

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The Wild Noodle from My Noodle & Bar. Photo courtesy of My Noodle and Bar

I was at City Hall earlier this week with some of my most favorite Taste Budz, Joe and Whitney Kiatsuranon of My Noodle and Bar (1600 Monument Avenue, at Stuart Circle), when city council unanimously approved their petition to put a patio out in... more

Tastebudz

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