Richmond, VA Restaurants
Last weekend some friends and I jumped in a car and drove down to Richmond, VA to visit our friend, Laura. Laura is the proud new mother of a beautiful little girl. We spent a very lazy weekend getting to know her baby, watching the Olympics, and just catching up. However, we did manage to leave the house a few times for some food. Since it was Valentine’s Day weekend and we had a group of seven, our options were a bit limited but Laura took us to some great little places.
The first night out we went to a place in her neighborhood called Kuba Kuba. This is a Cuban restaurant that looks like it has been around for ages. It’s very casual and laid-back, and I suspect that it’s a great place for breakfast:
The following day we had lunch at Chiocca’s–the best sandwich place I think I have ever been to. This is a super local, old place wuth loads of local culture. Of course I was so excited when my sandwich arrived that I forgot to take a picture of it, but I did get some pics of the atmosphere:
In the evening we headed to one of the best, new restaurants in Richmond–Balliceaux. Due to it being Valentine’s Day, we had no chance of getting a reservation for dinner so instead we went for pre-dinner drinks. The cocktails and atmosphere were definitely up to New York standards. My favorite was the cocktail made with gin mixed with lavender infused honey and lemon juice. I could have had 5 of those if my friends hadn’t minded carrying me out.
Our last stop was dinner at Pie. This is also a new place across the street from Ballicauex. As the name suggests, they make pizza. The toppings were creative and good, though I do think this place needs to tweak their pizzas a bit. Nonetheless, pizza is one of my favorite foods so I was still a happy camper.