Collected by Kim Fortson, AFAR Contributor
416 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
This city is a new destination for food pilgrims. At Pasture (shown above), nibble from small plates of creamy pimento cheese on Ritz crackers; at the Roosevelt, try the rutabaga gratin with peanut sauce; then pick up some Rappahannock River...
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
On a quiet corner of Richmond, across from a park and among hundred-year-old homes, sits Virginia's own piece of bustling Havana, Kuba Kuba. World famous for their Tres Leche cake, my favorite time to stop in is for brunch on the weekend. The...
2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Richmond's favorite brewery! Regularly hosting events featuring farmers markets, food trucks, and live local bands, Hardywood Brewery has been embraced by the locals in a big way. And it certainly doesn't hurt that the beer is pretty great, too....
421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
Penny Lane is my favorite pub, by far. Local legend has it that pub owner Terry O'Neil worked as a bouncer for a club in Liverpool in the 60's, and kicked out John Lennon one night. Whether it's true or not, who knows, but it's one heck of a...
Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA, USA
In an attempt to bring a little color and interest to the attention-starved night club district in Richmond and the river front, numerous local and National artists were commissioned to create giant street art murals on many of the buildings and...
1217 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
A delightful cafe in Shockoe Bottom area of Richmond, Urban Farmhouse serves up a short but impressive menu of local/seasonal sandwiches, salads, and plates. The relaxed atmosphere is just that of an urban farmhouse, with a cool breeze when the...
117 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Halcyon is where I go for the best vintage shopping adventures in the Fan. The shop is filled with an incredible selection of men's and women's vintage clothes from many decades and eras. It's hard not to fall in love with the exquisite,...
116 S Addison St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Lamplighter is a local coffee shop done right. With indoor, outdoor, and screen porch seating, a delicious menu of sandwiches, breakfasts, and creative sides, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, it's the perfect place to get a cup o' joe....
2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
On a warm Richmond evening there is no better place to be than Hardywood Brewery. From 6pm-9pm every Thursday during the summer, the food trucks of Richmond gather outside Hardywood, attracting everyone from parents totting toddlers to college...
2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
BBQ is a part of Southern culture, and every state has a specific way of doing it. Different meats and styles of sauces are worshiped in different locations. Richmond has plenty of really incredible BBQ joints that do Virginia-style BBQ right, but...
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
The VMFA is, well, something else. For a city the size of Richmond to have such an amazing art museum is kind of incredible, and for it to be free to the public is even better. In addition to the diverse permanent art collection spanning Egyptian...
2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Two-dollar second-run movies, cheap popcorn, and on weekend nights The Mighty Wurlitzer rises up from the orchestra pit to play a few songs on the organ before the feature presentation, complete with disco lighting that would make any roller rink...
1727 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA
Tucked away in Shockoe Bottom between the seedy night clubs and trendy restaurants, you'll find a little hole-in-the-wall called Wonderland. It's the kind of place that seems a little too insane to be true, with a decor that could be considered a...
529 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
In Richmond, Virginia on the cobblestone East Cary Street you'll find La Grotta Ristorante. The savory dishes served in the restaurant are fresh and homemade. You feel as though you are in Italy (the cuisine is Northern Italian). The meals are...
Carytown, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
For visitors, Carytown, located near the downtown hotels and the Museum District, is the preferred place to shop. This several-block stretch of West Cary Street is full of independently owned shops and restaurants, as well as the historic Byrd...
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