Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rich Food in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia is a proud food-oriented city, with hundreds of restaurants boasting an enormous variety of delectable dishes. At least 60 or so of which are barbecue centric so one thing is clear: Richmonders love their BBQ. And since summer is the season for barbecue pleasin' we are delighted to report the RVA-B-Que Food Festival. In attendance for your grilling pleasure will be more than a dozen local BBQ joints, local bands, and fourteen local breweries. Its practically a known fact that Richmonders are passionate and partial to their sources of barbecue and great beer and Sunday August 12 from noon to 5:00 pm at the historic 17th Street Farmer's Market they will join together in celebration of these passions.

As if fabulous restaurants weren't enough for this city, Richmond also supports a roving caravan of assorted food trucks throughout city. Most important to us here at Maury Place because of its proximity, is the Tuesday and Friday evening circuit which shows up at the Virginia Historical Society's parking lot and starts serving food at 6:00 pm. This particular circuit features nearly a dozen varying food carts such as Boka Truck, an excellent source of Asian-Mexican fusion; Dressed and Pressed, gourmet salads, gourmet paninis and chef specialties; Flynn's Food Truck, turkey burgers, veggie burgers and vegan cuisine; Rooster Cart sports vegan-specific dishes; Chupacabra features traditional Tex-Mex; Mister Softee serves soft-serve ice cream and other frozen sweets; Sustenance Truck delivers fresh, local gourmet sandwiches, soups and chef creations; Crossroads Truck provides gourmet coffee drinks, smoothies and Italian sodas; Habanero's vends authentic Mexican cuisine such as tacos and burritos; Thai Cabin is a mobile Thai restaurant; RVA Vegan is the leading contender in vegan comfort foods; lastly Pizza Tonight cooks and serves gourmet, wood fired pizzas using local ingredients. In addition to such savory meals, live music is also provided by local musicians so come on out and support your local Richmond food and entertainment scene!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument