Anyways, we make it to Sine and their patio is empty. I mean seriously, the only person there is the friend we were meeting. We sit down and the waitress promptly comes over to get our order. I go with the dollar mimosa, because how could you not when it's a dollar. My sister goes with the trifecta: a mimosa, coffee and water. Caroline also grabs a mimosa. Walker gets water. More ammo, should he need to water the sidewalk again.Read More
Last Friday night, we were busy trying to convince ourselves that we wanted to go out, when my former roommate's parents called to tell her they'd come to visit the next day. I immediately tried to invite myself to lunch, since I love parent time with virtually everyone's parents.
The next morning, I head to Liz's house to meet for lunch, which I quickly find out we're actually doing brunch... at Stella's. My first response is...Read More
We started 2016 where pretty much where we ended 2015, at New York Deli. I had a friend in town that we took there for dinner, only to return for brunch the next day. She might think New York Deli is the only restaurant in Richmond, but I'm okay with that.
New York Deli is a great place to brunch because they do breakfast everyday. Plus, their menu is baller, however questionably not up to date because what I ordered does not appear to be included. New York Deli was a dream come true for New Year's Day, as it's a nice walk away to clear the sleepies out of my eyes but not long enough that my slightly hungover self can't make it. Plus, my resolution this year to questionably eat better, but it's not competition time yet so I'm in the clear.Read More
There’s nothing better than getting a text from a long-lost friend asking you to come to brunch. However, there’s nothing harder than picking the perfect spot for the reunion. Our requirements were: cheap alcohol, decent food, large enough for an eight-top and preferably as far away from the UCI bike path as possible.
After a ton of debate, we ended up planning to meet at new Buddy’s around 12:30 PM. I was rather excited about this choice, as I used to love old Buddy’s and have yet to make it to the new one.Read More
Word's getting out that I write a weekly brunch review, so naturally when people bring it up, one of their first follow-up questions is:
Where should I brunch in Richmond?
And boy, is that a loaded question. It depends what kind of day you're trying to have: are we going for classy? Or are we talking about where you can go day-drink and get drunk off pitchers of mimosas? Are you looking for a dive bar or white table cloth? Do you want healthy or filling?Read More
One of the first places I ever brunched in Richmond was 3 Monkeys. We selected it for brunch only because we had drank there the night before. We gathered ourselves, neighbors and friends to try out the brunch scene.
When we went that first time, we ordered 4 different mimosa pitchers for the entire table in various flavors. Turned out, only me and a few people were planning on drinking. Before you knew it, we were all a pitcher in, and then I offered to dog sit and decided to take the dog home with me. Then I passed out for most of the day. It was a good day.Read More
We used to live two blocks away from City Diner, which means we'd go anytime we were in a hurry, hungover or lazy. The restaurant itself is rather small, so if you go with a crew, be ready to divide and conquer. They get you in and out quickly, and you can tell you're surrounded by a lot of regulars. Bonus points, because they do have a very small alleyway, which is surprisingly nice to sit in during the summer months.
I've been to City Diner a multitude of times, and I've had generally positive experiences. Keep in mind you're at a diner, and you'll definitely be satisfied. My favorite meals are their omelets because they're cheap, delicious and come with a ton of sides. If you're looking for economical, the omelet is definitely where you want to look. My favorite is meat lovers, because meat, duh.Read More