If any of you are How I Met Your Mother fans, you know about Barney's perfect week. For those of you who don't, the perfect week is Barney having sex with a different girl every day for a week.
Having sex with seven different men in one week sounds disgusting to me, but I can envision the perfect week... of food. No diets included, this is the week of perfect food that I would plan for myself in Richmond.
I've only been to Garnett's once, and it's a total Monday spot: casual, easy and small. You won't be overwhelmed by activity or ripping back shots. They have a ton of sandwich selections, but the one I'd recommend is the roast beef with pimento cheese and hot sauce.
My one complaint is the side selections, but it's a Monday: mine as well start of a bit lighter after the weekend where you likely binged on late night snacks and day drinks.
Tuesday- taco night at Curbside
This choice is all about one word: cheap. You can get three tacos for $2, plus $3 wells on Tuesdays at Curbside, so that's two drinks and three tacos for less than $10.
I'm not a huge fan of tacos, but these are actually pretty good, mainly because they taste like the ones I make for myself. But with a price tag of $2, these tacos might actually be cheaper than if I tried to make my own.
Wednesday- 1/2 sushi at Carytown
I had me at sushi. But when I said half price, that set me to "perfect week," mode. When my friend first told me about half off nights, I assumed you'd get perhaps a California roll. But they're actually good rolls, my favorites being anything spicy with tempura. Plus, at half price, you can have fine dining for $8-10.
Carytown Sushi does half priced sushi every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7PM.
Seasonality affects this choice, but since it's my perfect week, it's obviously spring or early summer before the swelter sets in.
Nothing to me says "summer in Richmond" more than food truck Thursdays. I'd recommend food and beverage selections for you, but the joy of Hardywood is that every week is different.
Friday- Mom's Siam
No perfect week is complete without Thai food; drunken noodles to be exact. I saved Thai food for Friday because of Mom's Siam proximity to the places I'd like to visit on Friday evening (New York Deli or my side of the Fan like Social 52 or 3 Monkeys).
And noodles soak up alcohol. And drunken noodles are just the best.
Saturday- On the Rox
When people ask me where to brunch, my standard answer is On the Rox. It's a great place to drink mimosas, they have big sweeping windows and there is hardly ever a crowd. Oh right, and the food is really good too.
I picked Sunday for Kanoa because I love it, and it needs to be on the list and Sunday is the only day I have left. Between the uniqueness of the menu offerings to the affinity I have for its owner, Kanoa is a local favorite of mine. If you haven't gone before, put it on your bucket list.