“One of Rick’s first jobs in Richmond was peeling garlic by hand at Mamma Zu’s. He’s been an eggplant sauce devotee ever since.” —Lean Year
“Open since 1935, Helen’s is simple and stunning. I drink a Manhattan.” — Lean Year
“Our friends Evrim and Evin make beautiful bread and pastries with heirloom grains and local and organic ingredients. They always try to do things the right way, even if it’s the hard way—and it tastes like it.” — Lean Year
Upbeat lesbian and gay bar with Southern pub fare and a patio, plus drag shows, karaoke, and line dancing.
Tiny, vibrant cafe serving casual Cuban fare with wine, beer, and brunch with counter & booth seating.
“Perfect hole in the wall and local watering hole. Just a good place to hang with good friends. I’m pretty much just a beer drinker, so more than likely I’ll have whatever decent beer is on draft.” — Thorp Jenson
Cozy, brick-lined cafe roasts its own beans daily and offers chai, bagels, and bulk coffee.
Late-night hub offering live music by up-and-coming bands, plus New American bites and craft beers.