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Garnett’s Cafe: The Art of the Sandwich Words and Photos by Sam IsaacsA sandwich is easy to make, but hard to master. Sure, anyone can throw together something at home, but there is something special about sitting down and ordering a well thought out and put together sandwich. Located in the heart of the fan at Park and Meadow, Garnett’s...

Cafe Gutenberg: A Cafe for Carnivores and Herbivores

Cafe Gutenberg: A Cafe for Carnivores and Herbivores It’s a Saturday night in Richmond. What to do? Well, as long as you’re not broke, you could always go out to dinner. Sounds bland, especially for a vegan or a vegetarian. But, there could be some hope if you find the right place…Walking in from the cold air outside into Caf&eacu...

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10th Annual Italian Street Festival, September 27th & 28th Words by Rebecca FrankelThis weekend on September 27th and 28th, Richmond’s historic 17th Street Farmer’s Market will host the 10th annual Italian Street Festival.There will be food venders and local restaurants selling pizza, pasta, kettle corn, gelato, Italian ice and more ...

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Little Mexico: The Sign Says ‘Burrito Chop’ By Megan Stamper and Kyrra HarrisLittle Mexico is a great casual, Mexican-style restaurant nestled right on the edge of the VCU campus.It is a tiny building (as it’s name would imply), adjacent to Aladdin’s Hookah Lounge on N. Laurel, so there is limited dine-in seating. The restaur...

Chef MaMusu’s Africanne : Some Southern Comfort in Western Africa

Chef MaMusu’s Africanne : Some Southern Comfort in Western Africa Words and Photos by Azam MalikChef Mamusu's is only an 11-minute walk from campus.I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that Chef MaMusu’s Africanne on Main never actually opened. Like a few of Richmond’s small and hidden away eateries, the doors always seem closed...

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Alchemy Coffee Opens Up “The Lab” Words and Photographs by Rebecca FrankelYou may have passed by Alchemy Coffee, a coffee and pastry cart, on your way to classes near the Singleton Center and Pollak Building.Alchemy Coffee has perfectly brewed vegan coffee down to an exact science. They have been so prosperous that on August 25th, 2014 t...

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ICF: Best Food of this Year’s Intercultural Festival By Charlie Couch The many cultures of Richmond let out a tremendous roar together Saturday during the World Beat Intercultural Festival.Quickly becoming one of Richmond’s largest events, the ICF is the larger-than-life embodiment of the community’s theme of diversity. Ask any loc...

Comfort: The Perfect Blend of Southern Cuisine and Simplicity

Comfort: The Perfect Blend of Southern Cuisine and Simplicity By Manhatten RoyalI stumbled upon Comfort about one year ago. Blending in with many of the buildings on West Broad Street, it can be easy to overlook at first.However, once you experience the delights of true southern comfort food, you’ll be sure to look out for it every time you pa...

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Coffee Chronicles: Crossroads By Elizabeth Butterfield and Deeva Payne The feeling of community thrives at Crossroads, and as a staple to the VCU Monroe Park Campus, Crossroads is a place where people don’t come just for the delicious variety of food and decently priced coffee: they come for each other.As you walk into Crossroads Coffee and Ic...

Einstein Bros. Gets Mixed Reviews

Einstein Bros. Gets Mixed Reviews By DeeVa PayneThe highly anticipated opening of Einstein’s Bros. Bagels brings “darn goodcoffee” with mixed reviews. Is a delicious bagel worth the long line and a lengthy wait?The lighting and décor of Einstein’s is welcoming. The neutral colors and café façade prov...

The Coffee Chronicles: Lift

The Coffee Chronicles: Lift By Liz ButterfieldIf you are looking for a cool, urban atmosphere with a futuristic vibe, Lift Coffee Shop on Broad Street is the place for you.I have been rather surprised by my visit to Lift Coffee Shop. For one, it was not what I anticipated. As usual, I expect the atypical coffee shop to boast neutral colors, chill mu...

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The Black Sheep: Serving Uniquely Southern Cuisine for a Unique City Words by DeeVa PaynePhotos by Nate ComptonLocated in Richmond’s Carver district, the small corner restaurant known as the Black Sheep keeps the art of food alive. Eclectic in both atmosphere and décor, people flock to this hip restaurant for a hip experience and most i...

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TT Lounge: Tasty Tea, Slacking Service Words by Emily SatchellPhotos by Peter PaganFall may be fast approaching, but you can still feel summer’s scorch in the air. Luckily, Richmond is home to an assortment of coffee shops and smoothie joints. But, sometimes you just need a slightly… different beverage. The TT Lounge is a cozy caf&eacut...

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Closed: Jorge’s Cantina Words by Taylor ThornbergJorge’s Cantina, a Fan district favorite for some, is officially closed after less than two years in business.The restaurant closed temporarily in July because of lack of business and necessary repairs, but is now closed permanently and the space is up for lease.According to Richmond....

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Shafer Serves Up Local Cuisine in Honor of Food Day Words and Photograph by Jasmine RobertsThrough October 21st-24th, VCU celebrated its third annual Food Day. Between Monroe Park and MCV Campus, VCU had events occurring all week long.On Tuesday, October 21st, there was a food market in Monroe Park, where students and faculty could enjoy food from l...

Let’s Get Ready to Crumble- Red Eye Cookie Co. vs. Campus Cookies

Let’s Get Ready to Crumble- Red Eye Cookie Co. vs. Campus Cookies Words and Photographs by Margaret Carmel and Shannon MinorLate night cravings often erupt at this busy time in the semester. Sweet relief, however, can now be found in more than one place near the VCU campus.Shafer Bird’s Margaret Carmel and Shannon Minor recently pulled a...

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The Black Sheep: Serving Uniquely Southern Cuisine for a Unique City Words by DeeVa PaynePhotos by Nate ComptonLocated in Richmond’s Carver district, the small corner restaurant known as the Black Sheep keeps the art of food alive. Eclectic in both atmosphere and décor, people flock to this hip restaurant for a hip experience and most i...

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By The Slice: Piccola Pizza “Just Right, Just Because.” Words and Photos by Tommy Dale McPhailWe meet again, pizza pirates! Since our last, we’ve weathered quite a storm of blasphemies. Bath salts nearly brought the zombie apocalypse to our doorsteps. News of the upcoming bacon shortage lef...

Top Five: Best Places to Get Pad Thai

Top Five: Best Places to Get Pad Thai Words and Photos by Aleena InthalyA nicely plated Pad Thai from Elephant Thai A delicious Pad Thai is a right balance of salty and sweet flavors that will melt in your mouth! Pad Thai is a well-known rice noodle dish that is made up of sweet tamarind, vinegar, and chilies garnished with bean sprouts and gre...