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Pizza and Beer: You Can’t Go Wrong At Pie By Alex RasnakePie is a self-described pizza place and dive bar nestled on 214 N Lombardy St. Make sure you jot down that address–you could mistake Pie for a coffee shop. Surrounded by apartment buildings, the place stands out with a purple exterior, a chalkboard menu on the sidewalk, and a barel...

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Quality Over Quantity at Black Hand Coffee Co. By Grant Smith When it comes to coffee, people tend to be impassioned, fervently protective — even reverential towards their favorite roast. These devotees sponsor their chosen brand through consistent patronage and zealous word-of-mouth advertising. Within the foodservice industry, coffee houses ...

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RamPantry Feeds VCU By Grant SmithAs college students immersed in the urban setting of Richmond, there are numerous important budgetary considerations when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. On campus dining options generally comprise the majority of student diets but local restaurants and popular chains are constantly vying for our business. I...

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Remember the Alamo By Grant Smith A smokey, pungent haze fills the air, shimmering in the sunbeams as the sun draws low in the western sky. Passing an eclectic assembly of gentleman and outlaws, you approach the counter of the terra-cotta dive. Sweat drips down your brow as you examine the chalkboard menu. Beef brisket or smoked pork? Mexican Coke o...

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The Cultured Swine Fails to Impress by Rebecca FrankelWhen I stepped into The Cultured Swine on 317 N. 2nd St., I was greeted with vibrant red walls and an even more vibrant “Hello! How are you?” from the owner. There were cute little pig knick-knacks on the shelf that held the different sauces, hog art hung on the crimson walls, and the...

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Top Five RVA Happy Hours by Rebecca FrankelAll day long you’ve been sitting in class, doing homework, or trying to absorb the world’s most confusing textbook in time for a nasty exam. Now it’s four o’clock and you are ready to kick back and grab a drink and a bite at a local bar. But how do you decide where to go for happy ho...

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Where to Go for Bacon and Eggs at Midnight in RVA By Austin WalkerWe’ve all been there. Although society has constructed this idea that banana pancakes at one in the morning is an issue, your stomach doesn’t always follow the rules. To satisfy that maple bacon and omelette craving that strikes you while the city is sleeping, look no furt...

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Foo Dog for Thought Words and Photographys by Amelia HeymannWhile there are many Asian food restaurants in Richmond, Foo Dog separates itself from the others with a great menu and reasonable prices.Specializing in Asian street food, on their menu you can get anything from Gyoza to homemade Ramen.The kitschy, mod interior only helps add to the excite...

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Where to Take Your Date on Valentines Day Based on What Kind of Couple You Are 1. Ipanema Cafe- VegansWith a completely meatless menu and cozy seating, Ipanema Cafe is the perfect spot for herbivores and those who love them. 2. The Village Cafe- The Long Distance RelationshipThe Village is a classic Richmond dining location, so it’s perfect fo...

Sit down and eat at Chili’s

Sit down and eat at Chili’s The only true restaurant-style location currently on the dining plan. ARAMARK has simplified some entrees, but many food options are restaurant quality. Chili’s has great hours and you can always order food to go. The biggest downside is the slow service, but that is to be expected with a sit-down meal.OPTIONS...

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JKOGI Delivers Amazing Korean Food to RVA by Rebecca FrankelOne thing I found lacking in Richmond’s food scene when I moved down here this fall was the limited supply of Korean food. Back in Northern Virginia, Korean food is everywhere. It is easily one of my favorite types of cuisine. So you can imagine the absolute euphoria I experienced whe...

Pie Five Gets A High Five

Pie Five Gets A High Five Contributing WriterKhaa’Rym AlleemJoining the campus pizza family, Pie Five opened its doors to VCU students on September 4th of this year. Located next to the Panera Bread at 810 West Grace st, Pie Five has brought a unique pizza experience to the area.The inside of the store was clean and small. however there is an ...

The Ultimate V-Day Dining Experience

The Ultimate V-Day Dining Experience Contributing WriterNicole CareyConsidering the extensive list of restaurants to choose from in Richmond it can be tough to decide where to bring that special someone on Valentine’s Day. That’s why we have put together list of meals for those hungry couples who are looking to enjoy good food while spen...

Ramen Adventure at Spiral Noodle

Ramen Adventure at Spiral Noodle Contributing Writer Grant SmithSprawling across the walls, a mural depicts a battle scene reminiscent of 90’s animated cartoons and japanese manga. An enormous octopean monster coils in the clouds in conflict against robotic giants detailed in torch reds and cerulean blues. The mural, along with a fluid rainbow...

The Pit & The Peel Makes for a Healthy Meal

The Pit & The Peel Makes for a Healthy Meal Contributing WriterNick DesouzaFrom the mason jars fashioned into light fixtures, to a daily punny joke etched onto a blackboard, one can tell The Pit & The Peel was molded with Richmond’s twang in mind. Opened in June of 2015, the Pit and the Peel strives to provide people with healthy eatin...

Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative Satisfaction

Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative Satisfaction Bo Dillaz: From Late-Night Hunger to Creative SatisfactionBy Samuel RootsBo Dillaz is not the typical eat-in/take-out restaurant. It lacks the family environment of your everyday diner, but still maintains quality food. In short, Bo Dillaz is not pinnacle fine dining, however it is still a c...

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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...

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The dining facility aptly named Croutons, Salads, and Wraps This is one of VCU’s healthiest options. The school has been pleasantly surprised at its popularity. They make everything right in front of you so you know it’s fresh, and the servings fill you right up until the next mealtime. The location opened in October of 2011 along with I...

New Urban Farmhouse Location Strikes Out

New Urban Farmhouse Location Strikes Out Contributing WriterKaty StanleyA downtown favorite has opened its new location on Broad st. this past month. Unlike their home store,which excels at bringing in customers with it’s inviting southern charm interior, fresh food, and precision. However, what makes it a prime spot for breakfast and lunch is...