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An Obituary: Sahara Restaurant and Hookah Bar

An Obituary: Sahara Restaurant and Hookah Bar Contributing Writer Bayan Atari Acknowledging that Sahara Restaurant and Hookah Bar is gone is like laying a racist older relative to death: you feel bad on principle, because death simply is not a happy thing; but you’re not exactly mourning the loss either. Comparing Sahara to a racist relative ...

Small Business Showcase: Rostov’s Coffee and Tea

Small Business Showcase: Rostov’s Coffee and Tea Video Filmed and Edited by Margaret Carmel and Shannon MinorWords by Shannon MinorRostov’s Coffee and Tea, located a short walk from the VCU campus on W. Main St., has been roasting coffee in shop, creating relationships with farmers and practicing environmentally friendly business ph...

Article: The Local: Bringing Irish classics to a Richmond tradition

Article: The Local: Bringing Irish classics to a Richmond tradition This article is a part of our Richmond Restaurant Week series of articles. Spring Restaurant Week deals run from April 22-28. Visit Restaurant Week’s site to find all participating restaurants. Words and Photo by Shannon MinorThe Local will be participating in this year’...

Millie’s Diner: The Food Speaks for Itself

Millie’s Diner: The Food Speaks for Itself Words and Photos by Lauren N. Colie   Far beyond the walking range of the average VCU student, Millie’s Diner sits humbly in the shadow of Kelly Point, which is another name for Libby Hill Park. The climb to reach the top might be steep, but dinner prices at Millie’s are eve...

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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...

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Shyndigz: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Words and Photographs by Shannon MinorExecutive EditorFor weeks, I was deterred by Shyndigz terrible font choice and added “z” to the end of their name. It was hard to take the restaurant seriously, as the lime green lettering on the exterior signage exuded the decorating taste one would fi...

Hibachi Box Finally Opens Its Doors

Hibachi Box Finally Opens Its Doors Contributing WriterRebecca FrankelIt’s finally happened. After months of walking by the shop at 411 N. Harrison St., wistfully dreaming of delicious Japanese stir-fried food, Hibachi Box has opened up its doors. As soon as I stepped foot inside of the restaurant I was surrounded bright, fun decor. It was lik...

Top dogs near VCU

Top dogs near VCU Photos by Sean Korsgaard.Sean KorsgaardGuest ColumnistFew all-American foods can claim to be a stable or urban living more than the hot dog, with Richmond being no exception.While you can find a few of your typical pushcarts selling dirty water dogs around town, Richmond is lucky to have a few restaurants founded on serving up fant...

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From Schnitzel to Strudel, a Tour of German Cuisine Words and Photograph by Sean CW KorsgaardThe weekend of September 19th through 20th marked Richmond Oktoberfest, which unlike the far more beer focused celebration in Shockoe Bottom next month, is largely focused on celebrating Richmond’s German-American community, culture and cuisine.Most re...

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Which has better pizza? Christian’s and I ❤ N.Y. square off Sean KorsgaardContributing WriterFor those of you venturing off campus for that classic college pizza craving, a pair of pizzerias recently opened on campus, Christian’s Pizza and I heart N.Y. Pizza.Christian’s Pizza, on 404 N. Harrison next to the Village Caf&eacut...

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A deeper look at Russian cuisine Sean KorsgaardDespite many Russian dishes not being widely known outside the Russian countries, as you’d expect of a nation that spanned three continents and nine time zones, Russian food claims a variety of influences, ranging from French high cuisine to Chinese soup dumplings.Some highlights include:Olivier s...

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The Easy End of the Semester RVA Brewery Guide Contributing Writer Nicolas De SouzaRichmond was called “one of the region’s fastest growing beer scenes” by the Wall Street Journal in 2016. The decision to open Stone Brewing Co.’s first East Coast Distribution center in Richmond this February shows that the beer scene here is ...

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The Village Cafe: National Acclaim, Local Atmosphere By Charlie CouchThe Village Cafe became my most frequented restaurant after I moved to Richmond two years ago. Locally owned, the Village continues to be a prominent establishment in the Richmond community since it opened its doors more than five years ago. The old news-clippings and posters ...

Article: Cous Cous to Relaunch with New Name and Menu

Article: Cous Cous to Relaunch with New Name and Menu Words by Sam IsaacsThe Mediterranean staple Cous Cous announced last week that its doors will be closing after seven years of operating at the intersection of Shafer and Franklin streets.“Everything is just really up in the air right now,” said Cous Cous in a statement &nbsp...

Article: Alchemy Coffee: One Part Science, One Part Magic

Article: Alchemy Coffee: One Part Science, One Part Magic Words and Photos by Azam MalikIf the owner and chief coffee peddler of Alchemy Coffee, Eric Spivack, had any flaws it would be that he cares too much. From the source of his coffee beans to the brands of the milk he uses, for Spivack, everything has to be perfect.It is this approach that led ...

Super Simple Sweet Potato Soup

Super Simple Sweet Potato Soup via Lia Ferro of The Vegan Club @ VCUHere is the most simple and delicious soup recipe I have ever made. This recipe is very flexible, if you have more sweet potatoes or more carrots, add them! Got some green onions? Add them! But here is how I have been making it recently.Ingredients:1 sweet potato (pealed) 2 rus...

Quick and Easy Shrimp Linguine!

Quick and Easy Shrimp Linguine! via Nicolette and Katie TuffanFor all you pasta lovers, this recipe is all about “sometimes simple is better.” If there’s one thing we’ve learned throughout our years in the kitchen, it’s the fact that some dishes are meant to be a breeze and not a complicated mess of time and hard work. ...

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Pizzapocalypse: Can DiCarlos Top Christian’s? by Seth BirkenmeyerPizza is quintessential part of pretty much every college student’s diet. We as a group are usually strapped for cash, frequently intoxicated and always hungry. Those are things that go great with pizza. But there are so many options to choose from, and at a certain point i...

Small Business Showcase: Rostov’s Coffee and Tea

Small Business Showcase: Rostov’s Coffee and Tea Video Filmed and Edited by Margaret Carmel and Shannon MinorWords by Shannon MinorRostov’s Coffee and Tea, located a short walk from the VCU campus on W. Main St., has been roasting coffee in shop, creating relationships with farmers and practicing environmentally friendly business ph...