By The Slice: A (Semi-Frequent) Column of One Man’s Quest To Conquer The Pizza of Richmond
Words and Photos by Tommy McPhail (with guest Pizza-Purveyor Kevin Hill)
Fellow Pizza-Pirates, it has indeed been ages since I’ve graced the digital landscape with lavish tales of the succulent, curious and (in some cases) downright questionable dish we all know and love. But have no fear! By The Slice is back with a vengeance and, much like Alec Baldwin’s obnoxious Twitter whining, won’t be going anywhere. This month’s guest Pizza-Purveyor is none other than The Sultan of Sauce himself, Mr. Kevin Hill! Kevin and I made the balmy trek to the heart of the Fan where we uncovered quite possibly one of the most legendary deals pizza-dom has ever known.
In this segment, we tackle Arianna’s Grill, home of the 1/2 Price 16” Cheese Tuesdays (SAY WHAT?!)
Words by Mike Lammay
Located a short, pleasant walk uptown from campus on West Main Street, City Dogs is a great place to get a drink. Its food, though somewhat uninspired, is edible, the staff kind and accommodating, and, of course, the bar fully stocked. And while nothing more than the walk home reminded me there may be better places to grab a quick lunch in the area, catching the game on any one of their six flat-screen T.V.s’ sure is a blast.
Words and Photos by Charles Couch
It’s that time again. Back to Richmond and good ol’ VCU. And here’s that much too familiar scenario: You just settled into your new dorms and apartments, your just getting back into the groove of academia, and you just got rid of your parents until the holiday season. But wait! They had pop in one last time to say goodbye to their adorable, bright, money-vacuuming children before school gets heavy.
Well, at least they’re willing to say their goodbyes over a damn-fine meal.
Words and Photos by Amanda Campbell
A short ten minute walk from campus there is Lombardy Park, a quiet area where children have a place to swing and slide and where benches are filled with gossiping young moms. Look across the way and there is an unmistakable bright orange awning jutting out of the otherwise nondescript white brick wall where 214 Café is located.
Walking towards 214 Café, my eyes are drawn to the purple exterior wall and bright yellow door that always stays open. Next to the door is a large framed cut out in the wall that functions as a to-go window for those too busy to stop and enjoy the hipster homey feel of the place. Going inside, the bright orange walls instantly jump out, as does the bounty of unique artwork that covers the walls as well. Read more
By Paige Baxter
As soon as I entered Lamplighter, located on 116 South Addison Street, I was overwhelmed with a sense of home. I have been to this café three times now and have thoroughly enjoyed each visit.