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This bright, airy restaurant is family-oriented and a great place to broaden your child's taste buds. There is something to catch their eye at every turn—shelves of imported foods in brightly colored packages or vibrant wall decorations. The staff is very friendly. The menu includes authentic Cuban roast pork (as an entree or on a sandwich) and three kinds of paella. This is also the only place in Richmond that has Cuban coffee. A small Cuban market is contained in the restaurant.
If you're in the mood for some delicious New American fare, Heritage is a good restaurant to pick. Open for dinner as well as Sunday brunch, the restaurant offers its patrons treats like bourbon barrel smoked pork belly, rock shrimp carbonara, biscuits and gravy and much more. To wash down the scrumptious food, Heritage offers cocktails like the Karma, Marlboro Man and Dutch Martinez.
It is hard to walk by this shop without stopping in for a look. The window is full of fascinating items from almost every period of Richmond's history. Inside, a charming collection of antique clothing, shoes and accessories await discovery. Cases look more like your grandmother's jewelry box, filled with antique jewelry, gloves and fans. The shelves are almost a time-line, showing hats and shoes from the closets of decades of fashionable southern men and women. Tuxedos and beaded dresses from the 1920s, capes from the 1890s, and kid gloves and feathered hats are just a few examples of items you will find here.
At first glance, Mongrel might look like a pet store. However, upon closer inspection, you will find that Mongrel is an extraordinary cards and stationary store that carries quirky and humorous gift items. First there are your standard greeting cards and gifts, like books and writing utensils, and then there are the more unique items, such as inflatable unicorn horns and Shakespeare insult band aids. The store is spacious, nifty and unbearably cute, with wood paneled walls and tons of shelves filled with trinkets and treasures. Stop by this Carytown location and be amazed!
Few places in Richmond are as full of fascination and fun as World of Mirth. How about sticking a hobbling nun on your dashboard? Or, grab a bag full of rubber chickens and bugs to hide away where others will discover them. Add a "Superman" or "Yellow Submarine" cookie jar or "Betty Boop" salt and pepper shakers to your kitchen. Buy a wind-up robot or chicken and use them as unique gifts. In addition to novelties, this store has toys too.
Chef Tanya Cauthen's new Belmont Butchery is a European-style storefront that offers a wonderful selection of hand-cut meats, house-cured sausages and prepared foods. The meats are fresh and are brought in from local farms. The selection is incredible and you can find any esoteric cut of meat over here. The gourmet section features rubs, packaged edibles, and a beer and wine list selected to complement specific meats. A must visit for any cook, the meat store's knowledgeable staff will help you with to pick the right cut of meat for your recipe.
If you are looking to have some invitations elaborately custom made, or are just searching for the right birthday card, then look no further than Paper on the Avenue. This cute store offers distinctive paper for cards and gift wrapping, and the staff can personalize any paper products sold in the store. Paper on the Avenue is the ideal place to visit when a special occasion - weddings, birthdays, parties, etc. - arises.
Try The Melting Pot for a unique dining experience. This all-fondue restaurant features three delicious salads, four varieties of cheese fondue, and two lighter styles. Veggies are crisp and fresh and ready for dipping. Main dishes include Cajun-style chicken and Lobster Indulgence. Extravagant desserts come in portions for two, three, or four. The Dark and White Chocolate Fondue Combination with fresh fruit, marshmallows and pound cake for dipping is extraordinary. The décor is pleasantly rustic and there is an excellent wine list.