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Edo's squid offers affordable Italian food and a lively atmosphere in Richmond. They specialize in the pastas and seafood, so don't skip out on the mixed seafood pasta - the noodles are cooked to perfection and the shrimps are plump and juicy. The house spaghetti and sausages, with mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes, is also a favorite among the locals. The most important dish, however, is probably the squid with arugula appetizer that should be ordered before every meal. All the food is seasoned just right and the portions are huge. Bring your friends and family to this lively restaurant and they will leave not only happy, but full.
This quaint cafe, located on 25th Street, sells delicious baked goods, prepared in a wood-fired oven. They have a wide assortment of pastries sold that provide for a delicious accompaniment to their premium coffee. They favor the use of locally-produced ingredients, even with their coffee blends.
The Village has been a neighborhood favorite for decades. Best-selling novelist and Richmond native, Tom Robbins, used to frequent the joint. The servers are notoriously rude, but that is part of the charm. Their behavior is not so offensive as to prevent guests from having a positive experience. One warning specify a glass or a pitcher for beverages or you will get a pitcher. This is a Village trademark. The food is quite tasty and a good selection of beer and mixed drinks is available. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Walnuts and Baked Brie with Apples are favorites.
Looking for a place to dig in to your favorite chow while enjoying the game on TV with your friends? Head to Ironclad Pizza and Sports Bar. Friendly staff, good draft selection, fellow sports fans and inexpensive, yet delicious comfort foods await you. This neighborhood bar and grill is a venture started by a pizza delivery guy and his friends. If the bar gets too crowded, you can chill at the covered back patio. Do try their pizzas and wash them down with their Loose Cannon.
The Roosevelt, located in Richmond, is a restaurant that celebrates the food from the South in all of its delicious glory. Breakfast, dinner, brunch and drinks are available to guests in addition to an early bird menu from Tuesday to Fridays. Braised pork shoulders with a side of cheese grits and catfish with creamed farro are definite favorites. One of the best parts about the restaurant is that they serve local wine and beer. Musky and woodsy, the interior of the restaurant gives off an old-timey, classy feel.
Jamaica House at The Fan is a very small and cosy place that boasts of serving authentic Jamaican food. The menu includes delicious traditional dishes like curry goat, jerk chicken, oxtail stew and fried dumplings! Alternately, one can opt to take-out some freshly baked Jamaican patties and other baked goodies. The owner and chef, Carena Ives, has managed to package authentic Caribbean food at modest prices. Ives has also opened another restaurant, Carena's Jamaican Grille.