April 4, 2011 by Nina
We slept in Tennessee and then made our way north, stopped in Virginia for breakfast. We ate at Little Grill Collective, which is a hippie hangout. The décor is full of hipster decorations and the staff have piercings and unwashed hair. We ordered the Tofu Scrambler, Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit, and Fresh Carrot Juice. Both were small portions, but the total was $7.50, so not bad. If you don’t like loud and crowded, then this isn’t the place for you, but if you like cheap and healthy (compared with road food) then stop in!
Little Grill Collective
621 N Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Hint: Vegan friendly! They have Breakfast Night on Thursdays from 5-9pm!
Category Breakfast/Brunch, VA | Tags: breakfast,Cheap,Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit,Fresh Carrot Juice.,healthy,Little Grill Collective,Tofu Scrambler,VA,virginia | No Comments
March 24, 2011 by Nina
After working up an appetite at the Veteran’s Museum, we went to Pescados (right down the street). This funky place (decorated similarly to Friendly Toast), with retro purple and lime green chairs and Rasta octopuses drawn on the bright blue and red walls, had some of the best comments I’ve seen on Urbanspoon, so I wanted to check it out. With 644-FISH as their takeout number, we thought it might just be another hipster-type restaurant with food that doesn’t deliver the quality you desire. Boy was I wrong! I ordered the Voodoo Shrimp (Wild-Caught Shrimp, Allspice, Rum, Chorizo, Torta Round, Banana, Soft-Fried Egg, Habanero) and Julian ordered the Grilled Cesar (Heart of Romaine, Red Onion, Grape Tomato, Jalepeno Cornbread, Smoked Chili Cesar Dressing), and we also got the Saffron Potato Cakes appetizer. They came, beautifully presented, and even tastier than they looked. Mine was one of the best things I’ve ever had. The sauce tasted a bit like spicy Banana’s Foster, but coupled with shrimp and sausage, it was heavenly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!
Pescados China Street
626 China St
Richmond, VA 23220
Category Mexican or Latin American Cuisine, VA | Tags: best food ever,Grilled Cesar,richmond,Saffron Potato Cakes,VA,virginia,Voodoo Shrimp | 1 Comment
March 23, 2011 by Nina
Last night we ate at Himalayan Fusion, a crowded restaurant that features Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese food. It was located in the middle of the quaintest downtown area, similar to Ithaca or Burlington, with a cobblestone road joining rows of boutiques, ice cream parlors, and restaurants. We ordered the Baigun Bharta (Baked Eggplant, cooked with Ginger and Garlic), Papri Chat (medley of Wafers gently tossed in spices), Vegetable Momos (Tibetan Style Dumplings), and Chai. Though the food was good, the service was so slow that it really colored our experience here. The Momos were good, and I would recommend them to anyone who hasn’t tried them before (I prefer them over Chinese dumplings), but couldn’t be compared to the Fried Momo Box in Dharmsala. The chai was excellent (with three packets of sugar, it tasted like Indian Chai). The food took about an hour to arrive and the waiter was the antithesis of the experience as La Carbonara.
520 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Category Indian Cuisine, VA | Tags: and Nepalese food,Baigun Bharta,chai,Eggplant,Himalayan Fusion,Indian Cuisine,slow service,Tibetan,Tibetan Style Dumplings,Vegetable Momos,worst service | No Comments