WOW! Really.. WOW!!!
Dale, your choices of dishes at every place would have been mine as well… but I didn’t see what else was offered. I really can’t say I’d sway away from your orders. Your pictures are as good as ever!
I was swooning over the pulled and chopped pork until I saw the crab topped flounder. Oh My that looks good. I’d also have to have those sweet potato sticks. Didn’t want to leave them out as they look amazing.
Peanut Soup is something I’ve always wanted to try. Definitely can’t find it on the West Coast.
Jealousy, Envy… it’s all in action!
Flounder used to be quite common for east coast fish fries. HoJo’s used it for their AYCE Wed Nite Fish Fry dinner back in the 60’s when I was working at one of their stores in Mass. Since then other species have taken the lead in ‘mass-production’.
Stuffed Flounder is still a standard menu item at most good seafood resturants, but you don’t see fried filets as much any more.
That’s some good-looking chicken! That looks like a breast but it’s different (to me, at least) to see 2 drumsticks…is this Mama J’s standard 3-piece meal or did you request specific pieces?
Dale – I’m glad you got to enjoy the peanut soup. The taverns in Williamsburg are always a highlight when we are up that way. (And always a dessert at the Trellis).
“Flounder” came up at dinner with Buddy Roadhouse on Friday. We couldn’t recall ever having it in the Midwest. Is flounder common on east coast menus?
Loving the pictorial history and I always hated history.
The Peanut soup had a very pronounced nutty flavor. From my experience with peanut soup some have a more oniony flavor (Southern Kitchen) and some are sweeter, the soup at the Kings Arm Tavern was definitely sweeter.
Chicago Irish and Metroplex Jim
I loved visiting Virginia so much, that I’m headed back next weekend. Got a great deal on Southwest Airlines “ding” fare
Monday March 31a
I finally woke up to a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. Dry with temps expected to reach the lower 70’s.
Breakfast in Richmond means
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home of the biggest breakfast in town
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since my last visit in 2010 they moved a mile towards downtown into new digs.
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the new place is certainly more spacious but has almost a warehouse hipsterish feel compared to the folksy feel of the old place
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Well the good thing is they still have the hot waitresses that buffetbuster mentioned in my “Double Damage in the Old Dominion” trip report
and the even better thing is the food is just as good as I remembered
I went with some salty country ham and buttery grits
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and some dense leaden warm biscuits (the kind that I love)and eye twitching red eye gravy to go along with it
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Afterwards I headed into the Fan District neighborhood to return to Lamplighter Coffee. I first visited back in 2010 shortly after they opened and wasn’t overly impressed- wow- what an improvement! They have also since opened a second location which also serves as their roasterie.
After coffee I headed east towards plantation country and on to
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The Berkely Plantation which served as home to our 9th president, William Henry Harrison’s father and grandfather. In fact his father was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Unfortunately no photos were allowed in the interior
However the outside had a lovely garden and gazebo
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Country ham, crab, and butter lightly saut�ed together. Very much a Delmarva thing to do and great favorite among my friends
Oh yes–country ham and crab is a wonderful combination! [:X] I first had it on the Eastern Shore–Fenwick Island, DE. Delicious!
Those sweet potato sticks sure looked fabulous.
And lightness in a biscuit–sweet potato or otherwise–is a good thing! Those looked excellent.
Ooh, Mama J’s looks GREAT. Thus far, I have never learned to love greens(I think it helps to have been raised on them) but I might have been changing my mind at Mama J’s![:o)] You do find some great looking restaurants, Dale.
Great descriptions and great photos
Yum. I missed this the first time around. It all looks great. And I’ve been thinking about going to Virginia lately.
Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Great stuff…the bark on the pork looked great, but the crab stuffed flounder is what foodie dreams are made of…thanks for taking the time to share with us.
Thanks, Glen and Dale.
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