Monday, August 5, 2013

Discovering Richmond

We love food. I mean, we really, really do. Wiki is half Italian/Half Lebanese and I am all Southern...Good food is important. As Wiki always says when we spend a good chunk of money on a meal, the food is only part of it, the memories made over sharing the food is what matters. And while I still really want a new tv and perhaps...a bed..., I suppose I see his point.

We headed to Richmond for the mamma's 60th birthday and even though I have been there plenty of times, this was more of an exploration trip and enjoying some wines and good eats.and celebrating Da Mamma.

Our first stop was James RIver Cellars, pretty tasty and I loved the Wine slushies they offered.

We ventured to another winery about 20 minutes down the road, Gray Haven Vineyards and got some ahmazing peach sangria. 

On our way back we stumbled upon this small grill and my bbq sandwich was delish. And oh yeah...a whopping $4.95. 

We got dessert too and I chose the chocolate cappuccino cake. I loved the flavor of the cake, was really moist, but the icing was a little too sweet for me. But that tends to be my taste buds anyways.

After making our way through Downtown and reliving some of my mom's college days, we finally made it back to hotel and decided we should head to the Tavern and grab a drink. The coolest thing about our hotel was the underground tunnels leading from one building to the other. Loved it!
Had a little peach 'shine to finish off my night!

Saturday afternoon we headed next door to the hotel and got some BBQ,
If I am honest...I liked it...but it was nothing out of the ordinary. My favorite thing was the pig nose lights. haha Just thought it was kind of over priced.

After a day enjoying the pool, we headed out for dinner and stopped at Legends Brewery with a fantastic view of the city.

And oh my gosh, what our lunch was lacking, this place more than made up for it. The guys got some brews and we had vodka lemonades, but the real present was the beer cheese. We got it as an app with pretzel bites and it was so awesome that I ended up ordering the philly cheese steak smothered in the cheese sauce. Seriously...yumminess defined
I will be doing a more in depth post on this pace, but really enjoyed our dinner.

AFter walking around the Carytown section of Richmond, we headed to the Jefferson Hotel. It is one of the most magnificent and grande hotels you can imagine. And a walk around the lobby and drink is a must. We have stayed at so many hotels listed on the Historic Hotels list and we must make it a priority to add this to our list.
 I just love the stairs to the bottom floor and I just conjure up images of women in history, all dolled up to the max, being presented on this stair case. *sigh*

My yummy white cosmo, can't wait to recreate it at home! and the prices were so reasonable!

and then, again{I may be sensing a theme} after we put the parentals to bed, we headed back over to the Tavern and I got one of my favorite Ciders, a local Virginia one, Bold Rock.

Nothing like a bonfire on a slightly crisp perfect night.

After heading to my parents house in the "burg last night for a party, we're back home and already plotting our next trip to Richmond. Stay tuned for more thorough posts regarding the spots we hit in the city! 
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  1. White cosmo?! Looks incredible!

  2. I love all of your pictures. What a great time! I am so hungry now. I live in the south still and I love some good ole BBQ!

  3. i love a good bonfire! looks like you had a very relaxing weekend :)