Gold Plated 

18 Richmond dishes we can't forget.

1. Oyster pan roast. Succulent to the final drop. Max's on Broad. 225-0400. 305 Brook Road. maxsonbroad.com.

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2. Fish sandwich with fries. Impossibly fresh and flaky. Society American Bistro. 648-5100. 1421 E. Cary St. societyrva.com.

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3. Lamb frites. A savory, satisfying stunner. Stella's. 358-2011. 1012 Lafayette St.  stellasrichmond.com.

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4. Sweetbreads. Rich, buttery, character-filled. Amour Wine Bistro. 353-4020. 3129 W. Cary St. amourwinebistro.com. 

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5. Rock shrimp carbonara. Memorably tender and toothsome. Heritage. 353-4060. heritagerva.com.

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6. Cake of the day. Here it's chocolate peanut butter. Mama J's. 225-7449. 415 N. First St. mamajskitchen.com.

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7. Live scallop. Fresh hints of sweet velvet. Osaka Sushi. 288-8801. 5023 Huguenot Road. osakasushiva.com.

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8. Onion rings. Crunchy coating on the sweetest of onions. Sweet Teas. 648-0267. 1800 E. Main St.

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9. Tibs. Raw, rugged and delicious. Nile Ethiopian. 225-5544. 309 N. Laurel St.  nilerichmond.com.

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10. Pupusas and pastelitos. Mobile comfort food. Comida Casera. 335-1570. 8046 W. Broad St. ccasera.com.

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11. Sugar shack bread pudding. Magically crusty and creamy. Magpie. 269-0023. 1301 W. Leigh St. themagpierva.com.

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12. Chocolate beignets. Spicy granola ups the ante. Saison. 269-3689. 23 W. Marshall St. saisonrva.com.

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13. Tea smoked duck. Crisp yet moist and slightly sweet. Peter Chang China Café. 364-1688. 11424 W. Broad St. peterchangrva.com.

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14. Cow's head taco. Rich and marbled, with four fine salsas. Taqueria Panchito. 447-1003. 6531 Midlothian Turnpike.

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15. Brandade. Silky smooth emulsion and poached egg, Rappahannock. 545-0565. 320 E. Grace St. rroysters.com.

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16. Schweieschnitzel. Germany on a plate, crispy, tangy, chewy. Café Rustica. 225-8811. 414 E. Main St. caferusticarva.com.

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17. Butternut squash torta. Stepped-up vegetarian delicacy. Citizen. 780-9038. 909 E. Main St. citizenrva.com.

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18. Sausage of the Day. Rabbit with blue cheese and pear butter. Magpie. 269-0023. 1301 W. Leigh St. themagpierva.com.

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