click to enlarge The Grove and Libbie area may see an outpost of Virginia Beach's Taste.

Brandon Fox

The Grove and Libbie area may see an outpost of Virginia Beach's Taste.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Virginia Beach's Taste Is Kind of, Sort of, Coming to Richmond

But not in the near future.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:57 AM

There’s a rumor that Taste Unlimited — or just Taste, as it’s now known — may be coming to the Grove Avenue area. The Virginia Beach-based gourmet sandwich shop and purveyor of killer house dressing, excellent pimento cheese and specialty items, has spawned a fanatical out-of-town fan base since it opened in 1973.

The information about a new store is mostly true — but not exactly what Richmonders might hope.

No lease has been signed, and although the Taste team is actively looking for a property, according to Amy Jordan, director of marketing, public relations and events, an opening isn’t planned until 2018.

The upshot: Taste wants to come, but it isn’t going to happen anytime soon. And next time you’re in Virginia Beach, please bring me back a bottle of its house dressing and a container of pimento cheese.

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