Joshua Squires 
Member since Aug 3, 2011

Josh Squires is a copywriter and digital marketing consultant in Richmond, VA. Learn more at


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Re: “Puffed Up

Gotta say I've been disappointed with Blow Toad, along with everyone I've spoken to who's been there. The food is expensive without being particularly special (remember Stuzzi is around the corner and Mary Angela's is down the street- if you want pizza, these are better bets). Out of 3 trips, service has been poor all but once. The exception being when we sat at the bar and were cared for by the excellent bartender who now works for Bistro 27. I'd like it to be better, or different, but really, this is the bland taste that the west-end carytown-going mobs enjoy. Pizza and beer.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joshua Squires on 03/29/2012 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Asian Recalibration

MY experience here was fine, but after reading so many reviews about the inconsistency my hopes for this restaurants survival are quickly diminishing.

I sincerely hoped that this would take off. I love SE Asian style food. Richmond lacks solid dim sum, ramen, and traditional Chinese restaurants, so I was hoping that this would get the ball rolling in that direction.

Sadly, it looks as thought this is not the case.

Posted by Joshua Squires on 10/19/2011 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Poor Politics

As the article pointed out, people are quick to criticize efforts and to point to politicians and say, "Why aren't you doing more?".

These people forget that politicians and elected officials are public servants and are there to represent the people that put them in office. Since we are those people, it is OUR duty to make sure something is done about this issue. We need to contribute ideas and make sure the politicians continue working to solve the problem. We need to make ourselves heard. If you don't show up to these public meetings, then you have NO right to complain about a lack of progress because you clearly aren't contributing to the solution yourself.

Richmond has been fighting this battle, ineffectively, for a long time. The only way it will get solved is if we come together as a determined group of individuals and get it fixed ourselves.

Posted by Joshua Squires on 10/13/2011 at 11:27 AM

Re: “White Anchovie out, Iron Fish in

Good to see a restaurant owner being flexible and truly having a desire to make it work in regards to the public's tastes. I hate to see really promising restaurants die because the owners were determined to do it their way, regardless of what feedback was telling them. Best of luck to Iron Fish. I'll have to visit soon, because crab, curry and mac and cheese are three of my favorite things...

Posted by Joshua Squires on 08/03/2011 at 3:13 PM

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