December 19, 2007 News & Features » Cover Story

Favorite

Purveyors of Taste 

click to enlarge stywk121907.jpg

Not so very long ago, the epitome of Richmond dining was a revolving rooftop restaurant called Top of the Tower, where the steaks were mostly forgettable and the view of downtown showed more trees than skyscrapers. Ethnic food meant a plate of spaghetti at The Capri. Ham biscuits were de rigueur at every social function, and the bar was stocked with more bourbon than wine.

These days, with an explosion of restaurants bringing worldlier meals to every neighborhood, Richmond has begun to pride itself on becoming a food town. But not so fast: There's still room for improvement, and some of Richmond's most influential food professionals of the past 25 years say they're still looking for culinary kismet within the city's bistros and cafes.

Those same professionals have helped us get to where we are today. Just who has shaped our eating habits the most during that time span? Here are the key players, with thoughts toward the future of food in a city that's ripe for even finer dining. -- Deveron Timberlake



  • Cooler Than Richmond


  • The Scene Settlers


  • Favorite Son


  • Enigma In Red


  • The Fresh Thinkers


  • Master Class


  • Life Of The Party


  • Southern Star


  • Food As Art


  • The Dynasty


  • The Service Minded


  • The Egoist


  • State of Grapes


  • The Savvy Competitors


  • The Great Unknown
  • Favorite

    Tags:

    Latest in Cover Story

    Comments

    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Connect with Style Weekly

    Most Popular Stories

    • Starting Conversations

      Starting Conversations

      The Conciliation Lab finds a natural fit between theater and activism.
      • Feb 23, 2021
    • Designers, In Living Color

      Designers, In Living Color

      Richmond’s Black designers impart creativity, culture, cool – and lift – as they climb.
      • Feb 16, 2021
    • Diversity through Unity

      Diversity through Unity

      Two biggest local LGBTQ+ nonprofits join forces to further their impact.
      • Feb 23, 2021
    • The Big Smooch

      The Big Smooch

      That issue around Valentine’s Day when we spread some love to people, places and things that deserve shoutouts.
      • Feb 9, 2021
    • More »

    Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation