by Colleen Curran – Richmond Times-Dispatch With its wraparound deck and sprawling, sunny patio, Conch Republic is the more casual spot located next to The Boathouse and shares the same amazing view of the James River. The Key West-inspired waterfront restaurant recently updated its drink menu and we can attest that the rum drinks — […]
During my recent trip to this Rocketts Landing restaurant, I tried the Housemade Chicken Salad sandwich ($8.95). It was very filling and quite tasty (a traditional Southern-style chicken salad on a toasted kaiser roll with lettuce and tomato).
My dining companion went with the Yard Bird chicken breast sandwich ($10.95), which is served with lettuce and tomato on a kaiser roll with honey mustard. He approved. I’ve had that sandwich on a different occasion and found it to be filling and satisfying. [Read more]
Transforming a tranquil spot on the banks of the James River into a tropical island getaway, Conch Republic Rocketts (11 Orleans Street) offers cuisine and ambience inspired by the Florida Keys.
Consistent with the restaurant’s theme, such ingredients as plantains, alligator, and (of course) conch play key roles in many of the restaurant’s abundant dinner offerings. [Read more]
Ah, summer. The time of year everyone’s mind turns to sun and fun. When half the town loads up the car to head for the nearest beach to enjoy a little relaxation and listen to the waves while cracking open a beer, or four, on the beach.
We may not be a beach town, but we definitely enjoy the same sensibility. Those of us who’d rather stick close to home than pack-up for more coastal climates find the James River an enjoyable substitute for ocean waves. [Read more]
I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Richmond has a significant body of water running through it. I believe it’s called the James River and, apparently, it’s pretty popular.
Every spring, Monday morning office chatter quickly changes to tales of river-based weekend adventures. Stories encompass kayaking, fishing and simply sitting on the shore drinking a cold beer.
It’s not like everyone is just now realizing the James’ entertainment potential, so why has it taken so long for local restaurants to figure out people might actually frequent, nay, freak out over waterfront-dining options? [Read more]