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Favorite Richmond Things: Jeff Edition

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Jeff Pollard

Posted on February 9, 2018
by Jeff Pollard

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You’ve heard what Sammy likes, and you’ve found out all of the crazy things that Chris likes. Now, here’s Jeff with his favorite Richmond things:

Best mexican food in Richmond:

This is a really difficult one. Nacho Mama’s is always a great choice. Their burritos are as fat as their margaritas are tasty. Although, now that I’ve taken a quick glance at their website, I think I just lost my appetite. (Call us, Nacho Mama’s!)

Favorite place to get food within walking distance of the Torx office:

This would have to be Cafe’ Ole. Are you picking up on a theme with my favorite things? Cafe Ole’ is a bit of a walk, but it is well worth it.

On the other hand, I always have a hard time turning down Jo-Jo’s Pizza. Watch out for the owner, Enrico, though.

Best place to catch Pokemon:

Aww comon, don’t tell me that some of you aren’t still playing Pokemon Go. The best place to catch em’ all in this fine city is down by the floodwall and at the Capitol.

Best scenic motorcycle ride:

Well, unfortunately the Richmond Metro region doesn’t have too terribly many scenic roads for motorcyclists. But, if you hop on Rt. 5 and head towards Williamsburg, you’ll be treated to a nice road. And, just north-east of Richmond is Rt. 14 from Aylett to West Point, which is one of my all-time favorite motorcycle roads in the area.

Favorite Richmond brewery:

I’d have to say that Hardywood is my favorite. Besides having a great selection of brews, it seems like they’re always having some kind of event

Favorite local craft beer:

Since I named Hardywood in the previous question, I’d say that their Raspberry Stout is probably my favorite local craft beer. It is a perfect blend of raspberry and malty goodness.

Best RVA doughnuts: Sugar Shack or Country Style?

Now, this is a difficult question. And one that can cause more debate than most political issues. I have to admit that I used to be squarely on team Sugar Shack. But recently, I think my tastes have changed and I’m becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Country Style. So, maybe both?

VCU or University of Richmond?

Since I’m neither a Ram nor a Spider alumni, I’d have to say that I’m pretty neutral on the VCU/UR rivalry.

Thalhimers or Miller & Rhodes?

Personally, I think Miller & Rhodes has a better selection of fine hats than Thalhimers does. And the customer service is top notch! Plus, Miller & Rhodes has Santa!

Favorite Richmond Annual Event:

Besides my own Virginia Ride for Kids (plug!), I enjoy doing the Monument Avenue 10K.

Best guacamole in Richmond:

You didn’t really think I was going to end this without making some mention of mexican food again, did you? Plaza Azteca consistently has the best table-side guacamole.

If you agree or disagree with any of these favorites above, let us know on Twitter or Facebook! And look out for favorite place round-ups from our other team members in the future.


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