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To The Bottom and Back Bus

There should be a statue of Jim Porter and Sandy Appelman for saving the lives & Drivers Licenses of RVA’s weekend warriors. It’s free, so tip generously.

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Cous Cous

A little Marrakech and a lot of heart. Beautiful and delicious, with a healthy bar scene after hours.

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Empire

Our CBGB’s. The spot has changed names and hands over the decades but has always remained a legendary hole for the punk and metal horde.

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Garnett's Cafe

Tiny little corner spot with my favorite Monsieur sandwiches and amazing red velvet cake. It’s adorable.

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Ipanema Cafe

Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant with giant tofu bricks of history as one of RVA’s locals’ all-time favorites. Don’t miss the delicious pie!

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Kuba Kuba

Eating here is like having Hector Lavoe sing in your ear while Tito Puente gives you a foot rub. It’s the lost Fania All-Star.

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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

The only authentic Ethiopian restaurant with an Ethiopian Olympic skiier on staff. Probably ever. Also, if Afro-Beta is going on - you HAVE to check out that awesomeness.

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Strange Matter

THE venue that touring metal, punk and indie bands want to play. The list of “who played here” is long and un-Richmondlike braggy.