An established staple of Fan dining, Cous Cous debuts a revamped menu, and slight changes in decor to much anticipation. In command, freshly promoted executive chef Jacob Goff unabashedly displays his mastery of Mediterranean cuisine for restaurant goers under the dim lighting of Cous Cous’ unparalleled and intimate ambiance. The tightly constructed menu puts a greater emphasis on tapas style dining, which is a welcomed experience for the indecisive or for those who simply want to try more in one visit.
The b’stillita available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options was a personal favorite and offers an interesting combination of crispy, sweet, and spicy textures and flavors.
Cous Cous is located near the heart of the VCU campus at 900 West Franklin Street. They are open for lunch, dinner, and hosts nightly entertainment and events until 2am. Like Cous Cous’ facebook page and follow them on twitter.
The campaign that started it all.
From the agency that introduced millions to the Geico Gecko, and the minds behind the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign, the Martin Agency is one of Richmond’s most well known exports. Quietly located at the end of a cobblestone round-about in Shockoe Bottom, the award winning agency is housed in a space that evokes creativity. The notorious firm opened its doors for a rare glimpse inside.
Come back to Dirty Richmond tomorrow to watch Bree Davis’ video of the Martin Agency visit.
Next Week: a look inside one of Richmond’s most well known advertising agencies.
Nate’s return to taco-slinging at Don’t Look Back
Words by Sabrina Barekzai:
Just across the street from The Byrd Theater sits the newly opened Don’t Look Back. The brainchild of New York Deli co-owner Hamooda Shami and Nate Gutierrez of Nate’s Taco Truck fame, this is Richmond’s new taco hotspot. Don’t Look Back (which takes it’s name from a Belle & Sebastian song), marks Nate’s return to taco-slinging after closing up his Truck Stop last year.
The menu of this laid-back taco bar boasts most of same mouthwatering selections from Nate’s cart, like the TVP tacos. Taquitos and tostadas are relatively new to the menu and all done a la Nate, so they’re guaranteed to be delicious! We opted for a black bean taco done “traditional” (cilantro, lime and onion) and done “gringo” (salsa, lettuce, sour cream, cheese) as well as taquito and tostada (yeah, we were hungry!).
It was fantastic to once again enjoy Nate’s tacos on a weekday afternoon! Don’t Look Back is located at 2929 W. Cary St and currently only open for lunch hours, check their Facebook page for more details.
Located downtown, Pasture is a southern small plates restaurant with a focus on local ingredients. The wood plank paneled walls, open space, and light food helped make Pasture a welcomed lunch dining experience.
Allison’s tea smoked trout.
Tea sandwich sampler with a side of fries.
Pasture is located on 416 E. Grace Street and is open for lunch and dinner.