IT'S HOT!!!!!! I took this picture of the weather thing on my phone the other night. It was 10:45 PM when we were still in South Boston, VA. Mom, Daddy, and I came up to Richmond, VA yesterday for lunch at Taylor's restaurant and then they left me here. Andy joined me in Richmond last night. We had a horrible storm last night that knocked out power at the hotel where we are staying. Thank goodness it was back on this morning.
Lunch at 525 at the Berry Burk yesterday was delicious! I had the Bistro Beef on a Challah Roll. Mom and Daddy shared a Chef's Club which has ham, turkey, Taylor's honey-glazed bacon with cracked pepper, and two fried eggs on it. Dessert was Coffee Ice Cream and Peach Strudel. Everything was yummy!
The decor of the restaurant is very nice. Clean and sleek - a good mix of old and new. The carvings on the exterior of the building with the Berry Burk sign on top make it a city landmark. The interior is simple elegance with the pin-stripe booths and the white tablecloths. The super-size windows make it look so inviting from the outside looking in and so natural from the inside looking out. They even have an old Berry Burk sign and some hat boxes on display at the hostess stand which remembers the building's days of a fashionable department store. If you click on the exterior picture to the right, you'll see a quite dapper gentleman overlooking the entrance to the building.
Eryn, Brian, Little Miss B, Andy, and I ate dinner at 525 last night. My friend, Nicole, also joined us. Eryn and I had the Pan Seared Scallops with Sweet Pea Risotto, Andy had the chicken dish, Nicole had escolar, and Brian had beef medallions. There were starters - Edamame Dip, Shrimp Dip, and two types of Calamari. And, there was dessert! More of that yummy Coffee Ice Cream, Apple Cobbler, and Blueberry / Strawberry Cheesecake. The food was very good!
Now, I'm trying to decide what to get tonight for dinner. Rachael and Landen are expected in sometime this afternoon. This will be Rachael's first time seeing the restaurant. She should be so proud. I know Taylor will be tickled to see her and Little Man dining in his own restaurant.
Today, we're spending time with Brian and Eryn and Miss B. Miss B is now 10 months old and so much more animated since the last time we saw her in April. A fun day!!!
Sunday and our return to Ohio will come all too soon.