Indulge in Great Food and Great Company in Richmond, Virginia
Truth-be-told, much of Richmond’s allure comes from its historical presence and its beautiful rural landscape, and while that is all true, Richmond, contrary to popular belief, is also a hub for trendy wine bars and cozy restaurants perfect for a romantic rendezvous with your sweetheart. Moreover, couples can find a variety of romantic venues, if they take the time to look around for them. What is there to do for couples in Richmond? Well, there are museums, art houses, innovative restaurants, riverfront events, and mystical gardens. And, let’s face it, sometimes, couples need a little/a lot of help when it comes to rekindling lost love or impressing each other with unique, fun, and/or romantic experiences. And, while some restaurants tickle your taste buds, and please your tummy, they simply do not ease your mind or tug at your heart. Well, if that is the case, you are in luck, because these “couple activities” will not only wow your sweetie, they will also open up the channels of communication, so you can get back to the place when all was good, happy, exciting, and love-filled in your relationship. Are you ready? I thought so!
Listed below are some fabulous activities that you and your partner can do to revitalize your relationship:
Have you heard of Mamma Zu? No? Well, it is time that you were introduced to this hidden treasure. It has well been established that Italian food sparks love and happiness in those, who indulge in it. It also sparks a little weight gain, but that isn’t always a bad thing, especially if it is the result of being happy and in love. So, if you are trying to rekindle the love you once felt for your partner, before you make any hasty decisions, take your sweetie on a date to Mamma Zu. Why? Well, because this restaurant offers great food, and a unique Italian experience. It is also cozy, which is always good for talking and cuddling, and it is located in a quaint little brick building.
And, ask any of your friends, who have visited this awesome place what they thought of it, and
I’m sure they will tell you how delicious and romantic it is. And, for the ultimate experience, order the spaghetti-a-la-crab from the chalkboard menu (FYI: the chalkboard menu selections change frequently) or the Gorgonzola pasta or eggplant parmesan from the menu, and make yourself comfortable at one of the rustic wooden tables. With the restaurant’s flickering candles and homemade pasta, you will rediscover the magic of love. Just make sure you get there early, because this place is so captivating that you may have to wait a while to get a seat!
Just like the name alludes to – the Comfort Restaurant is the place you and your partner need to go, if you need to be comforted. In fact, in a little over a decade, this restaurant has become a leader in Richmond’s dinning arena – as the best place to go for good old-fashioned “comfort foods.” What is so great about this homey abode? Well, it is slightly country and completely “Southern.” But, best of all, it offers the best lick-your-lips-barbeque-ribs and down home country cooking in all of Richmond, and maybe, all of Virginia. So, if you are looking for a low-key, wooden-booth way to spend quality time with your sweetie, then this restaurant is the one for you.
Just don’t forget to try one or two or three of these mouth-watering entrees and/or sides: crispy fried catfish, mouth-watering macaroni and cheese, unforgettable barbeque pulled pork, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich, deluxe pimento cheese sandwich, homemade meatloaf, cheesy squash casserole, out-of-this-world mashed potatoes, and/or crunchy fried okra. And, by chance you still have room in your tummy for dessert, try the restaurant’s spin on banana pudding Crème Brule or the mason-jar mousses. Oh and don’t forget to sample a few of the 70 bourbons and/or the variety of whiskeys offered at this down home country restaurant.
Have you thought about adding some romance in your relationship by making a trip to the Belle Isle? Have you heard of it? If not, I understand, people can live in a place for decades and still not know all of the treasures their city offers. Well, Belle Isle is located in the middle of a river, and it is approximately 1-mile in total. It is also a hot spot for locals. Why? Well, because its flat rocks provides an excellent place to sunbathe during the summer months. And, Belle Isle is a really good spot for couples with communication problems. Why? Well, because it takes a while to even get to this precious gem.
Wait…What? To even get to Belle Isle, you and your sweetie have to walk over a foot-bridge that is suspended in the air. The foot-bridge bridge actually hangs over the river. And, guess what? The river’s breeze causes it to sway from side-to-side as you walk over it. Fun? Yes! Exciting? Double Yes! Romantic? Triple Yes! You and your partner are bound to find plenty to do…and talk about while visiting Belle Isle, such as: people-watching, while sitting on one of the isle’s many benches, getting your heart racing on one of the many hiking trails, taking time out to appreciate the overabundance of sweet-smelling honeysuckles, and/or exploring the historic mills, mines, and the massive hydro-electric plant. Open your mind and heart to the Isle and you and your partner will feel closer than ever!
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
Has your relationship lost some of its “zest” because you keep doing the “same old things” all of the time? If so, it is time to do something different, unexpected, or dare I say odd! Well, if you are looking for a way to put the “thrill” back into your relationship, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum is anything, but ordinary. And, in case you did not know Edgar Allen Poe’s “hometown” was Richmond, Virginia not Boston, Massachusetts, which was his birth place. Why do I say that? Well, Poe grew up, married, and amassed a literary following in Richmond, not Boston. Therefore, The Poe Museum provides insight into the place Poe called “home” during the early 19th century – Richmond. The museum highlights (through picture, relics, and poems) Poe’s life and career “ups and downs.” And, as I have mentioned before, learning new things together is an excellent way to reconnect and find things that you do share in common. So, why not think outside-of-the-box and do something extraordinary – together?
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