Olde Towne Inn head chef and owner Donnell Long has delighted diverse clientele with his exemplary culinary skills, from Michael Jordan to U.S. Senator Vance Hartke. After graduating top of his class from the Washington Culinary Institute, he catered for prestigious events and groups including the Washington Mystics, helped establish the Stonefish Grill, and has recently appeared on the Wendy Williams Show and as a guest chef at the Social Safeway in Georgetown.
At Olde Towne Inn, Chef Long serves American fare with sophisticated flavors. Notable menu items include the Hawaiian barbecue rib eye, a double-cut Virginia pork chop, and seafood fettuccine with fresh scallops, shrimp, and crab. During brunch, patrons can go savory with catfish and cheese grits or sweet with Belgian waffles drizzled with honey butter. Live jazz bands color both the Sunday brunch and dinner Wednesday-Friday with soulful sounds and rippling melodies that can muffle the sounds of rumbling bellies.
The third and fourth generations of Lloyds tend to the land at the Lloyd Family Farms, proudly caring for the more than 500-acre parcel that's been a part of their clan for decades. In 2013, they opened their picturesque lands to the public, and have since become a family favorite destination in the Richmond area. They welcome families during the fall with a host of activities and fun for all ages. Visitors can also enjoy food truck fare, hunt for future jack-o'-lanterns in the pumpkin patch, or sip hot cider with a melancholy scarecrow. The farm additionally opens around Christmas for yuletide-themed activities.