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Under the trained eyes of the chefs at BanZara Restaurant, tender pieces of lamb absorb the piquant spices in lamb khorma’s coconut gravy, while marinated chicken chunks cook over a charcoal griddle before being dunked into delicious sauce for a tikka dish. The culinary team also pulls from Indo-Chinese recipes, combining eggs with flavored chicken and cooking deep-fried dumplings with traditional Indo-Chinese spices. In addition to dinners, the chefs also craft a lunch buffet of new dishes every day of the week, which diners can sample while ensconced in the eatery’s leather booths or, if they ask very nicely, straight from the chef’s ladle.

4032 Cox Rd
Glen Allen,
VA
US

The proprietors of Hurley’s Tavern are committed to offering locally-sourced beer and wine, and fresh food in a relaxing environment. Designed by cofounder Janice Rossano, Hurley's menu is evenly split between food for meat lovers and vegetarians, so both groups, as the Richmond Times-Dispatch notes, "can nosh together in stomach-pleasing harmony."

The carnivore menu includes steak and cheese fries, breakfast nachos, homemade meatballs, and half-pound servings of boneless wings tossed in a choice of more than 10 sauces and dry rubs; herbivore options include garlic hummus, fried mashed potatoes, house-made black bean and rice patty wraps, and pita pizzas topped with house-made broccoli macaroni and cheese. Hurley's also caters to gluten-free and vegan diners with entrees such as burgers made with bean and rice patties. A variety of local craft beers on tap and Virginia wines help wash down meals, which unfold inside a dining room where nary a seat "doesn't have a view of a TV," the Richmond Times-Dispatch happily reports. Patrons can also entertain themselves in their back room Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor.

4028 Cox Rd
Glen Allen,
VA
US

As a 20-year veteran firefighter, Shawn Gregory saw his share of action and understood how draining a day on the job can be. So when Shawn and his wife decided to open Halligan Bar & Grill––named after a common tool used by firemen––they wanted to pay homage to the brave individuals in the fire service. “I built this place kinda to be a clubhouse for me and my firefighter friends to kick back after a long hard day on the job,” Shawn describes on his website.

Alongside firefighter-themed gear decorating the walls, including helmet-covered lights and uniforms pinned to the wall, the original eatery’s pride and joy is a 1973 Seagrave fire engine donated by the Mangohick Volunteer Fire Department. The engine, cut in half, sits behind the bar and portions out libations from its pump panel-turned-beer taps. Fully operational lights dance across the bar, and sirens blare every time someone says the word “refill.” At Halligan’s second location in Glen Allen, bar stools flank an entire fire truck in the massive dining room, and the roof holds tables reserved for VIP seating.

2451 Old Brick Rd
Glen Allen,
VA
US

Homemades by Suzanne treats its clients to feasts of classic southern cuisine, whether it's at ritzy luncheons in the historic John Marshall Hotel or catered dinners at home. Guests dine on meals of country ham, chicken salad, or crab-cake sandwiches paired with morsels of quiche, grilled veggies, deviled eggs, and red velvet cake.


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102 N Railroad Ave
Ashland,
VA
US

Here's a tip when visiting Tokyo Sushi: try to grab a seat right at the sushi bar. That's where diners can view the chefs up close and marvel as their skilled hands slice thin sashimi and roll sushi in dozens of combinations. The sushi chefs focus on simplicity and freshness; they rely on in-season ingredients and then let the flavors speak for themselves. Head Chef Huang is the driving force behind this philosophy, and he carries on the traditions he first learned while studying alongside a veteran sushi master.

Beyond the sushi bar, Chef Huang and his kitchen staff grill lobster, pork, and other meats. These proteins form the base of traditional entrees or bento boxes, which, if stacked, would make the most delicious play fort in the world. Tokyo Sushi's drinks aren't an afterthought, either; its sake and beer is imported straight from Japan.

10274 Staples Mill Rd.
Glen Allen,
VA
US

Biting into a Padow's ham, pizza slice, or sandwich means taking part in tradition. George Padow founded his grocery store in 1936. Fifty years later, when his sons Sidney and Eddie transformed their pop's shop into a specialty foods shop, the brothers couldn?t open their multiple locations fast enough to keep up with demand?people loved their ham, preserves, and gift baskets. Expertly aged and cured pork is the Padow specialty?as are jumbo Virginia peanuts?but as a deli, it's also well-known for its made-to-order sandwiches and pizzas. Whether stocking up with a Dinner Survival Kit sampler, making one's own bread with an artisan dough mix, or painting the walls of one's kitchen with a proprietary relish or spread, generations have relied on the Padow family for lip-smacking food of top quality.

4120 Cox Rd Ste C
Glen Allen,
VA
US