that should be STRONGhill dining company richmond
whoops! i keep calling it by the wrong name. one of my friends nicely corrected me. anyway it was still a great meal but i didn't want to confuse anyone or keep them from getting the press they deserve!
so ended up trying here for my birthday and thought they did a great job across the board. sat at the bar and the staff was nice but not intrusive. started with "the charlie" - a martini made with the firefly sweet tea vodka, finlandia mango vodka, grapefruit juice, and ginger ale. sweeter than i usually drink but not too sweet. they brought out bread - a "homemade" roll my hubby said was insanely dense and banana bread that was pretty good. i have a warm bread thing though and it wasn't...
we split the house sampler app - jalapeno deviled eggs (good), hush puppies (very good), and BBQ shrimp (very good too). there should have been roma stuffed tomatoes too (with spiced beef) but they nicely subbed for us with more of the other because of our no meat on a friday in lent thing.
had a glass of villa pozzi nero d'avola. quite nice and different. then had the fish of the day (black grouper) with a zucchini pancake and bok choy. the grouper was lovely as was the pancake. there was a very little bit of drizzled sauce and frankly i think there could have been a bit more and the bok choy was a bit tough but all in all a really nice dish. hubby had the scallops with white corn puree, seafood fritter and shoestring fried sweet potatoes. good. microgreens added nothing. seriously i'm being picky here because i've watched too much top chef :) - really it was a good meal!
had chocolate creme brulee for dessert. also yummy!
and then to rare old times... love it! even better since it's a BIT less smokey these days.