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Nice BBQ or ethnic in or near Glen Allen, Va.

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I am going to a soccer event this weekend and will be staying in Glen Allen.
From what I can tell, most of the nearby restaurants are chains. We would prefer not to eat at a chain.

Are there any worthwhile BBQ joints nearby? Any recs for Indian, or Thai, Asian, or Southeast Asian?

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  1. The Short Pump area has three VERY good Indian places: Lehja (at Short Pump Mall next to Dick's Sporting Goods), Anoaka (across the street from the mall in a shopping center) and Malabar, just down the road (off Lauderdale) in another strip shopping center.
    http://lehja.com/
    http://www.anokha.us/
    http://www.malabarindiancuisine.com/

    1. For BBQ and sort of comfort food, Hogshead Cafe at 9503 West Broad. http://www.thehogsheadcafe.com/

      Also Peter Chang's is a Szechuan restaurant in Short Pump in the walmart plaza is very good and still winning rave reviews, it was named one of the 50 best new restaurants in America last year. Not what you would expect in a wal-mart plaza

      http://www.peterchangrva.com/