The chefs get fries and thighs in every basket, starting with a delicate protein paired with a newfangled starch in the appetizer basket. Bubble tea crashes the theme party in the second round, and the dessert basket features a fun, sugary twist on fries, but the chefs are challenged to make thigh meat work with dessert.
Richmond restaurant owner Shane Thomas will be on television for the second time this year, this time on “Chopped,” the competitive cooking show on the Food Network. Thomas is the owner of Southern Kitchen restaurant in Jackson Ward and, if her name is familiar, it’s because Thomas and the restaurant were on “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” in February. The “Chopped” episode was filmed first, though....Read More
RICHMOND, Va. -- Shane Roberts-Thomas is a Tasmanian devil. At least that's what she told a worldwide television audience when her Richmond restaurant Southern Kitchen was featured in "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back.".....Read More
RICHMOND, Va. - Shane Roberts-Thomas and her Richmond-based restaurant, Southern Kitchen, gained national attention when she appeared on celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s show “24 Hours to Hell and Back.” She cut up and fried some of her signature Southern Fried Chicken in the Virginia This Morning kitchen. To taste her delicious recipe...Read More
When it was announced in June that Southern Kitchen had been lured away from Shockoe Bottom to take over the ground floor space at Eggleston Plaza, Jackson Ward had reason to cheer....Read More
Although its official name is a southern roll, that moniker doesn’t do justice to the aroma and taste of what arrives on the plate. Using a traditional egg roll as the jumping off point, Southern food staples are set into an egg roll wrapper, resulting in a rotund roll best eaten out of hand. The savory mélange marries salty fried chicken, tangy greens, sweet onions and mildly bitter cabbage in a crispy wrapper that barely contains all that goodness. It addresses so many pleasure points in my mouth that the homemade sweet honey sauce riding shotgun seems almost superfluous, until a dip into it proves otherwise. Fair warning, though, one of these before a meal will put a serious dent in your appetite. — K.N.
Richmond has become an internationally renowned town, in large part because it's a fantastic place to eat. This list is just a sampling of the area's restaurants, which reflect some of the depth, breadth and – literally – flavor of a food scene that has made Richmond a dining destination. Expanded descriptions denote restaurants that were well-reviewed in the RTD in recent years; menus and formats can change frequently, so specific dishes cited might not be available. (Area code 804 unless otherwise noted.) Southern Kitchen: Southern and soul food, including a creative take on an egg roll. (541 N. Second St.; 729-4141; southernkitchenrva.net)
"No, you are my guest," says Shane Thomas, owner of Southern Kitchen Mouth of the South in Shockoe Bottom. I’m finishing lunch, and she gently swats my hand when I try to place a bunched napkin on the plate she’s lifting away. I don’t mind either way, but it’s notable in a town with restaurant service that at times can be questionable....Read More