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Steve Bender still remembers being served a chicken salad sandwich for lunch at a garden writers conference in Arkansas years back. Bender popped the hood to find, as is often the case, a tomato slice.

Walk into most any liquor store and you’ll see a section of bottles that range from inviting to alarming in their brightness and intensity. The definition of these neon-colored liquids is rather vague.

No dish proclaims more robustly that it’s the holidays in Virginia than ham biscuits. Elegant in their simplicity, they are irresistible. But while technically simple to make, the treat comes with a story that, like the biscuits themselves, has layers.

Whiskey lovers in Virginia are getting some good news, and good food. In Powhatan County not far from Richmond, Three Crosses Distilling Co. is now offering food to accompany its award-winning spirits. Dubbed the Table at Three Crosses, the new restaurant will offer a menu to match the disti…

You can argue 8½ ways to Sunday about Richmond’s best pizza, but raise a slice of pandemic praise to Jo-Jo’s at the corner of 12th and Main streets. Even amid downtown’s eerie workday silence for much of the past year-plus, Jo-Jo’s never stopped serving up its two-slice special (with fountai…

There’s never a bad time for custard (duh), but summer is the sweet spot for a frozen treat that - when done right - one-ups its ice cream cousin. In a strip shopping center in Chantilly, Northern Virginians know that Milwaukee Frozen Custard is on point.

The good folks at Belle Isle Moonshine keep coming up with new ways to make white liquor tasty. This spring, the distiller released its Transfusion canned cocktail, which represents a tipple evolution beyond the seltzers and shines it had trafficked in. The latest offering is a combination o…

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