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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2014/05/28 21:07:38 (permalink)
Mighty fine looking tray!
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2014/05/28 22:08:16 (permalink)
Yum. I missed this the first time around. It all looks great. And I've been thinking about going to Virginia lately.
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2014/05/28 23:28:10 (permalink)
Ooh, Mama J's looks GREAT. Thus far, I have never learned to love greens(I think it helps to have been raised on them) but I might have been changing my mind at Mama J's! You do find some great looking restaurants, Dale.
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2014/05/29 12:26:52 (permalink)
That's some good-looking chicken!  That looks like a breast but it's different (to me, at least) to see 2 drumsticks...is this Mama J's standard 3-piece meal or did you request specific pieces?
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2014/05/29 19:40:30 (permalink)
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Those collards tasted even better than they looked, sadly on on the other hand, I had some nasty kale greens on the same trip.  There were alot of hit and misses on this trip. 
 
 
I had some of the best pulled pork I've ever  had in the Richmond area to date at Hillbilly Red's in Sandston (near  Richmond International Airport) sadly the sides were a dissapointment 
 
The spoonbread at Stuart's Fresh Catch was as good as I remembered (albeit still on the sweet side)
 
My meal out in the Country at the County Seat in rural Powhatan was just north of average and my experimental meal (deliberately waited till the very end of the evening and almost didn't go) at Debbie's Kitchen in suburban Glen Allen was dismal 
 
My final meal was back in Maryland (I had flown in and out of Baltimore and drove the rest of the way) was once again at the Point Crab House  in Arnold MD which I discovered on our amtrak trip to DC in early April, was still excellent. This time I had the  crab vegetable soup with two crab cakes, incredibly creamy blue cheese cole slaw and fresh cut herb fries.  Compared to last time the place was packed and I had to squeeze in and find a seat at the bar. The Point is my new favorite crab house in the Baltimore area.
 
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You might be in for a surprise but that was a thigh. I did a mini fried chicken smack down on this trip and wanted to be consistent. I ordered the dark meat fried chicken plate at Mama J's
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/04 22:17:23 (permalink)
I was back in Richmond and the Hampton Roads area last weekend
I'm not going to do a trip report but I will highlight my favorite meals
 
IMG_7733 by ohso37, on Flickr
 
This "handsome breakfast" I enjoyed at Handsome Biscuit, a   small, busy, funky joint in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk famous for their sweet potato biscuits and offbeat toppings. This one is called the A.C Slawter which includes pulled pork, coleslaw, apples and Lupo's hot sauce. An interesting combination but it works.
 
 
IMG_7765 by ohso37, on Flickr
 
My second visit to Mama J's Kitchen in Richmond left me disappointed ever so briefly when I found out that they no longer have country fried steak as a fixture on the menu but only as an occasional special, however my disappointment was soon forgotten after  these smothered fried pork chops, candied yams and cabbage arrived at my table. Pure soul food goodness
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/04 22:27:14 (permalink)
That biscuit sandwich... how do you eat it?  I'm suspecting just as I would with a knife and fork.
 
I'd love Mama J's.
 
You're eating well, Dale!
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/04 23:03:09 (permalink)
Great looking food! I am not sure which meal appeals to me more.....
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/05 08:30:47 (permalink)
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That biscuit sandwich... how do you eat it?  I'm suspecting just as I would with a knife and fork.
 
I'd love Mama J's.
 
You're eating well, Dale!




Mar, It was definitely a "plastic" knife and fork venture.
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/05 10:56:56 (permalink)
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That biscuit sandwich... how do you eat it?  I'm suspecting just as I would with a knife and fork.
 
I'd love Mama J's.
 
You're eating well, Dale!




Mar, It was definitely a "plastic" knife and fork venture.


Sounds messy but who cares?  It looks delicious, as do the smothered chops!
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/05 20:03:21 (permalink)
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That biscuit sandwich... how do you eat it?  I'm suspecting just as I would with a knife and fork.
 
I'd love Mama J's.
 
You're eating well, Dale!




Mar, It was definitely a "plastic" knife and fork venture.


Sounds messy but who cares?  It looks delicious, as do the smothered chops!




It's likely that Handsome Biscuit will end up on a top 10 list at the end of the year. Mama J's did last year.
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/05 20:49:29 (permalink)
I'd kill for those smothered pork chops and everything else on that plate.
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/06 07:28:31 (permalink)
I agree with your review of Q BBQ in Richmond.  It is good ... for Virginia.
 
Given the present national fascination with BBQ and the rich culinary skills and traditions of those living in Southside (which you have so wonderfully depicted above) it's only a matter of time before Virginia FINALLY develops a 'signature BBQ style' of its own.  I can only hope that it doesn't involve a mustard-based sauce!
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Re:Hamming it up in Virginia 2015/10/06 08:52:14 (permalink)
I agree about the mustard based sauce
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