Church Hill dining powers Richmond to #3 spot on Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2016

12/22/2015 12:21 PM by

I missed sharing this when came around a few weeks ago, thanks to Becky Metzler for putting itback on my radar:

Travel + Leisure recently named Richmond their #3 among their 50 Best Places to Travel in 2016, right after Bocas del Toro, Panama, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and just in front of Lille, France. This is the kind of story that’ll get some good play, it popped up re-branded on the front page of MSN yesterday.

A good 1/3 of the piece is about eating in Church Hill 🙂 From the article:

Virginia’s capital, with its Civil War monuments, distinctive architecture, and intriguing galleries, has started to draw a cosmopolitan crowd. For an ideal weekend trip, start by checking in to the new Quirk Hotel, in a former department store.

Then tour nearby Jackson Ward, a beautiful neighborhood that was once the epicenter of Richmond’s black culture, and roam the many restaurants and galleries of Broad Street on foot or on a hotel bicycle. Make time to take in the architecture of Monument Avenue and shop in Carytown for labels like A.P.C. and Herschel at Need Supply Co.

Some of the best restaurants in town are in the Church Hill neighborhood: try the gastropub fare at Dutch & Co. or the Southern poutine at The Roosevelt. Finally, stock up on vegan baked goods at WPA or wood-fired traditional breads at Sub Rosa before tackling a bike ride along the 52-mile-long Virginia Capital Trail. Reward yourself afterward with a craft beer at the Hardywood Park brewery.?

—Sara Ruffin Costello

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