Taste of Richmond sees plaza come alive with food, festivities & fun

Taste of Richmond sees plaza come alive with food, festivities & fun
Taste of Richmond 2023 (All photos by Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

Rich City’s favorite local foodie fest, Taste of Richmond, hit Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza this past Sat., July 15, and community members were amped up to enjoy samplings from the city’s best eateries and drinking establishments.

The City of Richmond’s Economic Development Commission scored a giant “win” by moving Taste of Richmond to a larger, outside location this year on the plaza. Aside from offering a safe environment, the plaza provided added space with ample tables and benches to sit and savor your samples. The event saw too-many-people-to-count thoroughly enjoying themselves with plenty of elbow room for their families, as well as a “who’s-who” Rich City style.

Check out my recent Taste of Richmond “A Few of My Favorite Things” column to find out all the Richmond businesses that participated Saturday, but my family’s personal favorites included: Oozy Quesabirria tacos from El Garage; sinfully delicious pork ends from Baltic Kiss; carbelicious potato/crostini deliciousness from Sailing Goat (Free—no tickets accepted!); The Factory Bar’s flavorful margarita; East Brother’s tasty Blonde Ale; and cherry bomb and peach ring drinks from NewGen Nutrition that were so good, it was hard to believe they had less than 1 gram of sugar.

Until next year, Taste of Richmond.