The Wonder City Does The River City

A snapshot summary of a recent visit to my lovely hometown of Richmond, Va.

The Brown Derby, a bourbon and grapefruit concoction, at Heritage restaurant in the Fan district

Just one section of the mind-boggling card selection at my favorite stationery and gift shop of all time, Mongrel, in Carytown

Picturesque cornfields near my parents’ home

Pie bliss at Proper Pie Co. in historic Church Hill

From top: “Not Derby” pie and mixed-berry streusel pie at Proper Pie Co.

Vying for the title of “my favorite doughnut ever”: a piping hot glazed sourdough doughnut from Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen food truck at South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park

Light fixtures at Amuse Restaurant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Sol LeWitt cubes mural at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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