Sunday, April 20, 2008

Black Sheep - A New Restaurant Addition to Richmond

A friend of mine from work has opened a restaurant with her boyfriend. It's called Black Sheep. It opened on April 15th. They've already gotten a write up in Style Weekly. I checked it out on Thursday night with another friend. It's a little off the beaten path (901 W. Marshall Street - one block from Broad Street in the middle of VCU's campus). The old house it's in is quite cute and they did an awesome job renovating the space. There are booths and tables with chairs. The atmosphere is laid back and the service was great. I ordered the Miss "E" sandwich. It has avocado, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato and horseradish. I loved it except for a little too much horseradish that I had to scrape off. For my side dish, I tried the Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetables. In choosing them, I wasn't entirely sure that I was going to like them but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I loved them. My friend ordered the chicken and dumplings. She's from Massachusetts and has only had that type of dumplings one other time - a Southern friend had made them. She couldn't stop raving about the dumplings. She loved the gravy they were served in. The dumplings themselves were perfectly cooked. I know from experience that there can be "duds" when making such a dish. Her side dish was the fruit cup. I was more than just melon balls. Then, we had to decide on dessert. There were several that sounded good: creme de menthe brownies, peanut butter pie, banana pudding or upside down pineapple cake. We ended up sharing the upside down pineapple cake. Very delicious.

I'm ready to go again so I can try some of the other items on the menu. ALso, the breakfast loks great. They have sausage gravy and biscuits! A childhood favorite and sure fire artery clogger but hey, we only live once!

1 comment:

Brie said...

Their brunch is pretty awesome, too. :)