This weekend we visited Richmond to celebrate sweet girl's birthday. She's a senior this year and living in Richmond VA's Fan District. Her home, which she shares with two friends, is conveniently located within walking distance to her classes on campus. Here's a view of her street.
The Fan District is mostly a residential neighborhood filled with late 19th and early 20th century homes, Edwardian and Revival in style.
I love the charming details you find in many of the row homes. Peeking down the space between the homes you can see glimpses of beautiful gardens I wish I could explore.
A few blocks from sweet girl's street is Monument Avenue. In addition to historic monuments you'll find beautiful homes and churches. The above statue is of Robert E. Lee.
The Fan District is also home to many great restaurants. One of our favorite places is Kuba Kuba, delicious Cuban food. Their tres leches cake was featured on Food Network's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". Another cozy and quirky place to eat is the Black Sheep. The menu items are unique and so are the ingredients. Fabulous sandwiches served on French baguettes are one of their specialties and breakfast is served as well. For mom's home cooked comfort food, visit the Village Cafe, we love it. These restaurants, as well as most in the area, are quaint and small. So arrive early, as lines begin to form quickly. Although outside of the Fan District, I have to mention Bottoms Up, the best pizza in town with a great atmosphere.