Brick & Mortar Kitchen
Speaking of suburban restaurants that are worth the drive for inner-Loopers, consider this restaurant that's bringing serious culinary chops to Richmond. Located at Gallery Furniture's outpost on the Grand Parkway and operated by owner Jim McIngvale's daughter Laura McIngvale Brown and her husband Phil Brown, who also own Austin's Vince Young Steakhouse, Brick & Mortar features a focus on Texas ingredients and more adventurous fare than the chain restaurants that populate the growing suburb.
Highlight from chef Eric Johnson's menu includes the charred carrot salad, fried quail entree and a massive, juicy pork chop. For those bringing a group, a $150 order of porchetta easily feeds six. Those looking to really indulge should ask sommelier Lexey Johnson to bust out one of the bottles on her list of eight "Incredibles" — highlighted by a $4,250 bottle of cult-favorite Screaming Eagle.