Inevitably, as we're having dinner locally in some cool little restaurant with a great bar area, my husband bemoans the fact that he can never seem to find similar places where he can eat when he's traveling. Recently, a wine bar/restaurant east of Seattle called Purple (see link below) triggered his moaning.
So, seeing as he's traveling to somewhere in VA near/in Richmond called Glen Allen in a few weeks, it would be nice to find a place or two that would take him out of the chain food scene.
A wine bar similar to below would be fabulous. He doesn't mind dining alone and likes sitting at bars, talking to bartenders, instead of tables. Not into sushi or Thai. Loves Italian food. Very into "comfort food".
Thanks in advance.