17 5 / 2013
16 5 / 2013
Sometimes, I just need Greek food. Maybe it’s my constant Feta cheese craving. Or maybe it’s because I’m obsessed with hummus. Regardless, when I was craving Greek over the summer, I had the pleasure of checking out Basili’s with the one and only Brian McDaniel, a Richmond celebrity.
As we browsed the menu in a small booth on the side, I jumped up to the counter, knowing what I had to get. Despite it not being the healthiest choice I’ve ever made, I went with the falafel & eggplant fries, and was not disappointed.
Granted, it was a little on the greasy/heavy side of my normal dinners, but sometimes a girl just need falafel. This place is cheap, as the atmosphere reflects, but the staff was quite friendly. I haven’t frequented this place, as I usually try to keep dinners a little bit lighter, but it’s nice to know that this is an option around the corner when a falafel craving strikes.
13 5 / 2013
I don’t generally love a place that feels more like a deli than a restaurant, but Oilo is quite the exception. It definitely wins out on all the other order-at-the-counter places (ok except for maybe Fresca). They have a large assortment of sandwiches and deli style sandwiches, but they also have tons of vegetarian options.
As soon as I saw kale salad on the menu, I knew I would love this place, and I also knew I had to order that. For my main dish, I got the Le Formage sandwich, a blend of melty cheese, roasted red peppers, and pesto. I’m a sucker for melted cheese. You understand, right?
This place isn’t expensive, either. You can make it out of there for less than $10, and you’ll certainly leave satisfied. It’s great to-go but it’s also a lovely little shop, with an inviting dining space. Nothing frou frou, nothing too fancy, just a comfortable Richmond spot.