Monday, May 23, 2011

Sprout, Richmond VA

I like the fact that Sprout is committed to serving food sourced from local farmers and producers. So, of course, I couldn’t wait to try their food! The feel of the restaurant is very earthy and welcoming. When I arrived I was promptly greeted with a warm smile by the hostess. The server was very attentive without being overbearing and was knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered a glass of cabernet and she went the extra mile to ask if I’d like to taste it before I committed (I liked that.)

The menu changes all the time and varies by seasonal availability. I was impressed with the wide selection including sandwiches, salads, and entrees (including a nice variety of vegan options). I decided on the Sliced Steak with feta, root veggies over salad greens with mustard vinaigrette – $12. The steak was cooked to perfection and the salad greens and veggies were extremely fresh! I like that the salad wasn’t dripping in dressing; it was lightly tossed and the vinaigrette wasn’t overpowering. The portion size was just right; I left feeling satisfied instead of stuffed.

They also feature happy hour drink specials, live music, and art openings. I can’t wait to go back and try the VA Fish Soft Tacos ~ Herbed Chimichurri ~ Root Vegetable Slaw with Paprika Tzatziki. Yum! Sprout is definitely the type of place that I want to support.

”Sprout is a proud member of the localvore movement in Richmond VA; localvore is the diet of eating locally, and Sprout is committed to dealing direct with the farmers, growers, tofu makers, artisans, etc. that provide the food we serve. You can always rely on Sprout to serve up a menu of over 90% locally sourced ingredients, and feel confident that your dollars are being reinvested right back here in your local Virginia economy.”

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