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Richmond Elites LOL at Citizen



RVA Elites kicked off the weekend by Chowing Down & Cracking Up at Citizen on Friday afternoon! We gathered in the courtyard outside of the restaurant, in the heart of downtown Richmond, and the urban atmosphere made for a perfect backdrop to our first outdoors event. A huge thank you to our Chefs, Greg & Thor, and to Lauren for being such welcoming hosts and treating us to a truly fantastic Friday!

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Citizen spoiled us with a seemingly endless array of delectable bites from both their regular and boxed-lunch menus. From house-made pimento cheese and BBQ tofu spring rolls to Masa Harina quiche and smoked ham, salami, provolone and sun dried tomato tapenade on rye focaccia, no one left hungry! Kelly C "enjoyed Citizen's eclectic mixes of spices and ingredients that turns even a simple sandwich into a flavorful explosion of deliciousness." Like the roasted butternut squash with celery root slaw and house-made curry cashew butter on multi-grain focaccia. Pure excellence. Judith L "was so impressed with the staff and the food: They laid out a really generous spread," and "I really appreciated the fresh ingredients in the tofu rolls… and probably had too much cheese dip." No such thing, especially when we're washing it down with refreshing basil lemonade!

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Not only were our bellies filled to the brim, but our senses of humor were also given quite the treat! Richmond Comedy Coalition kept us LOLing throughout the event, by engaging guests through an interactive dice-rolling game and performing two rounds of dramatic Yelp review readings. Tara S "enjoyed the silent dance party" with RCC members, and she "nearly snorted with amusement during the dramatic readings of the Yelp reviews. Loved 'em." So did we!

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A few lucky guests even won tickets to the upcoming Central Virginia Wine Festival! Thank you again to Citizen for hosting such a successful event. And a huge shout out to Blue, David & Matt from RCC for keeping those smiles on our faces!

Jamie Fleeman Photography captured the event on camera, so peep all the pics. Want more? Check out the reviews!

Until next time, SYOY,

Jamie & Greg
Jamie D (with Chef Greg)

Yelp Richmond Community Manager

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