Oh, Sally Bell’s. The literal Secret Garden of lunch spots in Downtown Richmond.
You’ve taken a favorite scrap of our childhood, wrapped it in checkerboard wax paper, delicately enclosed it in a tiny box as if to say, “Do not open until lunchtime!”
We, the nine-to-five patron, looking for a temporary respite from the rat race via a quick hit of nostalgia, hurriedly carry our tummy-present back to our place of work, as if it were a portent.
Sally Bell’s has served the same classic lunch since 1924, giving Richmonders a true taste of perfection through simplicity.
The only thing it’s missing is a napkin-penned note from our mom, telling us she loves us, and she just knows we’ll ace that science quiz.
(Downtown, VCU, or Byrd Park)
708 W. Grace St