RVA Restaurant tweets

Lately, local restaurants have really jumped on the social media bandwagon. The number of active Twitter and Facebook users just in the last few months has increased dramatically. Here is some of what your favorites are writing about.

Lately, local restaurants have really jumped on the social media bandwagon. The number of active Twitter and Facebook users just in the last few months has increased dramatically. Check out what some of what your favorites are writing about.

@thebelvidererva highlights their neighborhood, writing about the First Friday’s art walk and reasons to come in, like this:

Excellent night for a light meal & a cold drink. New california style soft tacos w/ your choice of ahi tuna, crab, shrimp, steak, etc.

Owner An, over at @MekongRVa, is more conversational, inviting folks to join him at the World Beer Festival and chatting with fellow users about beers they love.

On tap tonite…New Holland Mad Hatter..an American Imperial IPA and Weyerbacher Heresy…oak aged American… http://bit.ly/au4D63

On the other end of the spectrum, @RostovsRocks rarely writes about their business, coffee, instead using Twitter for commentary on the BP oil spill, un-following etiquette, and Al Gore.

I love the animated weather on the internet, I hardly ever need to go outside anymore

@urbanfarmhouse keeps to their mission by linking to articles about sustainable food and environmental issues.

ADHD linked to Pesticides http://bit.ly/cBkteD

Patrick, owner of @BokaTruck, used to tweet more about the special of the day, which made my mouth water, though lately he’s gotten more wrapped up with ETA’s and traffic delays. If you get enough people together, you can request the truck to come to your office.

Today: biotech park at 11:30, and then Martin Agency at 12:45. Come Hungry.

@LIFT_CoffeeShop is in the running for tastiest tweets with ones like this:

TUES- Turkey & BRIE w/ Sliced fresh strawberry, spinach & balsamic vinaigrette Panini style

@drinkblanchards educates us about different coffee-growing regions and posts photos of their booth at the South of the James Farmers Market.

COM Sulawesi description – Wet fruits run rampant in this unique Indonesian coffee. Along with those, expect some intense earth & Choc.

@rvabaristajam is a newly-formed account to keep folks aware of their burgeoning attempt to organize a coffee community around conversation and barista competitions like the one on June 9.

Registration up at WWW.rvabaristajam.com. register to compete! #rva #coffee. Contact rvabaristajam@gmail.com for more info

@verryberrylove is a leader in the trend of tweeting special “code words” to say at the shop to receive something for free or discount:

first three [sic] (3) people to say VERRY BERRY LOVE get a free smoothie or bubble tea of choice!

@LemaireRichmond’s active social media usage goes along nicely with their recent makeover to seem more approachable. I was sad I couldn’t go by for this week’s tweet:

Today, come to Lemaire by 7 pm to try our $5 quartino’s of Sangria with fresh herbs from our garden! #rva

Stay tuned for more of your favorite restaurant tweets next week.

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Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon spends her days working with Richmond’s hearty nonprofit community and her nights singing in a community chorus. She loves her feminist book club, and is always distracted by shiny things.

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  1. The Savor Co. daily twitter always makes me wish I could leave work to get lunch. http://twitter.com/SavorCompany

  2. Kory on said:

    FWIW, I second An for @MekongRva. One of the friendliest bartenders/owners I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. He truly knows how to make his customers feel at home and welcome. And the beer selection (especially the Belgians!) and crispy rolls are outstanding!

    Glad y’all included him and Mekong!

  3. Jeb on said:

    +1 on Savor. I can practically see their building from my desk across the river, and I’ve cast a few longing looks that way at times.

    Louisiana Flair used to tweet a lot but that’s fallen off. @LouisianaFlair

  4. Don’t forget about Nate and his awesome taco truck:



  5. Eric on said:

    Agree @natestacotruck great use of twitter. Ellwood Thompsons tweets whats on the hot bar. Among other related stuff. @ellwood

  6. Sam on said:

    Don’t forget @onceuponabeer

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