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Come experience the magic of Upper Shirley Vineyards, a one-of-a-kind estate, winery, restaurant and wedding venue perched above one of the most scenic bends on the James River.


At Arco Iris, a family-run market with three area locations, the Benitez family makes tortillas in house. For their daily catering orders, La Milpa sources tortillas from Los Comales, a Chesterfield-based tortilleria.

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Connect With Us. Manage. She learned to shape tortillas from fresh masa dough through her mother, whose family owned a tostaderia in Mexico. Back to Search .

Past Issues. In his salsa macha, he blends pasilla, ancho and guajillo chiles with crushed peanuts, resulting in a tantalizing and uber-flavorful nutty heat.

Salvadoran-style, they are smaller in size, thicker in texture and served alongside soups, meat entrees and breakfast, says owner Yolibeth Benitez. Tags Taco Town tacos Richmond restaurants Mexican food. Photo by Jay Paul.

The modern Tex-Mex restaurant she also co-owns, Terrazzaserves flour tortillas with its dishes, but some savvy customers, especially Sexy horny talk Salvadoran clientele, know to ask for the homemade corn tortillas.

Using Maseca-based dough, they press and cut each tortilla with a machine before cooking them on a searing-hot flat-top until they develop their characteristic bubbles and charred notes. This house-made hot sauce marries the wallop of green chile heat with creamy avocados — a perfect addition to shrimp tacos.

Available by the bottle and inspired by travels to the Yucatan, this balanced sauce marries fiery habanero peppers with sweet carrots, ginger and star anise. Spicier than a jalapeno, and with a fruity flavor to boot, Fresno chiles give Dawn of the Red its characteristic kick.

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Now, over a decade later, I no longer work in restaurants, but I do have the pleasure of telling their stories.