by Marie ‘MC’ Payne
Richmond, VA (July 14, 2018) – RVA is officially a foodie haven. From wine to beer and
burgers to seafood, you can amass a wealth of gastronomical wisdom by making Richmond your
go to hot spot.
As a biker and moto enthusiast, visiting local favorites from the seat of a motorcycle is often the
way my husband and I pit stop for food. I decided, then, to write about our local adventures and
connect with fellow foodies in the process.
First on the list to visit was M&F Jamaican Café located at 2518 East Main Street in Shockoe
Bottom, we road Williamsburg Road to Main Street.
After dealing with some of Richmond’s less than desirable roads and a little downtown traffic, we found the Café. Take time out of your day to taste the “Irie Nyamins”, that means good eatin’, of this food truck’s popular Jamaican dishes.
When you approach M&F’s ruby red “café on wheelz”, tucked inside a parking lot shared with
three other vendors, a lovely woman by the name of Marie will greet you. My name is Marie also,
so we became acquainted right off the bat and both of us were born in Jamaica. “Wow!” I said,
“We are practically sisters!”
I know what you are thinking. As a native islander what do I recommend? If you are into spicy
dishes, try the Jerk Chicken and full of flavor Pepper Steak. Those familiar with rich meats will
enjoy Oxtail, while others with a preference for mild spices may find the Curry Chicken more to
their liking. With a wide variety of palates to please along with meal prices starting around $8.00, there
is something for everyone. Sides include Rice & Peas, Fried Plantains, White Rice and excellent
(and I mean excellent) Sautéed Cabbage. While in season there is Red Snapper, Brown Stew
Fish, Garlic Shrimp and a listing of other choices you need to check out for yourself. Our
favorite entrée is Jerk Chicken.
Next on the calendar is Brewer’s Café on Bainbridge Street. Stay tuned for more reviews from
the Seat of Twos. It is a tough gig but somebody has to do it.