USA Today - Made in Virginia: Flavors only found in Richmond

Have you been to Richmond, Va. recently? Arrive hungry. Virginia’s capital has long been a destination for good grub, and in recent years, the dining scene has catapulted onto the national stage. Beyond salty ham biscuits, pimento cheese and other classic staples of the Virginia larder, Richmond has become a destination for great eating with a bumper crop of homegrown culinary concepts.
Made in Virginia: Flavors only found in Richmond

Southern Living - South's Best Bars

The very definition of quintessential Southern charm, The Roosevelt is Richmond's answer to the craft cocktail movement. This is a place where you ought to feel perfectly comfortable saddling up to the bar and setting aside the menu. When the barkeep asks you what you'd like, tell him your favorite spirit and then say, "Dealer's choice." We guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Eater - James Beard Awards Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Lee Gregory, The Roosevelt, Richmond, VA
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Thrillist - The 13 Best Restaurants in the South

"It's relaxed and welcoming and a neighborhood spot and, whether it's over pimento cheese with pork rinds and a Seersucker cocktail (bourbon, sweet tea syrup) or the double cheeseburger with bacon onion jam, The Roosevelt will constantly make you want to stop in and say hi. Just don't be weird about it."
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Conde Nast Traveler - 8 Best Southern Cocktail Bars: Where to Drink in New Orleans, Charleston, and More

"The Roosevelt, located in the Church Hill neighborhood, perfectly exemplifies the new Richmond food scene with its creative approach to Southern food and drink. Their newest drink, a rye whiskey punch called the Remington, is the perfect cocktail for a Southern winter, with the warmth of rye and rum, the brightness of orange juice, and a delightful blend of spices."
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StarChefs - Rising Star Chef Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt

"South Carolina native and adopted son of Virginia Lee Gregory got his culinary start like many young cooking bucks, working an internship. In Gregory's case, it happened to be with Richmond Chef Dale Reitzer of Acacia, who not only taught him a love and appreciation for cooking, but also instilled in him a love for the city of Richmond."

The Local Palate - Culinary Richmond

"Culinary talent exists in spades in Virginia's capital. What makes this scene so singularly remarkable is [...] the flavor of friendship that peppers their cuisine; egos take a backseat to collaboration as the most talented chef's work together."
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Plate - 30 Chefs to Watch

"My food is not very progressive or modern, but is what Southern food is now," Gregory says. "I use local and Southeast regional ingredients, gathering influences from the Asian inhabitants, who are part of the New South, with ethnic flavors popping up in dishes like our fried rice, country ham, mushrooms, kimchi and slow-cooked eggs."
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Southern Living - 100 Best Restaurants in the South

"Chef Lee Gregory diligently executes dishes that both nourish and inspire. On one visit, the daily special was pork crackling gnocchi, with country ham, collards, boiled peanuts, and potlikker jus. [...] Lee's food is elegant but not fussy; approachable but not low-brow. And that "order anything" attitude? Just go ahead and apply that to the cocktail list as well."
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Esquire - Best Bars in America 2014

"Pleasant, casual, and very hospitable, with damn tasty drinks made form mostly local ingredients."
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Style Weekly - Best of Richmond

"Beard-nominee Lee Gregory's the Roosevelt has a gracious, Southern vibe with a menu to match. With Southern poutine, Coca-Cola cake, a brilliant cocktail menu and an all-Virginia wine list, guests leave happy and full." Most Welcome Throwback Food Trend, Best Places to Find Virginia Wine, Best Dinner, Best Richmond Chef
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Pilot Online - The 30 places to eat in Virginia before you die

"The food here is the kind your Southern grandma would serve if she were a hip lady who concocted dishes like sausage corn dogs."
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Richmond Times-Dispatch - Dish: And the Elby winners are...

"The Roosevelt in Church Hill took home the big prize of the night, Restaurant of the Year, and its chef and co-owner, Lee Gregory, was recognized as Chef of the Year."
Restaurant and Chef of the Year

Southern Living - Where to Drink Now

"We sipped our way through the South to compile a list of our 100 favorite Southern bars. From down-and-dirty dives to sleek and buzzy cocktail lounges, these spots are sure to liven up any Friday night."
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New York Magazine - Tap Into the New South in Richmond

"Revitalized neighborhoods, new cultural attractions, and a rising culinary scene are rejuvenating Virginia's capital. [...] Reserve a table well in advance for The Roosevelt, the perennially packed, modern Southern gastropub that opened a year ago in the emerging Church Hill neighborhood."
The Seersucker / The Roosevelt - James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

"This is Gregory's first time as a JFB semifinalists - and he is the only Richmond chef (or restaurant) on the list."
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Richmond Magazine - Elby Awards Winners

Thomas "T" Leggett picked up the Elby for best Cocktail Program; Kendra Feather was named Restaurateur of the Year.
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Garden & Gun - Slice of History

"The Roosevelt channels a Depression-era ethos into Southern riches"
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Richmond Magazine - 50 Fantastic Food Finds - The Seersucker at The Roosevelt

"Mint juleps are a traditional drink of the South, not really of Richmond. For a drink that tastes like a native concoction, go to The Roosevelt and order a Seersucker [...] The result is sweet and smoky joy that will make you think of Richmond in August while the Great Dismal Swamp is burning, and I mean that in the best possible way."
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Style Weekly - Restaurant of the Year: The Roosevelt

"I like the blending of local ingredients and local culture," Freeman says. "Perhaps the biggest point it scores for me is that the restaurant truly feels like a new South. [...] The Roosevelt celebrates the South, but it points a new direction for our relationship to our culture. Be creative, be open-minded, hang on to our roots but keep things moving."
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