My name is CeJae Johnson and I am the Gastrological Gentleman. The idea for this blog came to me a month ago while reading the Richmond Times Dispatch. Every week I see numerous restaurant reviews for local eateries in the Richmond area. Although I enjoy visiting Richmond and admit that the city does have some fabulous restaurants, I feel that the Tri-Cities area has just as much to offer in terms of locally and family owned restaurants.
With the rapid expansion of Fort Lee, I’ve come to find out that not only have I begun to have to wait for a table at chain restaurants around South Park Mall on weekends but more and more frequently on the weekdays as well. Like so many other people I long to escape the corporate restaurant jungle that Colonial Heights has become. I would like to try different mom and pop restaurants in the surrounding areas; but with a thin budget I am afraid to waste $30.00 on a meal that is overpriced and underwhelming in every aspect.
As the Gastrological Gentleman, I plan on providing helpful information and reviews of local restaurants so that citizens of the Tri-Cities can free themselves from the shackles of the South Park Mall area without worrying about wasting their hard earned money on frozen and canned food masquerading as “homemade.” I want to prove that we do not have to drive 30 minutes up I-95 or wait 30 minutes on a Tuesday night to enjoy a delicious freshly prepared meal served and prepared by our Tri-Cities neighbors.
Please follow me as I carve a trail through the jungle of restaurants while on my culinary adventures through the Tri-Cities…