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It won't come as a surprise to Richmond food lovers that we're a restaurant-obsessed town, but now Bon Appetit magazine has made it official.

The publication selected Richmond as "America next great restaurant-obsessed town."

"Though Richmond, VA, is better known for its history than its tasting menus, on a visit to the city’s (very fun) food festival, Fire, Flour & Fork, last fall, I realized that the scene has recently taken off at full tilt," deputy editor Julia Kramer wrote in the introduction.

Kramer and Richmond foodie and PR person Stephanie Ganz shared 10 reasons (and more than 10 restaurants) that make Richmond so restaurant-obsessed.

From Longoven, Alewife, Brenner Pass, Dinamo and Africanne on Main to Sub Rosa and Proper Pie, the duo found lots to love in Richmond dining - and even acknowledged Richmond's craft beer scene.

"[This is] just an ode to a city with a thriving food scene right now," said Molly Pacala, a spokesperson for Bon Appetit. "The same spots in the digital package are also featured in our April issue on newsstands now."

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