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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

on the rox bar and grille

I am going to make a bold statement here…On the Rox has the best chicken salad sandwich I have ever had. (Technically it is a Panini, but same difference, unless you are the panini police, in which case you should probably stop reading right now.)

I know what you are thinking, “Wha???? How is this possible? Isn’t that place, a bar across from Tiki Bobs in the Bottom?”

The answer I don’t really know what is up with this. I imagined that On the Rox (119 N 18th St) opened to take the over flow twenty-onesies crowd who were done throwing up in the bathroom at Tikis and wanted a new bathroom to throw up in just before making out with a random and drunk driving their parents car back to campus or the burbs or where ever they came from.

Apparently they also opened to serve amazing chicken salad sandwiches. I am just as surprised as you are. Word on the street is that their chef is actually a culinary bad ass.

Let me be perfectly honest, I haven’t had a ton of chicken salad sandwiches in my life because until last year I had a fear of mayonnaise. I don’t really know where this fear came from, but it was just something that I lived with for 29 years. I didn’t like the smell mayonnaise and had no idea that it tastes way more amazing than it smells and that I was missing out on one amazing condiment. I am still recovering.

If my lack of experience with mayonnaise is your reason for not believing that they have an amazing chicken salad sandwich at On the Rox, I challenge you to do your own research. It has craisins and pistachios in it. HELLO, this sandwich is not joke!

They offer a sick happy hour, every day of the week where everything (except for entrées) are half off from 3 to 7. It is pretty ridiculous, kind of like that chicken salad sandwich.

Photo credit.

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  1. Just found your blog! I also live in RVA and am from Annapolis, MD! Looking forward to following- also I included you in my Richmond bloggers post! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    1. Emily!! What a small world! Another naptown girl living in Richmond :) I am looking forward to following you blog. Thanks for your post!

  2. Yum! Sounds delicious! And that is a great happy hour... maybe I'll be heading downtown for lunch!

    1. It is one of the best happy hour's in the city, no joke. If you do come down for lunch, let me know, I will meet you!