Helping To Save the Bay
Richmond's only waterfront restaurants are benefiting two environmental groups closely related to locally grown and produced menu items.
Kevin Healey, the owner of the popular Boathouse Restaurants at Rockets Landing on the James and on the Swift Creek Reservoir, explained that he wanted to make a point to help protect important food sources.
Healey: And the Friends of the James River and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are each receiving twenty percent of the proceeds of Watershed Specials.
The items are blue crab and grits and the Hanover Caprese salad. Farms he buys from, Healey says, are in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Healey: Being on the water and looking at the water when you're seated in the restaurant, we're particularly sensitive to the quality and to the passing on to the next generation a great resource.
Last month each organization received slightly over a thousand dollars. Healey noted that rockfish is a popular item and its resurgence in the Bay is an example of what can be accomplished.