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Barracuda's Restaurant and Raw Bar; The Bottom Line Tap & Grill; Buckhead's


Having survived a year on busy Robinson Street, thinks it's time to celebrate. Chef Jeff Johnson is filling the menu with more seafood creations, including Chesapeake Bay crab cakes and baked cherry snapper. Get your oysters and clams at the raw bar while they're plentiful and cheap — 25 cents on Monday and Tuesday nights. Pull up a stool to the bar or relax and watch the traffic go by from the patio. 2525 Hanover Ave. 355-7008.

If you still haven't satisfied your summer seafood cravings, check out the new weekly crabfest at in Shockoe Bottom. All day Saturdays starting at 2 p.m., crabs are $19.95 for all-you-can-eat and $12.95 by the dozen. Stick around for a live rock show this week by Codegiven. 1814 E. Main St. 644-5944.

On Monday, relieve some of your workweek blues with a big, fat cigar at during the restaurant's latest cigar smoker and dinner. Featured stogies include the Partagas Esplendido Series S and the Romeo y Julieta 125th Anniversary, among others. You'll feast on filet of Virginia farm-raised bison during dinner with accompanying wines. The cigar cocktail hour starts at 6:30 p.m. $100. 8510 Patterson Ave. Make reservations at

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