Richmond restaurants have been getting lots of love from the national cable TV shows lately — Bobby Flay has been through a couple of times (or he’s been through once and he’s coming back through again soon) and Eric Ripert was spotted scouting the Richmond restaurant scene just last week.

Recently, Man v. Food stopped into three great local restaurants for their legendary food challenges — Caliente, Black Sheep, and Buz & Ned’s.  Rather than rehashing all of the details here, read this great recap of MvF’s visit to Richmond here on “Man v. Food v. Richmond

There was even a Nightline news crew covering MVF while they were here: click here for the video, which I can’t seem to embed.  It’s a Hulu video, so there are about 30 seconds of commercials, then skip ahead to 7:51 in the video by sliding the bar at the bottom.  Watch through about 15:52 and you’ll get to see the entire MVF report.

The reason I’m posting this now is because the Richmond episode will be airing soon, on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:30 E/P !  Set it up on your calendar, set your DVR because you won’t want to miss this!

[edit (6/26/10, 4:31pm): regardless of what the Travel Channel says, I’ve gotten multiple reports from people that their DVRs and other things have shown them that the actual premiere date is Wednesday, June 30th at 9:00pm E/P — given the incorrect info that I was relying on earlier, I feel that I should warn you that while the date has been confirmed by multiple people, I found the time through  some further research on the Travel Channel site]

In the meantime, check out the Travel Channel‘s photo slideshow of the visit.