Food BUZZ: Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016

By Daniel Jones | November 30th, 2017

The newest RVA Food News!




Talley’s Meat and Three, 7021 Three Chopt Road

Family-style restaurant serving American cuisine


Zosaro’s Bakery, 6920 Lakeside Ave.

Specialty cakes, pastries and cupcakes


Ray’s Other Place, 3061 Lauderdale Drive

American and Italian dishes


Tahoes California Grill, 3601 Cox Road, Suite A

California comfort food


Gretchen’s Café & Catering, 2012 Staples Mill Road (inside Project1)

Soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts; open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.




Whisk, 21 E. Main St.

French-inspired baked goods, pastries, coffee and sandwiches


Maple & Pine, 201 W. Main St.

Restaurant and bar with menu featuring artisanal ingredients from local growers and farmers


Strawberry Thai & More, 407 Strawberry St.

Thai, Japanese and Korean dishes


Kokonut Grill, 1201 W. Main St.

Fast-casual restaurant serving tropical and Pacific-Asian fusion dishes


Red Eye Cookie Co., 935 W. Grace St.

Late-night cookie delivery




Kitchenette, 1405 Prince Arthur Road

Traditional café foods and drinks






The owners of The Daily Kitchen & Bar, 2934 W. Cary St., will open a second location in fall 2016 on West Broad Street, west of Short Pump Town Center.

A second location of Growlers to Go – the first is at 1017 N. Boulevard – has opened: 11341 W. Broad St., Glen Allen.

Carolina Ale House is expected to open in Short Pump’s West Broad Village in early 2016.

Matchbox American Pizza Bistro will soon open at 11720 W. Broad St.



Boulevard Burger & Brew is slated to open in January at 1300 N. Boulevard.

Home Sweet Home will soon fill the space left behind by Mezzanine, 3433 W. Cary St., which closed in September. Mezzanine’s now-former owner and head chef Todd Johnson has been hired as executive chef at Ellwood Thompson’s.

Sugar & Twine will open soon at 2928 W. Cary St.




Chef Walter Bundy has left his longtime position as executive chef at Lemaire Restaurant inside The Jefferson Hotel, 101 W. Franklin St., and plans to open a new restaurant in the spring.

Jeff and Deborah Percey opened their second Pie Five Pizza Co. franchise in September at 800 W. Grace St.; the first opened in Innsbrook in 2013. They have also signed a lease to open a third franchise in Willow Lawn in June.

Condé Nast Traveler named two Richmond restaurants on its “10 Unmissable Restaurants in the American South” list in September: L’Opposum, 626 China St., and Sally Bell’s Kitchen, 708 W. Grace St.

A Potbelly Sandwich Works franchise has leased space on the ground floor of the Gateway Plaza building at 111 S. Ninth St.

Shorkyuken Ramen, 900 W. Franklin St., now serves lunch.

WPA Southside will open in January at 3414 Semmes Ave.

Citizen has closed its space at 909 E. Main St., and opened a larger space: 1203 E. Main St.

Shawn Minter and Tamica Epps plan to soon open Loft 17, an event venue and restaurant at 1717 E. Franklin St., which formerly held the Lounge Bar and Grille.



A second Mellow Mushroom location – the first is at 3012 W. Cary St. – will open at 1403 Huguenot Road in spring 2016.

The area’s first Marco’s Pizza franchise is set to open soon at 13911 Midlothian Turnpike.



Liberty Public House will open soon at 418 N. 25th St., Church Hill.

The owners of Dutch & Co., 400 N. 27th St., plan to soon open Stroops, a hotdog shop at 2709 E. Marshall St., Church Hill.





The Answer Brewpub, 6008 W. Broad St., every Monday, 4 p.m.-midnight, sells draft and craft beer for $5.

The Urban Tavern, 10498 Ridgefield Parkway, has a new Sunday brunch menu – with dishes $7-$14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Southerly Restaurant, 2250 Staples Mill Road, offers a $5 pancake breakfast every Saturday, 7:30-10 a.m., with a choice of bacon, sausage or fruit.



Bistro 27, 27 W. Broad St., hosts Pasta Night every Tuesday: a three-course pasta dinner for $20.

The Speakeasy Grill, 528 N. Second St., on Sundays sells $3 Mimosas before 1 p.m.

Poe’s Pub, 2706 E. Main St., has brunch every Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; on Mondays, the restaurant offers discounts to service-industry workers; on Thursdays, sells half-price rack of ribs with coleslaw and fries.

Mama J’s Kitchen, 415 N. First St., has $9 lunch specials Monday through Friday.

Max’s on Broad, 305 Brook Road, has lunch specials Monday through Friday: most items are less than $15.

Tarrant’s Café, 1 W. Broad St., has Saturday and Sunday brunch specials: entrees $10-$20.

The Pig & Pearl, 2053 W. Broad St., sells discount oysters and oyster dishes every Wednesday night.

Chez Foushee, 203 N. Foushee St., has evening specials. Tuesday is Burger Beer Night: $8 burgers, $4 house beers, $5 high-balls; Thursday is Date Night: limited-choice, three-course menu is $50 for two people; Friday, offers half-price appetizers and 50 percent off all wine and beer by the glass.



O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub, 4800 Forest Hill Ave., has daily specials: Monday, all-you-can-eat ribs night; Tuesday, half-price burgers with beverage purchase; Wednesday, 8-oz. sirloin steak special; Thursday, discounts on corn beef and cabbage; Sunday, discounts on pasta dishes.

Sedona Taphouse, 15732 WC Main St., on Wednesday sells half-price bottles of wine; and on Thursday offers half-price growler fills.

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