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The newly minted have their first meal Cookies and Sauce in Scott’s addition. The brekkie-and-brunch-focused concept from the owners of nearby shuffleboard and social club Tang & Biscuit officially pours unlimited coffee into kitsch mugs and serves lasagna for breakfast along with proven classics. PS: Have you ever tried eggs with Bloody Mary hot sauce? Here is your chance. (Richmond magazine)

Change of course

The pandemic has put life on hold, and for many in the food and beverage industry, it has spurred serious entrepreneurial action. In a brief recap of our July coverage of the Richmond alcohol scene, writer Stephanie Ganz talks to several former bartenders who turned their love of bottling into drunk business ventures which include canned cocktails, a drink-on-the-go station, and drink advice. (Richmond magazine)

Early Enlightenment

The other day someone asked me what I ate recently, which got me excited. My answer? BUT Pop-up window “Young mother”, run by 26-year-old Adarra restaurant bar manager Daniel Harthausen. The bi-monthly reso-only dinners showcase the yin and yang of Japanese and Korean cuisine, and I’m not the only one paying attention: there are over 100 people on the waiting list. (Richmond magazine)

Turning heads

Opening in 2020, a family-run Middle Eastern eatery serving savory dolmada, freshly made pita bread and slow-cooked shawarma draws crowds to the Gayton Road Mall. We caught up with a duo of brothers from Iraq beyond the West End. Shawarma Bistro. (Richmond magazine)

Mark these calendars

Calling all oenophiles and grape gurus alike: think you can tell a juicy nebbiolo from a rustic sangiovese? Jardin holds its first annual Blind Tasting Championship July 10th, and the bottle battle will be a test for wine lovers during a 12-minute duel. Stay tuned for more details.

After a three-year hiatus, The Veil Brewing Co. eternal summer festival. A tasting event benefiting ChildSavers featuring dozens of breweries and the High Roller Lobster Co. will be hosted at the three-session tasting event at the non-profit’s Church Hill headquarters on August 6. from Maine.

RVADine debut

local network Bell Greek expanded from Midlothian and Chester to the West End. Last week, the family-run diner from Ibo and Ashley Pinar opened a third location at 7011 Three Chopt Road.

Offering everything from po’boys fried oysters to Philadelphia cheesesteaks, Grilled Meats & Treats food truck found a more permanent home. Look out for his traditional restaurant, which is making its debut in the former Africanne on Main building at 200 E. Main St. July 2nd

Offering a taste of the Caribbean through oxtail, snapper and chicken curry, Charles’ Kitchen — which debuted its original diner in 2015 — is settling into larger homes at 10835 W. Broad St. after a recent move.

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Rustic and rooted in history, Haitian cuisine comes alive with Lakai Zaz. A Caribbean-inspired pop-up from Haitian chef Sthara Normil will appear on Eat 66 on June 24th. (Richmond Magazine)

In last weekend’s June 10th celebration, Charlotte’s Southern Deli and Tapas invited black chefs from across the region to the restaurant for a treat. Anniversary evening. (Richmond magazine)

Local artists and partners in the vibrant, fun stationery company Ash + Chess were among those who chose this year’s packaging design for Skittles’ annual magazine. Pride sets in honor of the month of pride. (Richmond magazine)

From his favorite 90s hip-hop to local snacks, meet the chef and restaurateur. Mike Lindsey. (Richmond magazine)

Craving a soul-soothing bowl of noodles? Plan to visit Pho Tay Do soon because the Vietnamese eatery at 6328 Rigsby Road is going on a month-long vacation starting June 26th.

Local food delivery services ChopChop and LoCo Trust me, you need two. In April, the companies teamed up with plans for ChopChop to become a mainstream brand. (Richmond Bissens)

Why hello thursday it’s Inheritance call. Fan Restaurant, owned by married couple Joe and Emilia Sparatta, is now open Thursday through Saturday for dinner.

A building on Pine Street that once housed a hardy garlic Mama Zu sold last week, marking the end of an era. The enclosed corner space was purchased by Fever Dreams LLC for $900,000. (Richmond Bissens)

Pit and peelThe Carytown office moves west and moves to 5820 Patterson Avenue at the end of July. Stay tuned for more details on the new space.

Upcoming Events

  • happy hourHatch Local (June 23): From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, head to the Hull Street food hall to buy happy hour stock.
  • Dance Party Beat BoxCharm School (June 24): School is over and the Broad Street ice cream shop is ready for boogie woogie with snacks and balls.
  • Night in SantoriniOur Life by Stella’s (June 24): Greek chic boutique Friday with cocktails, DJ set and discounts.
  • Safe Space Pride MarketGallery5 (June 25): Fully hosted by a queer and trans organization featuring Hardywood vendors and beers, followed by an after-party and burlesque show.
  • Tiki PartyBell Cafe (June 25): An evening of tropical snacks and drinks.
  • Bloody Mary SundayVirago Spirits (June 26): Back Pocket Provisions joins the Richmond distillery for morning cocktail celebrations.
  • Horne Dogs Popup, Troika “Don’t Look Back” (June 26): Hot Dog! A frank menu including everything from classics to summer dishes, as well as fries ranch.
  • Pop-up window with secret squaresThe Jasper (June 26): Catch a Detroit-style pop-up dropping square slices.
  • Festival of Resistancesecret location (June 26): Massive multi-course vegan dinner and city farm tour from food justice activist Duron Chavis.
  • Spanish Spectacle with Sarah AducciZoom (June 27): Buy a takeaway kit from Belmont Butchery and go online to learn about Spanish cheeses from cheese merchant Sarah Aducci.
  • Susie and Esther Pop-upPizza Bones (June 29): A Mediterranean and Jewish-inspired concept returns in partnership with InWine for a night of small plates and summery sips.
  • Dinner with Patois ciderCelladora Wines (June 29): A four-course dinner with Patois cider spring releases in Crozet and desserts from Olivia Wilson.

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