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Richmond Meals Information: Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2023

Putting Gold

A queer-owned espresso store and vegetarian eatery with plans for an adjoining cocktail bar is spilling into Manchester within the former Brewer’s Cafe house. Trying to open in early October, Gold Lion Group Cafe is a enterprise from spouses and up to date arrivals to Richmond Matthew and Nafis Narsinghani. Their objective: Create a secure, community-centric house that serves every little thing from a native cup of espresso and Indian-tinged, plant-powered fare to craft cocktails and vegan bar nosh. (Richmond journal)

The Finest Round

Drumroll, please. The outcomes of our thirty sixth annual Finest & Worst reader survey are formally in, serving up edible intel from across the area. Bust out that eating want listing and put together to feast on this 12 months’s Meals & Drink winners. Highlights: Housemade corn tortillas at a noteworthy new addition, an umami-packed pop-up, a North Aspect standout and beloved neighborhood bars, plus informal lunches and dinners to impress. (Richmond journal)

Season Finale

We technically have three extra weeks till the top of summer time, so maintain off on breaking out the pumpkins and flannels simply but. Earlier than we bid adieu to tomato season and poolside hangs, forge forward for an assortment of sips and snacks to finish summer time on a excessive word. From an espresso-spiked Brazilian lemonade to gelato with metropolis views and a Sinaloan seafood social gathering, seize a pal and plan correctly. (Richmond journal)

Mark These Calendars

After a pandemic hiatus, one of the crucial aggressive culinary fundraisers is again. The Coaches Prepare dinner-off celebrates its tenth anniversary Sept. 15 at Major Line Brewery. Battling for bragging rights, basketball coaches from Virginia Commonwealth College, Virginia Union College, College of Richmond and Virginia State College will pair up with native cooks together with Matthew Talbert of Toast, Paul Konstandin of EAT Restaurant Companions, Brittanny Anderson of Brenner Cross and Metzger Bar & Butchery, and Michelle Williams of Richmond Restaurant Group.

Poppin’ bottles al fresco at The Poe Museum has a pleasant ring to it, and on Sunday, Sept. 17, followers of bubbles can do exactly that. Shockoe Wine will unveil its glowing rosé throughout the inaugural Shockoe Rosé Brunch.

RVADine Debuts

Energy couple and restaurateurs Mike Lindsey and Kimberly Love-Lindsey of Lindsey Meals Group strike once more: The pair plan to roll out Farm & Oak, a Lillie Pearl-esque enterprise, within the former Natalie’s Style of Lebanon house in Innsbrook in November. (Richmond Occasions-Dispatch)

Shack Sauce and crinkle fries are making their method to South Aspect. Introducing its first Richmond location at 5400 W. Broad St. in June, Shake Shack is doubling down with a second regional outpost at 1371 Huguenot Highway. (Richmond BizSense)

In Halloween mode all 12 months lengthy, Honey Baked Bee boasts spooky vibes and candy treats at its Church Hill storefront, opening Sept. 2.


Forest Hill just lately welcomed Gramophone, a wine bar serving a curated assortment of vintages alongside frozen cocktails. (Richmond journal)

Incomes the nickname “Grandpa” from co-workers, South Aspect native Dave Graziano is the face of Yellow Umbrella Provisions. (Richmond journal)

We caught up with Tanya Cauthen of Belmont Butchery, RVA’s pioneering meat monger, to talk fridge staples, tunes of alternative and her favourite knife. (Richmond journal)

Author and former chef Stephanie Ganz presents the deets for apple-Dubliner turnovers, a straightforward, candy and tangy snack. (Richmond journal)

Again in Might, I shared the story of Smoke in Chimneys, a family-run Virginia trout farm working to revive the state fish and wowing native cooks alongside the best way. Counting on pure spring water, the hatchery just lately suffered an enormous loss after hundreds of fish died following a scarcity of rain.

Promoting wholesome and pure merchandise since 1985, Good Meals Grocery has been acquired by Commonwealth Autism. The nonprofit plans to launch a workforce coaching program on the South Aspect retailer to supply sustainable employment for adults with autism. (Richmond BizSense)

Restaurant work is an occupation that may require as a lot sass because it does talent and stamina. After 18 years of being a well-known and pleasant face at Fan establishment Joe’s Inn, front-of-house fixture Sarah Geroux — who has beforehand penned for Richmond journal — had her final shift this week.

Following a 10-year run, the house owners of Mechanicsville’s Lark Baking Co. introduced they’ve determined to promote the enterprise. Extra particulars on the destiny of the bakery are TBA.

Beginning Sept. 1, Nomad Deli & Catering Co. is opening its doorways to fellow cooks and meals companies. The family-run Brookland Park Boulevard eatery is welcoming pop-ups and purveyors and people trying to host occasions or in want of prep house.

Upcoming Occasions 

  • Sustainable Richmond 2, Gallery5 (Sept. 1): First Friday kickoff highlighting native mutual assist meals justice initiatives
  • Pleasure Market, Primary Metropolis Beer Co. (Sept. 2-3): Seize a pint or cider and peruse 50-plus native makers, with bites from Billy Pie, Tiny Vegan and Drag Queen Bakery
  • Y2K Promenade, Jardin (Sept. 3): Occasion prefer it’s 2000 throughout this millennium-themed soiree.
  • Nam Prik Pao Pop-up, Natalie’s Style of Lebanon (Sept. 4): A Thai-inspired, family-style tasting menu from one of many metropolis’s pro-spice pop-ups
  • All About Sauces, The Kitchen Classroom (Sept. 7): Study the constructing blocks of an awesome dish: bechamel, beurre blanc and tomato sauces.

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