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Family Meal at Willow Lawn closed until further notice

An email from Willow Lawn management to the RTD confirmed the closure is permanent after we first broke the story Thursday afternoon.

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West End restaurant Family Meal, located at Willow Lawn, is closed until further notice, a sign on the entryway door read Thursday afternoon. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be closed until further notice,” the sign, signed by management, reads. Calls to the restaurant, which has been open for lunch, dinner, and brunch service, were unanswered around lunchtime.

The Richmond iteration of the four-restaurant chain, owned by former “Top Chef” alum and James Beard finalist chef Bryan Voltaggio, opened in March of 2015.

Locations in Frederick and Baltimore, Maryland as well as Ashburn, Virginia remain open, as well as Voltaggio’s six other regional restaurants.

The latest changes in the kitchen came in March of 2016 when local chef Travis Milton stepped up as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine, as former RVANews food writer Stephanie Ganz reported at the time.

We’ll update this story as we learn more information. Thanks to reader Frazier Fulton for the tip.

UPDATE:

Willow Lawn management has confirmed the closure is permanent, writing in an email to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

“We are saddened and disappointed in the unexpected closure of Family Meal. We are fans of Bryan Voltaggio and believe that his unique approach to food and family was a wonderful addition to the new and exciting stores at Willow Lawn.”

In addition, Richmond Magazine’s Stephanie Breijo has learned that the Ashburn location of Family Meal will transform into a new location of another Voltaggio concept, Aggio.

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Trevor Dickerson is the co-founder and editor of RVAhub.com, lover of all things Richmond, and a master of karate and friendship for everyone.

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Go Bird Drive-thru Now Open

If you want tenders and fries and not much else this is the spot.

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The Drive-thru line was pretty long when I drove by at 12:30.

Go Bird has one other location in Portsmouth. The Richmond one is located at 6801 Forest Hill Ave in the old Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s a straight-up to-go place offering chicken tenders and fries. It mixes things up a little with a few sauces (Homemade Ranch, Bird Sauce, Frank’s Hot Sauce) but as you can see the menu is refreshingly simple. Yes, that is the full menu you see below.

 

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Cookie Monster Rejoices as Tablespoons Bakery Opens on Wednesday

The cookies will be available for purchase at their bakery located at 1707 Westover Hills Boulevard starting at 8 AM, closing at 2 PM.

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The cookie bakery doing wonderful things and making good cookies posted the announcement on Instagram.

A ton of love, hard work, sprinkles, and late nights have built up to this announcement. And, here we are: we will open our doors to the community next Wednesday! 🎉

Our Cookie Crew cannot wait to share this space with you all. Please join us from 8-2.

Throughout this journey, we have been humbled by your love and support. Cheers to you all and the big dreams that you’ve helped us reach. Now, we are all just getting started…

Tablespoons Bakery (1707 Westover Hills Boulevard) is a vocational culinary training program through the non-profit Next Move Program, that provides internship experiences and employment opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities. Launched in 2017 with the support of the Virginia Department of Education and professional baker Britt Falabella.

If you were at the South of the James Farmers Market on Sunday you might have lucked out and been able to try their wares. I have previously and can confirm everything is extremely tasty.

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Alert Your Tastebuds Richmond Restaurant Week Has Begun

There are over 50 restaurants participating so no matter what you’re craving there is a restaurant for you.

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You’ve got even more options on dining and supporting FeedMore this year with Richmond Restaurant Week.

We are excited to introduce a new way for our community to experience RRWeek! We are putting YOU, the dining guest, in the drivers seat. Choose your restaurant, choose your dining location, and choose your donation amount. You get the same exceptional cuisine, our restaurants get support and promotion, and Feed More gets to provide more hunger relief to our community. It’s an all around big win for the Richmond community. Are you excited to join us?!

FIRST, CHOOSE YOUR RESTAURANT(S)

With over a two dozen local restaurants participating, you are sure to find a longtime favorite or brand new love to explore and taste. Each restaurants’ menu will vary depending on their current offerings. There won’t be any special meals for RRWeek, but there will still be loads of incredibly delicious fare to choose from.

SECOND, CHOOSE YOUR DINING LOCATION

Each restaurant’s locations will vary, but you may have the option to eat inside, al fresco, or opt for take out or delivery. Spruce up your weeknight meal with delivery, plan a social distanced weekend event, or grab takeout and enjoy a picnic outdoors! The options are endless.

THIRD, CHOOSE YOUR DONATION AMOUNT

Finally, when you make your order, don’t forget to add a donation to Feed More! Each participating restaurant will have $5 donations available on their online menu for the duration of RRWeek. A $5 donation provides up to 20 meals for a neighbor in need. Feeling generous? Toss a few fivers in the cart and help Feed More give even more to our community’s most vulnerable populations.

There are over 50 restaurants participating so no matter what you’re craving there is a restaurant for you.

 

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