This week’s restaurant & food news
The Boathouse opens a new location this week in Hopewell – The Boathouse just continues to grow. The restaurant, which started with a single location at Sunday Park in Midlothian, is opening its fourth restaurant (well, five or six if you count sister restaurant Casa Del Barco on the Canal Walk and the forthcoming location at Short Pump Town Center) this week at City Point in Hopewell. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant includes an additional 3,500 square feet of outdoor dining and a large outdoor event space as well–right on the river, as you might expect. Check out a preview from Richmond.com here.
Bacon lovers, your ship has come in – The Richmond Bacon Festival returns downtown this Sunday, but all that pot-bellied goodness has been moved from its usual home at the 17th Street Farmers Market while construction continues there–but it’s just a block away. Local restaurants will serve up sample-sized plates of bacon-adorned items for $4 a pop. Richard has all the porky details here.
Chick-Fil-A’s new Willow Lawn location opens tomorrow – “But there’s already a Chick-Fil-A at Willow Lawn,” you say. Yes, but the company’s bigger, better, freestanding, has-a-drive-thru-and-outdoor-seating restaurant opens Thursday morning at 6:00 AM at W. Broad Street and Willow Lawn Drive. The original location, in the westward-facing strip of Willow Lawn, will remain in business. Want to know how you can get a year’s worth of free chicken sandwiches? Why of course you do. Check out our article here.
Lamplighter adds production space in Scott’s Addition – Nonprofit Richmond Cycling Corps has found a new home, and that means their former headquarters on Summit Avenue in Scott’s Addition opened up. Neighboring coffee shop Lamplighter Roasting Company has taken over the 3,400-square-foot spot for production uses, Richmond BizSense reports.
Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi is now hiring – EAT Restaurant Partners’ newest restaurant concept, a forthcoming space to be known as Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi, is now hiring for a variety of positions ahead of their July opening in Greengate–a new development in Short Pump. From the restaurant:
As our most valued guests no one knows our culture better than you. We are in the process of building our team at our newest concept, Red Salt Chophouse and Sushi, and we are looking for ambitious and passionate people. At EAT Restaurant Partners the guest experience is paramount and we can only make that happen with engaged and interesting associates.
Attempted break-in at Mary Angela’s thwarted – Richmond Police were called to Mary Angela’s Pizza in Carytown after the restaurant’s alarm went off early Monday morning. The alarm system reportedly scared off the would-be burglars, but not before they could shatter the front door. More from NBC12 here.
Erik The Travel Guy visits Richmond – Let me start by saying I’m loving all the national and international attention Richmond’s been getting for its food and outdoor scenes and, well, general awesomeness. That said, some of these features are getting a little repetitive. Enter “Erik The Travel Guy,” a dude who travels the world and creates videos exploring some of the best things to do. In his video featuring Richmond, he visits the rooftop bars, breweries, and museums. It’s good stuff, don’t get me wrong. But let’s get a travel writer or blogger into town and show them some of the places that aren’t in the headlines. An insider’s guide, if you will. Check out Erik’s picks here, and some proof I’m not the only one who feels this way about these features below.
I really would like to see these lists move beyond the Quirk/beer/food axis. Richmond is much more than that.
— Bryan DeVasher (@bryandevasher) June 13, 2017
Latest restaurant reviews
- Casa Italiana (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Chef MaMasu’s (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Shagbark (Richmond Magazine)
- Takara Ramen (Style Weekly)
- Tenka Ramen (Richmond Magazine)