One of the best opportunities to eat out at your favorite area restaurant–or try something new–is back. The fall edition of Richmond Restaurant Week will be held October 23rd through the 29th, and, as always, some of the area’s best establishments are taking part.
The event, a semi-annual dining event to benefit FeedMore, will feature 40 different restaurants with varying cuisines. For $29.17, diners can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu prepared by some of the area’s best chefs. $4.17 of the price goes directly to support the programs of the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.
Founded in 2001, the event has gone on to raise over a half a million dollars for the organization. In 2016 alone, the event raised over $119,000, providing hundreds of thousands of meals for the hungry in Central Virginia.
Area chefs flex their creativity creating a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines, and offer it up all week. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy your favorite spot in a new way, or to try a new place.
Check out all 40 menus for the spring edition of Richmond Restaurant Week right here, and click through to make an online reservation.
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market planning to double size of Short Pump store
Construction on an expansion of the locally-owned store should commence this Spring.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, which has operated in western Henrico County since 2004, is getting bigger.
The 15,000-square-foot market will nearly double in size when the store expansion project is completed later this year, owner Tom Leonard said.
Construction should begin late in the spring.
The expansion will take over the tented area to the left of the store – where pumpkins and Christmas trees are typically sold.
The added space will enable the market, off Tom Leonard Drive, to expand and move its bakery and deli departments into the new space. The bakery will be able to make fresh-boiled bagels – “the way they do them in New York,” Leonard said.
Fighting Fish adding location of popular sushi joint in Scott’s Addition
Sushi rolls, poke bowls, sushi burritos, and other specialties from the Jackson Ward spot will soon make their way to Scott’s Addition.
From Richmond BizSense:
Scott’s Addition is in line for a new sushi joint, as a Jackson Ward restaurant has added space on Arthur Ashe Boulevard.
Fighting Fish recently leased the storefront at 912 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. The 2,000-square-foot space was previously home to Ethiopian restaurant Elsa Cafe & Market, which closed at the end of the year after about three years in business.
A sushi- and poke-focused eatery, Fighting Fish’s first location opened in Jackson Ward at 317 N. Second St. about three years ago.
Bar Louie at Short Pump Town Center has closed its doors
The chain closed at least 38 restaurants this week as part of a bankruptcy protection filing, CNN says.
A Short Pump Town Center mainstay has closed its doors. Bar Louie, which sits on an outparcel of Short Pump Town Center facing W. Broad Street, closed its doors after the end of service on February 25th, according to a since-deleted Facebook post on the business’s page.
The chain reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection this week and closed up to a third of its locations, totaling at least 38, including its sole Richmond outpost.
No word on what might fill the building.