Weekly Food News: Amici heads to Goochland, Don’t Look Back opens in Scott’s Addition, RVA’s best tacos, and more

Weekly Food News: Amici heads to Goochland, Don’t Look Back opens in Scott’s Addition, RVA’s best tacos, and more

We’ve got details on Amici’s revival in Goochland, Don’t Look Back’s new digs in the former Triple pool hall, a new waffle spot on the horizon in Manchester, and more this week.

All the news that’s fit to eat:

Carytown’s Amici Restaurant to take over former Enzo’s space in Goochland – Sometimes an opportunity is just too good to pass up. That’s what Amici owner Carlo Gaione–owner of the Carytown restaurant that closed down after 26 years in business–said of the chance to take over the lease of former Goochland restaurant Enzo’s Italian Chophouse–which itself was open for 24 years. The new restaurant will be a marriage of the two Italian eateries and will be known as Amici di Enzo, or “Friends of Enzo.” Read on about the new spot here.

Don’t Look Back now open in former Triple pool hall space – Score another one for Scott’s Addition. Don’t Look Back, which has been without a home since its kitchen caught fire last summer in Carytown, has moved into its new digs in the former Triple pool hall space on W. Broad Street. Expect to find the same delicious tacos and a cool new atmosphere, with the addition of three pool tables in the back. Don’t Look Back Triple held a soft opening last Friday. More details here.

Two local publications scout Richmond’s best tacos – Speaking of, earlier this week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch released their list of the best tacos in Richmond, an effort put together by reporter Justin Mattingly, who did the Lord’s work by consuming 46 tacos over the course of the month to narrow down the best in town, in his opinion. Not to be outdone, RVA Mag put together a list of what their writers say are the “Real People’s Tacos” (ohhh… burn…?! I think? Anyway…) mainly focusing on some of the more authentic options in South Richmond.

All-star roster expected at this Friday’s Celebrity Waiter Experience – Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Franco Harris and Michael Robinson will headline this Friday’s Celebrity Waiter Experience, a benefit for the Michael Robinson’s Excel to Excellence Foundation to be held at Main Street Station. Tickets are $275 to the event, which supports the organization’s mission of increasing academic achievement among students. Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, and Morgan Moses will also take part. More from the RTD here.

Brewer’s Cafe owner opening new waffle shop in Manchester – A.J. Brewer, the owner of Brewer’s Café in Manchester, is about to dish up something different in the neighborhood. Brewer just signed a five-year lease to open Brewer’s Waffles, where you can expect waffles, milkshakes, craft sodas, and more. More from BizSense here.

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