Weekly Food News: Tobacco Company reopens, new restaurants downtown, and Richmond’s first bread share

Weekly Food News: Tobacco Company reopens, new restaurants downtown, and Richmond’s first bread share

This week, a look at three new restaurants on the horizon downtown, a new BBQ joint in Manchester, details on Richmond’s first bread share, and the Tobacco Company’s reopening.

All the news that’s fit to eat

The Tobacco Company has finally reopened – A longtime Richmond restaurant that suffered a fire 17 months ago has finally reopened. The Tobacco Company opened for dinner service Tuesday evening (after having their reopening delayed a day due to the snow). The original vibe you have come to know remains, with a few nice upgrades. Eileen Mellon with Richmond Magazine has a look at what’s new and shares some Richmonders’ memories of the #rvadine mainstay here.

Three new restaurants set to open downtown – The folks behind Kabana and Belle downtown are at it again, planning to add three more restaurants to the area. Kunal Shah and Neal Patel are opening Nama, an Indian street food restaurant, along with Switch Pop-Up Bar, which will have rotating concepts. The third concept will likely be authentic Mexican. Karri Peifer with the RTD lays it all out here.

Chairlift starts Richmond’s first bread share – Chairlift, the coffee shop that adjoins Brenner Pass in Scott’s Addition, is starting something new – Richmond’s first bread share. For $20 a week, participants get a variety of dinner rolls and other artisan breads. What a cool concept. More here.

New barbecue joint open in Manchester – The owner and pitmaster at Inner City Blues Carolina BBQ on Nine Mile Road in the East End have teamed up for a new venture in the Manchester neighborhood. Lamarr Johnson and Lamont Hawkins have opened Pig -N- Brew at 1313 Hull Street, offering up North Carolina-style barbecue, smoked wings, fried fish, and more. Check it out here.

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