Weekly Food News: Two West End restaurants close, PBR heads to Hanover, and 2018 in review

Weekly Food News: Two West End restaurants close, PBR heads to Hanover, and 2018 in review

This week, news on two longtime West End restaurants’ closures, the opening date for Brunch in the Fan, PBR’s expansion into Hanover, and who’s open on Christmas Eve.

Editor’s Note: Food News will be on a holiday break next week; Happy Holidays and see you in 2019!

All the news that’s fit to eat

PBR taking a slice out of Hanover for next location – Pizza & Beer of Richmond, more commonly known as just PBR, is branching out with a new location in Hanover County, Tammie Smith with the RTD reports. The new restaurant will be in the Shoppes at Rutland development and will feature a menu akin to the original location that opened in May in Cary Street Station in the Fan. More here.

Brunch set to open in the Fan to kick off 2019 – We finally have an opening date for Lunch & Supper’s new sister concept in the fan, aptly-named Brunch. The invite-only soft opening for Brunch, which will feature plenty of the southern, homemade staples you’ve come to love at the Scott’s Addition restaurant duo, will be New Year’s Day 2019. Eileen Mellon with Richmond Magazine has a look into the menu and much more right here.

Big Al’s Sports Bar & Grill to be replaced by pizza concept – Big Al Coleman, longtime sports talk radio personality and current morning show host at Sports 106.1, has closed Big Al’s Sports Bar & Grill near Innsbrook to focus on his day job. In its place, a new-to-Richmond pizza concept will soon open. Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist will open next year in the space on Cox Road and will feature a variety of made-to-order pies. Expect more unique flavors than your typical fare on the menu including Curry Chicken, Palak Paneer, Paneer Tikka Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken Pizza, and Naan Pizza varieties. Read on here.

Keagan’s Restaurant & Tavern closes its doors – Down the road in Short Pump, Keagan’s Restaurant & Tavern has closed its doors, ending its run as an original tenant of West Broad Village for the past decade. The Irish-themed bar shut down at the end of service on Sunday and follows the closure of nearby Carolina Ale House, which was also located in the center. Details here.

The year in reviews, openings, and closings – As we close out the year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has a look back on some of the year’s notable restaurant reviews, and Style Weekly reminds us of all the establishments that opened and closed their doors, in rhyming poetic form, no less.

Who’s open for Christmas Eve and Day – Karri Peifer, ever the faithful rounder-upper of restaurant lists, has a fantastic one of all the establishments open on Christmas Eve where you can indulge in food and drink. If you don’t feel like dirtying up the kitchen and want to get the family out on Christmas day, there are a few options for you as well. Here’s the entire list.

This week’s restaurant reviews



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