Weekly Food News: Hot Chick comes to Shockoe Bottom, J Kogi opens in the Fan, Nanking to close, and more

Weekly Food News: Hot Chick comes to Shockoe Bottom, J Kogi opens in the Fan, Nanking to close, and more

This week, we catch up on recent restaurant reviews, have a preview of Hot Chick, a look inside the new Butterbean Market in Manchester, and much more.

All the news that’s fit to eat

A new Hot Chick in Shockoe Bottom – EAT Restaurant Partners’ new fried chicken joint, Hot Chick, is set to open by the end of the month, according to an email from the horse’s mouth. Our own Richard Hayes has a look at the menu, which includes everything from chicken sandwiches to buffalo chicken mac and cheese – and everything in between. Here’s a look at the full menu and what else you can expect at the restaurant, which takes the place of the former River City Diner on 17th Street. More here.

J Kogi set to open Fan location on Friday – The spot that recently housed Boka Tako Bar didn’t stay vacant for long. J Kogi, the Korean street food joint well known in Jackson Ward, will open their second location in the space at 304 N. Robinson Street this Friday. Here’s a preview.

Butterbean Market opens in Manchester – A new market from the Hild family, the two entrepreneurs behind Hot Diggity Donuts and several other neighborhood joints, is now open at 1204 Hull Street in Manchester. Butterbean Market & Cafe offers supermarket staples and prepared cafe foods alike. Richard has a look here.

Upscale food court could be coming to Scott’s Addition – Gourmet food courts are increasingly common in bigger cities like New York and Chicago, and it looks like Richmond’s about to get its first taste of the concept. Richmond BizSense reports an out-of-town buyer has purchased two parcels on W. Clay Street in Scott’s Addition that would likely be used to house a variety of food vendors with a big area of outdoor seating. Here’s what we know.

The Big Kitchen opening soon in Scott’s Addition – Tazza Kitchen’s Big Kitchen concept, the gourmet Brew Thru-meets restaurant on Altamont Avenue in Scott’s Addition, will finally open its doors after a couple months of testing recipe concepts. I was one of the guinea pigs, and if you like Tazza’s food, you’re going to love the convenience of this place. Richmond Magazine’s Eileen Mellon says The Big Kitchen will open in mid-January and start with drive-thru, pick-up service only and expand to delivery in February. Here’s what you need to know.

Nanking to fall to the bulldozer for new car wash project – Fans of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine staple Nanking in the Near West End will be disappointed to learn that the restaurant will soon close to make way for a new Rio Car Wash. The restaurant building, constructed in the 1970s, was once the longtime home of Awful Arthur’s. More here.

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