Weekly Food News: More pizza concepts, “Delicious District,” Hot Chick, and authentic Mexican guisos in Midlothian

Weekly Food News: More pizza concepts, “Delicious District,” Hot Chick, and authentic Mexican guisos in Midlothian

This week, a look at two new pizza concepts in an increasingly crowded field around town, a new restaurant initiative in the Museum District, Hot Chick in the Bottom, and authentic Mexican in Midlothian.

All the news that’s fit to eat

Fire & Hops fires up in former Stuzzi space – A new pizza restaurant has fired up in the former Stuzzi space in the Museum District. Fire & Hops recently opened its doors at 1 N. Belmont Avenue. When the RTD’s Karri Peifer asked owner Joe Conigliaro about his concerns with so many pizza concepts springing up in town recently, he was undeterred, stating simply, “We’ve been doing it for 27 years. Maybe we’re not for everyone, but we’re going for quality over quantity.” Read on here.

Belmont Pizza taking a slice out of the Bottom – The owners of Belmont Pizza (arguably the best pizza in Richmond – tell me I’m wrong) are also undeterred by all the other pizza joints in Richmond, upping the ante with a new restaurant in Shockoe Bottom. Victor Guevara and business partner Sal Nuara will open Carmela’s in the former Halligan Bar & Grill space on 17th Street. Expect everything to be made in house. The RTD has a preview here.

Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Joint makes its debut – The latest concept from the folks at EAT Restaurant Partners opened its doors recently (and just so happens to be adjacent to the new Carmela’s space). Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Joint, is serving up fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, chicken and waffles, mac and cheese chicken bowls, and more in the space that formerly housed River City Diner. Check it out here.

Museum District highlighting restaurants, supporting RPS through new initiative – The Museum District Association is aiming to spotlight its numerous restaurants and, at the same time, support Richmond Public Schools by way of the Meals Tax with a new initiative called “Delicious District.” The program encourages residents and visitors alike to support locally-owned restaurants in the neighborhood, featured on a map and downloadable passport. Those who dine at 15 area joints by the fall will be entered into a drawing for $500 worth of restaurant gift cards. More here.

Go eat at Abuelita’s on Midlothian – If you love true, authentic Mexican food, our own Richard Hayes has a recommendation to pass along in Midlothian. Abuelita’s, at 6400 Midlothian Turnpike, isn’t your typical Tex-Mex fare you see everywhere in Richmond – it’s the real deal, he says. “You’re not going to find your typical Americanized taco, nacho fare. Instead, owners Karina Benavides and Everardo Fonseca serve up Mexican stews called guisos. Don’t be put off by the fast-food chain looking building, this place is anything but chain style Mexican.” Read his review here.

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