Weekly Food News: Richmond Restaurant Week menus, Fatty Smokes opens, Pasture is for sale, and more

Weekly Food News: Richmond Restaurant Week menus, Fatty Smokes opens, Pasture is for sale, and more

We’re back, and there’s lots to catch up on! Richmond Restaurant Week continues through the weekend, Pasture is looking for a buyer, a look at decadent sweet treats in Tuckahoe, and Fatty Smokes opens its doors. All this and more!

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Richmond Restaurant Week continues through the weekend – Richmond Restaurant Week is back for its spring installment, and there are over 40 participating restaurants to enjoy three-course meals from this week. Each is priced at $29.19, $4.19 of which goes directly to FeedMore to support the hungry in Central Virginia. As always, the RTD has the go-to list of participants and menus. Get hungry and click here.

Fatty Smokes opens downtown – Fatty Smokes, the latest venture from the fast-growing EAT Restaurant Partners operation, has finally opened its doors downtown. You can, of course, expect to find lots of slow-cooked barbecue, but also fried ribs, tacos, slab bacon, and much more. The restaurant is doing dinner service only and will add lunch in the near future. Here’s what you need to know.

Pasture is for sale, restaurant to remain open – Pasture, the eight-year-old downtown darling that arguably revitalized an entire swath of East Grace Street downtown is for sale, the RTD reports. Owners Jason Alley, Michele Jones, and Ry Marchant listed the space with Sperity Real Estate Ventures and will offer training and support to the new buyer in the hopes that the concept will remain. As for Alley and Jones, they plan to focus on more of their consulting work and their other restaurants including Bingo Beer Co. and Comfort. Read on here.

Coco & Hazel brings sweet treats to Tuckahoe – The West End’s newest shop for sweet eats and treats, Coco & Hazel, opened this past week in the Tuckahoe area at 411 N. Ridge Road. And if the initial impressions of Richmond Magazine’s Eileen Mellon are any indication, it looks divine. You’ll find over-the-top milkshakes, banana splits, ice cream cones, and much more. Here’s the scoop.

Skrimp Shack opens in the Near West End – A Hampton Roads-based franchise has docked for its second location in Richmond. Skrimp Shack, owned by husband and wife duo Kyle and Samantha Rowley, opened this week in the Merchant’s Walk shopping center. The restaurant, their first of which is in Mechanicsville and the second Eastern Henrico, serves up fish, shrimp, sandwiches and more – by the plate or pound. Get all the info here.

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