A Short Pump Town Center mainstay has closed its doors. Bar Louie, which sits on an outparcel of Short Pump Town Center facing W. Broad Street, closed its doors after the end of service on February 25th, according to a since-deleted Facebook post on the business’s page.
The chain reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection this week and closed up to a third of its locations, totaling at least 38, including its sole Richmond outpost.
No word on what might fill the building.
Richmond BizSense Reporting Daughter of Mom’s Siam Taking over Citizen’s Spot
This joint will include Thai and Vietnamese dishes among other “global street food”.
Citizen (1203 E. Main St) is getting a new restaurant.
After years of helping steer her family’s longtime Thai restaurant, Lorna Bedford is ready to step out of her mom’s shadow with her own venture.
Bedford is preparing to open Native Plate at 1203 E. Main St. downtown, where Citizen operated for nearly 10 years before closing early in the pandemic.
Bedford is the daughter of Sunisa Polishuk, or the “mom” of Mom’s Siam in Carytown and Mom’s Siam 2 in Shockoe Bottom. The family also has a stake in Pik Nik in the Fan and YaYa’s Cookbook in Short Pump.
RTD Reporting Bandito’s Coming Back the Same as it Ever Was
Sometimes you just want a crispy taco and a Tecate.
Good news for Museum District taco lovers. Bandito’s will be back and according to this article, there won’t be any changes. Sean McClain was the owner/operator of Bandito’s at it’s current location since 2002. The restaurant known as much for music and tex-mex closed at the beginning of the pandemic. McClain has now sold the restaurant to Sonny Heath who had this to say on RTD.
“I’m not changing anything, everything’s going to be exactly as it was,” new owner Sonny Heath said.
Heath has been in the restaurant and bar business since 1977. He also owns Chester Junction, a restaurant and bar in Chesterfield County, but he said he’s had restaurant and bars “everywhere,” including a now-closed Lakeside restaurant called Sonny’s Bar and Grill.
Cobra Burgers Have Coiled Up In Southside
I’m now officially looking forward to Friday for a whole new set of reasons.
Hatch Cafe is an event space, pop-up venue and incubator for all things food and beverage. They call 2601 Maury Street their home. Normally they have a small but solid list of options. Follow their Facebook to see the latest Pop-up they’re hosting, most recently you missed out on lobster rolls.
On Fridays from 5 to 9pm and then Saturdays from 12noon to 9pm. they’re the home for Cobra Burger. You might recognize co-founders Adam Musselman, Joshua Franklin, and Melville Johnson IV from the now-shuttered Cardinal State Butcher in Bon Air.
Richmond Magazine has an in-depth scoop on Cobra Burger that provides great insight into what Cobra Burger is all about.
So what, exactly, is a Cobra Burger? Two Harris Farms beef patties, American cheese, Cobra bread-and-butter pickles and pickled red onions, shredded lettuce, and the signature Cobra sauce on a potato bun. Other varieties include a solo patty, or “Junior” size, and “The King,” four towering patties — all served with pickled French fries.
The article also mentions their vegan option and the loose-meat sandwich a mid-west take on the Sloppy Joe.
But c’mon all you really need to know is this image from Cobra Burger’s Instagram.
Ordering is live on the appropriate day via the link: cafe.hatchkitchenrva.com Simply click to ‘schedule for later’ then select which day and time slot, and you’re good to go! There is limited dine-in seating if you don’t want grab and go.