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SportsBackers hosting virtual Taco Trot Cinco de Mayo 5K

Participants can register through May 5th and participants will receive the official Taco Trot t-shirt, a printable Taco Trot race bib, and a virtual event badge. Plus, area restaurants are offering takeout taco and margarita feasts to enjoy afterward.

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Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday collide on May 5th this year, and we all need a reason to celebrate, so Sports Backers has created their first-ever virtual Taco Trot 5K to mark the occasion in an active way.

Participants can register through May 5th here and participants will receive the official Taco Trot t-shirt, a printable Taco Trot race bib, and a virtual event badge.

After registering, participants then run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) on their own (making sure to follow social distancing guidelines) and Sports Backers will send them their shirt in mid-May. Aside from those details, SportsBackers also encourages participants to take a photo and send it to us at [email protected], or tag @sportsbackers on social media. Use #RVATacoTrot.

SportsBackers has also put together a list of local restaurants providing delivery or carryout options for people to enjoy a post-trot taco feast and support local businesses in the process.

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Laura Lee’s is Now Open for Dine-in Service

Laura Lee’s has a plan to keep you, their employees safe and get you a great meal.

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Great news from our friends at Laura Lee’s (3410 Semmes Avenue).

Laura Lee’s is now open for dine-in and take-out daily from 5-10 PM:

We offer a mix of outdoor seating and tables adjacent to our open garage door at the front of the dining room. Our online reservations system does not differentiate between the two – we will do our best to offer your preferred table at arrival, but there are no guarantees. If you would like to specifically reserve either an indoor table or an outdoor table, please call us at (804)233-9672.

Please note that all guests are required to wear a mask or face covering.

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Richmond BizSense.com Reporting Naked Onion Permanently Closed

The take-out sandwich spot has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

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Richmond BizSense.com has the news of another restaurant feeling the sting of Covid-19.

“We have decided to permanently close. With COVID, and giving birth to our second child in May, we just don’t feel comfortable with the daily risk, nor do we feel it responsible to put our staff at risk,” the Comstocks said in a message to BizSense via Facebook.

The Comstocks said they’re not sure what their next move might be. Both are chefs who had prior experience in the culinary scenes in Las Vegas and Richmond before opening The Naked Onion.

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Fuzzy Cactus has reopened, offering family meals, cocktails to go

Get your to-go fried chicken, sandwiches, family meals, and cocktails from this Brookland Park favorite.

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The Fuzzy Cactus, the space I very affectionately refer to as the “Sticky Rice of the Northside,” has reopened for curbside to-go and bulk family meals, the Brookland Park restaurant announced.

The full menu, which includes the restaurant’s fried chicken, sandwiches, and other shareables, follows below.

Fuzzy Cactus is located at 221 Brookland Park Boulevard. Order online here.

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