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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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Richmond BizSense Reporting Takeout Tacos Taking Over Naked Onion Spot

Good news for lovers of the taco. If you don’t love the taco, I don’t know if we can be friends.

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In these uncertain dining times, it’s good news to see a new take-out option opening up.

From Richmond BizSense.com

TBT El Gallo, an upstart Mexican takeout concept, plans to take over the space in October.

TBT refers to the restaurant’s mainstay menu items: tacos, burritos and tortas. El Gallo, which means the rooster in Spanish, is the family nickname of owner Carlos Ordaz-Nunez. He picked it up thanks to a particularly bad childhood haircut.

“Richmond still needs a (a place for) very traditional Mexican-inspired tacos,” he said.

If you can’t wait to try the menu follow TBT El Gallo on Facebook. They are often hosting pop-ups around town and Facebook will keep in you the know.

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Charlottesville-based Grit Coffee opens first Richmond location at Libbie and Grove

Drawing on a love of coffee as well as cooking, Grit takes a culinary approach to roasting. As would a chef, Grit’s Director of Coffee, Travis Mason, views the quality and freshness of the ingredients as paramount.

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Amid an incredibly difficult year for the restaurant industry, Grit Coffee, the Charlottesville-based coffee shop and brand, opened its first Richmond location in the Libbie-Grove corridor this past Thursday.

In what was previously a Sweet Frog at 409 Libbie Avenue, Grit Coffee opened with options for carry-out and online ordering of coffee drinks, ground, and whole bean coffee, as well as pastries from Pearl’s Bake Shoppe. Owners say they hope to provide an approachable, relaxing environment to enjoy a good cup of coffee – especially after the nearby Starbucks on the corridor closed its doors.

Founded in 2008, Grit currently has five locations in Charlottesville, a thriving wholesale network through the state, and a coffee subscription service that has taken off since March.

Drawing on a love of coffee as well as cooking, Grit takes a culinary approach to roasting. As would a chef, Grit’s Director of Coffee, Travis Mason, views the quality and freshness of the ingredients as paramount. But equally important – and often overlooked in coffee – is the roasting, akin to how a chef might cook his ingredients to coax out the inherent and unique characteristics of each coffee.

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Ghost kitchen launches latest concept, Victory Garden, featuring creative salads with local ingredients

For Victory Garden, expect a focus on hearty, “designer” salads as the two put it, made from fresh and local ingredients. Customers can choose from several pre-designed salads, or custom-build their own salad creations.

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Victory Garden, the latest concept from Liz Clifford and Jon Martin of Dunharrow Concepts – Richmond’s first ghost kitchen – launched this month, focusing on fresh salads made with local ingredients.

Victory Garden is the third concept from the duo, previously opening Garden Party, a vegan and vegetarian concept, and Fat Kid Sandwiches, a sandwich concept featuring overstuffed and indulgent subs.

For Victory Garden, expect a focus on hearty, “designer” salads as the two put it, made from fresh and local ingredients. Customers can choose from several pre-designed salads, or custom-build their own salad creations. Victory Garden is open for deliveries Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.

Dunharrow Concepts is a ghost kitchen based out of Hatch Kitchen RVA, a food and beverage incubator and commercial kitchen located at Clopton Siteworks. They have partnered with UberEats, Grubhub, and local Richmond delivery service, ChopChop.

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