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Vision for Jackson Ward gelato shop lives on

Vision for Jackson Ward gelato shop lives on

Michael Thompson August 3, 2015 2

When her son died this spring, 80-year-old Barbara Given was left with an unfinished Jackson Ward space. Now, with a little help, she's carrying on with her son's plan to turn the storefront into

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Local restaurant chain launches Midlothian outpost

Local restaurant chain launches Midlothian outpost

Michael Thompson July 31, 2015 1

A restaurant chain launched in Short Pump two years ago has quickly grown to five locations in three states, and its newest spot recently opened for business in Alverser Plaza.

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Scott’s Addition lands restaurant group’s newest venture

Scott’s Addition lands restaurant group’s newest venture

Michael Thompson July 29, 2015 0

The company behind several restaurants around Richmond plans to launch a new concept in Scott's Addition, its second on Boulevard, as the neighborhood bustles with new developments

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Minimum wage debate echoes in Shockoe Bottom

Minimum wage debate echoes in Shockoe Bottom

Michael Thompson July 27, 2015 11

Workers and activists rallied last week at a local McDonald's, calling for Virginia to follow New York's lead in raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour.

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Oyster bar owners take a crack at growing market scene

Oyster bar owners take a crack at growing market scene

Michael Thompson July 24, 2015 0

Downtown restaurant Rappahannock is spilling over into a new storefront with plans for a small market and bar that will also sell raw oysters and other seafood.

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Chef takes crack at own venture in Shockoe Bottom

Chef takes crack at own venture in Shockoe Bottom

Michael Thompson July 13, 2015 2

With stints at several well-known restaurants under his belt, a local chef is launching his own restaurant in the ever-changing Shockoe Bottom food scene.

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Caterer launches Northside deli

Caterer launches Northside deli

Michael Thompson July 10, 2015 2

After several years handling food for events and weddings, a caterer opened a deli and restaurant space, with plans to get a farmer's market up and running next month

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Longtime Thai eatery getting re-heated

Longtime Thai eatery getting re-heated

Michael Thompson July 6, 2015 1

A Jackson Ward restaurant and its fleet of food carts are re-branding after 15 years in business as part of a deal with a neighboring eatery

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Short-lived burger joint goes dark near VCU

Short-lived burger joint goes dark near VCU

Michael Thompson July 1, 2015 2

A VCU-area restaurant has been put out to pasture after less than a year in business, though its owners are open to a possible return

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Brothers reopen Italian spot with fresh concept

Brothers reopen Italian spot with fresh concept

Michael Thompson June 25, 2015 0

The pair behind a few different West End restaurants is back in the same shopping center, this time with a more causal and healthy approach to Italian staples.

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