The Stew: Restaurant roundup for 3.28.12

New bites

Mint Restaurant opened March 13 on West Main Street in the old Davis and Main location. Shockoe Bottom restaurant Julep’s owner Amy Cabaniss is heading the restaurant.

The Continental Westhampton opened at the beginning of the month at 5704 Grove Ave., formerly Phil’s Continental, which closed and moved to 5810 Grove Ave.

Tobacco Company has updated its dinner menu.

Empress on West Broad Street has hired Aaron Hoskins as chef.

Longtime diner the Dairy Bar on Roseneath Road is now serving dinner and has added beer and wine to its menu.

Carytown restaurant Bonvenu hired a new chef, Jeremy Coleman. Check out the menus here.

Sedona Taphouse at Westchester Commons in Midlothian has beefed up its small plates menu with steaks, flatbreads, desserts and other items. See the menu here.

Carytown taco bar Don’t Look Back opened at 2929 W. Cary St. on March 24. The restaurant is headed by Hamooda Shami of neighboring business New York Deli and taco slinger Nate Gutierrez of the former Nate’s Taco Truck Stop.

India K. Raja, an Indian restaurant on West Broad Street, has updated its menu.

The owner of Lulu’s and Millie’s opened Tio Pablo, a Mexican joint on East Franklin Street, on March 12.

Lulu’s Creamery opened in Ashland on March 24 on Kings Charter Drive. The shop serves hotdogs, soup, coffee, soft-serve ice cream and breakfast dishes.

Capital Ale House will host Richmond’s first Virginia Beer Caskfest on April 21. All profits will go to the Virginia Craft Beer Guild.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will unveil a new beer March 31. According to its Facebook page, it will be the Hardywood Hoplar, a dry-hopped Imperial IPA.

Chicago-based Goose Island Brewery started shipping its beers to Richmond this month.

Second helpings

Center of the Universe, a new brewery, is coming to Ashland in the fall. Tomato beer, anyone?

Mechanicsville-based frozen yogurt and boba tea shop Bobalicious plans to open a location near VCU next month. It is taking over Little Mexico Burrito Chop on the corner of Grace and Laurel streets.

Sahara Restaurant is suing VCU and its contracting company for allegedly blocking its business with two large construction projects.

Gelati Celesti, a 28-year-old ice cream shop on West Broad Street, will open a second location in the Stony Point Shopping Center next month.

The cash mob movement hits Richmond.

Parkside Cafe on Forest Hill Avenue closed temporarily this month.

Burger Bach opened last month in the old Ellwood Thompson’s Cafe space in Carytown. The restaurant serves up grass-fed burgers from New Zealand, fries and salads and has 12 beers on tap.

Buzz and Ned’s will open its second location at the beginning of next month.

Ingrid’s Bakery opened at Cary and Shields on March 5.

New bites

Mint Restaurant opened March 13 on West Main Street in the old Davis and Main location. Shockoe Bottom restaurant Julep’s owner Amy Cabaniss is heading the restaurant.

The Continental Westhampton opened at the beginning of the month at 5704 Grove Ave., formerly Phil’s Continental, which closed and moved to 5810 Grove Ave.

Tobacco Company has updated its dinner menu.

Empress on West Broad Street has hired Aaron Hoskins as chef.

Longtime diner the Dairy Bar on Roseneath Road is now serving dinner and has added beer and wine to its menu.

Carytown restaurant Bonvenu hired a new chef, Jeremy Coleman. Check out the menus here.

Sedona Taphouse at Westchester Commons in Midlothian has beefed up its small plates menu with steaks, flatbreads, desserts and other items. See the menu here.

Carytown taco bar Don’t Look Back opened at 2929 W. Cary St. on March 24. The restaurant is headed by Hamooda Shami of neighboring business New York Deli and taco slinger Nate Gutierrez of the former Nate’s Taco Truck Stop.

India K. Raja, an Indian restaurant on West Broad Street, has updated its menu.

The owner of Lulu’s and Millie’s opened Tio Pablo, a Mexican joint on East Franklin Street, on March 12.

Lulu’s Creamery opened in Ashland on March 24 on Kings Charter Drive. The shop serves hotdogs, soup, coffee, soft-serve ice cream and breakfast dishes.

Capital Ale House will host Richmond’s first Virginia Beer Caskfest on April 21. All profits will go to the Virginia Craft Beer Guild.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will unveil a new beer March 31. According to its Facebook page, it will be the Hardywood Hoplar, a dry-hopped Imperial IPA.

Chicago-based Goose Island Brewery started shipping its beers to Richmond this month.

Second helpings

Center of the Universe, a new brewery, is coming to Ashland in the fall. Tomato beer, anyone?

Mechanicsville-based frozen yogurt and boba tea shop Bobalicious plans to open a location near VCU next month. It is taking over Little Mexico Burrito Chop on the corner of Grace and Laurel streets.

Sahara Restaurant is suing VCU and its contracting company for allegedly blocking its business with two large construction projects.

Gelati Celesti, a 28-year-old ice cream shop on West Broad Street, will open a second location in the Stony Point Shopping Center next month.

The cash mob movement hits Richmond.

Parkside Cafe on Forest Hill Avenue closed temporarily this month.

Burger Bach opened last month in the old Ellwood Thompson’s Cafe space in Carytown. The restaurant serves up grass-fed burgers from New Zealand, fries and salads and has 12 beers on tap.

Buzz and Ned’s will open its second location at the beginning of next month.

Ingrid’s Bakery opened at Cary and Shields on March 5.

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dennis barbaro
dennis barbaro
10 years ago

Amy…we just updated our menu today and we now offer fresh hand cut seafood and choice and prime steaks. The new menu was posted today on our website. Thanks!