The Stew: Restaurant roundup for 5.2.12

New bites

Home Team Grill was named one of CNN’s 101 Best Sports Bars in the United States at the end of March.

The Roosevelt in Church Hill has updated its menu for the summer.

Capital Ale House was named one of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars by Draft Magazine this month.

After being closed for a few months, Parkside Cafe on Forest Hill Avenue reopened April 12.

Amuse Restaurant inside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will unveil a new menu the first Friday of every month. It will also offer a fixed-price dinner for $28 every Thursday and Friday.

Richmond’s first RVA Food Truck Court kicked off April 3 at the Virginia Historical Society. Boka Taco Truck, Thai Cabin and Rooster Cart were among the participants. Get updates on future gatherings here.

Genghis Grill, the build-your-own-bowl stir-fry concept, is slated to open this month at Chesterfield Towne Center. The chain has 80 locations, and the mall location will be the first for Richmond.

KaBloom, a farmers market operated by the Ashland Berry Farm, opened April 13 at Chesterfield Towne Center at the Huguenot Road entrance. The seasonal pop-up tent carries vegetable plants, flowers and fruit-bearing trees. It will be open through July.

The Blue Goat switched its menu for spring last month. It also expanded its happy hour Monday through Wednesday.

Morton’s Steakhouse has a new a la carte dinner menu. The restaurant in Shockoe Bottom added 18 items.

A serial pop-up restaurateur is headed for Richmond. John Maher will open his first local pop-up restaurant, Spoon, inside Pasture on East Grace Street on May 20. Tickets are $70.

Second helpings

Richmond is up to 11 frozen yogurt competitors with 20 locations. Check out Richmond BizSense’s report on the craze.

The Wine Cellar off Midlothian Turnpike on Walmart Drive will close at the end of the month.

Mooyah Burgers, a chain serving burgers, fries and shakes, will open in the Corner at Short Pump this year.

Jaks Bagels in Carytown closed.

Stronghill Dining Company across from Buz and Ned’s on North Boulevard shut down April 10.

Maximo’s, a tapas bar, opened last month on North 18th Street in Shockoe Bottom.

Atomic Bakery, a new mobile cupcake shop, hit the farmers markets in March.

The long-awaited second Buz and Ned’s location opened April 12 at the corner of West Broad Street and Parham Road.

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Bruce Hobart
Bruce Hobart
8 years ago


Keep an eye out for “Anthony’s on the Hill” opening in a month on Church Hill. Formerly “Buff’s” Anthony’s will be a knockout Neopolitan Pizza and fresh pasta spot. The new owner, Michael Calogerakis, has received Best of Richmond awards for his hand made breads and sweet rolls. He will be bring hand made pizza dough, fresh ingredients, etc. to this great corner location.