Wine bar, coffee shop in the works along the canal

Two investors are making their first splash into the restaurant business, with a new venture in the works on the ground floor of a downtown condo tower. Bateau, a new wine bar and coffee shop, is set to open along the canal level of the Vistas on the James building at 301 Virginia St. Owners… Read more »

Spoonbread chef to fire up Fan BBQ joint this spring

A busy local restaurateur’s plan for a barbecue restaurant in the Fan has been on the back burner – but it won’t stay there much longer. Michael Hall, chef and owner of Spoonbread Bistro at 2526 Floyd Ave., said he’ll open Black Market Barbecue around the corner at 105 N. Robinson St. this coming spring…. Read more »