The Stew: Restaurant roundup for 10.26.11

Welcome to The Stew, BizSense’s newest section, where we’re serving up a monthly helping of restaurant news. In this installment, we’ve got new restaurants in the Fan, Shockoe Bottom and Chesterfield, plus a few closings and some new menus.

From mythology to Main Street

A shuttered Shockoe Bottom restaurant is coming back to life, but the chef’s identity is hush-hush.

Twice the synergy

Shockoe Slip is about to get another restaurant/night spot.

Coffee shop gets a kick-start

Lamplighter Roasting Company took over a derelict gas station in the Fan and transformed it into a neighborhood hot spot. Now the owners of the coffee shop are looking to recreate the magic.

Crocker’s corner

An ambitious restaurateur is close to having a monopoly on one Fan intersection.

A family recipe

A Glen Allen couple recently left their day jobs to try to their luck in the restaurant business.