Nov 17, 2023 - Food and Drink

5 new restaurants for Richmond

Inside FanBoy on Broad across from the Science museum. Image: Courtesy of Jacob Rozsahegyi

Here's the latest dish about dining happenings in town.

🥃 FanBoy, a cocktail lounge and "vinyl listening room," quietly opened two weeks ago in the former Temple space at 2713 W. Broad St. — and if Instagram is any indication, it immediately became a nightlife hotspot.

🥯 Wishbone Food Shop, a market and breakfast and lunch cafe serving up Latin and Italian-inspired fare, opened this week in the old Cafe Ole space at 2 N. Sixth St.

🌮 Sincero, the Mexican-American pop-up, opened its brick and mortar last Friday in the former Lucy's space at 404 N. Second St. in Jackson Ward.

  • The restaurant is serving tacos ($5 each), sandwiches and apps like chicken wings, Brussels sprouts and something like nachos but with waffle fries (in!), plus a full bar.
  • Open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday with weekday happy hour (when tacos are just $4).

🌯 Bad As Philly — a cheesecake and gyro shop out of Colonial Heights — should open next month in the former Branch & Vine space at 2001 ½ W. Main St., per BizSense.

🏆 Meanwhile, L'Opossum is one of the 100 best restaurants in America, so says OpenTable's annual hot list, and as we learned in our best restaurant bracket earlier this year, so says Richmond.

In other news:

🕺🏼 The Funkhaüst Cafe — a standalone funky, wild beer taproom from The Veil Brewing (which to be honest I'd never heard of before) — is closing after one last funky hurrah on Dec. 1 at its 2256 Dabney Road location.

🫗 Castleburg Brewery is closing its Ownby Lane taproom on Dec. 3., per BizSense.

  • The owner cited an 80% increase in rent for the decision.

Hungry for more? Catch up on the other recently opened spots, plus other ones in the works.


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