Food and Drink
Soft opening: Big Wife's Mac n' Cheese
A new macaroni and cheese spot recently enticed me away from the boxed stuff.
What's happening: The owners of Old Original Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse — a restaurant that sounds so fancy it has never occurred to me to even consider dining there — opened Big Wife's Mac n' Cheese about a month ago on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Scott's Addition.
Richmond restaurant news: New seafood spot opens
The new seafood restaurant from chefs and co-owners Lee Gregory and Bobo Catoe is finally here: Odyssey opens Thursday at the corners of Patterson and Three Chopt.
- The 40-seat restaurant is in the former Billy Pie space.
The new names in Richmond food, per Food & Wine
Food & Wine called Richmond a "culinary powerhouse" in a new piece out Friday, and if you thought you were having a flashback to 10 years ago, you'd be wrong.
What's happening: Recent appearances — and wins — on national food competitions is "making the world take notice of the state’s capital," Food & Wine wrote, noting:
The brands behind some of Richmond's ghost kitchens
On Wednesday, three new restaurants will celebrate their Richmond openings, but you'll never dine in any of them.
Driving the news: ChefSuite, the latest ghost kitchen to hit town, officially opens Wednesday on Broad Street near Staples Mill.
The Girl Scout cookies available in Richmond in 1958
Here's a look at the lineup of Girl Scout cookies available for sale in the Richmond area back in 1958.
Of note: It appears Thin Mints are the sole survivor.
What technology can tell us about the state of Richmond dining in 2023
Inflation doesn't appear to be affecting Richmonders’ willingness to dine out.
Driving the news: Richmond restaurants saw a 7% increase in transactions in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared with the same time the previous year, per a restaurants trends report released last week by Toast, a digital point-of-sale system for restaurants.
Ask Axios: When are Tio Pablo and TJ's reopening?
This week, we have a pair of questions from readers on restaurants that have been closed for a bit.
Question: "Tio Pablo has been 'temporarily closed' since early summer. Can you do some investigating and find out what the deal is? " asks reader Gabby T.
Richmond Black Restaurant Experience is back starting Sunday
Richmond Black Restaurant Experience is back for its seventh year starting Sunday and running through next weekend.
Why it matters: The weeklong event celebrates Richmond's diverse and thriving Black culinary scene while honoring the significant historic contributions Black people made to the city and its food culture.
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