Food and Drink

Richmond restaurant news: At least 6 new dining options in December

The dining room and bar at Botanya. Image: Courtesy of the restaurant

Richmond is teeming with new dining options this month, and even more places are expected to open throughout December.

โ›ณ๏ธ ICYMI, though I know you didn't since it's seemingly the most reported "eatertainment" opening ever, The Park at RVA is now open Wednesday through Sunday in the Diamond District.

Richmond's holiday-themed bars

Helen's restaurant. Photo: Sabrina Moreno/Axios

Nearly every restaurant in Richmond is decked out with holiday cheer, but a handful went all-out to turn their dining rooms and bars into winter wonderlands โ€” with drinks.

Miracle on Cary: Every December, The Jasper in Carytown becomes Miracle nightly, beginning at 5pm.

5 places to grab lunch under $10 in Richmond

The BLT is $9.25 and comes with one side. Photo: Courtesy of Garnett's Cafe

POV: You're trying to find a place to eat a nice, cheap lunch. We've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $10 or less.

Sunday: Young Mother dumpling pop-up and "The Big Brunch" viewing party

Richmond chef Daniel Harthausen and Dan Levy. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Karri here, and I've been remiss in failing to tell you until now about Daniel Harthausen, the Richmond chef behind the pop-up dining series, Young Mother.

Harthausen launched his Japanese and Korean-inspired monthly pop-up a year-and-a-half ago out of Adarra and the dinners have been on a wait-list basically since they started.

Karri Peifer
Updated Nov 17, 2022 - Food and Drink

Richmond restaurant closings mount, but a few openings are on the way

Spoonbread Bistro Deux closed last month. Photo: Karri Peifer/Axios

A rash of closings has recently hit Richmond's dining scene.

Why it matters: Local restaurant owners have been telling Axios for months that the future is bleak for independent restaurant owners.

The latest:๐ŸšจOn Wednesday, two more Richmond restaurants announced they're closing on Dec. 12: Saison and Saison Market. Read more.

2 more Richmond restaurants are closing: Saison and Saison Market

Saison retaurant will close next month. Photo: Axios Richmond reader Mel Leonor

Saison restaurant and its adjacent Saison Market in Jackson Ward are closing at the end of service Monday, Dec. 12, after nearly a decade in business.

Why it matters: The restaurant was lauded in local and national media for its inventive Latin-influenced menu and elevated bar program, and the market served the best damn chicken biscuit in town.

Richmond restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2022

Illustration of a neon sign with a turkey in it lighting up and flickering.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

๐Ÿ‘‹ Karri here, reviving due to reader requests a dining list I feel like I started doing when Berkeley was hosting the first Thanksgiving (OK, maybe it was a little later).

Anyway, Axios Richmond readers asked, and here I am with your list of Richmond restaurants that will be open and serving a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day โ€” smart brevity-style.

Scoop: Valentine's Meat Juice is back, now as a bloody mary mix

The Valentine's Meat Juice Bloody Mary Mix will be available this month. Photo: Karri Peifer/Axios

The Valentine is bringing back its 19th century medicinal tonic โ€” the one made from the pressed juice of slow-cooked beef โ€” in bloody mary form.

Why it matters: You, a Richmonder living in the year 2022, can finally get a taste of Valentine's Meat Juice.


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