Richmond Food News: Week of May 23-27

Growing season

From now until the end of summer, head to the rooftop of the Quirk Hotel for dinner overlooking Eduardo Silva Martinez’s restaurant. Hueya mexican style popup window takes on himself. The first member of his family to be born in the United States, with farming in his genes, the dishwasher-turned-gourmet chef strives to offer a taste of seasonality and culture. (Richmond magazine)


There is nothing better than grilling a steak, but having someone else cook a steak for you can be special too. Writer Geneveline Steele has collected five commercials. first-class cuts throughout the city, from white-tablecloth establishments to the modern sushi and steak palace. (Richmond magazine)

Cake break

In this online supplement to our June issue, we meet Keya Wingfield, owner of Keya & Co. Baking Studio. and winner of Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship. Raised in the abundance of juicy fruits available in her native Mumbai, Wingfield serves snack cake with mango a recipe designed to make dessert in the backyard. (Richmond magazine)

it’s a date

Tickets, get tickets! The Richmond Flying Squirrels have announced the return of their Summer Dinner in the Backyard. Guests of The Diamond Hotel can enjoy lunch and dinner food and drinks, and enjoy a sunset sip at the open bar. Attention: Early bookings expire on June 21 – a Father’s Day gift perhaps? (News release)

Capturing a ’90s vibe – think of Britney Spears’ espresso martinis and bop – Cirrus Vodka and 1115 Mobile Kitchen have teamed up for their first ever brunch club Event on Saturday, June 4th. Get tickets to a first meal mini party that includes two cocktails infused with Cirrus and Monte Crispo from the vegan food truck.

Resos for the upcoming Alewife event at the restaurant Feast of the Seven Fishes The Dinner Series airs live on Friday. Up next: visit Opie Crooks of DC’s No Goodbyes.

RVADine debut

Bringing life back to a space once occupied by a nightclub on Third Street, Us now open for lunch and dinner at 218 E. Main St., serving Japanese cuisine with an emphasis on sushi and chef’s choice of omakase menu. (Richmond Bissens)

It’s time to finally say goodbye to Pop’s Market on Grace. After buying a canteen in the city center in AugustHusband and wife duo Mike Lindsey and Kimberly Love-Lindsey refine the concept and present a familiar – Buttermilk and honey, will open soon. It will be the third largest fried chicken enterprise.

Tuckahoe Mall recently welcomed a new neighbor with the debut of Supper Club. Stocked with local produce, fresh meats and seafood, the market from Carlisle Bannister, former chef of Upper Shirley Vineyards, is located at 417 N. Ridge Road.

Another Richmond food court is on the horizon, this time in a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in the booming Scott’s Addition neighborhood from EAT Restaurant Partners, a group of 13 restaurants. Stay tuned for more details – hopefully including parking – about the upcoming project at 3013 W. Leigh St. (Richmond Business Sense)


With celebration at the forefront – get ready for a glass of bubbles – Manchester 40seat Anniversary from Lindsey Food Group launched a lunch service last week. (Richmond magazine)

At the height of the market season, find out about whole farm from Amelia, which offers egg promotions and supplies dozens of local restaurants. (Richmond magazine)

Get ready for powdered sugar fingers with the grand opening of a food truck turned brick and mortar Cafe Beignet on Friday, May 27th. Go to 3 N. 17th St. for sweet N’awlins style treats. (Richmond magazine)

Taking the kayaking experience up a notch, a group of VCU alumni bring their NOVA-based venture to James. Pack snacks and sips because this weekend, Paddle Club RVA — a BYOB and BYO food kayak cruise inspired by bar-walking trolleybus pubs — takes to the river for the first time. (News release)

Family shovel store Gelati Celesti remodeled and reopened its Rutland Commons store in Mechanicsville. To celebrate, check out this or any of their outposts for a free serving on May 26th. PS: They just released Pina Colada as a summer fragrance.

Upcoming Events

  • 5 year anniversaryFine Creek Brewing Co. (May 26-29): Powhatan Self Catering Shelter is 5 years old and hosting a multi-day celebration.
  • big ass cookingTang & Biscuit (May 28): Enjoy food trucks, backyard games and outdoor live music first conceived in 2014.
  • Plant sale at the end of spring801 N. 32nd St. (May 28): Grow a home garden with plants and seeds available at Carters Farm, Southern Seed Exposure, and more.
  • Starting Bryant’s BrewingBryant’s Dry Cider (May 28): Shockoe Bottom’s tasting room features three beers, as well as a hybrid of cider and seltzer.
  • Elegant French Dinner LessonCooking Class (May 29): Brush up on classic French cuisine—boiled salmon, mushrooms with sauce, and pancakes—with a hands-on activity.
  • RVA block partyCirrus Vodka Warehouse (May 29): Sweet and sweet food vendors will sell food and treats during the event.
  • Lobster Popup, Hardywood West Creek (June 1): New England style lobster roll pre-order. Pro tip: Grab a peach tripel for dessert.


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