Richmond Food News: Dec. 22-28, 2022

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in the ease

Combining fast food staples like halos, burgers, fries and soft serve with a ethos of sustainability, Eazzy Burger debuted over the weekend. The new operation from Scott’s Addition neighbors his ZZQ and Ardent Craft Ales marks a natural partnership between the two businesses and serves as a beta site for the burger joint’s future outpost. Pro Tip: Don’t miss the Chili Relleno Burger. (Richmond magazine)

let me eat cake

An ideal winter treat, cheesecake makes a delicious holiday centerpiece. In her five favorites of the month, author and dessert pro Genevelyn Steele puts everything on your radar, from dulce de leche best paired with espresso to a banana pudding version and a keto-friendly pumpkin option. We offer a collection of cheesecakes made with (Richmond magazine)

a little luck

For many, the start of the new year isn’t complete without braised cowpeas. (Richmond magazine)

living legend

Stella Dikos is Richmond’s mother of Greek cuisine. We caught up with her eponymous restaurant and market co-owner and chef during her tenure to talk kitchen essentials, beloved local restaurants and favorite holiday traditions. . (Richmond magazine)

Happy new year!

We’re just around the corner in 2023, and if you’re planning that party list, restaurants in the area have plenty of edible ways to ring in the New Year.

  • Brenner Pass: $100 for a 3-course Alpine inspired menu and champagne toast at Scott’s Addition Chalet. Bonus: An after-dinner party at the Black Lodge?
  • Celladora Wines: Fan Natural Wine Bar with two separate seats offers a 5-course dinner with pairing for $110.
  • Pizza Bones: ’70s disco beats and lots of bottle pop’.
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery: Pizza and hors d’oeuvres, live music and midnight toasts. Tickets are $35 to $50.
  • Tabor Brewing: TBT El Gallo is joining the brewery for a “Teenage Dirtbag” night. Beer and unlimited nachos he serves bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $45.
  • Alewife: Church Hill’s Seafood Restaurant is offering a 4-course set menu for $85 on December 30th and 31st.


Looking for a neighborhood hideaway to add to that dining wish list? A Mediterranean-focused, garlicky spin-off from the owner of Gersi, his Uliveto offers fresh pasta and date-night vibes in the former Secco Wine Bar space. (Richmond magazine)

Last-minute shoppers are vying to score the ideal gift for the drinker on your list. (Richmond magazine)

Richmond chef and restaurateur John “Johnny” Robert Maher, considered a knowledgeable source in the food and beverage sector, pleaded guilty to child pornography charges at the end of October. (Richmond magazine)

With pastas ranging from familiar noodles to delicate works of art, chef Rain Myers is on the move with Oro. (Richmond magazine)

Richmond Olive Oil Co., which sources oil from around the world, hopes to move next year from a market vendor to a storefront on Cary Street. (Richmond magazine)

Acacia Midtown is slowly coming back to life after exiting the industry months before the pandemic, closing its former Cary Street restaurant. Stay tuned for more information on reopening restaurants. (Richmond magazine)

Human Food RVA, a food preparation service, will switch operations. Founder Hulk Ural plans to relocate to Florida and hand over the Clean Eating business to Ned Curry, who is behind pierogi venture Riva. (Richmond magazine)

Famous for its ramen, bustling bar scene, and friendly atmosphere, Foo Dog is saying goodbye to its fan corner spot at the end of the month after eight years in operation. EAT Restaurant Partner Venture is temporarily suspending operations as the hospitality group prepares to reopen its eateries within its next food hall.

Brecotea, a milk tea and bakery franchise, has opened a store at 9125 W. Broad St. in the Richmond area.

For those who prefer Chinese food or a festive breakfast for Christmas dinner, there are several spots open on holidays. (Axios Richmond)

After putting Blue Bee Cider’s taproom and production space on the market, owner Courtney Mailley sold the cider at 1320 Summit Ave. for $2.9 million. (Richmond Bizsense)

In the spirit of the season, family-owned Midlothian Turnpike eatery Abuelita’s offers pre-ordered tamales, from spicy charcuterie and birria to vegetarian and sweet varieties. Pre-orders close today, December 22nd.

Here are the last days of The Broken Tulip, which doubles as a rustic eatery and grocery provider. After his six years in Carytown, the owners, his David Crabtree-Logan and her girlfriend Sariann Lehrer, are planning to move to Scotland, Crabtree-Logan’s birthplace.

upcoming events

  • Santa’s Cocktail Shop, Cirrus Vodka (December 22-January 1): Stop by Winter Wonderland for festive decorations and drinks.
  • Cookie Pop-Up, Celladora Wines (Dec. 23): Stock up on sweets and snacks at this pop-up by bakers Olivia Wilson and Yael Cantor of Susie and Esther.
  • Mini Holiday Pop-Up Market, Stir Crazy Cafe (December 23): North Side coffee shop hosted by local makers.
  • Beef Wellington Class, The Kitchen Classroom (December 23rd): Learn how to create classic British dishes through hands-on experience.
  • Holiday Tiki, MPM Tiki Bar (December 23): The West End sister of My Noodle & Bar and Mom’s Siam, serving island-inspired cocktails.
  • Holiday Movie Marathon, Buski Cider (December 24): Grab a drink and enjoy Elf, Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life.
  • Jewish Christmas Movie Night, JewFro (December 25th): Snacks, Screenings and Drinking

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