Chef Frits Huntjens is overseeing the new counter-service business Positive Vibe Express, now open in the lobby of the Library of Virginia at 800 E. Broad St. He's making sure breakfast and lunch dishes are something special, from fresh herbs and local ingredients to enticing new recipes for salad and sandwich basics.
The chicken salad has a touch of curry, apricots, raisins and pineapple. The crab and corn cakes with remoulade are topped with local microgreens. Hot breakfast includes scrambled eggs and sausage. Best of all, the business supports two non-profit missions -- the library's and the Vibe's training program. Business continues to be strong at the Vibe's mothership location in Stratford Hills, where Huntjens' contributions are paying off handsomely in food quality and interest.
Positive Vibe Express is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. See details in Style Weekly.