Zeus Plows ThroughIf there's not enough excitement in the Ted and Annette Doll residence these days, what with the birth of twin daughters Chandler and Catherine, there's a second reason to crow: After years of wrangling with bureaucratic red tape, the owners of Zeus Gallery Café have expanded into the space next door.
The restaurant at 201 N. Belmont Ave. has been an intimate and bustling fixture on Richmond's culinary scene for years. Now Ted Doll can offer his blackboard menu to an additional room of diners or private partyers and will offer reservations for seating.
Zeus is also adding luncheon service on Fridays. A three-course prix-fixe menu for $19 will feature smaller portions of the restaurant's New American cuisine in the newly redecorated setting.
Record GuinnessNo restaurant or pub in Virginia sells more Guinness stout than Sin é, the Shockoe Slip establishment that moves into its busiest season this week with two St. Patrick's Day blowouts. The main attraction is Saturday, March 18, when its annual street party features a full day and night of music, including sets by Dave Pollard, Suas, Wonderground and The Fifteens. Chef Patty McGuire has added some new dishes to the menu, including Southern-style pecan chicken and grilled pork tenderloin with apple chutney. But it's the Guinness, with its trademark foamy stamp, that sets the records here and at Sin é's other location in Pentagon City.
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