Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekly Food Notes

Bull and Bear Closing, Cupcake-iversary + more.

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Chang in the city: Foodies lost their collective minds last week when James Beard Award-nominated chef Peter Chang announced he would open a restaurant in the old Adam’s Camera builing on West Broad Street, adjacent to Scott’s Addition. Construction will begin this summer.

Beer news: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and area restaurants will serve the brewery’s Berliner Weisse, a German-style sour beer, the traditional way with house-made syrup once a week at different restaurants through July. Check Hardywood’s site for locations. hardywood.com.

Let them eat cupcakes: Frostings Bake Shop celebrated its six-year anniversary last week and also took a spot in the Daily Meal’s list of the 101 best cupcakes in America — for the second time in a row. frostingsva.com.

Closing: The almost 50-year-old Bull and Bear Club will close at the end of May, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. “Private clubs all around the country have struggled to survive,” a letter to members said.

Accolades: Richmond institution Sally Bell’s Kitchen (founded in 1924 as Sarah Lee Kitchen) won the James Beard 2015 American Classics Award, given to a restaurant “with timeless appeal” and that “reflects the character of its community.”

Eat up: The 31st annual Lebanese Food Festival will be held May 15-17 at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church at 4611 Sadler Road. Live music and traditional Lebanese dancing will go along with the tabbouleh, hummus and kibbe. To-go orders and bulk items will also be available. stanthonymaronitechurch.org/festival.

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