Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Weekly Food Notes: Killer Ham Biscuits, Excellent Guacamole+Future Egg Rolls

All openings and no closings.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Sally Bell’s Kitchen is open in its brand new home at 2337 W. Broad St. And it’s bigger and better. Go stand in line for a caramel upside down cupcake immediately — trust me, it’s worth it.

Welcome to the neighborhood! The downtown location of the critically acclaimed Maya Mexican Grill and Tequila Lounge unlocked its doors this week in the newly renovated Lucca Enoteca space at 525 E. Grace St. The new restaurant will be open for lunch Monday-Friday and dinner Monday-Saturday.

Another long awaited restaurant opened this week, too. The vegetarian food truck Goatcado is now serving quinoa and fresh ingredients at 1823 W. Main St., reports the Times-Dispatch.

And EAT Restaurant Partners threw out this tidbit this week: The new Chinese restaurant set to open in the Blue Goat space at 5710 Grove Ave. in about a month will be called Beijing on Grove.

The Oyster Company of Virginia has found itself in a jam, Richmond BizSense reports. The company runs a program that it calls Oysters for Life. Members sponsor seed oysters and an aquaculture cage, and in return, receive two dozen oysters a year. The idea is to help Virginia watermen, as well as clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Investors are now trying to force the company into Chapter 7 liquidation. The company wants it converted to Chapter 11 bankruptcy so that it can keep operating.

Halloween Happenings: If you want to get an early start, you can stop by Nightmare on Plum Street at Bellytimber Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. for a bunch of live music, vendors, a costume contest and mysterious carnival activities. A raffle will benefit the nonprofit, I Am RVA. This thing is scheduled till midnight, so pace yourself.

If you're a creature of the night, the Rogue Gentlemen will hold the Devil's Cut, a fundraiser for Diversity Richmond, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. You'll be greeted with a welcome punch and snacks to sustain you through apple bobbing, tarot readings and a costume contest with prizes from the Rogue Gentlemen, Ardent Craft Ales and Diversity Richmond. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 477-3456.

Buskey Cider is hosting the Scott's Addition Halloween Booz Crawl starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. You can taste your way -- -- responsibly, people! --through Ardent Craft Ales, Blue Bee Cider, Buskey, Isley Brewing Co., Reservoir Distillery, Three Notch'd Brewing Co. RVA Collab House and the Veil Brewing Co. You can win prizes, too — grab a Booz Crawl card and after you receive three stamps, you'll have a chance at a $25 gift card.


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