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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Weekly Food Notes: Kids Eat Free, Richbrau is Back + More

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Sad news: According to its Instagram account, the Black Sheep has closed. There are rumors that owner Kevin Roberts may move it into the Betty on Davis space off of Broad Street. Roberts is also a co-owner of Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen, along with Johnny Giavos. Giavos, according to the Times-Dispatch, also owns the building at 805 N. Davis Ave.

News parents can use: Laura Lee’s is now offering a kid’s happy hour. This genius idea means that children 14 and younger eat for free before 6 p.m. from Mondays to Thursday. One caveat: Parents need to eat, too: You’ll receive one free item from the kid's menu with any adult entree or sandwich, spokesman John Murden says.

It’s almost back — Richmond’s original craft brewery, Richbrau, is about to be revived by real estate broker Matthew Mullett, reports Richmond BizSense. Although Mullett and his group of investors haven’t decided on a location yet, they obtained the trademark to the name last year. An opening in the fall is planned.

James Beard Award semifinalist Lee Gregory, owner of the Roosevelt and Southbound, will open a new spot in Church Hill, Alewife, that specializes in fish, the Times Dispatch reports. Gregory plans to open in February in the old Blue Wheeler Market & Deli space at at 3120 E. Marshall St. Where does the name come from, you ask? Although it’s an invasive species of fish that originated in Lake Ontario, Virginia has seen a dramatic decline in its population in the Chesapeake Bay and forbids its fishing.

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