Open now and coming soon. In a reopening of sorts, North End Ice Cream has been transformed into North End Market, a Museum District spot that will be evenings from 4:30 – 10 p.m. In addition to sweet treats, the market will serve savory dishes like chicken pot pie and vegan mushroom shepherd’s pie. In not yet open, but coming soon news, Tazza Kitchen’s Scott’s Addition location is set to open in early December! The menu will mimic the restaurant’s other locations and will also include patio seating and a private dining room. Are you ready for Thanksgiving?! Like it or not, it is coming and coming quickly. To get you in the holiday spirit, read this Tasting Table article which outlines the best pie in every state. Spoiler alert, Virginia’s pie is not just a pie but an entire pie shop. Also filed under Thanksgiving is this love letter to…

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Workin’ hard for the money. Last week, The Washingtonian shared that Old Ebbitt Grill is one of the top five highest grossing independent restaurants in the entire country, bringing in more than $32 million (!) in annual sales last year. Apparently, I’m not alone in my love for the place! Six other restaurants in D.C also made the top 100. Pastries anyone? Monchou bakery, located at 306 East Grace Street is now open from noon to 8 p.m. specializing in French pastries. You can get all the details here. Talk about old school. Delish put together a list of the oldest restaurant in every state, and Virginia’s claim to fame on the list is The Red Fox Inn & Tavern in Middleburg, a place that was established in 1728. Thanksgiving made easy. Not in the mood to cook this Thanksgiving? You’re in luck. Tammie Smith with the Richmond Times-Dispatch put together a round-up…

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Your weekly restaurant openings roundup. Southsiders rejoice! Galley to Go (or whatever they’re calling it these days) is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Part cafe, part restaurant and part grab-and-go market,the new spot opened late last week right next to the original Galley and a little birdie told us that they’re serving up some delicious pizza (thanks for the tip, Tony!). If you need a caffeine fix to get you through the day, you’re in luck because two new coffee options are popping up in Richmond. Cafe Zata’s Manchester location opened earlier this week in the former Blanchard’s Coffee roasting space. And in the Fan, a new coffee cart, the Daily Jolt is picking up steam and will be announcing its regular hours soon. The cart, which will be parked at Retreat Doctor’s hospital, is stocked with COUNTRY STYLE DONUTS!!!!! Eataly. Meg and I visited Eataly last fall during our…

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The great debate. I don’t know about you, but I was in need of this article from Tasting Table on when to use salted butter vs. unsalted butter. It’s one of those things I don’t always pay too much attention to and I’ll just use whatever butter is in the fridge – but per the article, it seems like there is good reason to keep both varieties stocked and ready to go. No reservations for this communal experience. The Broken Tulip Social Eatery is coming to Carytown next month in the former Amour Wine Bistro space at 3129 W. Cary St. What you need to know about this new spot: it will be reservation only, and guests will dine at two community tables in the space at the cost of $50 person for a multi-course meal, not including beverages and cocktails. You can find more details over on WTVR.com. Pop-ups and why they’re poppin’…

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Richmond’s latest restaurant openings. Salad lovers, rejoice because there’s a new fast casual salad option, Chopt, which opened earlier this week. A little further east, Scott’s Additons first barcade, The Circuit, also opens tomorrow, and the 10-year-old inside of me is PUMPED, think beer and pinball leagues — because they’re happening. In the Fan, in the former Fan Noodle Bar space, Pik Nik is also opening this week, with a completely redesigned interior and a focus that is different from the other restaurants owned by Joe Kiatsuranon and his family. And last but not least, Nettie’s Naturally which closed when its owner was blocked from re-entering the country, will reopen as Mahogany Sweets later this month. Cider is not beer. But you probably already knew that! Cider Week Virginia is about a month away, start prepping now by reading this article on the makers of Virginia Cider from Richmond Magazine.…

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