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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Let’s just say we got a little excited when Jason Alley and his business partner Michele Jones decided to open a Philly style sandwich pop-up during lunch hours at Comfort back in June. A well-executed sandwich is hard to beat, and with one look at the menu, we knew these were going to be some good sandwiches. We reached out to Alley to see how things have been going so far, and it sounds like the excitement for the pop-up has exceeded expectations. Why Philly style sandwiches, you ask? “I have an unreasonable love for these types of sandwiches and shops, and my partner Michele Jones and I both are obsessed with the Rocky films,” says Alley. “It seemed like a no-brainer, and we are really having a lot of fun with it.” We asked about customer favorites on the menu and Alley told us the Italian Stallion is the…

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Is it too early for holiday shopping? Kick off your gift giving this year with this list from Tasting Table of 11 kitchen products from Anthropologie that each ring in under $20. I’m personally a big fan of these pretty spoon rests. ICA + a cafe. If the upcoming opening of the Institute for Contemporary Art wasn’t exciting enough, last week’s news that Ellwood Thompson’s plans to open a cafe there this spring took things to the next level. More on that over on Style Weekly’s website. Sometimes change is good. Plant Zero cafe has some new dinner options on its menu, and things are looking mighty good. Between the crispy brussel sprouts and the loaded fingerling potatoes, let’s just say I’m trying to find a time to have dinner there real soon. And sometimes it’s hard. Yes, this is a PSA about french fries. For anyone who is a creature of habit…

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