THE CASK CAFE (OCTOBER 27TH)
Located adjacent to what we once called “the bus depot on Robinson” but now call “that awesome collection of street art,” the Cask is a beer-focused project involving some of the folks from Commercial Taphouse. Head over and grab some sausage-focused snacks (courtesy of Sausage Craft, Billy Bread, and a couple other locals), and a beer from their incredibly intentional beer list.
POSTBELLUM (OCTOBER 6TH)
Ron Morse, one of Richmond’s restaurant emperors, opened his newest restaurant in The Fan, Postbellum. Morse already owns Baja Bean in the Fan and Station 2 in the Bottom, and now he’ll add Postbellum to his growing restaurant empire. Chef Jen Mindell, previously of Avalon and Cafe Gutenberg, heads up the kitchen, and a great selection of beers on tap head up the bar.
THE SAVORY GRAIN (FEBRUARY 14TH)
The Savory Grain’s owner Jami Bohdan hired Sean Murphy (F.W. Sullivan’s and Lady Nawlins) as the executive chef. The new spot on Broad Street offers a family atmosphere in an effort to be more restaurant than bar. There are 24 beers on tap that change seasonally, so if you want a family dinner with some brews you’ve come to the right spot. The menu is clearly labeled with gluten free and vegetarian options making it easy to navigate for those with dietary restrictions.
DINAMO (APRIL 9TH)
Ed Vasaio and Brad Wein-both well known for Edo’s and Mamma Zu-opened their fourth Richmond restaurant, Dinamo, at 821 W. Cary Street with partner Mya Anitai. While Vasaio is known for producing the best Italian food in the city, Dinamo offers Italian flavors with a Jewish influence making for a refreshingly different menu. Their house-made spinach fettuccine with marinara quickly became one of our favorites.