Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Neighborhood Groceries

Issue: January 2013
Little House Green Grocery is run by Jessica Goldberg (left)
and Erin Wright in the Bellevue neighborhood. Photo by Rachel
A couple of Richmond neighborhoods are gaining new grocery stores that specialize in local and organic products. The first to open, Little House Green Grocery, at 1227 Bellevue Ave., was almost ready to stock the shelves when we spoke with co-owners Jessica Goldberg and Erin Wright in late November.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Image courtesy of Tay-Ho Restaurant

     Kim, Yuki and Sam Tu have been in the food industry for 23 years; they grew up in the Tan-A Supermarket, which their parents own. Now the three siblings have gone into business for themselves. On Nov. 18, the three siblings opened Tay-Ho Restaurant, (7927 W. Broad St., 346-0889), and began serving traditional Vietnamese food in a modern atmosphere.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Contestant Reflects on 'Next Great Baker'

Chesterfield County resident Melissa Payne was among 13 competitors in the
TLC show "Next Great Baker." (Photos courtesy Melissa Payne)

Last year, Melissa Payne, owner of Couture Cake Creations and co-owner ofSweets Couture in Chesterfield County, tried out for TLC’s Next Great Baker.After not being chosen as a contestant on season two, she decided to try one more time and was hand-picked by Buddy Valastro, star of theCake Boss, to compete on the show for this season.         

Monday, December 3, 2012

Amour Shows Some Love

     Amour Wine Bistro in Carytown wants to show its appreciation for Jo and Rob Pendergraph ofManakintowne Specialty Growers for the fresh produce they provide year round. “The Farm Table” event on Wednesday (Dec. 5) beginning at 5:30 p.m. will include a four-course meal prepared by chef Rob Hamlin as well as wine pairings.

Swap Food, Decorate Gingerbread

     Sampling homemade goodies is part of the program at Slow Food RVA’s annual meeting and Holiday Food Swap on Sunday (Dec. 2), from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pasture (416 E. Grace St., 780-0416).

Dine Out, Help Others

      A few Richmond chefs will be heating up the food scene on Monday (Nov. 19) to benefit hurricane relief and local food security efforts. Heritage restaurant will have a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser, with proceeds from the event going to the Stephen Siller Foundation, which will distribute the funds to families in need in New York and New Jersey.