Richmond restaurant news: a replacement for Kitchen 64 and Lady N’awlins

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Brewer‘s Cafe in Manchester is closing.

Driving the news: Owner Ajay Brewer blamed “intolerance and hatred” directed at him after he posted an anti-abortion message on Facebook in June after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to at WRIC.

  • The brewer said Fox News this week he was hospitalized from stress to backlash.
  • Since Fox News surfaced, nearly 100 people have donated to a GoFundMe Brewer launched in August with a goal of $25,000 to help keep the restaurant open.

🍳 The Cuisine 64 space has a new tenant: The owners of Brick house dinner in Midlothian will open its fourth location early next year at 3336 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

  • The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch and will serve breakfast all day, as well as a lunch menu of sandwiches, burgers and salads.

🦐 A pair of New York Deli employees are opening a “Louisiana cuisine” restaurant in the former Lady N’awlins spot in early 2023, Richmond BizSense Reports.

  • “We’re thinking about 17th-century Spain, French and Caribbean-inspired dishes. Everybody’s doing Cajun Creole. We want to get out of that,” said co-owner Jacque Branch. BizSense.

🌮 Mexican cuisine and Besos canteen – a Latin-Indian fusion restaurant – is now in the former The Bombay Co. space in Rocketts Landing, by BizSense.

  • The restaurant is open for dinner from Monday to Saturday and Sunday for brunch.

🍦Spotty Dog Ice Cream Co. is now open Wednesday through Sunday at 2416 Jefferson Ave. at Union Hill, by Richmond Magazine.

🚨 ICYMI: Richmond Restaurant Week runs all week until Sunday.


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