by Brandon Fox
Openings: Rancho T, the joint project of Tuffy Stone and Ed Vasaio, opened on Morris Street so quietly last week that the best way to discover the news was by walking out of the Morris Street Lamplighter Roasting Co. and noticing that the door was open. … Cask Café owners James Talley and former Commercial Taphouse partner Jim Dickerson have started work and plan to open White Horse Tavern on Semmes Avenue, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch. The two hope for a July opening. … Julep’s New Southern Cuisine will celebrate its 13th anniversary and move into its new spot at 420 E. Grace St. in the old Shield’s Shoe Building at the end of May.
Door to door: Don’t you want to eat your broccoletti and provolone sausage or a bowl of matzo ball soup on the couch in your pajamas? You’re in luck. Dinamo, another restaurant owned by Vasaio along with partners Mya Anatai and Brad Wein, turned two years old last week and started delivery service with Quickness RVA.
Gallic celebration: The French Food Festival, a longtime Richmond favorite, will take place Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1503 Michaels Road, benefitting the Little Sisters of the Poor. French classics will be served — and this year, chef Sean Murphy will add a Cajun twist with gumbo, and shrimp and grits. Details by calling 288-6245.