Weekly Food Notes: Mezzanine Closed, Benny’s BBQ Benefit + More

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Family Eats: Talley’s Meat and Three opened Sept. 16 in the Village Shopping Center. The spot, owned by Jessica and Josh Bufford, also owners of Toast, Shoryuken Ramen and Hutch Bar & Eatery, serves casual comfort food.

More to try: Quirk Hotel’s much anticipated Maple & Pine Restaurant debuted its full menu on Sunday, Sept. 20, with former Ashby Inn chef David Dunlap behind the stove, assisted by Kyle Cox, formerly of Aziza’s on Main. … Growlers to Go opened last week in Short Pump at 11341 W. Broad St. near Trader Joe’s, Richmond BizSense reports. It’s the second location for the business that began with one shop on the Boulevard. … After a series of pop-ups this summer that gave diners a preview of sort of food it might serve, Belle and James announced that it would officially open on Friday, Oct. 9. Chef Michael Crowley and general manager Bobby Kruger will be joined by sommelier Sean Rapoza, formerly of Balliceux.

Closing: Owner Todd Johnson is closing Carytown’s Mezzanine, Style’s 2009 restaurant of the year, at the end of the month.

Big Check: Benny’s BBQ raised $1,000 to benefit Richmond Fisher House and presented the check to its staff last week. The Fisher House provides a place to stay at no cost for families of veterans who are receiving treatment. bennysbbqva.com and richmondfisherhouse.org.

Food Fest: On Saturday, Sept. 26, starting at 8 a.m., the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, across the street from Monroe Park, will hold its fourth annual International Food Festival, this year celebrating the UCI Road World Championships. cathedralfoodfestival.com.

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