Weekly Food Notes: White Horse Tavern, Jackdaw Pop-up + More



Opening: The White Horse Tavern opened at 410 Semmes Ave. on Thursday, Sept. 24, as reported in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It’s the latest venture by James Talley, co-owner of the Cask Cafe and former owner of Commercial Taphouse. You’ll find British pub fare and beer — lots of beer, including two British hand pumps. Search Facebook for the White Horse Tavern. … Fast, Pacific pan-Asian cuisine has come to Virginia Commonwealth University at Kokonut Grill, at 1201 W. Main St. kokonutgrill.com.

Agritourism: The Virginia Association of Biological Farming and Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market are holding a self-guided farm tour Oct. 3-4. You can check out 19 different local farms and the cost is $25 per vehicle in advance and $30 per vehicle on the days of the tour. vabf.org and ellwoodthompsons.com.

Popping up: The Chinese-influenced pop-up, the Jackdaw, will offer dinner Oct. 12 at Millie’s Diner — which, by the way, restarted its dormant Twitter account @milliesrva last week. Ponder things such as sticky rice hash browns, a cumin steak burger, and a dry-fried chicken thigh with puffed rice and fermented lemon. A Día de los Muertos brunch is also planned for Nov. 1. thejackdawrva.com.

More praise: Both L’Opossum and Sally Bell’s Kitchen made Conde Naste Traveler’s “10 Unmissable Restaurants in the American South” list.

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