Weekly Food Notes: Doughnuts, Bagels + More


Sugar Shack is opening its 12th — yes, its 12th location — this time in Washington. And the sweet takeover of our mouths and minds continues.

Mike Ledesma is a busy, busy man. Aftr leaving Richmond Restaurant Group, he revamped the menu at hot spot Kabana Rooftop. This week he announced that he’s speeding down the tracks to the opening of his very own restaurant which will be located in another hot spot, Scott’s Addition.

Bagels kept my children alive when they were younger, and I have a keen appreciation for their subtleties. Nate Mathews trained in New York and makes some of the best in town. Now they’ll reach a wider audience later this year. Mathews plans to open Nate’s Bagels, with a seating capacity of 12, at 19 S. Allen Ave., reports Richmond BizSense.

South Side quailed when Martin’s closed in the Shops at Stratford Hills. Suddenly, the convenient way to pick up an onion or a can of tomato paste vanished. That may change soon — although it hasn’t been confirmed exactly. The Times-Dispatch does confirm that Publix has bought the property. “At this time, we can confirm the purchase of the real estate. However, we are currently in the due diligence process and are evaluating our next steps. When additional information becomes available, we’ll be happy to follow up,” Publix spokeswoman Kimberly Reynolds said in an email to the paper.

Vagabond, the ever-changing restaurant by the National, has a whole new bag on its bindle. Mama J’s Kitchen’s Lester Johnson and folks from the Jake Crocker-owned Lady N’awlins Cajun Cafe and F.W. Sullivan's have taken over and revamped its menu, Richmond magazine reports. You can expect Mama J’s killer soul food from its former kitchen manager-turned-chef Katrina Mazyck.

The man behind Luncheonette and Luncheonette Northside, Brad Barzoloski, has just upped the ante. Capitol Waffle Shop, his latest venture, is open at 1110 E. Main St., reports the Times-Dispatch. “The concept is simple,” Barzoloski told the paper. “We put a whole bunch of crazy toppings on waffles.

Correction: Publix bought the Martin's property in the Shops at Stratford Hills, not the Stratford Hills Shopping Center as originally cited.

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