Weekly Food Notes: Pinball Machines, Richmond Restaurant Week + More


We've been hearing about these crazy mash-ups of bars and arcades for a long time, and last week, the Circuit turned on the pinball machines and opened its doors in Scott's Addition. There's a wall of beer, wine and cider that you pour yourself, and light fare is offered. Start flexing for a little Donkey Kong and Skee-Ball.

Soul & Vinegar, reports Church Hill People's News, will open in Church Hill at 29th and R streets in March. "Its goal is to provide affordable, fresh, packaged meals to everyone in the neighborhood," according to its Facebook page.

First they were drinking in Williamsburg, and now they're drinking in Richmond. Or at least Adam Theis and Lance Zaal are offering other people beverages. Drink Richmond is now conducting tours daily. "We want to cover all different aspects of craft alcohol," Theis told the Times-Dispatch. "We want to include meaderies, distilleries, cideries and breweries."

Amour Wine Bistro may be still mourned, but it looks like the Broken Tulip Social Eatery will spring up in its place in Carytown next month. There will be communal tables and prix fixe dinners on offer, reports BizSense.

We're right in the middle of Fall Richmond Restaurant Week 2017. Through Oct. 29, more than 30 restaurants will offer special three-course dinners for $29.17. Out of that, $4.17 goes to FeedMore, and the event raised $119,262.66 last year. Restaurants participating include founder Aline Reitzer's Acacia Mid-Town, La Grotta, Lehja and Southbound. For a complete list, visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.