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Travis and Ryan Croxton opened Rappahannock this month and got an immediate series of full houses for their oyster-oriented restaurant and bar downtown.

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  • For Sunday brunch at the Magpie in Carver, chef Owen Lane prepares luscious specials such as chicken-fried pheasant with sweet collards and poached eggs.
  • The Morning After
  • For Sunday brunch at the Magpie in Carver,...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Feb 5, 2013
  • Jami Bohdan and chef Sean Murphy are about to open the Savory Grain, an upscale drafthouse in the Fan. Bohdan credits her husband Jason Bohdan and friends with helping redesign the space, formerly the Empress.
  • Short Order
  • Jami Bohdan and chef Sean Murphy are about...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 29, 2013
  • Philip Perrow, Michelle Peake Shriver and Caleb Shriver rarely have paused since the opening of their Church Hill restaurant Dutch & Co. last week. The spot has drawn immediate interest from neighbors and fans of the trio's work at some of Richmond's best restaurants.
  • Short Order
  • Philip Perrow, Michelle Peake Shriver and Caleb Shriver...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 22, 2013
  • Johnson's Southern Comfort in Church Hill serves a mix of old-fashioned and updated comfort foods in a hand-crafted setting that shows no signs of its former coffeehouse roots.
  • Short Order
  • Johnson's Southern Comfort in Church Hill serves a...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 15, 2013
  • At the new downtown cafe A2, the tempura bento dog is topped with spicy mayo, scallions, eel sauce and masago, and served with edamame.
  • Next Taste
  • At the new downtown cafe A2, the tempura...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 8, 2013
  • Pork belly smoked in Hardywood Park bourbon barrels was a treat at lauded newcomer Heritage in the Fan.
  • As the Menu Turns
  • Pork belly smoked in Hardywood Park bourbon barrels...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 1, 2013
  • Owner Kevin Healy wants his new upscale Mexican cantina, Casa del Barco, to be part of the social fabric of the Canal Walk area.
  • Short Order
  • Owner Kevin Healy wants his new upscale Mexican...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 1, 2013
  • Travis and Ryan Croxton opened Rappahannock this month and got an immediate series of full houses for their oyster-oriented restaurant and bar downtown.
  • Short Order
  • Travis and Ryan Croxton opened Rappahannock this month...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 25, 2012
  • Sara Ayyash says it wasn't easy decorating Santa's steam engine at the Jefferson Hotel, but the results are a hit with visitors. Master carpenter Steve Corwin built the framework.
  • Short Order
  • Sara Ayyash says it wasn't easy decorating Santa's...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 18, 2012
  • At the recently expanded Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill downtown, the Cuban sandwich is the area's most authentic version.
  • Cuban Conquest
  • At the recently expanded Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar &...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 18, 2012
  • At Lucille's Bakery, owner and pastry chef Gerald Fortin shows the Christmas stollen, a traditional bread with almonds, candied fruit, almond paste, raisins and brandy, and a selection of Italian cookies for the holidays.
  • Oven Love
  • At Lucille's Bakery, owner and pastry chef Gerald...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 11, 2012
  • In a nod to Hispanic customer interest, Kroger's new store stocks pastries such as conchas, tres leches cakes and Mexican sweet bread in addition to its more typical selections.
  • Short Order
  • In a nod to Hispanic customer interest, Kroger's...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 11, 2012
  • Chef Neil Smith brings savory New Zealand pies to town, with beef, chicken and vegan varieties and a range of desserts, at his new business Proper Pie Co. in Church Hill.
  • Short Order
  • Chef Neil Smith brings savory New Zealand pies...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 4, 2012
  • Sara Kerfoot is flanked by Jay Bayer, Adam Hall, Chris Elford and Patrick Moran at Saison, opening soon in Jackson Ward and promising something distinctive in an ever-savvier food city.
  • Short Order
  • Sara Kerfoot is flanked by Jay Bayer, Adam...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Nov 27, 2012
  • Evrim and Evin Dogu bring sibling and cultural pride to their work running Sub Rosa Wood Fired Bakery in Church Hill, the city's hottest culinary destination lately. Nearby, folks lined the block for the opening of Proper Pie Company.
  • Short Order
  • Evrim and Evin Dogu bring sibling and cultural...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Nov 20, 2012
  • The Sloppy Joseph comes with parmesan truffle fries at Toast, in the former City Limit space in the Village Shopping Center on Three Chopt Road.
  • Food Review: Toast
  • The Sloppy Joseph comes with parmesan truffle fries...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Nov 20, 2012
  • Flatheads, the floating (but not moving) restaurant east of downtown is ready to open any day now, with lap robes and fire pits to keep customers warm by the dock.
  • Short Order
  • Flatheads, the floating (but not moving) restaurant east...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Nov 13, 2012

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