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The third annual Shockoe Tomato; Sundaze restaurant opens at the Science Museum of Virginia


Interesting and delicious happenings are sprouting at the 17th Street Farmer's Market in Shockoe Bottom — the weekly Grower's Market, a spotlight on local farmers, starts this Thursday at 8:30 a.m. But you only get one chance at the third annual Shockoe Tomato. This family celebration of big, red tomatoes features live entertainment, activities for kids and vendors selling tomatoes, baked goods, cheeses, and antiques and collectibles. New this year is a series of postcards created by artist David Steadman charting the life of the delectable fruit.

Come dressed as a tomato for a chance to win glamorous prizes, including a trip to Toronto, when local musician Page Wilson emcees the Hot Tomato Beauty Contest. The fun starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

Planning a trip to the Science Museum this week to see the new Michael Jordan IMAX film? Tastemakers has discovered a new café at the old Broad Street Station, and it's a perfect fit. A converted 1925 RF&P railroad car, Sundaze restaurant takes diners back in time with the look and feel of a 1950s luncheonette.

The food tastes like old times, too. Sandwiches, hot dogs and other diner foods fill the menu. And since it's owned by the proprietors of Sundaze on Belmont Avenue in the Museum District, you know it has some delicious homemade ice cream. Open for lunch seven days a week. 2500 W. Broad St.

In the last Tastemakers, we forgot to name David Robinson, the flamenco guitarist who appeared in that week's

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