Caffeinated cat: Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co., now in its new digs at 1903 Westwood Ave., is collaborating with Chop Suey Books to create a blend tentatively named Hair of the Cat. It will celebrate book shop cat WonTon, who broke his jaw a couple of weeks ago but will be back in the store, along with his new coffee, on Black Friday. Or, as Chop Suey refers to it, Black and White Friday. chopsueybooks.com.
Opening: Pop’s Market on Grace at 417 E. Grace St., opened Friday, Nov. 6. facebook.com/popsongrace. … Scott’s Addition soon will be home to Ironclad Coffee Roasters at 2904 W. Moore St., Richmond BizSense reports. Owners Ryan and Kelly O’Rourke plan to open in December. ironclad.coffee.
Closures: Both Mbargo at Rocketts Landing and the West End’s Urban Tavern closed. A new concept and makeover at the Gleneagle Shopping Center spot is expected in a few weeks.
Happenings: Pining for the Greek Festival? Get a taste this weekend at the Greek Mini-Festival to be held from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Saturday, Nov. 14. You’ll find details on page 26. … Virginia Cider Week is Nov. 13-22. There will be an event every day, including a kickoff at Harvest Grocery with J.M. Stock Provisions and a cider dinner at Acacia Mid-Town. ciderweekva.com. … Center of the Universe Brewing Co. will celebrate its third anniversary from Nov. 13-15 with special beers, food — including cookie and cheese pairings — and live music. cotubrewing.com.
Giving thanks: Dreading that big meal for Thanksgiving you might have to cook? Max’s on Broad, Tarrant’s Cafe and Tarrant’s West have your back. All three restaurants will be open — both Tarrant’s locations will be delivering — and serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, plus the regular menus as well. tarrantscaferva.com.