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Weekly Food Notes: Groceries, Oysters + More

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Groceries: Can our city handle any more grocery stores? Hard on the heels of the announcement that Wegmans will open in Midlothian on May 22 and finish its Short Pump store on Aug. 7, Publix, a Southern grocery chain, leased a location in an upcoming development in Glen Allen to open in 2018.

Opening: Rapp Session, sibling and next-door neighbor of Rappahannock -- whatever happened to that idea? Owners Ryan and Travis Croxton plan to open the oyster bar at 318 E. Grace St. this week, Richmond magazine reports. … Sweet Frog founder Derek Cha’s chain, Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill, will add another location at 4508 Commonwealth Center Parkway this summer, reports Richmond BizSense . … The 1927 Café & Bakery is now open inside the lobby of the Altria Theater, with coffee from Greenberry’s Coffee Co. and light fare from executive chef Carlos Silva.

Happenings: Tickets are available for the latest Underground Kitchen event, the Food of Love (804), to be held Valentine’s Day. For tickets, sign up for the UGK newsletter. … You can grab a glass and sample Virginia’s finest wine, beer and cider at the Virginia Wine Expo, to be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center from Feb. 17-21. … Chef J. Frank will serve a German feast paired with Ayinger beer at Cask Cafe & Market on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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