Summer Thangs: Part II


There is coffee, steak and new restaurants everywhere, y’all.

Cramming in the caffeine

There is not one, nor two, but four new joints to get your java in Richmond.

Reviresco Coffee Company is coming to 710 Lafayette St. The name means renewal or revival and the micro-roastery is hopeful to be fully operational super soon. Reviresco currently sells its coffee online.

Parousia Coffee is moving into Scott’s Addition at 2900 West Clay St. Owners Michael Harte, Christian Diaz, and Jimmy Garcia are not newbies to the caffeine action; the three have been selling specialty beans since 2021 and have been operating a coffee kiosk/truck at select farmers' markets all over town.

Grit Coffee has opened in The Otis in Scott’s Addition. All clean lines, bright light and excellent Wi-Fi, the new place is perfect for working and socializing. Looking to try something new? Have the High Five, a frothy concoction of espresso, half-and-half, and raw sugar sprinkled with sea salt.

It’s been popping up all over at places like High Point Barbershop and TBT El Gallo. Paix Expresso is a mobile coffee shop using beans from Junto Coffee in Greenville, SC. We tried to catch up with owners Danny Hodge and Seth McDaniel but the two were on vacation. Find them @paixrva or on Saturday, June 24 at Field Day at 311 W. Broad St.

So much of that new new

Neighbor has opened over in Bellevue taking over the old Mill at McArthur. The restaurant has been freshened up by Rawleigh and Jaya Easley, the duo behind Easley Catering Company. The menu hits all the classics like smash burgers, pork sandwiches, pork chops and steaks.

Burton’s Bar and Grill has rolled into Carytown with a central island airy bar and upscale eats. Think lobster rolls and grass fed beef along with cocktails, wine and beer. The espresso martini is boozy and the General Tso cauliflower is crispy.

Speaking of steakhouses, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill will be opening in Short Pump Town Center in the fall. The chain boasts an experience called Perry’s Rare and Well Done® where the diner can see into the partially open kitchen, receive rose petals on your anniversary and a free dessert for birthdays.

And welcome to the fourth Pit and Peel. The new location, settled in next to Conejo at Libbie and Patterson, is owned by Craig Brosius and Kevin Urbanowski (as are all four of the others). The menu is similar to the rest with coffee drinks, power breakfast sandwiches and the ubiquitous avocado toast.

No new restaurant news but yet newsworthy? Nate’s Bagels has bought a building in Scott’s Addition. That’s it. That’s the sentence.

What’s Click, A Wine Spot?

Josh Czarda and Christine Pearlman of Reveler Experiences on Cary Street have enlisted Matty McGuigan for a trip around the world in wine and food. The food could be Icelandic, North African, or tapas depending on the time of day. You can have an espresso or wine by the glass. The Click location at Reveler is McGuigan’s first location. A second is planned in the old Dickies at 409 Ridge Rd. Side note: Clic is a wine term meaning small glass of wine with friends (Click is intended to be a play on that word).

Sad news

Longtime spot, Commercial Taphouse is shuttering in the Fan after over thirty years on Robinson Street. The intimate bar was one of the very first craft beer bars in Richmond, back in the Dark Ages.

With no notice, Citizen Burger Bar has closed in Carytown. Taking its place will be the second location of Jannat Indian Cuisine, which has been doing steady business at its Broad Street location, particularly in Uber deliveries.

Sincero has shuttered at Hatch Local Food Hall. TBT Gallito, sister restaurant to TBT El Gallo in the Fan, will replace it.

Also, Rock Bottom Brewery abruptly shut its doors at Short Pump Mall.

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