Cous Cous now The Well, Julep’s turns 10, and Lunch gets paired with Supper

Cous Cous reboots as The Well, Julep’s throws down for an awesome 10th birthday party, and a last-minute guide to Mother’s Day brunch options.

The Well Restaurant and Bar is officially open in the old Cous Cous space at 900 W. Main Street. They serve dinner Monday – Saturday from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Based on their Facebook page, the menu has a variety of sandwiches, soups, apps, entrees, and desserts available. We also hear there are classic cocktails and crafted drinks.

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Richmond Magazine broke the news last week that there is a new restaurant going in the former S@mple space at 1 N. Morris Street. But perhaps the bigger news is that it’s a collaboration between Ed Vasaio (Mamma Zu, Edo’s, 8 1/2, and newly-opened Dinamo) and Tuffy Stone (Q Barbeque). Stone told Richmond Magazine’s Brandon Fox that it wouldn’t be barbecue, but “tasty food that’ll be approachable.” With these two names involved, my bets are that the food will be an A+.

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The Republic has been closed for several weeks and, according to Richmond Magazine, it looks like owner Antonio Hawkins is being sued. Matthew Appleget, owner of the building, is suing for $168,820.69 in back rent, listed on the unlawful detainer summons on the front door. Hawkins has until May 23rd to come up with the money before a court date.

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According to, Lunch will expand its space at 1213 Summit Avenue to open…Supper! Rick Lyons, former owner of Bandito’s and The Republic, is aiming for a Fall 2013 opening. Supper will bring “eclectic signature down home cuisine to Richmond,” according to the website. During the transition Lunch will still serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but once Supper is up and running, Lunch will just serve breakfast and lunch, and Supper will serve lunch and dinner. Did you get all that? Check their site for more info.

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Julep’s New Southern Cuisine is turning 10! The Shockoe Bottom restaurant known for its Southern cuisine will celebrate the way a restaurant does best, with a big ‘ol dinner. Chef Doetzer has created a five course menu featuring Barboursville wine (winner of this year’s Governor’s cup) for the May 20th celebration. Tickets are $125.10 and are all inclusive. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 804.377.3968. Congrats, Julep’s!

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Believe it or not, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. We aren’t saying every mama wants to go out to brunch in celebration, but if that’s her thing, we’ve pulled a list together of restaurants with Mother’s Day offerings:


  • $11 to $15
  • 804.340.1580

Can Can

  • $9 – $14
  • 804.358.7274


  • $9 to $14
  • 804.353.4060


  • $5 to $14
  • 804.269.0023


  • $7 to $10
  • 804.353.2186


  • $6 to $17
  • 804.359.9690


  • $7 to $13
  • 804.288.7482


  • $7 to $16
  • 804.545.0565


  • $6 to $12
  • 804.358.2011

The Jefferson

  • Note: reservations are most likely full
  • Adults: $48.00; Children 6 – 12:  $22.95; Children 5 and under:  Free
  • 804.649.4677

The Omni

  • $46 Adults, $42 Seniors, $17 Children 6 to 12
  • 804.344.7000

The Roosevelt

  • $5 to $10
  • 804.658.1935

The Tobacco Company

  • $15.95 to $26.95
  • 804.782.9555

The Water Grill

  • $5.95 to $12.95
  • 804.353.3411
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