Food news: Doughnut news!, new restaurant owners, and Sub Rosa returns

Breaking doughnut news (our favorite kind), a couple of restaurants are snapped up off the market, and there’s even a festival in this week’s Food News.

BREAKING DOUGHNUT NEWS. Two doughnut staples, Dixie Donuts in Carytown and Daylight Donuts in the West End have joined forces to create a new, stronger, united doughnut front. The newly merged venture will operate under the “Dixie Donuts” brand with Betsy Thomas and James Frank (of Dixie Donuts) managing day-to-day operations. I also hear tell that the merger will bring yeast doughnuts to the Carytown location, quenching what was once a cake-doughnut-filled desert. Hurrah!

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A couple of weeks ago, Angie and Randy Dudley bought Zeus Gallery Cafe in the Museum District. The pair plan on keeping things pretty much the same—at least for now—so fans of the existing Cafe shouldn’t get their knickers in a knot. If the Dudleys look familiar it’s because they have decades of experience between the two of them at Buddy’s in The Fan.

The building housing the restaurant and neighboring businesses is also for sale, if, you know, you’re trying to drop some fat stacks.

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This Sunday and Monday the JCC hosts the annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival. They’ll have your tzimmes, shwarma, galumpki, and delicious treats from Bubbe’s Bakery (baklava!). You can get at the full menu here (PDF), and if all of that looks like Greek (Hebrew?) to you, check out our Richmond Jewish Festival guide for rookies.

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The time has come! Sub Rosa Bakery reopens January 18th, that’s this Saturday. They’ve passed inspection, scraped the “condemned” notice off of the front window, and are back to baking bread, making wonderful treats, and whatever else it is that bakers do. Church Hill is in the midst of this super positive explosion right now, and I’m unconvinced that it can handle the return of a beloved business. It’s just too much awesome for one neighborhood!

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StyleWeekly has the word that Bryon and Nicole Jessee, owners of Shyndigz bakery, have purchased the former Bogart’s spot on Cary Street. The bakery has basically locked down Richmond Magazine’s “Best Dessert in Richmond” award, and now looks to bring their signature insanity cakes1 downtown.

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Deep in the heart of VCU a new restaurant arises! Specifically TNT Diner-Myte, which is located at 802 W. Broad Street. This new venture comes from a source both expected and unexpected: the new owner worked at Capital One as a cook before opening this restaurant, but the property has been in the family for decades. They serve breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Richmond BizSense has some more details.

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Hold the phone! Loveland Distributing Company has picked up another craft beer for us to stock our fridges with: Sweet Water Brewing Company out of Atlanta. This excites me and should excite you, too.

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And finally, the weekly Tapside video. This week Crossroads is hosting a live tapping of the special edition Hardywood’s Sidamo Coffee Stout.

I…think this video might be NSFW?

Photo by: nevermindtheend

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  1. A term I just made up, but take a look at their cake gallery. The fact that they have a “cake gallery” should tell you something. 
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