Food News: Sad goodbyes, lady RVADine, ROGUE RAMEN, and Restaurant Week!

This week’s food news will put you on an emotional roller coaster. Whether it’s bidding adieu to a lovely downtown staple or celebrating two decades of another legend, there will be plenty of new tastings, pop-ups, and basically a copious amount of delicious food to help calm your hungry nerves.

We’ll start with the sad news: after almost two years in business, 525 at The Berry Burk closes its doors this Saturday. Owner Tom Haas, seems remorseful about the upcoming close, yet hopeful for the area’s future by writing to, “I regret that my role in that revival is at an end (at least temporarily), but I do believe fully in the future of our city, and in the great progress we’ve already made.” The place is open for lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks, and even takeout for those who would like to partake one last time.

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Inexperienced palates and veteran foodies rejoice! 2014 Spring Restaurant Week is next week, so check out our meticulously put together Restaurant Week Guide and make your reservations now! Drooling may happen…but it happens to the best of us.

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Legend Brewery is turning 20! Even though the beloved classic isn’t old enough to drink its own booze yet, we can still help it celebrate two decades of giving Richmond what it wants most: delicious local beer. This Saturday, experience awesome live music, endless amounts of BBQ, and a bubbly beverage for just $10.

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Devil’s Triangle welcomes a new addition, and it has nothing to do with fire pits or geometric shapes. In about three months, the former Black Hand spot will transform into a new sushi restaurant run by the awesome Kevin Mak, who owns Akida and Carytown Sushi.

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We know, we know, you were really good at adding a few extra ingredients to your ramen in college and then letting the microwave do the work. But you deserve better now! Shoryuken Ramen, the pop-up ramen concept brought to us by Will Richardson, will host its first pop-up inside a restaurant at The Rogue Gentlemen on Monday, April 21st. We’re almost positive the event’s on the brink of being all booked up, so make your reservations now!

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As if next week couldn’t get any better with amazing local food for our culinary enjoyment, the Women in Richmond Dining fundraising dinner will feature the awesome ladies of #rvadine to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Tickets are $75, and from the value these women have brought to the local dining scene, it’s worth every penny.

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Boka Tako Bar in the Fan is officially open and successfully dishing out delicious tacos from 11:00 AM — 12:00 AM during the week, and until 3:00 AM on weekends! This only proves that tacos are good at just about every hour of the day. Seriously. I want one now, actually.

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Third time has got to be charm, right? Dixie Chicken made a valiant effort, Beagle’s BBQ gave it a half-hearted shot, but now a new restauranteur that has moved into 1203 Westover Hills Boulevard on the city’s Southside: Jamaican Jerk House. Here’s a look at the menu; they’re open now(ish)!

Photo by: taberandrew

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