New restaurants: August 2013

Richmond saw four (well, let’s call it 3.5) new restaurants open up in the month of August.

August’s four restaurants bring the 2013 total of new Richmond eateries to 33. Yeah, that’s almost three dozen new places to sink your teeth into. We’re on pace for 50 new restaurants this year! Dang!

Check out the full list of 2013’s new restaurants here.

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Jessica and Josh Bufford, owners of the neighboring Toast, opened Estilo, a new restaurant that will focus on “foods from Central and South America, with an emphasis on Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and Mexico.” And good news, people, Estilo is now open for lunch Monday – Friday starting at 11:00 AM.

  • 7021 Three Chopt Road
  • Monday – Friday • 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday – Sunday • 5:00 – 10:00 PM

PS. They’ve got a happy hour from 4:00 – 7:00 PM every day featuring 23 cocktails, six draft beers, and eight draft wines.

Social52 Kitchen & Craft Bar

Remember the Avalon! The Fan staple, now renamed to Social52 Kitchen & Craft Bar, has new ownership, a new name, a new concept, and (finally) draft beer! In addition to the six draft beers, Social52 plans to have over 70 beers in stock. The menu will focus on “eclectic new-American fare.”

  • 2619 W. Main Street
  • Daily • 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Southern Railway Taphouse

Southern Railway Taphouse opened up down in Shockoe Bottom at the former Southern Railway Deli spot. The focus is, can you guess? Brews!–they feature 40 taps. The Taphouse is a new project from the owners of Off the Hooka which is just around the block.

  • 111 Virginia Street
  • Monday – Thursday • 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday • 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Saturday • 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Sunday • 12:00 – 10:00 PM

Sweet Teas Southern Cuisine

They’ve got chicken and waffles, strawberry tea, and “the best candied yams in Richmond.” You gotta like a place that makes tea a priority.

  • 1800 E. Main Street
  • Monday – Friday • 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday • 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday • 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Photo courtesy of Social52

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  1. schlep on said:

    Any word on My Noodle at Stuart Court?

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