New restaurants in April

Eight new restaurants / venues / record stores opened in April–it’s a diverse group.

Chef MaMusu’s African-Caribbean Cuisine

April 5th

Chef MaMusu’s opened their second location in the former Parkside Cafe spot on Forest Hill. They’ll serve the same classic West African cuisine as the location downtown on Main Street.

Monument City Coffee & Records

April 7th

Monument City Coffee & Records might be the only place in town where you can flip some records while sipping some beer (please don’t spill the beer on the records, though). In addition to vinyl and hops, they’ve got food and coffee–the four basic building blocks of life.

Dash Kitchen + Carry

April 8th

Jessica and Josh Bufford, high off of their success with Toast and the critically acclaimed Estilo, have opened a fast casual restaurant in the heart of VCU. In addition to burgers, sandwiches, and the like, they offer milkshakes.

Boka Tako Bar

April 11th

The Tako Empire expands! First the cart, then the Kantina, now the Tako Bar, next THE KWORLD. Joking aside, we’re pretty excited about a Robinson Street taco spot.

Triple Crossing Brewing Company

April 11th

Richmond’s newest brewery…for now! Triple Crossing offers a great menu of classic English-inspired beer styles tucked away in a charming-but-hidden part of Monroe Ward. I anticipate many an after-work happy hour spent on their deck, beer in hand.

Caribbean Seafood and Jamaican Jerk House

April 15th

Third time has got to be charm, right? Dixie Chicken made a valiant effort, Beagle’s BBQ gave it a half-hearted shot, and now we’ve got a new restauranteur moved into 1203 Westover Hills Boulevard. Good luck!

The Broadberry

April 17th

On the dining side of things, The Camel’s executive chef, Xavier Beverly, will team up with Matt McDonald of Joe’s Inn to develop the Broadberry’s menu. On the music side of things, The Broadberry will accommodate 350 people–a big enough space to attract regional and national bands on tour who would otherwise skip a stop in Richmond.


April 23rd

Shyndigz serves up incredible desserts that will destroy any diet in the flash of a fork. Seriously, just browse through some of their photos on Facebook and you risk diabetic shock (but in a good way). They’ve got limited hours Wednesday through Thursday–for which our wallets and waistlines are thankful.

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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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