Three new restaurants opened in February.
Pomegranate, which opened February 4th, is the latest venture by chef Kevin LaCivita. The Pomegranate Menu has appetizers ranging from $6 pumpkin soup to $15 Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras w/polenta cake. Entrees run the gamut of a $17 chicken cassoulet to a $27 tenderloin of beef with roasted marrow bone and foie gras butter. Check out this nice piece from Richmond.com on chef LaCivita.
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You might not know Joseph Lo Presti, but it’s likely you know his food. Joseph is the founder of both Piccola Italy and Maldini’s. His latest venture, Pane e Vino Wine Bar & Trattoria, located at 2617 West Broad Street, is now open to give locals another wine and Mediterranean option. The lunch menu leans heavily on appetizers but also offers, tapas, sandwiches, and pizza; the dinner menu gives you pasta, land, and sea options.
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Most Richmonders already know the beauty that is a Sugar Shack doughnut. Now folks downtown can enjoy a bit of that doughnuty goodness, all within walking distance, at Sugar Shack Coffee (1110 B East Main Street). It took the shop less then 60 days to go from lease to selling doughnuts–which might be a record for local businesses. They’ve also added fresh, in house juices, fruit cups, and yogurt parfait.
View a full list of the restaurants that have opened in 2014 here.