Sub Rosa catches fire, Avalon has new owners, and meatballs get their own food truck

The big news yesterday was that Sub Rosa Bakery in Church Hill caught fire, but we also know that a new food truck will offer meatballs, a Fan staple gets new owners, and Devil’s Triangle is getting tastier.  

A fire broke out shortly after 12:00 AM at 620 N. 25th Street in Church Hill, where Sub Rosa Bakery operates on the first floor. Lt. Robbie Hagaman of the Richmond Fire Department said that investigators have determined the fire was “accidental in nature, with actual cause yet to be determined.” Most of the damage was done to the apartments located on the second floor and Sub Rosa co-owner Evin Dogu said the bakery is in good condition. They plan to be back on their feet as soon as possible. We will continue to update the story as more details become available here.

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According to Richmond Bizsense, Avalon has new owners. Walied Sanie and James Baldwin purchased the 19-year-old Main Street staple and will spruce it up to the tune of $50,000. Chef Jen Mindell (Rooster Cart, Don’t Look Back) will stay at Avalon and is currently working on a new menu. They plan to stay open during renovations. Avalon is located at 2619 W. Main Street.

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Bizsense is also reporting that there is a new food truck rolling our way filled with…meatballs! Howard Sanderson and Frank Terry will have The Meatball Company up and running in about two weeks. The pair will serve five different types of meatballs including traditional Italian along with barbeque pork, buffalo chicken, with more varieties. They plan to start out in the West End and Southside, but hope to make appearances at as many food truck courts as possible including at the VHS and Hardywood Park. Meals will cost between $8 to $10.

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According to Richmond Magazine, Devil’s Triangle is getting a new restaurant. In about two weeks, Elizabeth Bandazian will open Coriander Cafe inside of the Boone Food Bazaar, a new market going into the old Sheppard Street Market that’ll offer local produce, craft beers, and more at 704 N. Sheppard Street. The menu will be Mediterranean focused with salads, soups, quick sandwiches, and more. The menu will be fresh and healthy with plenty of vegetarian and vegan items available.

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Heritage is hosting Food For A Cure in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) on Monday April 15th. All ticket proceeds and 70% of alcohol sales will go to LLS in order to raise money for the Boy & Girl of the Year, kids fighting blood cancers, and the Man & Woman of the year who compete to raise funds in their honor. Not only is this a great cause, but hold onto your hats ladies and gents because the culinary lineup is amazing. Chefs include:

Mattias Haglund of Heritage and T. Leggett of The Roosevelt will also be tending bar for the evening. The prix-fixe dinner is just $75 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Heritage at 804.353.4060.

photo courtesy of Era Vintage

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