Neighborhood Groceries


Issue: January 2013

Posted: 12/27/12 10:59 AM

Little House Green Grocery is run by Jessica Goldberg (left) and Erin Wright in the Bellevue neighborhood. Photo by Rachel

A couple of Richmond neighborhoods are gaining new grocery stores that specialize in local and organic products. The first to open, Little House Green Grocery, at 1227 Bellevue Ave., was almost ready to stock the shelves when we spoke with co-owners Jessica Goldberg and Erin Wright in late November.

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Tay-Ho Restaurant

DATE POSTED: 12/17/12 4:17 PM

     Kim, Yuki and Sam Tu have been in the food industry for 23 years; they grew up in the Tan-A Supermarket, which their parents own. Now the three siblings have gone into business for themselves. On Nov. 18, the three siblings opened Tay-Ho Restaurant, (7927 W. Broad St., 346-0889), and began serving traditional Vietnamese food in a modern atmosphere.

Contestant Reflects on ‘Next Great Baker’


DATE POSTED: 12/17/12 11:22 AM

Last year, Melissa Payne, owner of Couture Cake Creations and co-owner of Sweets Couture in Chesterfield County, tried out for TLC’s Next Great Baker. After not being chosen as a contestant on season two, she decided to try one more time and was hand-picked by Buddy Valastro, star of theCake Boss, to compete on the show for this season.

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Dine Out, Help Others

A few Richmond chefs will be heating up the food scene on Monday (Nov. 19) to benefit hurricane relief and local food security efforts. Heritage restaurant will have a Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser, with proceeds from the event going to the Stephen Siller Foundation, which will distribute the funds to families in need in New York and New Jersey.

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A World of Possibilities

Sitting at a small table on the edge of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market patio on a crisp fall afternoon, Ingrid Schatz, the new bakery manager, describes her passion for making French macarons.

Schatz grew up traveling the world, from Russia to the Dominican Republic. She began her career as a pastry chef after spending three years working in finance and marketing in London, where she baked for friends on the side. It wasn’t until she told her mother about her dreams of becoming a pastry chef that her mother revealed that Schatz comes from a long line of Swedish bakers, including her great-grandfather and his brother.

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Food Day is Coming

Kids at Richmond Public Schools will have a chance to see if they like kale chips as part of the community’s second annual celebration of Food Day on Wednesday (Oct. 24).

“Richmond Public Schools have put together a menu of options that different schools can select from, says Stacy Luks, a member of Slow Food RVa’s leadership board and the coordinator of Richmond Food Day 2012. “They are going to be doing kale-chip tasting on Food Day, if not the whole week.”

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