Food & Drink

Midlothian meets (or marries) Munich

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Fest Biergarten, which takes orders by QR code from tables made of 100-year-old German pine, reminds us that the best dining never really goes away, it just evolves. The biergarten was born in the 1600s. Back then, the risk of fire was too great for German brewers to boil grain in the summer so they’d bury beers made months before […]

A pizzeria and perseverance: At Jo-Jo’s South, a family doubles down to stay afloat

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As employees prepare for a Wednesday lunch rush at Jo-Jo’s Famous NY Style Pizza and Subs South, Amy Armetta, who owns the place with her husband Enrico, settles into a seat at a gleaming lacquered table to chat about their new restaurant. Business is picking up. Until a few weeks ago, they’d only been open for dinner. Sunlight streams in […]

Youth run the ranch at Two Compadres

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Two Compadres Taqueria Bar and Grill is a big operation. On busy weekend nights a staff of close to 20 serves up to 150 customers at a time. Seating is split almost evenly between an outdoor patio you can see along Midlothian Turnpike at the Midlothian Village Square Shopping Center and tables inside. The menu is big, too. Dozens of […]

Still smokin’: Launched in 1975, Brocks Bar-B-Que stands the test of time

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Even before their father Charlie Brock cooked his first hog for friends at Pocahontas State Park in 1971, his sons sold vegetables from the family garden at a roadside stand on Route 10, where their family restaurant stands today. Back then, 35 or 45 minutes might pass sometimes before a car would pass by, Jimmy Brock remembers. Route 10 was […]

Bon Air’s Perk! marks seven years of coffee, comestibles and community

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On Valentine’s Day, Perk! Coffee and Lunchbox celebrated seven years in business at the Bon Air Shopping Center on Buford Road, and according to owner Christophile Konstas, emerges from the pandemic stronger than ever. Konstas first floated her idea for a Bon Air coffee shop to a pair of friends in the summer of 2014, longing for a place where […]

Third time, still a charm: Triple Crossing Brewery settles into its newest location at Winterfield Crossing

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On the website promoting Chesterfield’s new Winterfield Crossing, a mixed-use development with office, retail and restaurant space in Midlothian, BDC Blackwood claims its location is “Designed for Modern Life with a Nod to the Past.” Triple Crossing Brewery fits the bill perfectly. The brewery was founded eight years ago by two Monacan High School grads and a classmate’s friend, Adam […]

Saheb Indian Bistro makes the exotic accessible

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Part of the appeal of going to a restaurant is finding something delicious that may be too difficult or unfamiliar to prepare at home. Indian food fits the bill perfectly for many Americans, and Shayam Sharma’s Saheb Indian Bistro is committed to making sure the experience is fun for the whole family. Saheb Indian Bistro is located in Midlothian’s Village […]


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