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Central and Southern Virginia
- The Richmond Region Mimosa Trail is the newest addition to Richmond’s food and drink scene. The self-guided tour has options for over 40 restaurants in the region that all feature delicious mimosas and brunch options.
- Selvedge Brewing, which has lived inside The Wool Factory since it opened in 2020, is moving to a new location in Charlottesville’s Bellair neighborhood. Selvedge will open in its new home January 12, 2024.
- The Virginia Foothills Distillery & Company is coming to Orange County in early 2024.
- Fallen Tree Vineyard is slated to open in Spring 2024.
- Marylou, an upscale soul food restaurant, is set to move into the previous Postbellum restaurant location in Richmond’s Fan District in March 2024.
- Harry’s at Hofheimer is a modern speakeasy-inspired restaurant focused on craft cocktails and innovative new American cuisine. Harry’s opened in October 2023 inside the iconic Hofheimer Building in Scott’s Addition in Richmond. The art deco-themed bar has a twist of modern style while paying homage to the character of its historic home. Custom commissioned portraits of famous people named Harry, created by local artist Todd Hale, adorn the entire 2,000 square foot restaurant.
- And Dim Sum, a modern Chinese cocktail house, opened in November 2023 in the former Max’s on Broad space in Richmond’s Arts District.
- Echelon Wine Bar opened in November 2023 in the former Bistro Bobette space in Richmond’s Shockoe Slip. The wine bar will serve farm-to-table small plates alongside wines by the bottle and glass. Offerings also include weekly wine classes, monthly dinners, WSET certification classes, a wine club and more.
- Fanboy, a cocktail bar and vinyl listening room with full kitchen, opened in November 2023 on Richmond’s Broad Street next door to parent restaurant Sabai. Fanboy also features a funky wine selection and an extensive non-alcoholic drink list.
- Sincero, a new Mexican-American restaurant, opened in November 2023 in Jackson Ward. Sincero started as a pop-up at local breweries before having a food stall at Hatch Local Food Hall in Manchester.
- Floris, an English and French inspired tearoom, opened in December 2023 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The menu at Floris will change seasonally and with special exhibitions. Each new menu will link tea traditions with VMFA’s art collection. The tea service will be a fixed price of $45 per person and $65 for special holiday tea events.
- Farm + Oak opened in December 2023 in Innsbrook at the former home of Natalie’s Taste of Lebanon. Farm + Oak is a “progressive Southern table” restaurant serving lunch, brunch and dinner. This is the 10th restaurant from the Lindsey Food Group, known for downtown restaurants Lillie Pearl, Buttermilk and Honey, and ML Steak.
- Ripple Ray’s is coming to Carytown in Spring 2024. The new Southern-style bar and restaurant is taking over the former Weezie’s Kitchen and Town Hall spot. Ripple Ray’s is named after one of owner Katie Jarvis’ favorite songs by the Grateful Dead, “Ripple,” as well as her late father who was a scuba diver.
- Farm brewery Lark Brewing Co. will open in Aldie in 2024. The brewery will feature a 6,800 sq ft timber frame facility housing the brewing area, a tasting room with a food menu and a gift shop.
- Rappahannock Oyster Co. plans to roll out its fifth oyster bar in the international terminal of Dulles International Airport in April 2024. The modern-meets-casual seafood eatery will feature 90 seats and a wraparound bar.
Coastal Virginia – Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore
- The 1710 Tavern in Tappahannock opened in September 2023 after undergoing an extensive renovation of the 1710 building, which still includes many original features, including glass windows, large wood burning fireplaces, local Heart Pine flooring, exposed beams and woodwork. The restaurant serves classic dishes in a rustic tavern setting.
- La Tavola Italiano opened at 46 King Street in Onancock in December 2023. The menu features an array of pasta dishes and wood-fired oven pizzas.
- Drift Restaurant and Bar and Muse Pizzeria and Arcade are coming to historic Colonial Beach in early 2024. Drift will offer an elevated seafood experience, and Muse will be a nod to the arcades that once lined the Colonial Beach boardwalk. Both will have outdoor seating along the waterfront. The restaurants are adjacent to the town pier and Hawthorn Street on the Potomac River.
- Coastal Fermentory is building a second location in Newport News, with expected opening in early 2024.
- Morelia Mexican Restaurant is expected to open in Surry in February 2024.
- Aslin Beer Company’s new Virginia Beach brewery, located at 823 Virginia Beach Boulevard, is expected to open in March 2024.
- The Fiddlin’ Pig Pub is coming to Smithfield in Spring 2024. 100 Main will be transformed into an authentic British Pub, complete with savory meat pies, fish and chips, bangers and mash, scotch eggs, and real cask ale, brewed by Virginia Beer and hand pumped through a beer engine.
- 5 Fields Brewing Co. will open in Spring 2024 next door to Indian Fields Tavern in Charles City County.
Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Mountains
- BMC Bakes opened on North Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg in December 2023. The new bakery is completely gluten-free, with dairy-free and vegan options also available.
- Wolf Gap Vineyard recently added a new pavilion, built a new winery production area, and transformed its former space into a rustic den. In 2024, the winery will be releasing several new wines, including a 2022 Cabernet Franc and Chateau Chardonnay.
- Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro will launch a new Hermitage Hill Cider in February 2024. Stable Craft’s new Heritage Hill Cider will appeal to an audience that enjoys ciders from sweet to dry, providing a gluten free option, and bringing beer and cider fans together. Stable Craft will also be offering an exclusive Vow Renewal with Elvis Impersonator package add-on to its private heated igloo rentals starting February 9, 2024.
- Stave & Cork, a new wine bar and cheese shop, opened in Salem in October 2023. The shop offers sandwiches, charcuterie, and wine tastings with vintages from all over the world.
- Queen City Bistro is coming to downtown Staunton in January 2024. The restaurant plans to serve American staples like steak and salmon, pasta, homemade gnocchi, and crab cakes.
- Six & Sky Rooftop Grille, Roanoke’s first panoramic rooftop restaurant, is set to open in the heart of Downtown Roanoke in January 2024. The restaurant is located on top of Center in the Square, which is home to five museums and a 6,000-gallon aquarium. Six & Sky will serve seafood, steaks, and spirits with a scenic view of the Roanoke Valley and sky.
- Pollard 107 South, a “modern, but casual” American restaurant in downtown Vinton, opened September 2023. This eatery comes from the restaurateurs who own Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company in Roanoke and Salem and Cast Plates & Pints.
- The Alley Cat opened in September 2023 in downtown Rocky Mount. Offering 100+ beers along with pub fare, the restaurant doubles as a music venue and frequently hosts live performances. The Alley Cat is the sister establishment to Olde Towne Social House and is located downstairs.
Southwest Virginia – Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia
- Beliveau Farm and Winery in Blacksburg has a new tasting room and event space, The Sugar Shack Tasting Room, which opened at the end of 2023. In early 2024 and beyond, the winery will be hosting high-end dinners by reservation only, and renting out The Sugar Shack for corporate retreats, gatherings, and holiday parties.
- The Well on Main coffee shop opened in the town of Clintwood in September 2023.
- Happy Juice, a local drink and gift shop, opened in Clintwood in September 2023.
- Papa Julio’s opened in Abingdon in September 2023. The restaurant serves up tacos, tequila, and fun!
- Wheelers Bagels & Coffee opened in Bristol in October 2023. This drive-thru only shop serves fresh bagels, bagel sandwiches, and coffee.
- The Blue Hills Community Market relocated to the Abingdon Commons on 238 West Main Street in December, serving as the anchor store of an artisan food center that celebrates the gifts of a growing regional food culture. Blue Hills Community Market supports local growers and food producers as it pursues a mission of promoting healthy people and healthy communities.
- Squabble State Farms is coming to Washington County in Spring 2024. Three miles from the new Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the vision is a 68-acre agritourism destination featuring an apple orchard, hard cidery, distillery, nature trails, music venue, and scenic views for miles.
- Southern Craft BBQ & Great Oak Brewing will expand with a new location in Norton in late spring or early summer 2024. This dynamic duo will be located in the former Sugar Hills Cidery location.
- Delta Blues will be expanding its footprint with the opening of a new location in Abingdon in 2024. The locally owned and operated, Memphis inspired BBQ restaurant and catering company’s original establishment is located on State Street in Bristol.
- Urban Thistle Bakery is coming to downtown Bristol in 2024 and will offer gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods and bistro items.