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Food news: Gourmet grocer coming to Colonial Beach

Catching up on food news from the past week and food happenings around the region, with a sprinkling of other interesting tidbits from around the Web. Look for this every Thursday. Submit events to

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Rocky Denson plans to open a gourmet grocery in Colonial Beach.

A gourmet grocery is coming to Colonial Beach. Rocky Denson hopes to open Denson’s Grocery, which will carry dairy-fresh milk, fresh-caught seafood and more, on Memorial Day. Read more about Denson’s plans here.

This is a big weekend for farmers market openings. Orange, Culpeper and King George will all host their first markets of the season. More information here.

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Area residents will soon have yet another place to go eat a cheeseburger. Florida-based Cheeburger Cheeburger plans to open a location in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre. More information on the Business Browser blog.

Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible will sweep into County Fare restaurant in Stafford County this weekend to try to turn around the struggling business. Read more here.

This week’s review: Foode in Fredericksburg

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Sara Foster’s “Foster’s Market” was a favorite lunch and breakfast spot when I was a student in Chapel Hill, N.C. You were guaranteed an imaginative meal made with fresh ingredients. Foster’s latest cookbook, “Southern Kitchen,” is a beautiful book of recipes that focus on seasonal, local ingredients. Read Bev Meyer’s review here.

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Columnist Delise Dickard offered insights and news about living a gluten-free lifestyle in this week’s Healthy Living section. Even if you’ve never needed to eliminate gluten from your diet, Dickard’s column urges sensitivity toward those for whom exposure to this protein can trigger painful reactions. Read Dickard’s column here, and read her interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano of the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research here.

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