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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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Where are folks in our area buying groceries? Food Lion has the largest market share in the area, according to Food World magazine’s 2011 market study of the Mid-Atlantic region. Giant and Walmart are both gaining ground on the grocer, though. Read more here.

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A Southern-style restaurant could be coming to the Chimneys building on Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Suni McMath, who ran a similar restaurant that recently closed in South Carolina, has applied for city tax incentives to open in the building. Learn more here.

New name and menu coming for the Fredericksburg Pub at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Read more here.

Hungry for pizza? got a pretty good discussion of the region’s best pizza joints going last week on its Facebook page. Check out the suggestions here, and you just might find yourself with a new favorite pizza kitchen.

An Italian gelato shop plans to open in August in the former location of Carvel Ice Cream in Southpoint II in Spotsylvania. This is one of three new eateries coming to the shopping center, including Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and Buffalo Wild Wings. Cathy Jett has details here.

The Solid Grounds Coffee House & Cafe opened last week at Spotsylvania Courthouse Village. Bill Freehling has more here.

This week’s review: La Rosetta Ristorante in Stafford County

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Very soon, home gardeners will find themselves with more zucchini than they can handle. Here are some ways to manage the bounty.


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