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Food News: Lots of restaurant comings and goings

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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Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood Cafe and Asian Diner Restaurant are both coming to the Southpoint II development in Spotsylvania County. More details here.

County Fare in Stafford County, the local restaurant that was featured on an episode of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, will close its doors for good after this Sunday. More here.

F.W. Sullivans hopes to open on William Street in downtown Fredericksburg by the end of this month. More specifics from Bill Freehling here. And in other downtown news, Barefoot’s Seafood on Sophia Street has closed.

Venice Italian and Bella J Cucina in Locust Grove have merged into one restaurant. Cathy Jett has details here.

This week’s review: Baba Ganoush Mediterranean Grill in Fredericksburg

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Get a dietitian’s perspective on the lovely fruits and vegetables of fall harvest season with this column from Healthy Living’s Jennifer Motl. She offers her top 10 fall fruits and veggies and easy ways to cook them.

- Live -

Area farmers and other business owners gathered last week for a workshop on agri-tourism. Robin Knepper has this report on a new way for farms to bring in revenue.

Kool-Aid, Reese’s peanut butter cups and mac and cheese are among the foods being deep-fried at the State Fair in Doswell this year. Read Rob Hedelt’s report here.

A chili cookoff and more await you at this year’s Chili Fest, sponsored by the Star Radio Group and Classic Iron Motorcycles. Find all the details here.

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