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Food News: Nov. 10

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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The owners of downtown Fredericksburg’s Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen have launched a new business. Read about the Blackbird Pie Company here.

The Bruster’s ice cream shop that was in the Made in Virginia Store in downtown Fredericksburg has closed, and the store is now looking for another restaurateur to run the food counter. More details here.

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Eyup and Nurcan Izler own Smyrna Mediterranean Cuisine and Cafe in South Stafford. They gave a really interesting

Eyup and Nurcan Izler

interview for the business section’s The Deal section, including some discussion of their mission to bring healthier food to people’s plates. Read it here.

Angela’s Restaurant in Thornburg is moving to a new location in the Traveler’s Row Shopping Center. Bill Freehling has details here.

Two area coffee shops have applied for ABC licenses, to add wines and other alcoholic beverages to their menus. Read about Spotsylvania’s Solid Grounds and Fredericksburg’s Blackstone Coffee and their plans here.

This week’s review: 909 Saloon in Fredericksburg

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Lidia Bastianich has a new cookbook out about Italian food cooked in America. Read Beverly Meyer’s review of the book here.


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