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Food News: New restaurants; shopping lessons

Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to

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Learn how to shop for healthier foods on a budget with a free shopping class offered Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. by a local physician. Get the details on this and a few other local healthy-eating events here.

- Dine -

Thirteen area eateries will participate in Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters 13th annual Taste of Fredericksburg on Oct. 4. Get all the details on the event here.

Kabab City opened recently in the Lee’s Hill Commercial Center in Spotsylvania County. It offers Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine as well as a hookah bar. Get more information here.

Taj Indian Cuisine has opened at the Greenbrier Shopping Center in Fredericksburg. Read more about it here.

A former University of Mary Washington student who has worked at restaurants for most of his life has helped transform the menu at Kybecca Wine Bar in downtown Fredericksburg. Learn more about Wade Truong here.

- Cook -

From microwaving corn to taking a veggies-first approach to meal planning, here are five quick lessons from my summer of CSA boxes.

- Live -

Can beets help you run faster, be a better athlete and have more energy? Nutrition columnist Jennifer Motl looks at studies that show this. Read her analysis here.

September is Hunger Action Month. Learn about the number of folks in need in our area and what you can do to help here.

Blue & Gray Brewing Co. is hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration tomorrow and Saturday. Get the details here.

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