Bryan Voltaggio is expanding his empire in Virginia. Richmond Magazine reports Family Meal, Voltaggio's diner-style restaurant, will open at The Shops at Willow Lawn in early 2015. It will be very similar to the Frederick restaurant of the same name. From the article:
"Family Meal, given the name, may not be quite what you expect. It has a roster of comfort food, but things like the Voltaggio-inflected duck-fat-fried French fries, salads with charred Little Gem lettuce and halibut with rhubarb lobster sauce are mixed in with fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and the house-cured pastrami sandwich. 'The menu will change with the seasons and location," says Voltaggio, "but the most popular, key items will remain.'"
This will be the third Family Meal restaurant, and the second in Virginia; another is slated for Ashburn later this year.
Voltaggio's business partner, Hilda Staples, is also involved with a Richmond project from another D.C. chef. Staples and Mike Isabella are bringing Graffiato to Richmond.
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