Sweet Treats by Angie keeps sweet teeth singing merrily with creative and inventive creations. These confections include gummy butterflies, freshly made fudge, and chocolate popcorn. The store also sells candy by the pound, make gourmet candy apples, and can customize a candy bouquet or candy buffet for a special occasion.
A wooden sign painted with a golden coronet beckons passersby to "gather ye friends and make merrie." The path beyond—bordered by neatly planted bushes—leads to a white-walled cottage wherein patrons dine on cottage pie and bangers and mash. But this isn't an idyllic hideaway in the English countryside. It's Virginia⎯Preservation Park, to be exact. Part of the New Kent Courthouse Village, Rose & Crown Tavern aims to re-create an atmosphere of British rural living among the brick fireplaces and broad windows of a restored vintage home. Besides the aforementioned English classics, executive chef Jim Craven also whips up plenty of fare from the colonies, from shrimp and grits to a 10-ounce Angus beef burger.
Chef Robin Upchurch and general manager Tom Hayes are the mother-son duo behind Sandston Kitchen and, according to a feature in the Henrico Citizen, have set up shop in the Sandston building to serve up "a simple but traditional menu of comfort food staples." Diners will find hearty hot and cold sandwiches, along with burgers, housemade mac and cheese, and a specialty dubbed The Rochester Combo Plate—a tribute to Tom's former home. In addition to sit-down dining in the restaurant, the pair also offers catering for special events and boxed lunches for people who love boxes.
Italian and Middle Eastern dishes share table space at G's Pizza & Grill, a restaurant with a relaxing, family-oriented ambiance. Seated at tables draped with red tablecloths, diners savor specialty pizzas and pasta dishes along with gyros, curry, and kebabs. Some dishes feature a fusion of Italian and Middle Eastern flavors, such as the greek pizza, which comes topped with feta cheese and lamb gyro meat.