MarieBette Cafe & Bakery

Petite MarieBette debuts downtown with a new co-owner, Will Darsie, and lovely baked goods. 
Photo: Corbett Smithson

MarieBetter: Bakery adds downtown location

MarieBette Café & Bakery spin-off Petite MarieBette is now open at 105 E. Water St., offering coffee and baked goods (of course!), as well as breakfast sandwiches and grab-and-go lunch. Longtime MarieBette employee Will Darsie co-owns the new spot, and will manage it. The son of a chef (mom) and a farmer (dad), Darsie moved […]

Box’d Kitchen owner Curtis Woo says combining food styles, such as putting kimchi on pizza, comes naturally. Photo by Eze Amos

Box’d Kitchen focuses on modern Mediterranean

By Sam Padgett and Erin O’Hare Box’d Kitchen, a restaurant that recently opened at 909 W. Main St. in the same block as Benny Deluca’s and Asian Express, eludes a concise description: Its Yelp page claims it serves Mediterranean food, but the decor looks Asian. And its name is reminiscent of a pizza joint, […]

Although Janet Dob and Cynthia Viejo are expanding their wholesale Bake’mmm bagel business to more than 400 Kroger and Earth Fare stores, you’ll still be able to satisfy your bagelini cravings at the City Market. Staff photo

The Bageladies zero in on expanded market

Not long after Janet Dob moved from Colorado to Free Union, Virginia, she received an unexpected email: “Are you the woman who made the bagels that my mom fed me every day before school?” it read. Email was still a relatively novel thing in the late 1990s, and Dob was touched that this college student […]