Since the closure of Parkside Kitchen in April, Richmond has wanted for breakfast and lunch options. That'll change this fall when Ryan and Jessica Bunce, co-owners of Burlington's Barrio Bakery and Pizza Barrio, open One Radish in the space at 39 Esplanade that housed Parkside and, before that, On the Rise Bakery.
Ryan's menu, still in development, will revolve around straightforward, easy-eating fare crafted with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. "We want it to be approachable, predictable and accessible to everyone in town," Jessica tells Seven Days. Breakfasts will likely include the expected hash browns, eggs and scrambles, such as Mexican-style migas made with fried corn tortillas and tousled eggs. Lunch items such as pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads will make ample use of the wood-fired oven and grill.
The Bunces started considering the expansion after hiring a full-time manager at Barrio a year ago. "That really freed up my time to consider this an option," says Jessica, who grew up in nearby Jericho. When they stepped inside the space, something clicked. Ryan had been dreaming of working with a wood-fired oven, and the kitchen was ready to go. "Everything is in beautiful condition," Bunce says. With a little paint and new furniture, she adds, the space will soon have that warm and inviting neighborhood vibe for which Barrio Bakery is well-known.
The Bunces plan to open One Radish for breakfast and lunch in October, then add dinner in spring 2017. Learn more at its Kickstarter page.
The original print version of this article was headlined "Barrio Nuevo"