Richmond Magazine.com has news that made my mouth water.
C&M Galley Kitchen, the new venture by Manny Mendez and Chris DiLauro is set to open Monday in Stratford Hills “whether we’re ready or not,” says Mendez, who is also a partner in Kuba Kuba, while DiLauro owns Bacchus.
The restaurant is at 2805 Hathaway Road, formerly home to the Stratford Grill, which had been around since the late 1950s, Mendez says.
DiLauro, who lives down the street from there, noticed a “for rent” sign in the window and inquired about it, then talked to restaurateur Johnny Giavos, who put him in touch with Mendez. “Next thing you know, Chris and I are partners,” says Mendez, adding that Giavos is their “not-so-silent partner — and friend.”