Todd Manley, chef and owner of Pescados, a 6-year-old Caribbean- and Latin Americzan-inspired seafood restaurant in Midlothian, is preparing to open a second location in Richmond's Oregon Hill in late August or early September.
Manley says he wants to bring his creative cuisine to the urban neighborhood because of his love for the city. "I went to VCU, so I know the location well and I have friends there. … I found the open lot and took it," he explains.
Pescados China Street will share a core menu with the Midlothian branch at Village Marketplace Center but will offer more specials. The menus incorporate organic products and a daily fresh supply of fish in dishes such as the tilapia tacos — flour tortillas filled with grilled tilapia, sauce, greens, salsa and guacamole and served with coconut black beans.
Also unique to the China Street site, tapas and ceviche will be served at the bar. "We can call it elevated bar foods, or rather a Latin-Caribbean sushi bar," Manley says. He also plans to add a Sunday brunch.