Bristol restaurateur J.R. Rusgrove has lost nearly 30 pounds in less than two months, and he has his new eatery, and his daughter’s culinary creativity with vegan dishes, to thank.
In May, Rusgrove and his wife, Leanne, opened their third city restaurant, Pure Foods Inc., on North Main Street. The healthy cafe, with salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls and smoothies, is a departure from their first two eateries: eggs, bacon and pancakes at their breakfast and lunch spot Parkside Cafe, and burgers and wings at their pub, Main Street Pint & Plate.
“We’ve even changed the way we’re eating. We were very much meat and potatoes people, bacon, French fries, whatever,” said Leanne Rusgrove. J.R., inspired by his