NEW VIDEO: Van smashes into Carytown restaurant

Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 13, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - The owner of The Daily Kitchen & Bar in Carytown said his restaurant would remain closed today, but would reopen Wednesday. Early Tuesday morning a minivan drove through the restaurant's front window. No one was hurt. [Click here to read more about the accident]

Restaurant owner Ted Wallof, in an attempt to make the best out of a bad situation, offered up a free dinner to the person who tweeted the best joke about the unfortunate circumstance.

"Best joke (in next 24 hours) about our new drive thru wins a free dinner," he tweeted.

Here are some of the early entries:

"You hear about the new special at the Daily? It was a smash," tweeted @fiftyeight.

"Food war heats up as Short Pump sends minivan crashing into @DailyKitchenBar," tweeted @WTFitz99.