Hope you’re staying nice and toasty today. And if you went out to the store and bought bread, milk and eggs yesterday here are three french toast recipes, perfect for a snow-filled day: Pinch of Yum – cinnamon streusel french toast cups | Broma Bakery – Almond Bostock [the Beyonce of French Toast] | Cup of Joe – The best french toast you’ll ever have Richmond restaurant updates. Not too much going on this month as far as openings/closings but a few announcements did pop up on my radar. (1) Lunch has officially commenced at Tazza Kitchen in Scott’s Addition, now if only we could get them to deliver to Shockoe Bottom. (2) Brunch on Monday’s at Little Saint? That’s what this little announcement seems to indicate. (3) The Rogue Gentleman is still closed from its recent pipe bursting fiasco. Stay tuned for a reopening date. (4) Dutch & Co. just introduced No Corkage Fee Mondays –…

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So, we have a little tradition here at Let’s Share A Dish that every year, we visit Stella’s for both of our birthdays — once in January and once in September. We started with lunch back in January of 2014, and four years later, we’re still going strong. We’ve done a lot of dinners in the years since, but this year we decided to switch things up and do a birthday brunch. Before we get to talking about the food, there’s one important thing you should know about brunch at Stella’s. The restaurant only takes reservations for groups of six or more during lunch or brunch, so if you’re a smaller party and you can’t make a reservation, you should get there right when they open at 10 a.m. or even a few minutes before. On our recent visit, there was already a Millie’s style line outside the door at 10…

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Billy Jack’s Shack, Hardywood heads west and more. A second restaurant from the owners of Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is set to open in Richmond this spring, Billy Jack’s Shack. Described in Richmond BizSense as Jack Brown’s on steroids, I’m already excited. A ribbon cutting for Hardywood West Creek took place this week, with brewing expected to start in late February. Last but not least, the 2018 Elby award nominations are out, so take a look and see if any of your favorite spots made the cut. The first new menu item in over a decade. Last week, the internet was abuzz with the news that with the new year, In-N-Out was introducing a new item to its very limited menu for the first time in 15 years — hot chocolate. Available at all 328 locations, the beverage is served with mini marshmallows on the side. The most recent item…

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If your new year’s resolution is to cook more at home/be a better home cook. Here’s a challenge where you cook 90 meals in 30 days. I did #cook90 last year (evidence here, here and here) and it forced me out of my cooking comfort zone. If you want to join the challenge run by Epicurious’ David Tamarkin, sign up for the (free) weekly meal plans and grocery lists here. And for inspiration check out the #cook90 tag on Instagram. Even though I’m not committing to the challenge again this year, I will commit to making this garlic and herby shrimp soup this weekend. Sometimes when one door opens, another door closes — wait is that how it goes? Okay, that’s not the real saying, but it is what’s happening to our friends over at Idle Hands Bread Company. The short: the new location on Strawberry Street in the Fan has been so popular,…

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Last minute shopping? You might be running up against shipping deadlines online, but there’s still plenty of time to fill that empty space under your tree with local items – and we have some suggestions for you. Check out our local holiday gift guide for recommendations on five gifts for the food-loving friend or family member in your life. In the kitchen. It’s that time of year where many of us are fortunate enough to have a few extra days off from work. If that time means you find yourself in the kitchen a little more than normal, I’m just going to leave these recipes from Tasting Table for French onion soup dumplings and a pomegranate curd tart right here. A lesson in crisis communications. If you’re a chef, it’s probably not the best idea to include one of your recipes along with any kind of public apology. For some reason, Mario Batali…

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