Rise – Short Pump opens tomorrow at 7 a.m. at 11561 W. Broad St. in Short Pump, the first Virginia location of the North Carolina based chain Rise Biscuits and Donuts known for – no surprise here – the biscuits and donuts. We had a chance to check out a sneak peek of Rise – Short Pump Friday morning and we didn’t hold back when ordering if the pictures below are any indication. We ordered two biscuits, one with fried green tomato and pimento cheese and another with bacon egg and cheese. We also ordered a half dozen donuts to take back to our office including one giant apple fritter — seriously, look at the size of this thing!   Everything we had was delicious, especially the biscuit sandwiches. Even though breakfast sandwiches are fairly simple, it’s not always easy to do them right — sometimes the eggs aren’t cooked right or…

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Good news and bad news. The bad news: one of our favorite markets, JM Stock Provisions, announced this week that the Richmond location is closing. They do plan to reopen at some point, when they can find a location that better suits them. You can read the full announcement, which they sent out via newsletter, here. It’s hard to find a bright side here, but if there is one, it’s that Meat Club remains. You can find all the details about that on this handy-dandy guide on their website, but keep an eye out because it sounds like more options are coming soon for Meat Club members. A new month, another list from BuzzFeed! No shame, I don’t hide my love for these monthly lists from BuzzFeed with seasonal recipe ideas and a chart telling me what exactly is in season this month. There’s still two whole weeks left in the…

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The Rogue Gentlemen has been on my so-called RVA happy hour bucket list since it opened more than three years ago. I’m not sure what kept me from visiting, but I sure hope it isn’t another three years before I find my way back. The interior of the space was brighter and airier than I had imagined and the small outdoor patio space is perfect for those warm (but less humid) evenings as Richmond slowly transitions from summer to fall. What can I say, I’m a sucker for comfortable patio furniture (think couches) and some string lights. If the weather is cooperating, I highly recommend ordering a night cap after your meal (or in my case snacks) and taking your drink(s) outside. As a whole, the restaurant almost feels like you’re at home or in your friends home. Let’s start with the drinks When I visited, the restaurant had recently…

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Kitchen hacks. I came across a POPSUGAR story this week featuring Tyler Florence’s take on mashed potatoes, and I’d be lying if I said the recipe didn’t make me prematurely excited for Thanksgiving. The trick? Instead of cooking the potatoes in water, Florence cooks them in cream so none of the potato flavor is lost during the cooking process. POPSUGAR tested the recipe, and the author said she’s never going back to another mashed potato method again. If you have five minutes. You might appreciate this funny read from Bon Appétit titled In Memoriam: All the Untouched Food on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Because let’s be real, who doesn’t touch any food at a barbecue? There’s a new store where everything (!) is $3. Have you all heard about Brandless yet? The company kicked things off just last month with an online store where everything in the story costs only $3. You heard me right –…

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Restaurateurs are seeing green, gate that is. Meg mentioned the opening of Red Salt in last week’s WHW and the chophouse/sushi restaurant is now officially open to the public for lunch and dinner in the hottest (restaurant heavy) development west of Carytown. Also opening this month in GreenGate is The Daily Kitchen & Bar’s second location. And later this year Ginger Juice will have an outpost out west as well. Wait, a list that Richmond isn’t featured on? Bon Appetit’s 2017 list of the Best Restaurants in America was released yesterday and sadly none of Richmond’s many fine restaurants made the list. Never fear, there are quite a few restaurants to our north and south that aren’t too far away and hey, we needed an excuse to take a road trip. Things are heating up in the Fan. Pupatella, a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant opened late last week in the former Rancho-T space. We…

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