If you follow Let’s Share a Dish on Instagram you might’ve noticed that I recently took a little vacation and road tripped down to Sullivan’s Island and Charleston with a few of my sorority sisters from Virginia Tech. We made our way down to South Carolina after I spent the day in Bedford, Virginia for work, so let’s just say my road trip snack essentials were clutch. Just a quick warning before you continue reading this post, there are going to be quite a few food photos, so please don’t read on an empty stomach! Sullivan’s Island We booked a quaint little beach house on Sullivan’s Island (about 25 minutes from Charleston) which had direct access to the beach. Unfortunately the weather didn’t want to cooperate and the cold steady breeze meant we spent most of our time catching a few rays on our large back patio. On the island there are…

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#RVAdine Northsiders are in a state of mourning because Early Bird Biscuit Co. has moved to its new space in the Fan. If you’re an EBB virgin, here are two tips: (1) Follow EBB on Facebook where they announce specialty biscuits daily, (2) try the biscuits and gravy. Stroops is gearing up to roll out its new Spring menu and new, longer hours (aka dinner, yay)! Winter dogs will only be available until April 5. We can’t wait to see what tasty seasonal combinations these mad hot dog scientists will come up with. (Note: We love Stroops so much, we were in line on opening day, and may or may not have been the first customers to try the Winter menu.) Travis Milton, the former chef of Comfort, will open Shovel & Pick in Bristol, not Richmond. Sad news for us, great news for Appalachia. So. Much. Food. News. Happening. Have you ever thought about…

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When Kelsey and I first started talking about what we wanted Let’s Share A Dish to be about, one thing was clear from the start — we wanted to try places in Richmond we both had never been to before. Identifying the places that neither of us have tried was more of a challenge than you might think – collectively, we’ve covered a lot of the Richmond restaurant scene! We put together a “dining bucket list” of sorts and separated it into categories with the goal of going to at least one or two new places each month. The first place we decided to visit off of our list? Kinsfolk, a newly-opened restaurant in Forest Hill serving brunch, lunch, dinner and tube lunches to-go. With a focus on serving locally-sourced cuisine and food for the whole family (they not only have a kids menu, they have a baby food menu, too) we…

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I’ve done my fair share of road trips over the years and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that snacks (or the lack thereof) can make or break your road trip experience. You do not want to be stuck in the car with four hours to go, when HANGER hits. And if you’re just along for the ride, you don’t want to be THAT friend that needs to stop every 30 minutes. For any trip longer than two hours, I try to bring both sweet and salty snacks to satisfy any hungry passenger’s palate. On my seven hour drive to Charleston this month, I packed five essentials. My five road trip snack essentials Boylan’s Ginger Ale. This hand-crafted soda contains no high fructose corn syrup — only pure cane sugar found here. I keep this in my snack bag in case I feel car sickness coming on. Oreos! Oops, I’m making up for the lack of…

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Can you believe it? It’s already time for round two of What’s Happenin’ Wednesday. (If you missed last week’s introductory post on What’s Happenin’ Wednesday, feel free to catch up here.) Here’s your weekly dose of What’s Happenin’ Wednesday: This past weekend I went to Early Mountain Vineyards for their annual oyster festival. Rappahannock Oyster Company was on site with oysters, crabcakes and their famous stuffin’ muffin and I’m already counting down the days until we can pay a visit to Merroir, one of my favorite spots to enjoy a beautiful day. Look out for an upcoming post recapping the Oyster Fest at Early Mountain. Wish you had a box of Virginia food products curated by a local chef? You’re in luck – thanks to The Fare Trade and Chef Jason Alley, you can order one here. The return of warm weather means Taylor and I are sprucing up our…

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