Get excited Richmond! Craft Kolache will soon be baking its pastries out of the old Chocolates by Kelly space in Church Hill. And while the space will only be used as a commercial kitchen for now, it’s possible that it might serve as a retail location in the future. **UPDATE** Craft Kolache is now serving these delicious pockets of love out of their space in Church Hill. They are open Friday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Thursday hours are coming in February. Never heard of kolache? Pronounced kuh–lah-chee, these pastries originally from Central Europe, can be found across the United States, but first gained popularity here in the States in Texas. If you’ve ever visited Texas you might’ve seen a Kolache Factory or two, especially if you were in Houston. These little pillows of dough are often filled with fruits, nuts, cheeses and even meats. Heather Horak, owner…

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Chances are, you’ve admired the work of Sure Hand Signs somewhere around Richmond. It might have been at the new City View Lofts in Manchester or at the entrance to Quirk Hotel where a hand-painted sign or gilded window with a vintage look caught your eye. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I noticed the company’s work at the many restaurants they’ve contributed to around town, a list that includes some of my favorite places to eat like Early Bird Biscuit Co. & Bakery, Ardent Craft Ales, The Dog & Pig Show and Union Market. Ross Trimmer, the owner of Sure Hand Signs, started the Richmond-based company a few years ago. He was working as a tattoo artist when he decided he wanted to make a hand-painted sign for his tattoo shop. A short time after, a friend asked him if he would do a similar project for…

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Happy Humpday! I bought a new water bottle this weekend at Target and I am obsessed. It keeps drinks cold for hours (supposedly 24) and can keep coffee hot ALL day. Also, love the fun patterns, even though I opted for the classic white. You can now make reservations for Dutch & Co. online! I’m dying to check out their Monday pasta nights and finally try the perfect egg. Bravo to Stephanie Ganz for putting together this Biscuit Guide for RVANews. We’re super jealous of all the flaky buttery biscuts that she ate. My personal favorite: Saison Market’s chicken biscuit. I know this isn’t new anymore but I just cannot stop listening to this song. In fact, I’m listening to it right now as I write this blog post. Okay recent (and not so recent) grads, it is time to step up your beer game. Sorry, when you are 25, drinking a Miller Lite…

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Bellevue is currently one of Richmond’s hottest neighborhoods. In this family friendly neighborhood, you’ll find a cluster of shops and restaurants within walking distance, including Little House Green Grocery — a neighborhood grocer stocked with fresh produce, local products and carefully curated speciality items. Little House Green Grocery was opened in 2012 by Erin Wright. And like many of the Richmonders we’ve talked to since we’ve started Let’s Share a Dish, Wright did not start her career in the food industry — she spent time as a teacher, school administrator and as a volunteer coordinator and horticulturist at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens before opening her store. While living in California, Wright learned a lot about the beauty of fresh food, and was inspired to open Little House Green Grocery. “I just didn’t see why we couldn’t have the same food focused culture here,” Wright explains. Her vision for the shop…

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If you live in Richmond, you might be familiar with Full Disclosure, a national radio show based in Richmond which airs on WRIR-FM 97.3. Roben Farzad, the show’s creator and host, upped the ante last month when he put on his first live broadcast featuring Sherry and John Petersik of Young House Love. This past weekend, Kelsey and I were lucky enough to attend the second live broadcast in what Farzad hopes will be a series of monthly shows. May’s show was an evening with Chef Peter Chang at the Hippodrome Theater. The evening included an interview of Chef Peter Chang conducted by Farzad and Style Weekly food and drink editor Brandon Fox and was accompanied by a four-course dinner prepared by Chang himself. While the famous chef might be characterized by many as elusive, it was also evident that this incredibly successful man is both humble and kind. During the interview (listen here), Chang…

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