We enjoy eating barbecue all year long, but we’d be lying if we said it didn’t taste best in the summer months, and apparently we’re not alone! According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, the most popular holidays for barbecuing are July 4th, Memorial Day and and Labor Day, in that order. As we approach the holiday where barbecue steals the show, we’re sharing a few spots where you can find the best BBQ in Richmond. In our quest, we ventured to spots from Ashland to Church Hill and everywhere in between — and whether you like your barbecue traditional or you’re looking for an eclectic spin on an old favorite, there’s a spot on this list that is sure to suit your taste. From the brisket to the collared greens to the macaroni and cheese, this is a taste test we were glad to tackle. Best BBQ in Richmond Alamo…

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Today is my Friday, YAY! Trapezium Brewing Company recently opened, and I am excited to plan a day of adventures in Petersburg. Check out Liz Thomson’s post (aka I Heart Vegetables) to learn more about what to expect at the brewery. They have beer and a wood-fired pizza oven, I mean what more could you need? This also gives me a great excuse to finally visit Buttermilk Bake Shop, a place I’ve been stalking on Instagram for the last two years. This week, Kinsfolk its debuting a new summer menu, and I’m dying to try the grilled flank steak with corn salad, grilled zucchini and smoked peach butter! Yesterday, we lost a legend with the passing of basketball coach, Pat Summitt. Her passion and commitment to her players both on and off the court was evident in the number of games she won (1098) and the number of players that graduated (all of…

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Summer is here people! And you know what that means? It is toasty outside, so the weather is perfect for dishes that aren’t served pipping hot. And dishes on the lighter side are also a bit more appealing in the warm weather — although, even in this heat, I wouldn’t turn down a bowl of cacio e pepe. It is the perfect time to try a new summer salad recipe!Now my at home salad game is typically lacking compared to what you might find in a restaurant, but I think you’ll find that this salad has a ton of flavor. The main ingredients for this salad are: salmon, feta, corn (still in husk), bacon, arugula and green onion. Oven baked I start by popping my bacon and corn into the oven. If you have access to a grill you could probably grill the corn instead. I like my bacon pretty crispy so I use the…

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Those who know me know that I’m planner, and won’t be surprised to hear that I compiled a list of activities I’m hoping to do this summer in Richmond — or at least within an hour or so drive. In the hopes that it provides you with inspiration for a fun adventure or day trip, I’m sharing 10 things to do this summer in Richmond and the surrounding area. Friday Cheers Friday Cheers is something I look forward to every summer. This outdoor concert series is held at Brown’s Island, and the cost for each show ranges from $5 – $10, and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — this is one of the best deals in town. Goochland Drive-In Theater The Goochland Drive-In Theater is located at 4344 Old Fredericksburg Rd in Hadensville, Virginia, about a 40 minute drive from downtown Richmond. The outdoor theater shows double-feature films…

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Wait, what? It’s already Wednesday? About a month ago I mentioned that grapefruit rosè had become all the rage over in France, but finding a bottle here in Richmond was next to impossible. Well, thanks to Wegman’s new location on Midlothian Turnpike that has changed! They’ll be stocking Ruby Red Rose Wine all summer, I’ve tried it and it is definitely a refreshing drink for the summer. June has been a huge month for soccer fans. You’ve got COPA America here in the United States and UEFA Euro across the Atlantic. Sometimes fans can get out of control in the worst kind of way, but Irish fans are taking things in a different direction. My favorite is the chant they directed towards Swedish fans. Hot dogs are my grilled item of choice during the summer. And if you’re in need of a few new toppings to elevate the hot dogs at your next…

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