We’re in mourning here at Let’s Share A Dish… because it’s our last summer What’s Happenin’ Wednesday — excuse me while I go cry in the corner. Yes, I know there are still 22 days until fall officially starts, but let me be a little bit dramatic to close out the month. Good bye summer, you will be missed Since today is the last day of August, that means pumpkin spice season is upon us! Want to start stocking up on everything basic? Refinery29’s got you covered with some of the best fall flavored snacks out there. Even though I hate pumpkin spice lattes, I’ll admit I am excited for pumpkin Noosa (yogurt) and the pumpkin spice flavored Oreos. Blue Bee, Richmond’s (and Virginia’s) first urban cidery is almost ready to make its move to Scott’s Addition. We cannot wait to check out the new space when it opens later this…

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Taylor and I recently got back from a week long trip to New England, where we visited New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It was the perfect time of year to visit the Northeast, and I have to admit the cool nights and fall-like temperatures we left behind have me eager for fall. We flew into Boston and slowly made our way up  our way up to Portland, with stops in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kennebunk and Kennebunkport along the way. We spent the trip’s first 48 hours in Maine, where we stayed in an Airbnb in the East Bayside area of Portland that was within walking distance of everything the historic Old Port area had to offer. Though our visit was quick, you’ll see that we managed to do, eat and see a lot with just 48 hours! Hopefully some of our adventures highlighted below will serve as a helpful guide if…

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Breakfast might honestly be my favorite meal of the day. In fact, growing up I looked forward to breakfast for dinner nights. So when I was introduced to the concept of brunch (beyond Easter brunch) in college, my life was never the same. Yes, I know that sounds dramatic, but that’s really how much I love a perfectly cooked omelette and plate of french toast. Southbound is a joint venture from Lee Gregory of the Roosevelt and Joe Sparatta of Heritage, and the restaurant was even featured in Bon Appétit last year as one of  2015’s best new restaurants. Earlier this year, the restaurant announced that it was starting brunch service, and I knew I needed to add it to my list of places to try.  And while I still haven’t had dinner at Southbound, if it is anything like the brunch, I know it will not disappoint. The Dish — Southbound Brunch Not knowing…

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It’s Wednesday, here’s what Happenin’ Did you know that wine slushies apparently date back to the 1500s? NPR’s got the history of frozen treats, perfect for this beautiful summer weather. Oh, and stay tuned for a post about a few of our favorite frozen Richmond treats coming soon. Speaking of wine slushies, there’s still time to make frosé (frozen rosé) and Brittany over at Eating Bird Food has a great recipe for Strawberry frosé, and bonus each drink is only 200 calories! I posted this late last week on my personal Facebook page, but I’m too jealous of all those incoming Hokies not to share it here, too. Virginia Tech’s dining services just launched its first two food trucks. Whoever came up with the name The Grillfield, kudos to you. Labor day is almost here, which also means summer is nearly over (boo!). Before the warm weather leaves us, you need to make…

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You may think that between working in the same office and doing this blog together, we see each other all the time, but that’s not always the case — especially during the busy summer months. In fact, opposite travel schedules meant that we basically weren’t in Richmond at the same time for the entire month of July. You better believe that when we both landed back in RVA, it was reason enough to celebrate and we decided to check out another spot on our “Where to Dish Next” list. We lucked out with a beautiful and somewhat cool summer evening, and opted to enjoy a meal on the patio at East Coast Provisions, a seafood restaurant in Carytown formerly known as Water Coastal Kitchen. The space was recently re-branded and renovated by the team at Richmond Restaurant Group, which is a group of six restaurants including The Daily, Pearl Raw Bar,…

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