Last December, right around Christmas time, I tricked Meg into agreeing to go to an Adele concert with me at Madison Square Garden. And by tricked I mean, I asked her if she wanted to see Adele and conveniently left out the fact that the concert was actually in New York. Hehe, sorry Meg! Well about nine months later we finally made the quick trip north. Meg’s wonderful cousin offered us free accommodations in Brooklyn, which gave us a little more money to spend on our food adventures (woho!). I’m an early riser and love to conquer the day when I’m on vacation, and Meg willingly indulged my need to see everything we wanted to see and more. My one regret is that some how we did not eat one sit down meal the entire time we were there — I guess there’s always next time! After getting into New…

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If you didn’t notice, we’re back in Richmond after a great New York trip (more on that to come later this week)! I’m slowly recovering from a hectic, food filled vacation and a weekend celebrating the marriage of one of my favorite couples. But never fear, What’s Happenin’ Wednesday must go on… What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Robinson Street in the Fan is changing rapidly! Spoonbread Bistro opened last week in the former Jorge’s Cantina space and Secco Wine Bar’s new location looks ready to open any day now — and a sign posted on the door the restaurant will open on September 30! I can’t wait to see how they transformed the former Buddy’s space. On the other side of the coin, Sugar Shack’s original location is currently closed for renovations, hopefully they’ll reopen by the end of the week. In the meantime if you need your donut fix you can visit one of…

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Whenever anyone is visiting Richmond and asks me where they need to eat while in town, I almost always suggest brunch at Millie’s Diner due to the fact that the food is ridiculously good and Millie’s is as consistent a restaurant as they come. Customers can always expect good food, good service and a comfortable atmosphere, and I love that there are no surprises here. The restaurant has received well-deserved national attention from publications like Southern Living, Bon Appétit and The Wall Street Journal over the years and as Millie’s Diner celebrate its 27th year of business this year, one thing is for certain, they sure do have this brunch thing down to a science. The Dish Having brunch at Millie’s Diner is one of my favorite ways to settle in and enjoy a weekend morning. I love walking in past the small bustling kitchen through an often crowded waiting area and putting our name on the…

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Live from New York, it’s What’s Happenin’ Wednesday! ICYMI: We’re spending the next few days exploring New York City while in town for an Adele concert. If you have any must eat spots you want to share with us, we’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below! Something tells me we might be in for a Ginger Juice cleanse after our trip… In celebration of their 27th anniversary, Millie’s Diner is now offering a permanent three course prix fixe menu for $27, every night of the week. If it’s anything like the rest of their offerings, we know it’s going to be delicious. Also, if you’re a fan of Millie’s, keep an eye out for an upcoming post on their brunch, coming soon to the blog! With all the craziness in the world, it’s always nice to see a heartwarming story in the news. I loved reading this one last…

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Okay, we’re not actually moving to New York City but Megan and I are finally traveling together, and we’re taking a mini vacay up north this week. I haven’t been to New York in at least five years so I’m extremely excited to see how the city has changed. We’ve started planning a pretty intense Google Map with all of our key points of interest — including Madison Square Garden for the Adele concert on Thursday (yay!). As you can see we’ve got a couple of pretty important categories of food that are a must have during a trip to New York — bagels, pizza and all kinds of sweets. And we will admit, Instagram photos have been extremely helpful in supplementing our restaurant research. Here are a few that have piqued our interest! A photo posted by lauren paige magenta (@laurenmagenta) on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:29am PDT A photo…

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