Happy last day of November! I’m only excited for December because it means that I can start eating the candy out of my advent calendar. Looking for a cheap and quick dinner idea? Stuck in a dinner rut? Try Fresh Market’s Little Big Meals. Every week there’s a new recipe to try and what I love about it is that Fresh Market does the list making for you. Grab the recipe card and all the ingredients listed and you’re all set to feed a family of four, for $20 or less. Church Hill has been a food lover’s paradise for a while now and now more retail shops are moving in, too. Late last week, Dear Neighbor opened its doors. After you grab a pastry from Sub Rosa you can head next door to shop till you drop for gifts, stationary and more. The shop is open Wednesday through Sunday. And speaking…

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What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Today’s the day, friends – it’s Free Juice Day at Ginger Juice! From 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., customers can get one free 8 oz. cold pressed juice while supplies last, no purchase necessary. If you plan to stop by, Ginger Juice is located at 7019 E Three Chopt Road. Sounds like a great healthy snack to get in before we all veg out on turkey day tomorrow! Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you’re still pondering what you’re going to take along to your family dinner, you might want to take a look at these four Thanksgiving healthy side dish recipes from Terra’s Kitchen, a meal delivery service. I don’t know about you, but the crispy haricot verts in a sweet and sour bacon sauce are calling to me! Temperatures are getting colder and hot chocolate season (aka the best season ever) is once again upon us. If you’re…

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Richmonders, get excited: Secret Sandwich Society, a spot known for quality sandwiches, salads and starters, is opening the doors of its first Richmond (and Virginia) location within the next few days, and this new restaurant is one that you’ll definitely want to have on your radar.  The soon-to-be open location at 501 East Grace Street is the second Secret Sandwich Society location in the United States, the first opened in Fayetteville, WV in 2010. We were lucky to get a sneak peek of the new spot last week where we had the chance to enjoy a few menu items and check out the space. Speaking of the space, the Richmond location will seat 108 people, with this location being much larger than the original Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville. With close proximity to The National and other downtown attractions, it will be a great spot to grab a bite to…

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Last week we took a little hiatus due to some unforeseen events happening in the world. And it just didn’t seem right to do our normal posting during such a tumultuous and emotional time. This week, we’re back in action even though we’re still not sure how or what to feel. What’s Happenin’ Wednesday When I saw this photo pop up in Instagram feed this week, my mouth started watering. Caramelized garlic tart, um sounds like the perfect breakfast. Good news, you can make the recipe and then deliver me a slice! Guys, it is almost time for Thanksgiving. In fact, Meg and I already celebrated thanksgiving at work with a beautiful spread of food. If you’ve got a friendsgiving coming up this weekend or you’re not sure what to bring to your family’s Thanksgiving feast, the Washington Post has got you covered with 11 essential recipes. In sad restaurant news,…

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In 2014, David Shannon opened L’opossum in the Oregon Hill neighborhood of Richmond, that’s the neighborhood just south of Virginia Commonwealth University before you hit the river. And even after all of the accolades — Style Weekly’s Restaurant of the Year, Southern Living’s 30 Best Restaurants in the South, James Beard Foundation semifinalist for best chef Mid-Atlantic and many more— somehow I still had not found my way to this restaurant. If I’m being honest two things kept me from visiting, (1) the need to make a reservation on OpenTable (in fact I made my Friday night reservation about a month and a half in advance because it has become that popular) and (2) I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. But believe me, L’opossum did not disappoint. From the moment we walked into the restaurant (thanks Nicky for indulging me) I was impressed. It isn’t often that…

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