This time of year is wonderful and a little crazy all at once, don’t you agree?! We promise that 2017 should have us back on a more regular blogging schedule, but until then, hopefully the latest edition of What’s Happenin’ Wednesday will do the trick! What’s Happenin’ Wednesday ICYMI: The Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a rave review of East Coast Provisions last week, and we’re not surprised – we had a great experience when we visited there this summer. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if you’re a mussels fan like I am, the mussels at East Coast Provisions are not to be missed. I could talk all day long about the broth, made even better by the crusty bread that’s available for dipping. A cure for what ails you: I promise I’m not willing you to get sick this winter, but if you do find yourself under…

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We’re getting so close to the end of the year, can you believe it? I’m heading to Oahu for Christmas with my family next week, and I’ve never visited Hawaii, so if you have any suggestions on what to do or where to eat please let me know! What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Opening this week: Triple Crossing’s new Fulton location. The new space will have pizza, a large patio and you guessed it, BEER! I’ve been searching for new podcasts to keep me occupied during my 12 hours of flying next week and a few of the podcasts that I’ll be sampling are Good Food by KCRW, Gravy by Southern Foodways Alliance and A Taste of the Past by the Heritage Radio Network. If you have any favorite podcasts (food related or not) let me know in the comments. If you haven’t updated your iPhone this week and you love the emojis you’re in for a real treat. The bacon…

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The holiday season is filled with opportunities for indulging. From potlucks with friends to office holiday parties, there are a number of occasions this time of year featuring food that’s delicious but not always the most healthy. In case you need a break from the heavy hors d’oeuvres, we put together a list of five healthy snacks we’ve been enjoying lately. Note: “healthy” is a loose term around here, by healthy, we mean these are not donuts and french fries. Cranberry Chèvre Log and Pretzel Thins I’m the kind of person that loves to bring chips and salsa to a potluck because I’m strapped for time or I get too nervous about trying to make something complicated for a group that I’m trying to please. Enter my go-to shareable snack: Trader Joe’s Cranberry Chèvre Log, served with pretzel thins. This festive (thanks to the cranberries) holiday treat looks pretty and…

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What’s Happenin’ Wednesday A peek into the future: Amazon just opened a grocery store in Seattle where there is no checkout AND no lines. No, I’m not kidding. The service, Amazon Go, is currently being tested by Amazon employees but will be open to the public in 2017. If you’re looking for a festive and easy treat to have around the house this holiday season, you’re going to want to pick up a container of Rudolph’s Mix from Target. The snack mix includes white chocolate and milk chocolate covered cereal, graham bites, peanut butter cups and more. Just don’t blame me when you can’t stop snacking on it. North End Juice Bar opened in the Museum District this past weekend! Service is through a walk-up window where they offer fresh-pressed juices, acai bowls, smoothies and more. You can take a look at their full menu here. The new spot is open…

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