What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Hurry or you’ll miss it: The Dog & Pig Show, one of our favorite spots in Church Hill, announced last week that the storefront will be closing on February 12th. Whether you’ve never been or it’s one of your favorite spots, we highly suggest you head that way, show them some love and order those shrimp and grits one last time before their doors close in just a few weeks. The good news? The team behind Dog & Pig is trying something new, and you’ll still be able to find some of their goods around RVA.  In the kitchen: The Super Bowl is quickly approaching, which means it’s a great time to pull out recipes that are great for a crowd but also easy to make. One of my favorite recipes that fits those two parameters are these mini ham and cheese sandwiches. Just be warned, they’re…

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Today’s post is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series on Let’s Share A Dish. The game plan? I’ll check in every month or so with a list of a few dishes from different spots around town that have really hit the spot. My hope is that these posts will serve as a helpful guide as you’re mapping out your weekend adventures, planning how to entertain out of town guests or simply trying to treat yourself with a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Without further ado, here are 5 bites (well, 4 bites and 1 sip) that I’ve been enjoyed lately around RVA! Chicken Salad Club at Westwood Fountain When I first moved to Richmond, I was happily surprised that there were little breakfast and lunch spots located within both Westwood and Westbury Pharamacy. I found something about it to be so cute and southern, and…

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What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Attending or planning any playoff or Super Bowl parties and need to bring a dish? Here’s a recipe for baked pimento cheese and sausage dip from Vivian Howard that promises to be a crowd pleaser. Bonus: if you cheat and use store bought pimento cheese, you’ll only need three ingredients. If you haven’t heard already, Shagbark is starting brunch service on Sundays. The menu isn’t up online yet, but we saw a preview and it looks mighty tasty. I’m dying to try the buttermilk corn cakes served with honey butter and spiced apple-pear confiture or the Up-South Fry Up a dish composed of two eggs, fried brioche, country sausage and black eyed peas. Shagbark is open for brunch on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. Watch out bees, a new honey is in town. Ames’ Hot Southern Honey has hit the ground running in Virginia stores. The chili pepper-infused honey was created…

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I was lucky enough to get a break from the cold weather this Christmas, visiting my younger brother who is stationed in Oahu. When we first started kicking around the idea of visiting Hawaii for the holidays, the first thing I did was compile an extensive list of places where I wanted to eat (#priorities). And while we didn’t get around to every spot on my list, we did hit many of my top picks and they did not disappoint. We stayed in Waikiki so many of the places I’ll mention below were relatively close to our hotel. One last note before we start talking details, my family isn’t big on fine dining, so many of our meals were spent at quick and inexpensive restaurants. Here are a few of my favorite bites from our visit to O’ahu. Leonard’s Bakery 933 Kapahula Ave | Sunday – Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 10…

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What’s Happenin’ Wednesday It’s that time of year again — Girl Scout cookie season! This year is special for two reasons: s’mores cookies have been added to the lineup AND this year marks 100 years of those delicious little treats, as 1917 marked the first known sale of a Girl Scout cookie. You can find cookies for sale near you here, but I’m guessing if you post on your Facebook page that you’re looking for cookies that there are quite a few troops who would be more than happy to hook you up. Stephanie Breijo of Richmond Magazine has the scoop on the new late-night service at Heritage that kicks off tomorrow. The service will be available Thursday – Saturday starting around 9:30 p.m.  and going until 1 or 2 a.m. with cocktails, small plates and sandwiches in a more laid back atmosphere. ICYMI: The owners of Comfort, Pasture and Saison…

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