1,400 boozy shakes. That’s a whole lotta milkshakes – and according to a recent Richmond Magazine piece by Catherine Amos Cribbs, that’s how many boozy shakes Boulevard Burger & Brew serves up in any given week. The mint chocolate chip shake highlighted in the article is one of the restaurant’s most popular dessert concoctions, and it’s a treat worth keeping in mind if this warm weather keeps up. One door closes, a few more open. In this week’s update on the RVA dining scene, Deco has closed its doors and the owner of Tarrant’s plans to open a new restaurant in the space, Carrot & Kale, which will offer juices and snacks. Sushi and steak lovers will be happy to know that Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi will open to the public on Monday, July 31 at 12221 West Broad Street. We’ve been following along with the restaurant on Instagram and I’m already…

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Richmond restaurant update: July edition. A lot of semi-updates in the restaurant scene lately. ZZQ posted a photo of its recently approved building permits and announced that they’ll only be doing the pop-up at Ardent for five four more weeks. Also in Scott’s Addition, Longoven shared its plans to open a brick and mortar with Richmond BizSense last week. Not in Scott’s Addition but also in the works is a brick and mortar location for Nate’s Bagels in the Fan at Cary and Allen. Give us all of the bagels! And last but not least, Toast is opening it’s second location in Midlothian (yes, I know — if you want to get technical it is in Powhatan County). Y’all it is going to be HOT again this week. That’s okay though because King of Pop’s has you covered during the hottest parts of the day. They’ve launched Poppy Hour from…

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Writing a food blog certainly has its perks, and last night was one of those nights! We got a sneak peek of the new CAVA in Short Pump ahead of the official opening to the public and enjoyed a delicious dinner while checking out CAVA’s newest Richmond digs. If you aren’t familiar with CAVA, the easiest way to describe the growing chain is a Mediterranean version of Chipotle — you start at the beginning of the line and decide what kind of meal you want and then the customization begins and it keeps going for a good long while. There is not a lack of options when eating here, you’ll definitely be able to find something that’s just right for you! If you don’t know CAVA yet, you’re probably going to know it soon – this time last year Richmond didn’t have a single CAVA location, and by the end…

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We’re not mulin’ around. It’s Mule Month at Beijing on Grove, which means the restaurant is featuring five different takes on the classic Moscow Mule for the month of July. If you’re mapping out the best time to visit, we suggest going during happy hour which the restaurant offers seven days a week from 3-7 p.m. No surprise, it’s July. It should come as no surprise that I LOVE when BuzzFeed puts together the handy-dandy little round-ups of what’s in season each month along with a bunch of timely recipe ideas. I mean, it just makes things so easy. Here’s the list of 31 things you should cook this July. The BuzzFeed team has already convinced me that this is going to be the month that I attempt grilled pizza and make these ridiculously cute fruit crisps in mason jars. We’ll start with the good news. Richmond Wine Station is now…

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A three million dollar deal. 326 E. Broad Street, a building right next to the Greater Richmond Convention Center, has been sold to Monument Cos. which has plans to convert the building into apartments with a restaurant on the ground floor run by EAT Restaurant Group Partners. If that name sounds familiar it’s because EAT also owns Wong Gonzalez, Foo Dog, Osaka, Boulevard Burger and Brew and a few more sports around town. This is great news for a stretch of Broad that still needs a little love and attention. A little goes a long way. Hunter Hopcroft, one of the owners behind Stock Provisions has launched a new project, Richmond Grange Project, which aims to support local farmers through microloans financed by the community. Hopcroft will be working with Tricycle Gardens to identify the right projects. Richmond Magazine has the full scoop. The South’s golden boy shares his hidden demons. If you’ve…

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