All of the things. Let’s start with the four – yep, four – new establishments that are headed to Manchester, including a café, a donut shop, a brewery and a brewpub. According to Holly Prestidge at the RT-D, the four dining ventures are part of the efforts by longtime Church Hill residents Michael and Laura Hild to increase development in the area. Small in population but big in class? Thrillist put together a list of the best small-town eatery in every state, and Virginia’s winner was The Inn at Little Washington. In case you’re curious, the population of Washington, Virginia is 126 but there’s no lack of good food at this spot, friends. The restaurant was also recently featured in The New York Times as it celebrates 40 years. And the winners are… If you follow along with Richmond food news — which I’m guessing you do, if you’re reading this…

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The search for a perfect classic cocktail. The French 75 is my go-to drink whenever I want to feel a little fancy. It’s surprisingly simple — made with just gin, champagne, lemon juice and simple syrup — and can be a little strong, watch out a couple of these will get ya. What I did not know is the drink was originally made with cognac. Learn more about the French 75 and how to make the perfect one here. We all scream for ice cream. It isn’t summer time yet, but who says it has to be summer to eat ice cream? Scoop (from the woman behind Whisk) will soon be opening on Strawberry Street, and while the doors aren’t open yet, you can get can a preview of what’s to come in the little freezer at Whisk. The first two flavors have us real excited for the full shop to open later…

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Because sometimes you can’t go all the way to England for a craving. I didn’t know until recently that Citizen does fish and chips on Thursday nights, but now that I do, it’s on my list of places to go! I’m just going to leave this picture here for some extra encouragement. And while I’m talking places I want to try, Phaedra Hise’s piece in Style Weekly on The Shaved Duck has me wanting to venture out to Midlothian ASAP. Chocolate, BBQ and a former Chipotle exec. What do these three things have in common? They’re all in Richmond food news this week, with Miss Maude’s Bar of Chocolates opening in the West End, Salt & Forge coming to Jackson Ward from a former Chipotle executive and ZZQ announcing the grand opening date for its brick and mortar location. Stay tuned, because we’ll have a blog post on the latter coming real…

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