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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Mike and Sarah Moore, the husband and wife team behind Mean Bird, just had a baby two months ago and if you can believe it they’re also proud to present their other baby, Mean Bird’s first brick-and-mortar location in the former Sticky To Go Go space. Back in 2015, I remember coming across a mysterious food truck’s Instagram account that promised to bring traditional and vegan (yes, vegan!) fried chicken to the hungry folks of Richmond, Virginia. And they brought it. I’ve visited Mean Bird’s food truck on a few occasions and I’ve always been impressed with how much flavor they’re able to pack into what looks like a simple piece of fried chicken. It is hard to do fried chicken well, and let me tell you, they’re doing it right. The new brick-and-mortar space will give Mike and Sarah a more stable space to try out options like breakfast,…

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This past weekend was one for the books for food lovers in Richmond, between the Richmond Greek Festival, which was celebrating its 42nd year this year, and Broad Appétit, which marked 10 years with this year’s festival! We kicked off our weekend on Thursday with a trip to the Greek Festival, giving ourselves a two-day festival break before heading to the eating marathon otherwise known as Broad Appétit. We stuck to our own advice and got there early with a game plan in mind, mapping out the vendors we wanted to hit most and noting their proximity to each other. After all, when a festival is hot and crowded, it is always best to have a plan. In celebration of 10 years of Broad Appétit, we’re sharing the 10 best things we enjoyed from this year’s festival. (A special thanks to our friend Nicky who joined us and made eating all of this delicious…

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Never leave your house again. Ellwood Thompson’s is the latest grocery store to offer delivery service here in Richmond. And while they won’t actually be delivering groceries, Ellwood’s will now be offering its selection of wraps and sandwiches (many of which are vegetarian) through Quickness RVA. This is great news for vegetarians who sometimes face limited options when it comes to delivery. Something new for your breakfast table. This week the Richmond Times-Dispatch has the scoop on a local company producing a ton of duck eggs. Duck Duck Eggs based in Henrico County is now selling their product in more than 240 grocery stores. According to co-founder Kolt Risser, duck eggs make for eggcellent cake baking. This Washington Post article makes a bold statement. National doughnut day may have come and gone, but you can still make “the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat” at home. The recipe involves fermenting and proofing…

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We put our taco taste-testing skills to good use to share with you some of the best tacos in Richmond. It’s worth noting that there are many other great taco spots in Richmond that didn’t make this list, but hey, we could only eat so many tacos –we’re seriously considering doing a part two. The places we picked are worth a visit and as you’ll read below — offer much more than just tacos. From pupusas to fresh guacamole to sopes, we were in heaven checking these places out. Best Tacos in Richmond Don’t Look Back Located in Carytown, Don’t Look Back is a great place to visit whether you’re craving a taco or a margarita. The menu is simple, mostly focused on tacos with a few other offerings including burritos, quesadillas, nachos and Frito pie. With summer quickly approaching, you’ll be happy to know that Don’t Look Back has a patio located behind the restaurant.…

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