What’s Happenin’ Wednesday More restaurants are coming! The folks behind Rogue Gentlemen (not to be confused with Club Rouge) are opening a new concept in the old Boka Tavern space on Broad Street. Yaki will be a take on the modern izakaya, aka Japanese gastropub, serving mainly yakitori-ya (chicken skewers) — read all of the details on Richmond Magazine. Also making moves this week is Mean Bird. The beloved fried chicken (and vegan fried chicken)… View Post

I’m an avid listener of the Bon Appètit Foodcast and in late January I listened to an episode featuring the editor of Epicurious, David Tamarkin. Most of the episode was spent talking about this cooking challenge where readers of Epicurious challenged each other and themselves to cook every breakfast, lunch and dinner for the month of January. Well, I missed the memo on the start of the challenge in January, so I’m going to be doing the #Cook90 challenge… View Post

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday It’s awards season for the restaurant community in Richmond, y’all. Two Richmond restaurateurs — Brittanny Anderson of Metzger Bar and Butchery and Evrim Dogu of Sub Rosa Bakery — have been named semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation Awards, culinary awards that recognize the best in the business from throughout the whole country. The sixth annual Elby Awards took place this past weekend at the Altria Theater, celebrating the restaurant community in the Richmond… View Post

Last month I introduced 5 Bites and Sips I’ve Been Loving Lately, saying I’d be back every so often with recommendations for a few dishes around RVA that are definitely worth checking out. As promised, I’m back again today with February’s edition. If you missed the first post, you can check it out here! Spicy Thai Fried Green Beans at Boulevard Burger & Brew These spicy Thai fried green beans from Boulevard Burger & Brew are… View Post

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday! Let’s start with the bad news: Stroops as we know it will be closing this week. And after The Dog and Pig Show closed last weekend, Meg and I aren’t sure what to do or where to eat lunch anymore (kidding, sort of). I ate my feelings today to say my goodbyes (re: I shared five, I repeat five hot dogs with friends). Also closed, American Tap Room at Willow Lawn. The space… View Post

Ice cream lovers, get excited, because the Scott’s Addition location of Gelati Celesti opens to the public today at noon! And if you stop by on opening day, you might be treated to something special… 😉 The new shop is located at 1400 N. Boulevard, at the corner of Boulevard and Norfolk Street. It has all the ice cream you’ve come to know and love, along with industrial, yet inviting feel we’ve come to expect in Scott’s Addition. This… View Post