Renovations are officially underway for ZZQ’s brick and mortar location. I cannot wait until I can finally get my #meatchurch fix on a day other than Saturday! Follow ZZQ on Instagram for updates on their pop ups at Ardent this summer/fall. One of my favorite frozen treats growing up was an ice cream cookie sandwich and my adult self is giddy over the new but classic ice cream cookie sandwich options at Gelati Celesti and Charm School. Oh and Charm School even has vegan options! Warm weather equals fruity cocktail weather. If you’re looking to shake up your cocktail game, Refinery29 has 42 grown up ways to drink tequila. Does this mean Jumbo Texans at El Rods aren’t grown up drinks? Shyndigz 2go & Market is now selling take and bake treats, meaning you can now offer to bring dessert to your next dinner party/get together and impress all of your friends (without slaving… View Post

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Just ahead of the 10K, King of Pops – Richmond is releasing a Ukrop’s Rainbow Cookie pop. Let’s all a take a minute to fully appreciate that…rainbow cookies in popsicle form! You can try one for yourself this Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at 3001 W Clay Street where the pops will be free thanks to Sportsbackers. Thrillist put together a list of the best late night eats in major cities throughout the United States. Take a look and tuck this list away until your next visit to one of these cities so you know where to go for some late night grub. If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen my recent story where I was super excited about finally getting some fresh herbs in the kitchen. I’ve been using the mint (along with lemon, lime and just a touch of sugar) to infuse my… View Post

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday SO MANY LISTS. Richmond’s Roosevelt restaurant and Strangeways Brewing were just recognized by Southern Living. The magazine just released its first ever South’s Best winners and the Roosevelt appeared on the South’s Top 10 Bars list and Strangeways was named one of the South’s 10 Best Breweries. And Richmond was number nine on The South’s Best Cities 2017 list by Southern Living. Separately, The Veil was featured on Thrillist’s Best New Breweries in America list. Did you know that Shake Shack uses Martin’s Potato Rolls for its burgers? If you didn’t you do now. Eater has the scoop on why this classic bun has become so popular among burger joints across the nation. In case you missed it: Yesterday we celebrated one year of blogging by sharing our 10 favorite dishes from the past 365 days! What’s old is cool again. Blizzards® aren’t just for the fast food drive… View Post

I don’t know if you’ll believe it — we can’t — but it’s March 14th and that means we’ve been doing this whole blogging thing for a full year now! One-hundred and twenty-six blog posts later and a million calories later (OK, we don’t know how many calories, but its a lot), we haven’t killed each other yet and we can’t wait to see where the Richmond food scene will take our taste buds in year two. It seems like just yesterday we decided to pull the trigger and claim our little piece of the internet and we’ve had a blast, in large part due to all of you. Can you believe we’ve had readers from ALL fifty states?! We love hearing your suggestions and feedback for more places for us to try. We hear you and we can’t wait to visit some of your favorite spots and try some of your favorite… View Post

As I write this post, I’m 12 days into the #cook90 challenge, meaning I’m almost halfway there (if you missed my recipes from week one, check them out here)! And I have to say, cooking this much is kind of exhausting, especially when you do not have a dishwasher. There are always so. many. dishes. During week two of the challenge, I tried to eat healthy during the week (keyword: tried) and saved indulging for the weekend. I also added a cast iron skillet to my cabinets full of cheap pots and pans and so far I am loving it. I’ve used it almost every day since it came in the mail (thanks, Amazon). #Cook90 Week Two: My Favorite Recipes The Beyond Burger. One of my coworkers had recently been raving about the veggie burger that isn’t a veggie burger and after hearing the founder’s story on a podcast (oh the… View Post

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday Hurry, or you’ll miss it: the inaugural Richmond Black Restaurant Week is happening now and runs through March 12th with with $15 two-couse lunch options and $25 three-course dinner options. Participating restaurants include spots like Croaker’s Spot, Mama J’s, Sugar’s Crab Shack and Spoonbread Bistro. In my last What’s Happenin’ Wednesday, I highlighted a heartwarming story from Inc. and this time I’ve got one for you from The Washington Post, a piece by Tim Carman about how a dishwasher became a partner in one of the world’s top restaurants. A few Richmond restaurant updates: Early Bird Biscuit Co. is returning to its Northside roots with plans to open a second location planned for 1221 Bellevue Avenue, Burger Bach is moving a few doors down in Carytown and Black Hand Coffee Company is opening a second location in Brookland Park, where roasting has already started. The Brookland Park location won’t have Black… View Post