The Richmond location of Citizen Burger Bar opened this past weekend in Carytown at 2907 W. Cary St. in the space formerly occupied by Portrait House. The Citizen Burger Bar Carytown is the restaurant’s third location, joining two other Virginia locations in Charlottesville and Clarendon. Kelsey and I sat down last week with Andy McClure, owner of the The Virginian Restaurant Company, (currently composed of the three Citizen Burger Bar location as well as a number of other restaurants in Charlottesville) to chat with him about what Richmonders can expect from Citizen Burger Bar Carytown. The Food As you might expect, burgers stand out when you take a look at Citizen Burger Bar’s menu – but this isn’t your standard burger. The beef comes from Timbercreek Organics, a farm located in Charlottesville. “We don’t say it’s some of the best beef in the world –  we say it is the best beef in the world,”…

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How often do you find yourself staring into your refrigerator aimlessly, hoping that something edible will just appear? That’s basically what happens to me every night after work, and I love to cook. Hunter Hopcroft, one of the owners at Stock Provisions (formerly Harvest Grocery & Supply), hopes that his shop can help inspire home cooks who may feel inadequate in their own kitchens. I know the feeling. Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about cooking at home when it’s so much easier to enjoy an incredible dinner at one of Richmond’s many critically acclaimed restaurants.     “We wanted to create a space and a store that inspired people to want to cook.” – Hunter Hopcroft Back in late 2014, J.M. Stock Provisions — a butchery based in Charlottesville — opened a counter inside Harvest Grocery & Supply. After months of staffing overlaps and running supplies back and forth between Richmond and…

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It’s Wednesday! Here’s What’s Happenin’ If you follow us on Instagram, you probably saw I was in Austin this past weekend! It was my first time in Texas and I have so many good things to say about the city and (of course) its food. Stay tuned next week for two posts about my trip, which should serve as a helpful guide if you’re planning a trip to ATX anytime soon. A photo posted by Let’s Share a Dish (@letsshareadish) on Apr 12, 2016 at 5:56am PDT Cheers to Richmond’s newest craft brewery, The Veil Brewing Company! They officially opened their doors this past weekend. (Yes, that means there is another stop for you to add to your brewery tour of Scott’s Addition! Never a bad thing.) Wednesday isn’t too early to be planning for happy hour on Friday, right? One of my favorite things to do in Richmond during the…

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Sunday is my favorite day of the week to experiment in the kitchen, hands down. There are two reasons why: Usually I do my grocery shopping over the weekend, so come Sunday there is a fridge full of fresh food which means new ingredients to experiment with. It’s also usually the quietest day of the week for me, so I can often find an extra hour or two to play around in the kitchen which isn’t always easy during the busy work week. The first official day of spring happened to fall on a Sunday this year, and though the bleak weather outside wasn’t telling of the new season, I was in the mood to make something that would at least taste like spring! (Isn’t is funny how we associate specific foods and tastes with specific seasons? I’ve never given it too much thought, but my cravings definitely rotate with…

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I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to warm up, so that I could finally make my apartment balcony garden dreams become a reality! When I was looking at new apartments last summer, having a balcony or patio space was at the top of my wish list— after spending eight hours a day inside an office, enjoying a cold beverage outdoors is my idea of relaxing. Thankfully, I was able to find an apartment that had a balcony with a ton of potential. When I moved into my apartment last August, I focused most of my time (and money) decorating my living room and dining room/office. So, after waiting eight months and spending too many hours researching string lights and decor ideas on Pinterest, I finally had a plan. I wanted to accomplish three things in updating my balcony garden: Not kill my new plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables (stayed tuned for updates on this) Make the…

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