We’re not mulin’ around. It’s Mule Month at Beijing on Grove, which means the restaurant is featuring five different takes on the classic Moscow Mule for the month of July. If you’re mapping out the best time to visit, we suggest going during happy hour which the restaurant offers seven days a week from 3-7 p.m. No surprise, it’s July. It should come as no surprise that I LOVE when BuzzFeed puts together the handy-dandy little round-ups of what’s in season each month along with a bunch of timely recipe ideas. I mean, it just makes things so easy. Here’s the list of 31 things you should cook this July. The BuzzFeed team has already convinced me that this is going to be the month that I attempt grilled pizza and make these ridiculously cute fruit crisps in mason jars. We’ll start with the good news. Richmond Wine Station is now…

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A three million dollar deal. 326 E. Broad Street, a building right next to the Greater Richmond Convention Center, has been sold to Monument Cos. which has plans to convert the building into apartments with a restaurant on the ground floor run by EAT Restaurant Group Partners. If that name sounds familiar it’s because EAT also owns Wong Gonzalez, Foo Dog, Osaka, Boulevard Burger and Brew and a few more sports around town. This is great news for a stretch of Broad that still needs a little love and attention. A little goes a long way. Hunter Hopcroft, one of the owners behind Stock Provisions has launched a new project, Richmond Grange Project, which aims to support local farmers through microloans financed by the community. Hopcroft will be working with Tricycle Gardens to identify the right projects. Richmond Magazine has the full scoop. The South’s golden boy shares his hidden demons. If you’ve…

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There’s nothing like a (really) good sandwich. And if you agree with that statement, you’re in for a treat. The Paulie is a Philly style sandwich pop-up from the team at Comfort, and it officially kicked off Monday and is running throughout the summer on weekdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can check out the menu here and get more details here. If you follow along with us on Instagram, don’t be surprised if you spot us here real soon. Sub Rosato, this time with all rosé. Did you know Sub Rosa offers a tasting style wine bar, Sub Rosato, every other week? If that news wasn’t good enough, this weekend it’s all rosé, all the time on Saturday and Sunday from 5 – 11 p.m. Can’t make it this weekend? Take a look at their standing dates throughout the summer here. Speaking of rosé, did you know it comes in cans? Talk…

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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 IS NOT A DRILL. Brenner Pass is FINALLY opening this week (Thursday at 5 p.m.) and I couldn’t be more excited. I mean how could you not be excited about this fondue burger, this gianduja tart or this plate of goodies you actually dip into fondue?! Also in food news this week, Mean Bird opens its brick and mortar location in the former Sticky To-Go-Go space in The Fan (more to come on this opening later in the week on the blog). And Pit and Peel’s second location in Carytown opened on Tuesday. On your mark, get set, bake. Oh, how I have missed those six words. The Great British Baking Show’s new (to America) season just kicked off on PBS. I am obsessed with this show and highly recommend watching past seasons on Netflix. Meg and I recently did a truffle making “class” at Gearhart’s in Charlottesville and even though we…

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