Good things come to those who wait. Rappahannock Restaurant is opening its doors again on Thursday after a fire closed the restaurant for six weeks. Head to their Facebook page where you can like or comment on their most recent post to enter a giveaway for $100 and then open your OpenTable app to make a reservation to celebrate the restaurant’s return with the staff, which is returning entirely intact after the hiatus. Bonus: If you visit on Thursday, there will be $1 oysters for your dining pleasure.
Cheers to a decade. No doubt about it, the South of the James Farmers’ Market is one of our very favorite Richmond activities, we even did a post last year on our 10 favorite market vendors. The market turns 10 this year and Stephanie Breijo over at Richmond Magazine has the scoop on how the market has grown and what it looks like now. Here’s to another 10 years!
What’s new in the restaurant scene, you ask? Church Hill People’s News has the scoop on Chef Jessica Wilson and her desire to bring a garden-to-table restaurant to Chimborazo. Fighting Fish, a restaurant specializing in sushi and poke bowls opened on April 12 at 317 N. 2nd Street.
The world’s best restaurant is… Back in the United States for the first time in over a decade, for one thing. Head on over to The Washington Post to read more about Eleven Madison Park, the New York spot that took the number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list earlier this month.
In the mood for something fizzy? You’re in luck. I’ve been following along with the updates from Trussings Craft Fizz on their Facebook page and it sounds like release info is coming soon for the handcrafted small-batch beverages in some delicious sounding flavor combinations. Good thing, because I already can’t wait to try the ginger lime fizz and the apple sage fizz!
Shell shock. Easter might be over, but it’s always a good time to enjoy deviled eggs, and what a wide range of deviled eggs there are! Stephanie Ganz has you covered with a list of where you can find some of the best in RVA, with prices per egg ranging from 75 cents to $12.
Word on the street. Kudos to Richmond’s own Ames’ Hot Southern Honey, featured in the May 2017 issue of The Local Palate. I’ve had the chance to taste test this “sweet heat” on a few items (including a recipe for mini chicken and waffles I hope to share on the blog soon!) and this stuff is delicious.
What to add to your calendar
Tomorrow, tomorrow. The Cask is hosting a German dinner on Thursday, April 20 from 5- 8 p.m. and the menu looks mighty good.
A winning combination. King of Pops + free yoga? Count me in. Every Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Carillon through October 10, you can participate in all ages / skill levels yoga and then get a free pop at the end. More details here.
Good fun for a good cause. The Tredegar Society’s sixth annual Loose Cannons event is coming up on Friday, April 28 from 7 – 10:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, craft beer, cider, wine, food trucks and more. Tickets are $25 in advance and all proceeds benefit the American Civil War Museum.