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.
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 spring and summer months is Friday Art & Wine at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). If you haven’t been, you should definitely add it to your list! Happy hour is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the museum is open until 9 p.m. During happy hour, they offer half off all beer and wine purchases! (On any nice day of the week, I recommend making good use of the VMFA’s colorful patio seating – it’s a great spot to read a book or chat with a friend in the sun.)
There’s a new ramen spot coming to town! Tenka Ramen is slated to open in May at 110 N. 5th Street. Follow their Facebook page for the latest and an opening date.
Thrillist recently did a round-up of every state’s most important food innovation. Virginia’s contribution? Virginia ham, specifically Smithfield. If you know how much we love a good ham biscuit, you know we don’t disagree with this choice.
In the kitchen: You guys. At book club a few weeks ago, I tasted one of the best cakes I’ve ever had and I’m so excited to recreate this Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake. I would wait for a special occasion, but this cake is so good I think my special occasion is just going to be the fact that it’s the weekend. (When cookies from Tate’s Bake Shop are a part of the recipe, you know it’s going to be good.) If you need to make a cake anytime soon, look no further than this Ina Garten recipe – you won’t be sorry!
What to add to your calendar:
Hurry, or you’ll miss it: You still have time to enjoy Richmond Restaurant Week, which runs until April 24. Check out a round-up of menus here from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The launch party for Buskey Cider is scheduled for this Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. We’re huge cider fans and we can’t wait to check out this new spot!
The 2016 Friday Cheers season kicks off May 6. The shows are a steal, coming in at only $5 or $10 and it’s such a fun way to spend a night on Brown’s Island.
If you’ve always wanted to attend an Underground Kitchen event, now is the perfect time to check it off your list. On Sunday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m., Underground Kitchen is holding a gospel brunch to support VCU Massey Cancer Center. You can purchase tickets here for what’s sure to be an unforgettable afternoon, and $100 of each ticket purchase can be deducted as a charitable contribution.
I bet you didn’t know there was a National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day, did you? It’s a real thing, and the holiday is celebrated today. If you want to join in on the fun, here’s a recipe for the classic favorite.