With the opening of Red Cap Patisserie, the Fan District has another bakery to call its own. You can read more about this French-inspired bakery owned by Martine Wladar in The Richmond Times-Dispatch. I need to plan a visit because swooning over the bakery’s Instagram photos is only going to tide my sweet tooth over for but so long.
Speaking of The Richmond Times-Dispatch, did you know you can get a digital subscription to Richmond’s daily newspaper for only $8.99 a month? We’re big fans of local news here at Let’s Share A Dish and after some sad layoffs at the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week, it’s an important time to support local journalism.
We talk a lot about restaurant closings and openings in this space, but we also like to celebrate when one of our favorite spots has been around a good long time, so here’s my official happy birthday shout out to Kuba Kuba as the restaurant celebrates 19 years of service this week.
It’s no longer Taco Tuesday, but we are ALL about celebrating tacos any day of the week. That’s why we were so jazzed to hear that as of yesterday, Triple Crossing’s downtown location is offering a taco bar featuring chips and dips, pork tacos, vegetarian tacos and seasonal tacos every Friday. This Friday’s taco special is rockfish, which sounds like a delicious reason to enjoy some beer and grab some food with friends.
At a recent book club gathering, I got to enjoy a recipe from my friend Amanda that she made from the Skinnytaste Fast and Slow cookbook, and it’s now in my Amazon cart waiting for me. The cookbook has 80+ dishes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare and 60 slow cooker recipes. I can’t wait to put it to good use during my weeknight cooking adventures.
ICYMI: Style Weekly’s Brandon Fox did a neat piece back in February on Richmond’s beer caves at Rocketts Landing. Whether you’re a history buff or just a big beer lover, it’s an article you’ll probably enjoy.
Trapezium Brewing Co. is hosting an oyster roast this Saturday at their brewery in Petersburg, and the weather is looking mighty fine for enjoying some oysters, music and beer.
I was excited about Buskey’s newest cider from the get go because strawberry rhubarb cider simply sounds delicious, but now that Buskey Cider is donating $3 of every pint of strawberry rhubarb cider purchased at the cider’s release this Saturday, April 8, back to Courthouse Creek Cider after a fire… well, you know how I feel about good food and drink that’s also for a good cause. Details on the benefit release here.
Richmond Restaurant Week is coming up quickly, friends. The spring edition is taking place from April 24 to April 30, and I already have my heart set on a visit to Laura Lee’s after they posted a look at their restaurant week menu a few days ago. Don’t forget, a portion of the proceeds from each meal enjoyed during restaurant week go back to FeedMore to support the wonderful work they do.
It’s never too early to save the date for one of my favorite Richmond weekends of the year, the Richmond Greek Festival. The festival will be back again this year from June 1 – 4 and I am already beyond excited to enjoy a gyro and some loukoumades. The countdown is on!