It’s What’s Happenin’ Wednesday AND National S’mores Day! AKA The Best Day Ever.
If you now have an irresistible urge to get your s’mores making on today, here’s a round-up from BuzzFeed with 15 ways to eat more s’mores this summer. I don’t know about you, but they had me at chocolate-dipped s’mores ice cream sandwiches.
We recently talked about C&C’s Cinnamon Rolls, and now you can get the delicious rolls at a few local markets in addition to the West End Farmers’ Market! The rolls are currently available at Shields Market in the Fan (we hear they fly off the shelves!) and starting this Friday, August 12, you can also find the rolls at Yellow Umbrella Provisions. On Friday, free samples will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Yellow Umbrella, which basically sounds like the best way ever to kick off your weekend.
You already know we love happy hour at Tarrant’s Cafe, and now they are offering breakfast at the downtown location. Breakfast is served 8 -11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and you can take a look at the reasonably priced menu here, with quite a few options coming in right around $5.
ICYMI: Charlottesville brewing company Champion Brewing Company is opening a brewpub downtown on Grace Street! Head to the Richmond Times-Dispatch for all of the details.
It’s true: You can now eat at two Peter Chang restaurants within the same Short Pump shopping center. Learn more about Noodles and Dumplings and take a look at the menu over at Richmond Magazine.
Oh, tomato sandwiches, one of the fleeting treats of summer. Virginia Living recently asked a few experts for recommendations on the best way to eat a tomato sandwich, and you can take a look at their advice here. You won’t be surprised to see that Duke’s mayo is a part of almost every recommendation.
Speaking of summertime treats, watermelon beer is popping up all over the place at local breweries! Isley is releasing their Seed Spitter Watermelon White Ale this Saturday and you’ll be able to find Hardywood’s Watermelon Gose at select locations at the Carytown Watermelon Festival which takes place this Sunday.
Looking for a spot to add to your brunch list? Rapp Session is now serving up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The forecast for this Saturday in Richmond is looking bright and sunny, and if you’re looking for a place to picnic – and the best places to get snacks to fill your picnic basket with – I’d highly suggest putting these suggestions to good use!
What to add to your calendar
I’d be remiss not to mention Massey on the River, an event I’m co-chairing this year in support of VCU Massey Cancer Center. It’s coming up on Friday, August 19th and tickets are on sale here for the all you can eat and drink event at Mayo Island featuring music from Three Sheets to the Wind. Best of all, it’s for a great cause!
Have you been fancying a fancy evening? Good timing, because L’OPOSSUM is serving up a seven course dinner on August 27 benefiting OutRVA. Space is limited to 50 guests and you can register for the evening at this link.
If garden parties aren’t your thing, head to AW Shucks Country Store on September 10th where you can enjoy live music and all you can eat Maryland crabs for $35. Tickets can be purchased here.
Food festivals are kind of our happy place, and we can’t wait to check out the Armenian Food Festival which is coming up from September 16 – 18. You can find all the details on the Facebook page for the event. Chicken kabobs, anyone?
Last but not least, you can find the schedule highlights for this year’s Fire, Flour & Fork here and let’s just say things are looking mighty good this year. The full schedule will be live soon and tickets go on sale August 15 at 10 a.m.