What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

You know the deal, it’s What’s Happenin’ Wednesday!

  • Yes, it’s true – you can pickle strawberries. Tasting Table has an easy recipe and all the details on how you might put these pickled berries to good use, from bruschetta to salad dressing to dessert grilled cheese.
  • From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The owner behind Joe’s Inn plans to open Bon Air Provisions in early September. The store which will be located at 2624 Buford Road will offer meat, seafood, growlers, wine and more. You can find more info here.
  • In the kitchen: I recently made this recipe for chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce from The Frog Commissary Cookbook, and talk about delicious!  The sauce had just right the amount of heat and we enjoyed it with rice and roasted green beans. It was a great and easy weeknight meal that I’ll definitely be making again soon!
  • Summer is starting to wind down, but don’t fret, you still have time to tackle most of the things on our list of 10 things to do this summer in Richmond.  Word on the street is Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is having another All You Can Pick Sunflower event this weekend, and you can find the details on that here!
  • I don’t know what it is, but I have a thing for sad (and powerful) movies. If you’re on the same page as me, you don’t want to miss Gleason, a documentary currently in theaters about former NFL football player Steve Gleason, his ALS diagnosis and the video journals he records for his son. Consider yourself warned, though – you’ll want a lot of tissues.
  • I’m headed to Boston, Rhode Island (Providence and Newport) and Maine (Portland, Kennebunkport and Freeport) soon, so if you have any recommendations on things to do or places to eat in those spots, please share in the comments below!

What to add to your calendar

  • Hurry or you’ll miss it: There’s still time to get tickets for Massey on the River, an event that benefits VCU Massey Cancer Center.  It’s coming up THIS 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. Bonus: the forecast is indicating sunshine!
  • Stir Crazy Cafe on the Northside is hosting a Coffee & Sweets Pairing Thursday, August 18 (tomorrow) pairing sweets from Sugar & Salt RVA with coffee from Ironclad Coffee. The best part? It’s free, though both sweets and coffee will be available for purchase to take home.
  • Speaking of tastings, Kitchen Thyme is having a beer and cheese tasting on Saturday, September 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. For $50, attendees will sample up to 5 different varieties of Old Bust Head beers with cheeses and charcuterie.
  • Belmont Butchery’s Beast Feast is coming up on Saturday, September 25. The event will celebrate the Butchery’s 10th anniversary and will take place at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown. Tickets for Beast Feast 2016 can be purchased here.


  1. Sarah Murphy
    August 18, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Ryan and I went to Providence and Newport a couple years ago and loved them both! In Providence we went to The Grange for dinner (http://providencegrange.com/ — vegetarian/local fare, super good) and Trinity Brewhouse for beers. In Newport we had coffee at Meg’s Aussie Milk Bar and grabbed lunch at a local bar/grill called Pour Judgement. I recommend them all!

    I also HIGHLY recommend doing the Cliff Walk in Newport if you haven’t already — SO BEAUTIFUL!

  2. August 18, 2016 / 8:53 am

    thanks for the shout out on our anniversary event!!

    While in Newport – the Black Pearl is a must!

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