Restaurateurs are seeing green, gate that is. Meg mentioned the opening of Red Salt in last week’s WHW and the chophouse/sushi restaurant is now officially open to the public for lunch and dinner in the hottest (restaurant heavy) development west of Carytown. Also opening this month in GreenGate is The Daily Kitchen & Bar’s second location. And later this year Ginger Juice will have an outpost out west as well.
Wait, a list that Richmond isn’t featured on? Bon Appetit’s 2017 list of the Best Restaurants in America was released yesterday and sadly none of Richmond’s many fine restaurants made the list. Never fear, there are quite a few restaurants to our north and south that aren’t too far away and hey, we needed an excuse to take a road trip.
Things are heating up in the Fan. Pupatella, a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant opened late last week in the former Rancho-T space. We haven’t had the chance to dine there yet but we did hear good things from a coworker who recently visited. Pro tip from our source: if you order two pizzas you get $10 off a bottle of wine. And how could you go wrong with wood-fired pizza and wine?!
The Three F’s are back. Tickets are now on sale to Richmond’s fanciest four-day food event — Fire Flour and Fork. Tickets range in price and some of the highlights include the popular Smoke on the Water event on the banks of the James River, food focused classes at The Valentine and a dinner featuring Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespe. I’m holding out to find out who will be coming to Richmond for some of the to be announced guest chef dinners!
Best in Town. Richmond Magazine’s August issue is out marking the publications 30th Best and Worst issue. While we don’t have an online link to the full list, we’ll tease you with this recent article highlighting the best new restaurants in town. I’ve been to four of the restaurants listed — maybe this means I’ve failed as a food blogger? Find out if your favorites made the cut by picking up your copy on newsstands now.
Making lunch decisions for today? The Paulie, Comfort’s extremely popular Philly inspired lunchtime sandwich pop-up can now be enjoyed without leaving the comfort of your own home or office — that is if you live within Quickness’ delivery radius. The toughest decision you’ll have to make all day is exactly which sub to order. We recommend going in with a friend or coworker so that you can have the pleasure of trying multiple subs in one sitting. Warning – these subs may cause you to quickly fall into a food coma.
Sad pie reminder. PSA: Church Hill dwellers (and frequenters), Proper Pie is officially on its Summer hiatus now through the end of August. So you’ll have to hop on over to WPA Bakery for your sweet treats for the next 30 or so days. If savory pies are more your speed, perhaps you should make the short drive over to The Fan to check out Red Cap Patisserie.
What to add to your calendar
Party like it is 1800? This Saturday, the Virginia Historical Society is hosting The BrewHaHa craft beer festival featuring beers and ciders from century’s past. Sadly this event is sold out, with no tickets being sold at the door, but you might be able to track a few down on Facebook. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has more details here.
For all you planners out there. Style Weekly’s RVA Sandwich Week is coming… on August 21st to be exact. Start training now for a week filled with $5 sandwiches from participating restaurants around town.
BTS of pop making. Not soda pop, but frozen pops. The King of Pops last tour and tasting event was so popular that they decided to do it again. Every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. they’ll be showing the public how the pops are made! Tickets are $5 and include samples of 10 different pops!
Friday is a day dedicated to RVA, didn’t you know? That’s because it is 8/04 day! And lucky you, you can celebrate at/with Busky Cider. They’ll have a bunch of different ciders on tap as well as nonalcoholic beverages from Trussings Craft Fizz & Confluence Coffee Co. Bonus: there will be a puppy kissing booth to benefit Making of Miracle Stories Animal Rescue and 10% of proceeds from cider sales will go to HandsOn Greater Richmond.