We’re getting so close to the end of the year, can you believe it? I’m heading to Oahu for Christmas with my family next week, and I’ve never visited Hawaii, so if you have any suggestions on what to do or where to eat please let me know!
What’s Happenin’ Wednesday
- Opening this week: Triple Crossing’s new Fulton location. The new space will have pizza, a large patio and you guessed it, BEER!
- I’ve been searching for new podcasts to keep me occupied during my 12 hours of flying next week and a few of the podcasts that I’ll be sampling are Good Food by KCRW, Gravy by Southern Foodways Alliance and A Taste of the Past by the Heritage Radio Network. If you have any favorite podcasts (food related or not) let me know in the comments.
- If you haven’t updated your iPhone this week and you love the emojis you’re in for a real treat. The bacon and avocado emojis are finally here! I’m also loving the volcano and the woman scientist.
- One of my favorite parts of the holidays are all the delicious sweet treats that make their way into the office. I’m a sucker for a traditional holiday treat, and Food 52 has 16.5 global desserts from all over the world. The castagnole from Italy look amazing.
- Any guesses on what the big food trends will be in 2017? Mic thinks s’mores and tiny fish will be making a comeback. I’ll be honest I can do without the tiny fish, unless they’re deep fried.
- Preorders are open for traditional sufganiyah donuts at Sugar Shack, perfect for your Hanukkah celebrations. The stuffed donuts come cream filled and jelly filled (blackberry apple).
- Ramen lovers rejoice, apparently Richmond is experiencing a bit of a ramen resurgence. After the close of Shoryuken earlier this year, a couple of new ramen spots are filling the void left behind. The RTD has details on Takara Ramen (in the West End) and Style Weekly recently reviewed Tenka Ramen (on 5th street Downtown).
What to add to your calendar
- Tomorrow it is Third Thursday at Veil Brewing Co. This month’s celebration will benefit CARITAS, so you can feel even better about getting that second or third beer. There will also be a holiday pop-up shop, food from Continental Divide and a limited beer release. If you plan on attending, Veil will also be collecting gently used pillows, blankets, and towels to donate to CARITAS.
- Starting in January, Whisk will be hosting baking classes one Sunday a month! The classes kick off with a class on macarons.
- Garden and Grove Brewing Company in Carytown is hosting another one of its Taproom Dinners on Monday. This month they’re featuring Chefs Caleb Shriver & Phillip Perrow of Dutch & Co! Reservations are required, and dinner service will start at 7 p.m.
- This Sunday, Nate’s Bagels will be hosting brunch at Blue Bee Cider’s new location in Scott’s Addition. If you haven’t been to Blue Bee’s new space, I highly recommend it — they did a fantastic job on the renovation. There will be bagel sandwiches, cider and sangria from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- The rescheduled Fire, Flour, Fork event featuring QuestLove has officially been rescheduled for January 15 and tickets are now on sale. The event at the VMFA will also feature panelists Jason Alley (Comfort), Ronald Crutcher (UR’s president), Natalie Press (singer/songwriter) and Mike Derks (GWAR restaurant).