Last few days. A Richmond institution will soon be closing its doors, but there are still a few days left to get your sandwich fix. Nick’s International Foods on Broad Street will soon close and relocate — and we’ve heard the last day for sandwiches and prepared foods is December 16th. So get on over there for lunch this week and give the location a fond farewell. Then set a reminder to visit them in 2018 in their new location (opening date has yet to be announced).
ICYMI. Last week, this ridiculous story broke about a shed became London’s top-rated restaurant seemingly overnight (in reality it did take a while). How did it happen? Read the story here. It’s so unbelievable that its hilarious. My fav. part is what the guy used to create the delicious looking food.
As if you needed an excuse to drink more beer. This piece from NPR highlights a brewery in Westfield, New York, that’s using the waste from brewing to help feed fish. Apparently feeding fish (that we want to eat) can be wildly inefficient and these smart people are finding innovative ways to cut down on what’s needed to farm fish. A brewhouse/fish farm sounds like a great idea for the next brewery in Scott’s Addition, any takers? 😉
Chag Sameach! We are equal opportunity celebrators here at Let’s Share a Dish and you know we love celebrating with food, and in this case, you need to make it over to Perly’s. They’re running a Hanukkah pre-fixe special through Saturday, three courses for just $23. I’ll take about 12 of the potato latkes, please!
Do you really want to cook on Christmas? Let some of our favorite local spots cook all or part of your holiday dinner this year. A few of our favorites include enough options to cater breakfast, lunch and dinner from Stella’s, sweet treats from WPA (pro tip: order the chocolate pecan pie) and I’m personally dreaming about this toasted coconut cake — with ginger syrup and passionfruit curd — from Chairlift.
What to add to your calendar
Winter sour? If you’ve been following the blog this year, you might’ve noticed my obsession with sour beer. I love them all, and the sourer the better. Ardent is releasing its Winter American Sour Blend tomorrow (Thursday), which was aged in oak for ten whole months. Watch out, this sour packs a punch at 6.9% to keep you nice and warm.
To me, you are perfect. PSA: The best holiday movie, Love Actually, (sorry Elf lovers) will be showing at the Byrd this weekend. That is all.
Last minute holiday shopping. If you have a long list of family and friends that you still need to find gifts for, there are still a ton of holiday markets happening in this weekend. December 15th, Chairlift will be hosting its holiday market — bonus: you can grab a glass of wine while you shop. If you missed last week’s The Brunch Market, there’s another one this Sunday featuring about 20 local vendors. And once you’ve hit The Brunch Market, you can walk on over to Vasen, which will also have vendors selling a variety of gifts for that special someone.
Try it before it’s here! We’ve been stalking the updates on the new restaurant from Mike Ledesma, which is expected to open early next year. And lucky for you, you can get a preview of what to expect at Blue Bee’s Cider on Monday, December 18. The five-course dinner will be paired with ciders from Blue Bee.
P.S. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Richmond spots, Saison! Yesterday they celebrated their 5th year in Jackson Ward. If you’ve never been I highly recommend making it over for happy hour, it is a true gem in this city.