What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

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What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

  • A peek into the future: Amazon just opened a grocery store in Seattle where there is no checkout AND no lines. No, I’m not kidding. The service, Amazon Go, is currently being tested by Amazon employees but will be open to the public in 2017.
  • If you’re looking for a festive and easy treat to have around the house this holiday season, you’re going to want to pick up a container of Rudolph’s Mix from Target. The snack mix includes white chocolate and milk chocolate covered cereal, graham bites, peanut butter cups and more. Just don’t blame me when you can’t stop snacking on it.
  • North End Juice Bar opened in the Museum District this past weekend! Service is through a walk-up window where they offer fresh-pressed juices, acai bowls, smoothies and more. You can take a look at their full menu here. The new spot is open from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. And speaking of juice bars, The Pit and the Peel is opening a second location in Carytown. Follow along on their Facebook page for updates on the new location.
  • As a huge fan of the daily specials board at Dot’s Back Inn, I couldn’t be more excited for the Mediterranean restaurant, Demi’s, coming to the North Side in the former Omega Grecian space. The new spot is owned by Dot’s Back Inn owners Jimmy and Daniella Tsamouras. Style Weekly food & drink editor Brandon Fox has all the details.
  • Thrillist has a list of the 25 most Instagrammed restaurants of 2016. One spot on the list, Serendipity 3, was one of the (many) places we ventured to on our quick trip to New York City this September.
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch introduced Jo Lord as their new restaurant reviewer this week. I loved reading all of her food favorites in their introductory article (totally craving a sandwich from Coppola’s now!) and am looking forward to the reviews.

What to add to your calendar

  • Buskey Cider is hosting a Holiday Cookie Competition & Exchange on Thursday, December 15 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bring cookies to share and you’ll go home with even more cookies. Sounds like a good deal to us.
  • Don’t miss the 24th Annual James River Parade of Lights, a free event taking place this Saturday, December 10 from 6 – 10 p.m. A number of decorated boats will be visible from different viewing sites throughout the Richmond region, including Libby Hill Park, Osborne Park and Boat Landing, Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Henricus Historical Park.
  • New Church Hill shop Dear Neighbor is hosting a Holiday Pop & Shop this Saturday, December 10 from 12 – 5 p.m. If you plan to check it out, Dear Neighbor is located at 2415 Jefferson Avenue.

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