Because sometimes you can’t go all the way to England for a craving. I didn’t know until recently that Citizen does fish and chips on Thursday nights, but now that I do, it’s on my list of places to go! I’m just going to leave this picture here for some extra encouragement. And while I’m talking places I want to try, Phaedra Hise’s piece in Style Weekly on The Shaved Duck has me wanting to venture out to Midlothian ASAP.
Chocolate, BBQ and a former Chipotle exec. What do these three things have in common? They’re all in Richmond food news this week, with Miss Maude’s Bar of Chocolates opening in the West End, Salt & Forge coming to Jackson Ward from a former Chipotle executive and ZZQ announcing the grand opening date for its brick and mortar location. Stay tuned, because we’ll have a blog post on the latter coming real soon.
Meals tax debate, continued. The Richmond Times-Dispatch shared yesterday that it looks likely that Richmond City Council will approve Mayor Stoney’s meal tax increase next week. No surprise, but there are still lots of opinions around town about the issue. Some restaurants, like The Hof Garden, are looking to support schools in alternative ways. Maybe people can find common ground over pizza? Here’s to hoping.
One week countdown…to the Hallmark holiday known as Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for something low-key to do but don’t want to get the same-old takeout, consider ordering heart-shaped pizza from Superstars Pizza or placing an order with Stella’s Grocery from their Valentine’s Day menu, which you can see here. The pizza you can play by ear, but Stella’s will require some advance planning as orders need to be placed by February 9th. And, if it’s gifts you’re shopping for, consider some locally-made goodies from Whisk.
What to add to your calendar
Like beer? Like whisky? Here’s a combo for ya. Virginia Distillery Company has partnered with Three Notch’d Brewing Company for the Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky, which is being released this Saturday, February 10. You can find all the details on Facebook.
Hardywood heads west. As of today, the Hardywood West Creek Grand Opening weekend is less than two months away. Soft opening events are being planned for later this month, but you won’t be surprised to hear that beer, food trucks, live music and more are all in the works for the official weekend.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend more time in the kitchen. You might be interested in the cheesemaking class Caromont Farm is hosting on Saturday, May 12. Only 10 spots are available in the hands-on class, so this may be one of those situations where you want to fully commit instead of just saving the date.