What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

  • It’s that time of year again — Girl Scout cookie season! This year is special for two reasons: s’mores cookies have been added to the lineup AND this year marks 100 years of those delicious little treats, as 1917 marked the first known sale of a Girl Scout cookie. You can find cookies for sale near you here, but I’m guessing if you post on your Facebook page that you’re looking for cookies that there are quite a few troops who would be more than happy to hook you up.
  • Stephanie Breijo of Richmond Magazine has the scoop on the new late-night service at Heritage that kicks off tomorrow. The service will be available Thursday – Saturday starting around 9:30 p.m.  and going until 1 or 2 a.m. with cocktails, small plates and sandwiches in a more laid back atmosphere.
  • ICYMI: The owners of Comfort, Pasture and Saison are opening Flora in the space that Balliceaux occupied for eight years. The new restaurant will serve dishes native to the Yucatan Peninsula and Oaxaca regions of Mexico, according to Richmond BizSense.
  • America’s next great food city? Tasting Table is putting its money on Houston, and you can find out why here.
  • Style Weekly has all the details on the Richmond Beer Trail, something that’s been in the works since 2014. If you visit richmondbeertrail.com, you’ll find a Richmond Beer Trail Map that will help you navigate all of those new breweries that have been popping up. Bonus: You can get your map stamped at every brewery you visit, and once you’ve collected five stamps, you’ll get a Richmond Beer Trail t-shirt.

What to add to your calendar

  • Quirk Hotel is now offering family style dining every Sunday from 5 – 9 p.m. The menu changes every month, but in January, $25 per person will get you fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, corn bread, coffee and donuts. Follow along on their Facebook page for updates, and then find some friends who will join you for dinner.
  • It can sometimes feel like Richmond faces a festival lull during the winter months, but don’t you worry, the 10th annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival is taking place this Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. both days. The festival is held at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center, located at 5403 Monument Avenue. You can take a look at the menu here. Latkes and shashuka, anyone?
  • Strawberry Street Cafe is hosting a fundraiser next week for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond. On Tuesday, January 17 from 4 – 10 p.m. tell your server you’re there for RMHC of Richmond, and 10% of your purchase will benefit the charity.
  • One of the clients I’m lucky enough to work with in my day job is Virginia Distillery Company, a whisky distillery based in Lovingston, Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville. The distillery’s Winter Whisky Fest is coming up on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., where you’ll be able to relax by the fire while enjoying a bite from a local food truck and a handcrafted cocktail made with their Virginia Highland Malt Whisky. I can tell you from firsthand experience there aren’t many places that would be cozier to spend a winter day. What are you waiting for?
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