Hope you’re staying nice and toasty today. And if you went out to the store and bought bread, milk and eggs yesterday here are three french toast recipes, perfect for a snow-filled day: Pinch of Yum – cinnamon streusel french toast cups | Broma Bakery – Almond Bostock [the Beyonce of French Toast] | Cup of Joe – The best french toast you’ll ever have
Richmond restaurant updates. Not too much going on this month as far as openings/closings but a few announcements did pop up on my radar. (1) Lunch has officially commenced at Tazza Kitchen in Scott’s Addition, now if only we could get them to deliver to Shockoe Bottom. (2) Brunch on Monday’s at Little Saint? That’s what this little announcement seems to indicate. (3) The Rogue Gentleman is still closed from its recent pipe bursting fiasco. Stay tuned for a reopening date. (4) Dutch & Co. just introduced No Corkage Fee Mondays – just another reason to visit the Church Hill spot for dinner. (5) Almost open alert: Little Nickle. Looks like it could be any day now, although we have been saying that for months. Some details, but still no opening date over at Richmond Magazine.
The rise of the all-day cafe. If it is wrong to want a version of Sqirl or Cafe Gratitude to pop up here in Richmond, then I don’t want to be right. If you’re feeling like you’re seeing way more grain bowls from restaurants on your Instagram feed or noticing more natural wines on wine lists lately, it isn’t a coincidence, it’s a trend. Bon Appetit has all of the details on the rise of these stylish food establishments and what’s driving them to pop up across the country (hint: its a trend driven by women). Here’s to hoping one of our favorite Richmond restauranteurs gives us an all-day cafe of our own.
When you have a craving and you have to satisfy it. After having the matcha latte at Picnik in Austin, I’ve been on the hunt for a decent one here in Richmond. I’ve been on the lookout for months and finally, it feels like the trend is catching on. I spotted the bright green drinks on Instagram at both Lamplighter and Saadia’s Juice Box and I am on a mission to taste them both. If you’ve had a good matcha latte around town, help a girl out and let me know in the comments!
File this under what to buy once the snow melts. Ben and Jerry’s just released eight, count ’em, eight (!) new flavors, two of which aren’t even made with dairy (they’re made with almond milk). As someone who claims to be a little sensitive to dairy products (not like that would ever stop me from eating something like cheese), I am pumped for the two non-dairy flavors — peanut butter half-baked and cinnamon bun. See the full list of new releases here.
What to add to your calendar
National Peanut Butter Day is coming! You could celebrate by eating a jar of peanut butter at home, or you could pop on over to Isley for some peanut butter infused beer, including a peanut butter infused Belgian white ale and a banana peanut butter porter. Celebrations kick off on Saturday, a few days ahead of the real national PB day on 1/24.
First, they did raclette night. Now they’re doing dry aged beef! I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, but now the night is upon us. Chairlift is doing a French-inspired steak frites night on 1/21 and the menu looks bananas. $60 gets you a seat, tickets are limited!
Can’t go wrong with a burger pop up. Stock Provisions might not be open on Main Street anymore BUT they’re still around doing things with all. of. the. meats. This Saturday they’re hosting a burger pop-up at Citizen from 6-10 p.m. Expect your run of the mill cheeseburger, dry-aged blends and an assortment of toppings.