Hurry or you’ll miss it: The Dog & Pig Show, one of our favorite spots in Church Hill, announced last week that the storefront will be closing on February 12th. Whether you’ve never been or it’s one of your favorite spots, we highly suggest you head that way, show them some love and order those shrimp and grits one last time before their doors close in just a few weeks. The good news? The team behind Dog & Pig is trying something new, and you’ll still be able to find some of their goods around RVA.
In the kitchen: The Super Bowl is quickly approaching, which means it’s a great time to pull out recipes that are great for a crowd but also easy to make. One of my favorite recipes that fits those two parameters are these mini ham and cheese sandwiches. Just be warned, they’re quite addictive!
Beijing On Grove, the newest spot from EAT Restaurant Partners, is scheduled to open Saturday at 5710 Grove Avenue in the former space of The Blue Goat. More details over at The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Looking to get out there and see the world? You’re in luck. This 119 day cruise will take you to six continents and 32 countries. Tickets start at $16,999 for an interior double occupancy stateroom.
The Good Food Awards were held this past weekend in San Francisco, and six Virginia businesses won awards – including a few from right here in Richmond. The ladies behind The Apple Cart have the full scoop on their blog.
Good news: The $20 chicken dinner is back at Talley’s Meat and Three, located at 7021 Three Chopt Road in the Village Shopping Center. What does that mean for you? You can get chicken, two sides and 4 biscuits or cornbread muffins for $20. Once you call to place your order, it will be ready in less than 20 minutes.
Tasting Table has Alton Brown’s secret for the perfect grilled cheese. All you need is a bowl of tomato soup for dipping and you’ll be set.
What to add to your calendar
Talk about a winning combo: Buskey Cider and Boulevard Burger and Brew are coming together on Saturday, February 4th from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. to bring you Sliders and Ciders. Traditional sliders will be priced at $5.95 for three or $9.95 for six and veggie sliders will be $4.95 for three or $8.95 for six.
Speaking of cider, head to Blue Bee Cider on Sunday, February 5th from 2-3 p.m. for a chocolate and cider pairing featuring Blue Bee Cider and Gearharts Fine Chocolate. The guided tasting costs $20 per person and will feature four pairings with locally-made cider and handcrafted chocolates. You can buy tickets here.
Shop for a good cause: On Monday, February 13, Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society is holding an event at Kendra Scott where a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Maymont. You can sip on champagne and treat yourself for Valentine’s Day while you’re at it.
Save the date: The second annual Richmond Brunch Weekend is coming up on March 25 – 26, where participating restaurants will give 10% of their brunch proceeds to Massey Cancer Center.