What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

1,400 boozy shakes. That’s a whole lotta milkshakes – and according to a recent Richmond Magazine piece by Catherine Amos Cribbs, that’s how many boozy shakes Boulevard Burger & Brew serves up in any given week. The mint chocolate chip shake highlighted in the article is one of the restaurant’s most popular dessert concoctions, and it’s a treat worth keeping in mind if this warm weather keeps up.

One door closes, a few more open. In this week’s update on the RVA dining scene, Deco has closed its doors and the owner of Tarrant’s plans to open a new restaurant in the space, Carrot & Kale, which will offer juices and snacks. Sushi and steak lovers will be happy to know that Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi will open to the public on Monday, July 31 at 12221 West Broad Street. We’ve been following along with the restaurant on Instagram and I’m already excited about their menu offerings!

Eat your greens. That’s advice we’ve all probably gotten at one point or another, but a new restaurant now open in Carytown is making it easier than ever to do just that. I went to an opening event at The Good Leaf this week and between the living wall and the locally-sourced produce, I’m already looking forward to going back for a second visit. If you’re interested in checking out this salad bar style spot out yourself, it’s located at 2925 W Cary Street.

Another week, another brewery opening. Väsen Brewing Company is celebrating its grand opening in Scott’s Addition this Saturday, July 29 from noon – 10 p.m. Here’s what you can expect: free admission, live music, food and five beers on tap. Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday!

Easy peasy. You guys, BuzzFeed has the whole click-bait thing down pat. I swear, the titles they come up with just lure me in, which I guess is the point. To my delight, I came across an article this week for 18 brilliant one pan dinners and I’m going to incorporate some of these into my weekly meal planning real soon.

The Instagram effect. This recent article from The Verge talks about the effect Instagram is having on restaurants, and not only on menu items but on actual physical spaces and details as well. It’s a somewhat long read, but an interesting one if you have a few minutes to spare.

What to add to your calendar

The (un)happiest of hours. The Poe Museum’s July Unhappy Hour takes place tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $8 – free for members – and there will be live music and a cash bar. The Facebook event has all the details, and most importantly promises Poe-themed fun.

A prime staycation opportunity. Saison is hosting a beach party at The Lilly Pad Cafe in Varina on August 6, and you’re invited. Food, drinks, music and transportation are all included in the ticket price. How to get said tickets? Look no further.

August is just around the corner. And you’ll want to mark your calendars now, because the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont is coming up from August 10 – 13 and this is a musical event you don’t want to miss.

Two words: frozen wine. I had the chance to check out the Fridays on the Patio event series that James River Cellars Winery offers for the first time this past weekend, and I would highly recommend it. Between $5 wine slushies, food trucks and good music, it was the perfect way to spend a Friday evening. Details on this weekend’s event here.

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