What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

This week’s edition of What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

  • It is HOT out there this week. You’re probably looking for ways to cool down, but as you’re enjoying any cold and icy treats, remember that brain freeze is a real thing — just take a look at this video from the Huffington Post.
  • Comfort’s new weekly lunch series, “Jason Alley loves…” kicks off today with Nashville chicken which you can get hot or not, served with slaw and potato wedges. That’s the only thing on the menu, but it promises to be good. It’s available today from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and there will be a new lunch special every Wednesday.
  • Richmond Magazine just released its list of the 20 best new restaurants in Richmond that opened between March 7, 2015 and April 15, 2016. Kelsey and I have enjoyed dining at quite a few spots they included, but I think we have a few more places we need to add to our “Where to Dish Next” list.
  • A recent episode of the Condé Nast Traveler podcast Travelouge covers where to book last minute summer travel. Pack your bags and go somewhere awesome.
  • Thrillist put together a round-up America’s 17 Best Pizzeria Brewpubs, and Afton, Virginia’s Blue Mountain Brewery made the cut. If you’ve never been, it’s a fun day trip from RVA and a great place to visit for some delicious food and great views.
  • Arancini, au jus, bruschetta. What do these food words have in common, you ask? They all made Today Food’s list of 43 food words we commonly mispronounce.
  • I don’t know about you, but I want to make a day trip to Tangier Island after learning more about this island on the Chesapeake Bay that was just recognized last week as the eighth official oyster region on The Virginia Oyster Trail.
  • I’m just going to leave this recipe for bourbon and bacon jam from Extra Crispy right here. If you make it, you’ll probably want to eat it right out of the jar. Just share some with me first, okay?

What to add to your calendar

  • I mentioned sunflower days at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in this list of 10 Things to Do This Summer in Richmond, and the time has come! You can pick sunflowers free of charge this weekend (7/29 – 7/31) during tasting room hours, Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12-8 p.m.
  • Trapezium Brewing Company in Petersburg is releasing their latest small batch beer, Lucky 11 Blueberry Wheat, this Thursday from 5 – 10 p.m. You can find all the details here.
  • Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. is hosting a housewarming party this Friday, July 29, from 7 – 10 p.m. to celebrate the completion of their 1903 Westwood Avenue roasting and education facility. If you go, you’ll find food, drinks and music — and of course, coffee.
  • August is around the corner (what?!), which means the Carytown Watermelon Festival is quickly approaching. The 33rd annual festival will be held on Sunday, August 14th and kicks off at 10 a.m. Speaking of watermelon, BuzzFeed has 13 delicious ways to drink more watermelon, with alcoholic and non alcoholic options alike.
  • Save the date for Sunday, August 28 when the Summer Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo will return to the Chesterfield Towne Center!
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