What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

It feels like Tuesday, but it’s really What’s Happenin’ Wednesday!

  • Have you heard of Into Quarterly? It’s a creative city journal, and the most recent volume focuses on none other than Richmond, featuring creative writing, design, photography and fine art. You can buy Volume Two: Richmond at a number of local shops like Quirk Gallery Fountain Books, Stock Provisions, Chop Suey Books and also online.
  • In the kitchen: I am ALL about pesto in the summertime. I’ve been enjoying the fresh sauce in everything from pasta dishes to breakfast sandwiches, and I love how easy it is whip up a quick batch at home. This pesto recipe is a good start and will put your basil leaves to good use. Looking for more cooking inspiration? Buzzfeed has you covered with this list of 23 classic summer recipes they think everyone should master.
  • ICYMI: This Richmond Times-Dispatch article on area nanobreweries — breweries that typically don’t brew more than one batch of a beer at a time — is worth a read.
  • Chances are, you’ve dined at one of Kendra Feather’s restaurants around town, whether it was The Roosevelt, Impanema or Garnett’s Cafe. Come August, you’ll be able to add another spot of Feather’s to your list: Laura Lee’s. Read more about the new spot here.
  • Shout to Richmond restaurant Mama J’s for making it on to Thrillist’s list of 50 restaurants to try before you die.
  • File this under helpful hints: Tuesday is known as Super Tuesday at Bow-Tie Cinemas, when you can get a $6 movie ticket all day every Tuesday. If you’re like me and love to enjoy a movie in theater every once in a while, especially during these hot summer months, this is a great way to do it!
  • Speaking of Tuesday night specials, did you know Tuesday night is fried chicken night at The Roosevelt? For $9, you get fried chicken thighs served with a hot honey sauce. The chicken is always gluten-free and always delicious. Oh yeah, they usually sell out — so get there early if you’re planning to go!

What to add to your calendar

  • Read all about the upcoming four-course dinner to benefit The Birdhouse Farmers Market on The Apple Cart blog, and then purchase your tickets for the Sunday, July 10 event featuring Sub Rosa, Dutch & Co and Tomten farm here.
  • If you think a farmers’ market that’s held at a brewery sounds like the best thing ever, you’re in luck. The new Scott’s Addition Farmers Market will be held at Isley Brewing Company on a monthly basis starting on Sunday, July 24 from 12 – 7 p.m.
  • Save the date for the 7th annual Massey on the River which is coming up on Friday, August 19 at Mayo Island. The event benefits VCU Massey Cancer Center and you can purchase tickets here.
  • The 25th annual Hanover Crabfeast is coming up on Saturday, August 20th. Tickets will be $35 and go on sale July 15th. Stay tuned for details by following along on the Facebook event page.
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