What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What's Happenin' Wednesday March 15

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

  • SO MANY LISTS. Richmond’s Roosevelt restaurant and Strangeways Brewing were just recognized by Southern Living. The magazine just released its first ever South’s Best winners and the Roosevelt appeared on the South’s Top 10 Bars list and Strangeways was named one of the South’s 10 Best Breweries. And Richmond was number nine on The South’s Best Cities 2017 list by Southern Living. Separately, The Veil was featured on Thrillist’s Best New Breweries in America list.
  • Did you know that Shake Shack uses Martin’s Potato Rolls for its burgers? If you didn’t you do now. Eater has the scoop on why this classic bun has become so popular among burger joints across the nation.
  • In case you missed it: Yesterday we celebrated one year of blogging by sharing our 10 favorite dishes from the past 365 days!
  • What’s old is cool again. Blizzards® aren’t just for the fast food drive thru anymore, desserts inspired by this frozen treat are popping up all over the place. And you can even make one in your own home.
  • Richmond Magazine has all of the details on Flora’s planned opening on March 21 and I cannot wait to make my way over to try some of the Oaxaca-inspired dishes. The restaurant opening in the former Balliceaux space is the brain child of a few of my favorite Richmond chefs and restaurant owners — Jay Bayer of Saison, and Jason Alley and Michele Jones of Pasture and Comfort. Sign me up for a gallon of the chocolate soup served with toasted marshmallows!
  • Speaking of frozen treats, milkshakes are finally back at Roaring Pines, and King of Pops/The Reign is open after a seasonal hiatus.
  • If you watch Chef’s Table on Netflix, you need to watch this Portlandia parody featuring Fred Armisen.

What to add to your calendar

  • On Monday March 27th, say goodbye to winter with Metzger’s Iki Kai pop-up. There will be poke and tropical cocktails, what more could you need?
  • Patina’d on Grace will be hosting its Spring Fling Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here’s your plan for Saturday: do some spring cleaning to make some room for your new finds at Patina’d on Grace, do some shopping at the Spring Fling Market and then pop over to Cask Cafe for a brew and/or lunch.
  • The Brunch Market is back this Sunday in Scott’s Addition. There will be fried chicken biscuits, flat breads and mimosas, plus lots of local vendors to check out. Please go and enjoy a biscuit for me, I’m counting down the days until the end of #cook90 so that I can partake in this biscuit partayyyyy.
  • The first BreakawayRVA ride is scheduled for April 29th. I’m giving you a ton of notice so that you can get your bike in order ahead of time. Rides will be held monthly from April to October this year.


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