What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday
  • Renovations are officially underway for ZZQ’s brick and mortar location. I cannot wait until I can finally get my #meatchurch fix on a day other than Saturday! Follow ZZQ on Instagram for updates on their pop ups at Ardent this summer/fall.
  • One of my favorite frozen treats growing up was an ice cream cookie sandwich and my adult self is giddy over the new but classic ice cream cookie sandwich options at Gelati Celesti and Charm School. Oh and Charm School even has vegan options!
  • Warm weather equals fruity cocktail weather. If you’re looking to shake up your cocktail game, Refinery29 has 42 grown up ways to drink tequila. Does this mean Jumbo Texans at El Rods aren’t grown up drinks?
  • Shyndigz 2go & Market is now selling take and bake treats, meaning you can now offer to bring dessert to your next dinner party/get together and impress all of your friends (without slaving away in the kitchen). Current offerings include oatmeal cream pies and cake kits. My question is, does take and bake violate any #cook90 rules?
  • ICYMI: Butter Beer ice cream now exists. If you spot it in Richmond please let us know!
  • Spotted: Virginia Governor Terry McAullife enjoying a bite at Perly’s with Showtime’s The Circus. What do you think he ordered? The schlubby fries?! Maybe you’ll find out when the episode airs on Sunday.
  • Richmond magazine’s Stephanie Breijo has the scoop on Mike Ledesma’s new Passport Pop-Up series. Give me all of the lumpia. PLEASE! The first pop-up will be held on April 23rd at a secret location.

What to add to your calendar

  • The Hardywood Food Truck Court on Thursday nights returns next week, April 6th. Taproom opens at 4 p.m. and trucks will start serving food at 5:30 p.m. Bring your folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy a brew and bite in this (hopefully) beautiful spring weather.
  • Meg mentioned this year’s Swine and Brine event last week and I’m mentioning it again this week because it might be my favorite beer/food event in all of Richmond. If you need a primer on what to expect you can read the post we did about last year’s event. This year’s event was moved to Saturday so I would expect it to be even more popular this year.
  • And speaking of pork forward events, it is almost time for the Big Pig Project, hosted by Lunch & Supper. The block party on April 22 will benefit the Richmond Ronald McDonald House Charities. There will be barbecue, beer and live music. This event is not ticketed but there are advance tickets available online for $40 that will get you to the front of the beer and food lines. The $40 ticket also includes a meal and two drink tickets. This event is dog and family friendly.
  • Tickets are now on sale for the next Jackdaw Kamayan dinner, this time at an undisclosed outdoor location near Church Hill. What does a Kamayan dinner entail? Well for one there are no utensils (you eat with your hands) and delicious Filipino food will be involved. Also making an appearance is Shaun Loughran, from the Rogue Gentleman/the soon to be open Yaki, who will be crafting some delicious libations for dinner goers. Tickets are $65.
  • Reminder: The Monument Avenue 10k is happening this Sunday so watch where you are parking Friday night and if you want breakfast or lunch in and around the city on Saturday morning, try to make a reservation. If you are running the 10k, my favorite carb-loading spot is Joe’s Inn — you can’t go wrong with the massive pancakes or a huge plate of spaghetti.



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