What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What's Happenin Wednesday 3.30

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  • Northsiders are in a state of mourning because Early Bird Biscuit Co. has moved to its new space in the Fan. If you’re an EBB virgin, here are two tips: (1) Follow EBB on Facebook where they announce specialty biscuits daily, (2) try the biscuits and gravy.
  • Stroops is gearing up to roll out its new Spring menu and new, longer hours (aka dinner, yay)! Winter dogs will only be available until April 5. We can’t wait to see what tasty seasonal combinations these mad hot dog scientists will come up with. (Note: We love Stroops so much, we were in line on opening day, and may or may not have been the first customers to try the Winter menu.)
  • Travis Milton, the former chef of Comfort, will open Shovel & Pick in Bristol, not Richmond. Sad news for us, great news for Appalachia.

So. Much. Food. News. Happening.

  • Have you ever thought about how your food sounds? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In last week’s Bon Appétit Foodcast, Adam Rapoport, editor and chief of Bon Appétit Magazine, spoke with Dan Ashman, host of WNYC’s podcast Sporkful, about the sounds we associate with food. Rapoport also previewed the first episode in Sporkful’s new series Other People’s Food, which explores the intersection of race, culture and food. You can also learn more about the series here. I would highly recommend subscribing to both podcasts.
  • When a headline contains, “Disney World for Food Lovers” the only logical question is how do I book my ticket?
  • Shoutout to my coworker Paulyn for putting the new warm cookie ice cream sandwiches at Baskin Robins on my radar and for enabling my ridiculously impulsive snack habit. Without a doubt, I would buy one again.

This ice cream cookie sandwich had us wishing it was summer already. Details in today's blog post. – K

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What to add to your calendar:

  • The Richmond Kicker’s are hosting the Carytown Craft Beer Festival at City Stadium on Saturday, April 9. Go for the beer, stay and become a part of the Red Army.
  • Speaking of beer, celebrate National PB&J day at Isley Brewery in Scott’s Addition (one of Meg and I’s favorite local breweries) on Saturday, April 2.
  • March’s Feast RVA Dinner was (unfortunately) rescheduled, for April 17th. Lucky for you there’s still time to purchase a ticket. Join the community for a meal, while also learning about and supporting local creative projects.
  • RVA Street Art Fest is back! And this year, the festival is coming to Manchester. Mark your calendars for April 21-24.
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