If you’re lazy like me but still want a garden full of fresh veggies. I saw these cute little seed packets on a recent episode of Shark Tank and I’m obsessed. I like the idea of gardening, but who really has the time. I think I am going to order the Grow Your Own Taco SeedSheet, which includes cilantro, arugula, scallions and radishes.
Restaurant news round up. Eleven Months, the spot brought to you by the folks behind Don’t Look Back, just posted hiring information on Facebook which means the opening date can’t be too far away. If you follow Bon Appetit on Instagram, you might’ve seen a peek at the status of Brenner Pass which looks like it might be opening in the next month or so. Frontier — brought to you by the owner of Alamo BBQ — is shooting for a September opening date. And Athens Greek Tavern (on Robinson) is set to reopen later this spring.
If my post about Shagbark brunch didn’t convince you to go, maybe this will. Tim Vidra has all the details on his dining experience at one of our favorite Richmond restaurants. Spoiler alert: he gave Shagbark 3.5 out of 4 forks.
What would you do for free chicken nuggets? A tweet about free chicken nuggets for a year just surpassed Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie tweet as the most retweeted tweet of all time. And speaking of fast food if you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to own a fast food franchise Eater has a comprehensive guide for you to read.
It’s ok to lie to your mom about this gift. Impress her with these ready to bake morning buns from Whisk and we won’t spill your secret. If these are anything like the take and bake croissants they offer, your mom will love them!
Hot ticket. Alton Brown is coming to Richmond this fall to the Carpenter Theatre and tickets for his“Alton Brown Live — Eat Your Science” tour go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. See you at the show?
Bitter sweet news from L’Opossum. Chef and Owner David Shannon is stepping aside to let former sous chef James Garland take the reigns. Brandon Fox has all of the details over at Style Weekly including info about a forthcoming L’Opossum cookbook.
What to add to your calendar
Give me all of the Berliner Weisse. I recently tried Triple Crossing’s Berliner Weisse, the Waxing Poetic, and I cannot wait for Ardent’s release later this month. If you love a good gose, you’ll like a Berliner Weisse. If sour beers aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy one of Ardent’s other beers and food from ZZQ or the Continental Divide.
Peonies galore! Tuckahoe Plantation is hosting its Peony Picnic this Sunday (perfect Mother’s Day timing). Tours of the historic house will be offered for a small fee and Gelati Celesti will be on site with their ice cream truck.
Riverrock is coming. Mark your calendars for May 19-21 because outdoor sports are coming to town. My personal favorite event at Riverrock is the Air Dogs competition. Sadly Hazel will not be entering because she refuses to willingly let water touch her, but we’ll be there to cheer on the other brave dogs.
Families that brunch together stay together. If you were wondering where to take your Mom to brunch this weekend, Richmond.com has all of the details on what restaurants are doing buffets, prix fixes and special menus. My best advice if you want to go to brunch this weekend is find a place that takes reservations and do it now.