What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! Here’s What’s Happenin’:

  • The Liberty Public House opened its doors this past weekend in Church Hill on the ground floor of the East End Theater. What you need to know: The menu looks delicious, happy hour is every day from 3-6 p.m. and they serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We can’t wait to check it out. (Yes, we’re adding it to the list.)
  • Patio alert: The patio at Castanea Restaurant in Shockoe Bottom is now open. We’re quite happy about this since it’s just a few minutes from our office. Also because they have pear cider.
  • All the Peter Chang news you need to know: The Scott’s Addition spot is slated to open in June, a second Short Pump restaurant is in the works focused on noodles and dumplings, and you still have time to purchase tickets for the May 15th Full Disclosure event, an evening with Peter Chang.
  • Some people might be able to resist adorable kitten photos. I am not one of them.
  • Looking to get your gelato fix in Richmond? Pay DeLuca Gelato a visit. Located in the Gayton Crossing Shopping Center, this family-owned gelateria is one of my favorite places to visit in the summer when I’m craving something sweet. Spots like Graffiato and The Daily serve their gelato, so you may have tried DeLuca Gelato without even knowing it!
  • The most recent episode of Bon Appetit’s Foodcast is about traveling all over the world in search of good food. In other words, they just get us.
  • BuzzFeed’s made things easy for us (again) with this list of 31 delicious things to cook in May, including a helpful list of what’s in season this month. Sign me up for everything rhubarb.
  • Business Insider put together a list of the most popular places to travel this summer, according to Pinterest.
  • ICYMI: You can find recaps of my recent Austin trip here and here. If you’re going to ATX anytime soon, these posts should give you a good start as you’re building your itinerary!

What to add to your calendar:

  • Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! In case you need inspiration, we put together a list of some of our favorite places to get tacos in Richmond after doing some extensive research.
  • Friday Cheers returns for the season this Friday with The Soul Rebels. If you ask me, it’s one of the best ways to spend a Friday night in Richmond. Good music, good food, good drinks, good deal.
  • The Kentucky Derby is happening this Saturday, May 7. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the race, The Rogue Gentleman is celebrating for the third year in a row with a party that kicks off at 4 p.m. The Facebook event page says seersucker suits and obnoxious hats are encouraged, so plan accordingly.
  • Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is on Sunday. If you’re planning to celebrate at a local restaurant, it’s probably best to make reservations. Cooking something special at home? These recipes from the Food Network might help you plan your menu.
  • If you like brunch and supporting a good cause, you don’t want to miss Richmond Brunch Weekend, taking place May 14 and 15. A portion of proceeds from a number of RVA restaurants will benefit VCU Massey Cancer Center, which means you can enjoy a mimosa and give back at the same time.
  • Kitchen Thyme is partnering with Mise En Place to offer cooking classes! The first class is a hands on bread and pizza dough class on Monday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Kitchen Thyme. The cost is $50 per person, and you can register here.


  1. May 4, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I don’t think I can keep up with all these “Happenins!” We need to try and do some of these fun things together!

    • Meg Irvin
      May 5, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      There is definitely a lot going on! And I’d love that – let’s pick one! 🙂

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