Last week we took a little hiatus due to some unforeseen events happening in the world. And it just didn’t seem right to do our normal posting during such a tumultuous and emotional time. This week, we’re back in action even though we’re still not sure how or what to feel.
What’s Happenin’ Wednesday
- When I saw this photo pop up in Instagram feed this week, my mouth started watering. Caramelized garlic tart, um sounds like the perfect breakfast. Good news, you can make the recipe and then deliver me a slice!
- Guys, it is almost time for Thanksgiving. In fact, Meg and I already celebrated thanksgiving at work with a beautiful spread of food. If you’ve got a friendsgiving coming up this weekend or you’re not sure what to bring to your family’s Thanksgiving feast, the Washington Post has got you covered with 11 essential recipes.
- In sad restaurant news, Kinsfolk on the Southside has closed its doors. Meg and I loved brunch at Kinsfolk and we’re so sad to see it closing.
- Two bakeries are slated to open soon in The Fan. Red Cap Kitchen will open in the former Lucille’s Bakery and local favorite Billy Bread (which is under new ownership) will open in at 1 South Allen Avenue. And speaking of bakeries, one of our favorites — Idle Hands – was featured earlier this week by Style Weekly.
- Salt and Grapefruit? I’m willing to try it. Apparently, there’s a scientific reason that adding salt to your grapefruit will make it taste sweeter and less bitter.
- Okay, I just came across these videos of kids trying different foods from various decades yesterday and I LOVE them! “It tastes like sadness.” And to even things out, you can watch parent’s eating kids lunches too.
What to add to your calendar
- I mean, what could be better than cider and donuts? Tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. head on over to Buskey Cider for a Virginia Cider Week collaboration event with Sugar Shack. You can expect piping hot gluten-free fritters.
- Tomorrow at Ardent, thirteen restaurants — including Saison, ZZQ and Lucy’s — will be serving up dishes for a Friendsgiving Feast to benefit Feedmore. The entrance fee is 10 cans or $15. It looks like it will be a chilly evening so be sure to warm something warm or drink lots of beer.
- Did you know there’s a winery out in Chester? Ashton Creek Vineyard is officially celebrating its opening this weekend and if you’re willing to make the 30-minute drive you’ll be treated to wine, live music and food specials.
- Before you stuff your face with too much turkey and pie, pick up a free cold-pressed juice from Ginger Juice next Wednesday. If you drink your veggies, maybe you won’t have to feel as bad when you eat seconds (or thirds) during Thanksgiving dinner.
- P.S. Fire, Flour & Fork is going on all week in Richmond and if you haven’t purchased a ticket to any of the events, check their Facebook page for updates on what tickets are still available.