What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What's Happenin' Wednesday Oct 12

Things have been a little crazy since we returned from New York! So please bear with us as we attempt to get back on our normal blogging schedule here in the near future. We’re almost back to being normal people and we can’t wait to get back to telling you about our favorite restaurants here in Richmond.

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

  • Okay Richmond, time to start putting together your game plan for Richmond Restaurant Week! If you’ve never participated in RRW (where have you been?!) here are the basics: $29.16 gets you a three course meal at 40 Richmond Restaurants and a portion of proceeds ($4.16 per meal) will be donated to FeedMore — a nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger in our region. Richmond Restaurant Week starts on October 24 and menus are being updated as quickly as they come in.
  • If I had a magic wand and could turn the Main Street Station train shed into something awesome, I would pick a Food Hall. I mean how cool would it be if you could grab a cupcake from Pearl’s and a savory pie from Proper Pie all in the same place?! I’m loving the concept behind the Revival Food Hall in Chicago as a place to grab lunch from local restaurants that have established themselves in other neighborhoods. Let’s. Get. It. Done. Richmond.
  • The cold weather earlier this week have me craving a comforting cup of soup. Here’s a recipe for a French Onion Soup from the New  York Times that’s best served with bubbling Gruyère cheese on top.
  • Sadly some of our favorite Stroop’s hot dogs are on hiatus until next summer, but that means the fall menu is back! My personal favorite is the Turporken, a hot dog topped with duck confit stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mayo (and because I’m a difficult customer I leave the mayo off). After visiting on Saturday to savor my last taste of summer, how long do I have to wait before it is socially acceptable to return. P.S. The Floral Pork dog (which I’m hoping will make it’s triumphant return next summer) is what’s pictured above.
  • So last week everyone was fangirling over Netflix’s Gilmore Girl promotion where coffee shops across the country turned into Luke’s Diner. While I wasn’t ever into Gilmore Girls, Netflix does have me fangirling today with the release of the Justin Timberlake concert/movie. Did I already watch it this morning? I plead the fifth.

What to add to your calendar

  • This Sunday at Libbie Mill-Midtown Chefs Walter Bundy of Shagbark, Mike Ledesma of EAT Restaurant Group and more will be serving up some delicious small plates along side a TON of oysters at the Shell-Raiser’s Shindig to benefit the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and tickets ($75 for individuals, $135 for couples) are still available online.
  • Friday through Sunday, Blue Bee Cider will be celebrating the grand opening of its new cidery in Scott’s Addition. There will be cider, beer collaborations, live music and food from Rappahannock River Oysters, Goatocado, Camden’s Dogtown Market and King Of Pops.
  • Who doesn’t love free events? Especially free events that include tastings from Idle Hands and Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches. To celebrate its third anniversary, Stock Provisions is hosting its Meat your Makers Fest on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Puppies and beer, I cannot think of a more perfect event. And that’s just what you’ll get at Strangeway’s BARK-toberfest this weekend. Advance tickets are $5 (and $7 at the door) and proceeds will benefit Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K9s (BARK). The event is dog friendly and there will be a pet costume contest, pet parade and a blessing of the pets.

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