Is it too early for holiday shopping? Kick off your gift giving this year with this list from Tasting Table of 11 kitchen products from Anthropologie that each ring in under $20. I’m personally a big fan of these pretty spoon rests.
ICA + a cafe. If the upcoming opening of the Institute for Contemporary Art wasn’t exciting enough, last week’s news that Ellwood Thompson’s plans to open a cafe there this spring took things to the next level. More on that over on Style Weekly’s website.
Sometimes change is good. Plant Zero cafe has some new dinner options on its menu, and things are looking mighty good. Between the crispy brussel sprouts and the loaded fingerling potatoes, let’s just say I’m trying to find a time to have dinner there real soon.
And sometimes it’s hard. Yes, this is a PSA about french fries. For anyone who is a creature of habit like myself, you’ll be sad to know the shoestring fries at Joe’s Inn you’ve come to know and expect with your club sandwich are no more. And from what I was told at a recent meal, the change is permanent. Leave a comment on today’s post if this also makes you sad, so I know a) I’m not alone and b) I’m not really weird for noticing that Joe’s Inn changed the french fries on me.
What to add to your calendar
The boys are back in town. Looking for something fun to do this weekend? No BS! Brass will take the stage back in Richmond this Friday, October 13 at The Broadberry for a 9 p.m. show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
The beat goes on. Continue your musical adventures throughout the weekend at the 13th Annual Richmond Folk Festival, a free community event that will be running on the downtown riverfront from October 13 – 15. If you want to help keep the event free for the years to come, consider making a donation in one of the orange buckets you see volunteers carrying throughout the festival.
Restaurant week returns. It’s almost that time of year again – Richmond Restaurant Week – where you can get a three-course meal at a number of Richmond restaurants for $29.17 per person. The week is taking place this fall from October 23 – 29 and the Richmond Times-Dispatch is sharing all of the menus on its website. Reservations recommended.
Virginia is for beer, wine and spirits lovers. So many fun releases and events at wineries, breweries and distilleries, friends. This Saturday, Trapezium Brewing Company is celebrating the return of the brewery’s Graham Cracker Porter with a cooking competition, music and s’mores kits and Ardent Craft Ales is releasing a Vaulted Vanilla Milk Stout in partnership with Sauer’s Spices. The Fall Oyster Festival at Early Mountain Vineyards takes place this Sunday from 12 -5 p.m. and you’ll want to make your calendar for October 21 when Virginia Distillery Company will be releasing its Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky.
The final countdown. There is less than a month to go until this year’s Fire, Flour & Fork which is taking place from November 2 – 5. Several events are sold out, but a number of events are still up for grabs.