This is a special What’s Happenin’ Wednesday for because we are celebrating a little milestone today. Let’s Share a Dish has officially been live for six whole months! Just over 80 blog posts later we’re still eating our way through Richmond and many other cities too.
Thank you to all of you who have read, shared and commented on our posts over the last six months, we wouldn’t be doing this without your support! If there’s anything you’d like us to cover in our next six months, please let us know in the comments (or if there’s anything you hate and want us to avoid, we want to know that too)! Alright, now on to the important stuff.
What’s Happenin’ Wednesday
- Two identical restaurants, two totally different price points. I honestly love the concept behind Everytable and hope that one day something like this will be feasible in Richmond. Everyone deserves access to a healthy, delicious meal at a price point they can afford, so here’s to hoping more Everytable locations pop up in a city near you soon!
- Apparently opening a restaurant in Scott’s Addition wasn’t enough for the lovely folks behind Metzger. In addition to my excitement for the opening of Brenner Pass early next year, late last week it was also announced that a small cafe called Chairlift will be connected to the restaurant. I cannot wait to see the pastries and sandwiches that come out of the Chairlift kitchen.
- Speaking of new restaurants, Kendra Feather’s newest Southside venture — Laura Lee’s — is now open for business in the former White Horse Tavern space! The dining room looks adorable and I am dying to try everything, especially the polenta small plate and the burger.
- I have a feeling that Paige Healy and Gregorio Spinzo are celebrating somewhere in Italy right now. Dinner in the Field was just named to Jet Setter’s list of Most Amazing Outdoor Dining Experiences. I cannot wait until the return to Richmond so that I can attend their next event.
- Is anyone else out there hooked on Netflix’s Chef’s Table? If you love watching shows about food, add this series to your to-do list this weekend. I cannot get enough of the talented chefs featured in each episode and the cinematography is honestly mesmerizing.
- Even though I wouldn’t characterize myself as a bagel aficionado (between the two of us, Meg holds that title), Nate’s Bagels are probably my favorite in Richmond. Pick up locations until recently have been pretty limited for Nate’s Bagel Club, but watch out Church Hill, carbs are coming your way. Union Market is now a Bagel Club pick up location on Thursday afternoons. Also, catering is now officially an option for those who need more than 36 bagels at one time (or even bagel sandwiches, YAS!). Order these for your office and you’ll be a hero.
What to add to your calendar
- The weather is looking pretty good for Quirk’s Pink Party this Friday on the rooftop from 9 p.m. to midnight. King of Pop’s will be on deck serving up delicious popsicles and pink attire is encouraged. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Quirk’s first birthday than with a glass of rosé and that great view. Also, this reminds me that it has almost been one year since the Richmond 2015 bike races, here’s a video to get you through the fact that this awesome event won’t be happening again this year (ok, wait I couldn’t pick just one so here’s another great video).
- Every Tuesday near Randolph Community Center is the Birdhouse Farmers Market and next Tuesday the market will be hosting a barbecue block party. In addition to the market’s normal selection of great produce and local products, there will be FREE KABOBS for the first 500 patrons. And these aren’t just any kabobs, grilled meats will be provided by Faith Farms and Belmont Butchery and pita will be baked fresh by Sub Rosa, yum! Get there early if you can, the celebration starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.
- If you’ve never had the chance to visit City Hall’s Observation Deck, you are missing out. Now’s your chance to check out the deck at sunset AND enjoy some delicious food and drink. Craft Kolache just announced that they’ll be joining Joy Crump of FOODE, James Beard semi-finalist Caitlin Dysart of 2941 Restaurant, Sara Ayyash The Jefferson Hotel, Mise En Place, Rappahannock, King of Pops and Roaring Pines in providing food and beverages for this Fire, Flour, Fork event in November.
- Meat lovers, get your tickets now to Belmont Butchery’s Beast Feast. This year is special because Belmont is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On 9/25 there will be poultry, lamb and pigs cooked over an open flame in addition to craft cocktails. Need I say more?
- We’re nearly halfway through September, so that means we’re inching closer to Hogtober in Church Hill. There will be beer, bands and BBQ — those are the three keys to life right? The festival takes place at Libby Hill Park on Saturday, October 1 and its free to enter, with food and drink available for purchase.