What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

What’s Happenin’ Wednesday

Live from New York, it’s What’s Happenin’ Wednesday!

  • ICYMI: We’re spending the next few days exploring New York City while in town for an Adele concert. If you have any must eat spots you want to share with us, we’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below! Something tells me we might be in for a Ginger Juice cleanse after our trip…
  • In celebration of their 27th anniversary, Millie’s Diner is now offering a permanent three course prix fixe menu for $27, every night of the week. If it’s anything like the rest of their offerings, we know it’s going to be delicious. Also, if you’re a fan of Millie’s, keep an eye out for an upcoming post on their brunch, coming soon to the blog!
  • With all the craziness in the world, it’s always nice to see a heartwarming story in the news. I loved reading this one last week about an 89 year old man who’s been selling popsicles in Chicago for as long as anyone can remember. A customer who admired the man’s work ethic started a GoFundMe page which raised nearly $400,000 for the man and his family in days.
  • From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: The Blue Goat is shutting down on January 1. After that, the doors will be shut for a few weeks before EAT Restaurant Partners opens a Chinese restaurant in the space. As a big fan of The Blue Goat, I’m sad to see the spot go but excited to see what’s next!
  • The new fall menu at Kitchen On Cary kicks off in October and I am drooling over the sound of the Virginia sampler platter, which includes pork skins with house pimento cheese, sweet potato biscuits with surry ham, fried Chapel Creek oysters and spicy Hub’s peanuts.
  • Hot diggity dog! Our favorite hot dog spot, Stroops, just announced they are now offering happy hour Tuesday – Friday from 3-8 p.m. Deals include $1 off seasonal dogs and specials on beer and wine. See you there?
  • In non-food related news, Taylor and I recently bought our first house (yay!) and I have to give a shout out to the Houzz app and website for providing me with all sorts of home decorating inspiration. One of my favorite ways to use it so far has been to search for the name of a specific paint color and to see how it actually translates to different living spaces. We’ve made so many trips to Lowe’s and Home Depot that I’m starting to recognize the employees and I don’t think there is an end in sight!

What to add to your calendar

  • Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Cone Day, which seems like a pretty good excuse to #treatyoself if you ask me!
  • Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society is hosting the annual Beer & Wine Classic this Friday, and Mother Nature has things looking pretty perfect for an evening outside. Additional details about the ticketed event can be found here.
  • RVA MakerFest is taking place this Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. The focus of the free and family-friendly event is interactive demonstrations from a number of makers from around RVA. Bonus: local food and craft beer will be available!
  • Save the date for OystoberFest, one of my favorite food festivals, which is coming up this year on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Ginter Park. Whether you’re looking for your oysters to be fried, steamed or raw, they have every variety!

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