Berries, bagels, and a slew of new restaurants
YOU CAN PICK YOUR FRIENDS...AND YOUR BERRIES
Maybe you’ve been mid-Raspberry Lime popsicle and wondered to yourself, “How does the King of Pops make such a tasty treat?” Well, it’s time to go straight to the source--Agriberry Farm. Join the King and his fellow subjects on aberry-picking excursion to Agriberryland on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 to 1:00. You’ll learn all about the berries and the farm and have an opportunity to taste through Agriberry’s line-up of jams (Royalty Raspberry is my personal fave), and the best part is KOP is providing transportation from and to the Pop Factory, so all you need to bring is sunscreen and a hunger for berries.
I FINALLY HAVE A SIX-PACK!
No, it’s not from the tireless hours doing low-impact eating-related exercises. It’s a new column for CBS6 News! Every month, I’ll come up with 6 of something to talk about and, likely, eat. This week, I take a look at our pool food options--beyond the snack bar--as in what to bring to the pool to nibble on and share with friends. There are even a couple of deliverable options, so you never have to leave your chaise lounge.
JOIN THE CLUB
Thinking about joining a club but worried about constant meetings and little returns? Bagel Club is nothing but returns and, so far, there’s been not one single meeting. THAT’s my kind of club! Style Weekly seems to agree. Check outBrandon Fox’s profile on Nate and his magical Bagel Club.
2015 was a great year for new restaurants in Richmond. Richmond Magazine has 20 of them for you to try and offers a word or two on what to order when you do. I joined fellow contributors Erica Jackson Curran, Robey Martin, Catherine Amos Cribbs, Samantha Willis, Stephanie Breijo, Perry Matthews, Hollister Lindley, Megan Marconyak, Piet E. Jones, Eva Colen, and Genevelyn Steele (a dream team of local food writers) with few thoughts about the fun food at Kampot and my beloved hot dogs from Stroops.
SEE YA, SEAFOOD
Stock up on all the fish, shellfish, and sundries you’ll need to make it through the first week of August THIS WEEK, or you'll miss the boat, so to speak. Yellow Umbrella is going on vacation from July 31st to August 8th. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE...
Join your fellow nerds at Urban Farmhouse TONIGHT for the fourth installment of "Nerd Nite RVA." Tonight's presentations couldn't be more different, but that's what makes them so fascinating. First, Fritz King, president of the DeBoer Foundation will deliver "Diverging & Converging Global Cultures: A Road Warrior’s Humble Take," and then Metzger (and soon Brenner Pass) chef Brittanny Anderson will share "Yasss Queen!: Thriving as a Female Chef in the Modern Restaurant Industry."
SIP: ARCTIC SNOW VODKA
BITE: EDWARD'S HAMS
Back and better than ever and now available at Saison Market! HAMMMM!!!