Have you ever been on a bar crawl? I hosted one for charity once and it was a lot of fun, but I don’t know if I could keep up with one of those parties these days!
So when I heard about Dischrawl, a neighborhood-focused restaurant food crawl, I was all about it and wanted to know more. Dishcrawl is already happening in cities around the country, but the first one to be held in MY town of Richmond, VA is coming up soon. Next week, on the 13th, we’ll be going around to undisclosed locations in Carytown to sample delicious bites from at least four locations. There are a number of reasons I am excited about this:
- Surprises are fun. I like knowing that the chefs will put forth something they think is great and we are at the happy mercy of their decisions. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching baseball. We would make popcorn and my dad would drink Budweiser out of cans. We’d talk about everything under the sun while we watched the Atlanta Braves play ball, including “the talk” with my dad. Yep, it happened between innings of a baseball game. Anyway, I never stopped liking baseball, but I did substitute local craft beers for Budweiser and “the talk” for smack talk. That’s why I found this chart that I stumbled across on Food Republic so interesting: the Washington Nationals have the most expensive beer in baseball. And, naturally, that is the ballpark I visit most.
Beer Prices in Baseball
Locally, we have the Flying Squirrels. These are super fun ball games, but the beer situation is even better. You can get a small draft of Yuengling or a bottle-shaped can of Coors, but skip those. Please. Instead, head to the local beer line where you can get a 32 oz. cup of local craft brew for $10. Last time we were there, we could choose from many options, including Starr Hill, Hardywood, and Center of the Universe. Totally worth it when you reference the above chart, right?
At the Nats game with Jay
What is your go-to baseball beer? What ballparks have you visited? What is your favorite beer and baseball experience? Discuss.
So the same people from BokaTruck are now off to the races with Grate Pizza, a gourmet pizza truck offering up a fusion of awesome flavors not normally seen on pizzas. You’ll hear a lot of people walk by and say, “Ha, that’s not pizza. That looks weird!” But pay these people no mind, because they are missing out. Joining the ranks of my favorite Pizza Tonight, please welcome Grate Pizza to the Richmond food scene.
This week I’ve been lucky enough to dine out for 3 amazing meals. Here are three great places to eat in Richmond, VA.
Peter Chang China Café
Photo by Tim Carman
Try the dry-fried eggplant and the scallion bubble pancakes as appetizers. website | menu
Photo by Isaac Harrell
This grilled calamari is excellent. I also recommend the Pasta Carbonara and Ravioli con Porcini. website | menu
Dutch & Company
Image from Church Hill People’s News
Nose to tail without being snobby. Order off the specials and try the Perfect Egg. It’s perfect. website | menu
I’ve seen so many amazing recipes on the web this week, especially as we are all anxiously awaiting warmer spring weather. If you’re not sure what to cook this weekend, try some of these great ideas.
Baked Bang Bang Shrimp
Spring-ified Miso Soup
Seared Scallops Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
Spring is on the way, so you may want to freshen your table linens and kitchen decor. Here’s what I love this week.
Big, Bright Windows
Vintage Green Tableware
Fresh Flowers in Vases
What were your favorite kitchen finds this week?