The Best Dining and Drinking Deals in Richmond, VA

  Let me be clear from the start. This list is neither objective nor exhaustive. These are my favorite dining, drinking, and happy hour specials in and around Richmond, Va. I will continue to update as I find more favorites.   Multi-Day Happy Hours, Prix Fixe Menus, Etc. in Richmond, Virginia Amuse at the VMFA…

GIVEAWAY + Tips for Attending the Powhatan Festival of the Grape

  Over 20 wineries, food, shopping, music, a day of fun in a cute town, the Powhatan Festival of the Grape has all the makings of a perfect Fall day. Taking place on Saturday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Powhatan’s Historic Courthouse Village, the festival is celebrating its 16th year and…

Savor the Last Sips of Summer with Strawberry-Thyme Cocktails

A few weeks ago I headed to Metzger Bar & Butchery for dinner. As always, the meal included several memorable courses (and maybe two extra sides of spaetzle). But the strawberry tarte we had for dessert lingers most in my memory. Traditional rich custard was complemented by ripe, sweet strawberries and the earthy thyme shortbread,…

The Best Wine Specials in Richmond, VA

So you’re trying to save money. Aren’t we all? That doesn’t mean you have to stay in. You just need to plan your going out a little more carefully. I’ve rounded up the best wine specials in Richmond Va., so you can still have wine night, date or girls’ night out, but save some cash…

Cucumber-Lime Margaritas: Your New Favorite Pool Drink

Cucumber lime margaritas are cool, refreshing, easy to drink and just the right amount of boozy. They’re basically everything you want on a hot summer day. They’re light enough to enjoy poolside, but have enough body and flavor to keep you from sipping one too many. The hardest part about making these delicious drinks is…

Red, White and Blue Cocktail Recipes for the Fourth of July

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   It doesn’t matter if you’re headed out of town or staying at home, your Independence Day celebration deserves some delicious drinks. I have concocted a…

Two Takes on the Mint Julep for Derby Day and Beyond

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 5. If you’ve ever been to the races, you know there are a few necessities: fancy clothes, big hats,…

Drink Pink During Rosé Sundays at Pasture in Richmond, VA

Maybe someday it will be Spring in Richmond, VA. Or it will jump from winter directly into 80 degree days. Living in the South is so fun. Well, whatever the weather, Pasture is giving you an excuse to sip pink wine like it’s a perfect spring or summer day with Rosé Sundays. Rosé Sundays at…

Preview: The Jasper Opens Tuesday

One of Richmond’s most anticipated new cocktail spots, The Jasper, is finally within days of opening in Carytown. I stopped by the soft opening on Friday night.     When you hear that two of the owners are Matthias Hagglund—previously co-owner and creator of amazing cocktails at Heritage—and Thomas Leggett who was longtime head of…