Archive for May, 2011

Broad Appetit in Richmond June 5

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Here it comes again! For the fourth time, the annual “smorgasbord in the street” will feature small plates of signature dishes from area restaurants for $3 each on Sunday June 5! Broad Appetit also features music, chef’s demonstrations, farmers’ market, art, and activities to keep you busy all afternoon. It starts at 11 AM and runs until 5 PM on West Broad Street between Adams Street and Monroe Street.  Admission is FREE, but samples will cost $3 each.  Hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, proceeds benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

4th Anual Broad Appetit Info. This great street fair enables you to sample Richmond’s best cuisine, all in one place.  Bring your appetite and graze down Broad Street; this opportunity only comes once a year! Bring your re-usable shopping bag and fill it up with produce from local farmers and producers for the next week’s meals. There will be plenty of beverages available for sale!

It’s traditionally been a great day so wear a hat and sunscreen, as well as comfortable walking shoes so you can take it all in. You won’t want to miss a single vendor!

What wine goes with chocolate?

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Here are some wine and chocolate pairing tips from Matt and Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Fine Chocolates, here in Richmond, Virginia.  Gearharts Fine Chocolates is the home of handcrafted confections of uncompromising quality made from premium chocolate, sweet cream and pure butter blended with top quality fruits, nuts, herbs, spices and liquors in their kitchen in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Matt Gearhart presented these tips during a seminar at the Virginia Wine Expo in April and agreed to share them with you.


Richmond’s 35th Annual Greek Festival June 2 through June 5

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Saints Constantine and Helen’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral proudly hosts this wonderful Richmond tradition, now in its 35th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival which runs from Thursday through Sunday, which even provides a drive-through option to pick up dinner!

But driving through is not the best way to take part in the Greek Festival – residents and visitors alike flock to this event to try the food, watch the dancers and listen to the music, visit the vendors, tour the cathedral and sample Greek life.

The cathedral is located in the near west end neighborhood just at the edge of Richmond’s downtown. Directions.

This is one of Richmond’s best-kept secrets and an event not-to-be-missed.

Weekend Happenings in Richmond

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

There’s lots in store for Richmond, Virginia residents and visitors this weekend!

Strawberry Hill Races takes place at Colonial Downs on Saturday with gates opening at 11 AM.  It’s a veritable rite of spring with spectators decked out in seersucker, sundresses and fancy hats worthy of Derby distinction. For the first time, the Virginia Racing Commission will permit pari-mutuel wagering on four steeplechase races. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg in horse-racing’s famed Triple Crown, a=is also scheduled for Saturday. It will be broadcast live via simulcast at about 6:35 PM.  INFO.    (more…)

Stride through Time in Richmond’s Fan District

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Historic Richmond Foundation, Sportsbackers, and Anthem have joined together to showcase the treasure trove of historic sites in the Fan District and its neighboring communities with a 10K  walk on Saturday May 21, 2011. The trail begins at the Virginia Historical Society, visits the Science Museum of Virginia, introduces you to one of the Fan’s most popular neighborhood pocket parks – Scuffletown. Continue on to Meadow Park, home to the Fan’s neighborhood summer concerts, check out the JEB Stuart statue at Stuart Circle, visit Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery, Sacred Heart Cathedral overlooking Monroe Park, Grace and Holy Trinity Church across the street, and Richmond’s own Landmark Theater.  Stroll along Laurel Street into the Oregon Hill neighborhood to famed Hollywood Cemetery.