Commercial Taphouse's Last Call

The mainstay Robinson Street establishment Commercial Taphouse is passing on the beer draft lever to new ownership after 21 years. more »

Aug 29, 2014 The Hat

Nora Restaurant Opens Today

Nora Restaurant is opening in the former Riad Moroccan Grill (and Pasta Luna) space. Owner Walid Boustany also owns a Nora in Gainesville, and decided on the Richmond area because it lacked Lebanese food, and because he has friends here. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Richmag Food

Back-to-School Totes

Here’s a neat way to keep you and the kids organized this school year: colorful, practical and inexpensive jute totes by Mud Pie. more »

Aug 29, 2014 R•Home Blog

A sample of Soft Surroundings' fall collection

Courtesy Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings Opens in Short Pump

Soft Surroundings, the new boutique blending a selection of comfortable clothing, stylish jewelry, home décor and beauty products, opens Friday (Aug. 29) with a party at Short Pump Town Center. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Shop Talk

The Answer Brewpub Gets Ready

The Answer is Mekong “chief beer officer” An Bui’s new spot for serving his own creations, 36 taps from other breweries, and a menu of Vietnamese snacks and sandwiches. It officially opens on Tuesday. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Richmag Food

Richmond Food News: Week of Aug. 24-29

What a week, everybody. Richmond has been busy making itself known on heavy-hitter lists, making award-winning beer and making us cry and swell with pride. Maybe a culinary training camp would have been a better city investment. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Richmag Food

Richmonders to Cook at Chefs for Equality

Chefs for Equality, the annual Human Rights Campaign fundraiser in D.C., will spotlight Virginia chefs, food and drink. Jason Alley (Comfort/Pasture), Peter Chang (Peter Chang China Café) and Mike Isabella (Graffiato) are among the participants. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Richmag Food

Perk up your Bathroom with Pink

Perk up your bathroom with pink accessories by Kasssatex. more »

Aug 27, 2014 R•Home Blog

Robert Wernick in Montparnasse, Paris. June 4, 2011.

Photo by Amie Oliver

Appreciation: Robert Wernick

The Hat reminisces about meeting Robert Wernick, a career journalist, after first getting to know him through his writing for Time-Life publications, as well as Life, Vanity Fair, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated and The New Republic. more »

Aug 26, 2014 The Hat

Run for the Hill

When you hear that the folks who’ve been manifesting beautifully crafted monthly “Sunday suppers”— four-course meals with drink pairings and vibrant, seasonal décor — are opening a restaurant, you make plans to be first in line. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Richmag Food

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