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Chef Maneet Chauhan will be headlining Savor 2014, a benefit for the Hospital Hospitality House.
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Snow is the world's most popular beer, according to CNN.
Editor's note: Richmond magazine contributing editor and Block and Bar blogger Bird Cox is stepping up to make sure that Food News readers don’t miss the Friday feast. Here we go.
A fine reason for attaching yourself to your couch this fall: Fredericksburg chef Joy Crump of Foode will be competing on Top Chef. (Richmond.com)
We’re not just peanuts and ham any more. Virginia’s about to be oyster-famous, thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s new Virginia Oyster Trail. (Richmond magazine)
Breweries Ardent and Strangeways get a G&G mention! (Garden and Gun)
Sugar Shack’s crispy-gooey empire expands to Parham Road and Northern Virginia. (Richmond BizSense)
Invitations arrived in the mail this week for Savor, the sixth annual Hospital Hospitality House fundraiser set for Sept. 20 at The Jefferson Hotel, along with the news of the participating chefs. Leading the list is headlining chef Maneet Chauhan, a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped, as well as a former executive chef at Vermilion in Chicago and New York. Other participating chefs include Michael Friedman of The Red Hen in Washington, Gerard Gasparini of Pomme in Gordonsville, Harrison Keevil of Brookville Restaurant in Charlottesville and Sergio Mueller of AUI Fine Foods; and from Richmond: Caleb Shriver and Phil Perrow of Dutch and Co., Patrick Ehemann of The Jefferson Hotel, Randall Doetzer of Julep’s New Southern Cuisine, and Paige Healy and Gregorio Spinzo of Dinner in the Field (a partnership of the Boathouse restaurants and Victory Farms). (Hospital Hospitality House)
Another platform from which to proselytize about the best pizza in town has arrived, and this one was born right here in Richmond. At Mobelux! (Richmond magazine)
After three and a half years, The Luncheonette is (maybe) opening in the Bottom. (Richmond.com)
Spike Lee and Shaka Smart met up at Edo’s Squid for some Northern Italian… (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
… while this guy was at Mamma ’Zu. OK, maybe not the same day, but the same WEEK. Ed Vasaio’s got celebrity dining on lockdown. (RVANews)
Rose’s Luxury chef-owner Aaron Silverman is the cutest. (Bon Appetit)
Russians won’t be spelling cheese K-R-A-F-T any more. Or even F-R-O-M-A-G-E. (BBC)
These folks have managed to create a program in accordance with state and federal law that allows tech companies to donate food that they’d otherwise trash. Surely big Virginia industry can do the same? (SFGate)
"It's the legs and the antenna that scare people." (NPR)
This genius decided to marry together three of the most beloved phenomena in America. (Fast Co.)
World's best-selling beer is ... Snow? (CNN)
That’s all for now. I’ll be back next Friday with more nibbles.