WE GOT PICKED! Stone Brewing Co. selected Richmond over Columbus, Ohio, and Norfolk, and they’ll be building something beautiful (beer-tiful?) in the East End’s Fulton neighborhood. It’s like being the fastest kid in gym class.
Read about the Stone victory and how much love, money and sweat is being poured into it. (Times-Dispatch)
The Soup Nazi is coming, y’all. Watch restaurants battle it out for his affections at Max’s Positive Vibe Café’s 1st Annual Souper Bowl event on Oct. 18. (Richmond.com)
Graffiato! Brunch! Hangover pizza! Go get it as of Saturday, Oct. 11. (Richmond magazine)
The indomitable Alton Brown and his “Edible Inevitable Tour” hits CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre on Nov. 5. Bring
panties to throw a poncho. (Style Weekly)
Hooray, more help for the ladies of Little House Green Grocery! Hit up Ellwood Thompson’s— North Side needs its local veggie stop back, pronto. (Ellwood Thompson’s)
A fun little spotlight on Henrico County restaurants popped up this week. (Henrico.com)
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, a national beer-pizza-snacks chain, is opening in Short Pump. What to note about BJ’s: They brew their own beer, and more important, they serve the elusive pizza-cookie for dessert. (Richmond.com)
Expansions galore! Burger Bach, Chicken Fiesta, Carytown Burgers and the folks at Crab Louie’s are all on the move. (Richmond BizSense)
Phil’s Continental mysteriously vanished. (Style Weekly)
Working on a lil’ home brew? Think it’s prize-worthy? Test it out at the 2014 Southern Season Beer Extravaganza Competition. (Southern Season)
Elsewhere, Sean Sherman’s making national news — and history — by unveiling the first pre-Colonial menu at a new spot in the Twin Cities. The food is inspired by what his Oglala Lakota ancestors ate before colonization, and it looks both delicious and awe-inspiring. (NPR)
In possibly the most drastic contrast I could find to the Sean Sherman project, here’s some non-info about the terrifying crap that we put into our bodies in modern America. (US News)
It’s been real, folks! I’ve loved filling in for the round-up these last few weeks, but you can look forward to the brilliant Stephanie Breijo’s highlights starting next week. She’ll take good care of you.