Trash your #SadDeskLunch this minute, and find out how, below. (Illustrated photo by Justin Vaughan)
We did it. We made it through another year, where each seems more delicious than the last. Our 2015 saw a slew of new restaurants and fabulous dining events, plus a few nods both national and global; not too shabby, if I may say, and it looks like 2016 could be even brighter than its predecessor. With that, let's wind down the year with a quick recap of the week's news and links, and get started on boiling those good-luck black-eyed peas.
- Abandon your couch and bring in 2016 right: we've got a roundup of what to do and eat in Richmond this New Year's Eve. (Richmond magazine)
- Kick off your 2016 with a bowl of good luck (and deliciousness) with Mama J's recipes for stewed tomatoes and black-eyed peas, if you please. (Richmond magazine)
- Baked-goods alert: KOLACHES ARE COMING. The Texan-Chechen treats are set to hit the RVA streets in another two to three months thanks to help from the latest round of local SEED grants, bringing bacon and egg, plus chocolate and pomegranate, sweet and savory snacks to Church Hill and beyond. More on that project, right this way! (Richmond magazine)
- And in openings, don't forget that Boulevard Burger and Brew opens next Wednesday with boozy milkshakes and burgers and sides and arcade games galore. Take a look inside, here. (Richmond magazine)
- Meanwhile, a few weeks ago we let you know that the Fan's Strawberry Thai and More is currently closed. Now, we're here to tell you that there's an Indiegogo campaign to help the restaurant reopen and recover from its recent financial troubles. You can donate here and bring back that zesty waterfall beef to Strawberry Street.
- And in some exciting Rmag news, the January 2016 issue is hitting newsstands now! Pick up a copy for some fun #RVAdine content, including our Ultimate Lunch Guide. Learn how to stack the perfect sandwich, how to make the most of your lunch break, where to grab great cheap eats and more. For a peek inside the issue, check this out.
- If you're looking to add a bit of spice to your life, our review of Sabai is now online. Read up on the Thai-food oasis on West Broad and then head over to enjoy a fruit-forward, orchid-garnished mixed drink or three.
'Til next time, we'll see you in 2016!