Daily Archives: May 2, 2012

Sweet Sweet Soft Shells in the River City

It’s an awesome season for soft shell crabs this year in Richmond, VA.  Here are the few places I’ve had them and enjoyed them immensely.

Pasture — My first soft shells of the season. Get the roasted fingerling potatoes with duck fat.

Mekong — You can choose between tamarind or sesame ginger. I had no idea what to say when offered the choice. Server recommended sesame ginger to my delight.

The Blue Goat — Chef LaCivita was serving these last weekend. So good!

The Roosevelt  — Anything from Chef Gregory is a good idea. Sadly, I neglected to get a picture.

Live the Dream, Steal the Glass at Weezie’s

It seems like you can’t sneeze without finding a steal the glass night in this town. Personally, I’m enjoying seeing all these other places in town join in on what use to be only a Capital Ale House thing.  Weezie’s Kitchen joins the fun tonight, May 2nd, featuring Old Dominion Brewing starting at 6pm.  Weezie’s will have the following Old Dominion brews on hand for the evening:

Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale — bottle conditioned Belgian farmhouse ale with Bravo, Select, and Cascade hops.

Oak Barrel Stout  — stout with peated and smoked malts dry hopped with oak chips and vanilla beans. This was the stout I selected to use in my first attempt at making a stout ice cream a few years back; it worked out really well.

Come on out and live the dream tonight.  Remember the fun starts at 6pm.

Weezie’s Kitchen
3123 W Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 726-1270