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Richmond Bacon Festival Returns For Second Year This Sunday

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Richmond Bacon Festival returns for its second year this Sunday June 8th from 11am to 5pm at the 17th St Farmers Market in Shockoe Bottom.  To combat the overcrowding that plagued the event last year, organizers have more than doubled the venue to now include 17th from Main St. to Grace Street, West to Ambler St. and East to 18th St.  Two separate beer trucks on Grace and Franklin streets are another improvement as shown on the map below.

You can take a look at all of the bacon dishes to be served below but here are a few dishes I am particularly intrigued by:

  • Alchemy Coffee – Maple bacon latte
  • Dash – Hawaiian grilled cheese w/ bacon, pork belly, pineapple & swiss
  • Gelati Celesti – Maple waffles & bacon ice cream  or  Salted caramel bacon brownie ice cream
  • Halligan’s Bar & Grill  – Twice smoked bacon wrapped black angus beef brisket
  • King of Pops – Chocolate bacon ice pops or Cookies N’ Cream & bacon ice pops
  • Mosaic – Pork meatball sliders w/ smokey bacon blue cheese

Here is the full beer list from Taste the Local along with a few of my favorite or “new to me” DB beers in bold:

Devils Backbone

Main beers
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Gold Leaf Lager
Schwartz Bier
Azrael Belgian Golden Ale

Limited beers
Pear Lager
Wit Bier
Ginger Lager
Trail Angel Weiss
Smokehaus Porter
Apostrophe Saison
Horror Black IPA
Whipser Biscuit Brown Ale

Bold Rock Hard Cider
Virginia Apple

Here are parking details you will want to know if you are driving or biking to the festival.  Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

Second Carytown Craft Beer Festival Moves To The Diamond This Saturday

Carytown Craft Beer Festival moves to The Diamond for its second year this Saturday June 7th from noon to 6pm.  Tickets are $25/$50 (GA/VIP) in advance and include a souvenir pint glass (while supplies last) and unlimited sampling of over 40 different craft beers.  VIP ticket holders will be able to start sampling an hour early (11am) and will have access to a separate tent to relax in throughout the day.

Here are the beers they will be tapping:

Ardent Craft Ales Bold Rock
IPA Virginia Apple
Honey Ginger Virginia Draft
Apocalypse Ale Works Devils Backbone
Golden Censer Schwartz Bier
Heavy Red Horseman Azrael Belgian Golden
Extra Billy’s Hardywood
My Only Weiss Singel
Umbra Stout Hoplar DIPA
Isley Lickinghole Creek
Hefeweizen Magic Beaver
Venus Fly Trap DIPA Short Pump Saison
Midnight O’Connor
Rockville Red Red Nun
Not My Job Brown Ale Great Dismal Black IPA
Roanoke Railhouse Rusty Beaver
Track 1 Amber Lager Roy’s Brown Ale
Buck Tooth IPA
Starr Hill Strangeways
Soul Shine Belgian Pale B-Sides Honey Bock
Grateful Pale Ale Phantasmic IPA
Three Brothers Triple Crossing
Hoptimization IPA Sweet Stout
Senantoa Brown Ale Nectar & Knife DIPA
Center of the Universe Legend
Ray Ray’s Pale Ale Hefeweizen
Main Street Ale Hopfest
Chin Music Maibock
Dominion Mendocino
Double D DIPA Black IPA
Finch Heavy Seas
Sobek & Set Loose Cannon IPA
Wet Hot American Summer Riptide White IPA
Oskar Blues Victory
Dales Pale Ale Prima Pils
Widmer Bros
Upheaval DIPA
 VIP Beers
Three Brothers Virginia Wild Blend
Strangeways O.T.I.S.
Legend Imperial Brown Ale
Isley Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Porter
COTU Oaky Pokey IPA

Food vendors serving for the day include:

Nacho Mamas
Amour Wine Bistro
Ginger Thai Taste
Carytown Burger & Fries

Purchase tickets online here or check places to pick up in person here.

Italian Beer Dinner Tomorrow At Secco Wine Bar

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Yes, Secco Wine Bar, the place that brought us beer brunch, is hosting a beer dinner tomorrow Tuesday April 8th at 6:30pm featuring beers out of the Piedmont region of Italy.  Ron Fischer of B. United Imports will be the host for the dinner with pairings from Chef Mike Braune.  Take a look at what is sure to be a delicious menu.


Birra Baladin “Isaac” (light, citrusy blanche)
baked mozzarella piccata

Grado Plato “Strada S. Felice” (amber brewed with chestnuts)
chestnut spaetzle with peas, poached egg, serrano ham jus

Birrificio Montegiaco Lover Beer “Madamin” (deep amber barrel aged sour)
grilled veal sweetbreads with olive butter-poached tuna, fennel salad

Birra Baladin “Etruska” (their spiced, malty, barrrel-aged version of a 3-part cooperative, multi-brewery quest for an ancient beer recipe)
barley risotto with hazelnuts, scallion, brown butter

Grado Plato “Cantus Caeli” (beer-wine-mead hybrid aged in oak)
duck confit with currant jam, duck fat potatoes, honey gastrique

The cost for the dinner is $70/person including tax and tip and you can buy your tickets here.

Forecast: Slightly Cloudy With 100% Chance of Food Trucks At Hardywood Tonight

That’s right! Hardywood’s Food Truck Court is back tonight Thursday April 3rd starting at 5:30pm.  Court will continue every Thursday until the end of October.

Here is more from Hardywood:

Hello Hardywood friends! Richmond’s much-loved Thursday night Hardywood Food Truck Courts are back at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery starting this upcoming Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm and every Thursday until the end of October! “We’re excited to present an eclectic group of favorites and diverse new vendors this season. Every week of the season will be a little bit different. I hope you’ll enjoy their community as much as I do and get to know each one as they share their craft and passion with you,” says Hardywood Hospitality Manager Kerry Anderson.

For the season kick-off, guests can expect 16 different food trucks, plus live music by The Shangri-Lords (RVA’s 1960’s girl group send-up) and The Rocket Queens (A world-class, all-female tribute to Guns N Roses out of NYC).

Participating Food Vendors for April 3

Pizza Tonight
Station 2
The Dogwagon
Boka Tako Truck
King of Pops
Monique’s Crepes
Gelati Celesti
RVA Vegan
Curbside Creations
Poppin’ Mealies
Cielito Lindo
The Hungry Turtle

This season will feature crowd favorites like Boka Tako Truck, Goatocado, Pizza Tonight, and King of Pops, plus crepes, tacos, vegan and gluten-free options; as well as brand new food trucks, reflecting a range of cuisines from Greek to Vietnamese.

Improved scenery and additional restrooms (coming soon!) promise to make this the best season yet for what has become a world-class beer and food experience in Richmond, VA. This is an admission-free, family-friendly event. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited.

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates about tonight’s festivities.

Lots To Love About This Goose Island Beer Dinner at Brew

UPDATE: You can buy your ticket for this Thursday’s Goose Island dinner at Brew online here.

Brew has pulled out all the stops for their first beer dinner on Thursday March 20th at 6:30pm.  They have teamed up with Goose Island for a dinner featuring ten of their beers including four from their Bourbon County line.  Check out the menu and make your reservations now.

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832