Weekly Food News: Rappahannock is back, a peek inside private clubs, grocery store wars, and more

Weekly Food News: Rappahannock is back, a peek inside private clubs, grocery store wars, and more

Rappahannock is celebrating the reopening of their restaurant following a fire, SOTJ turns 10, Richmond’s grocery store scene is getting ever-crazier, and a Scott’s Addition restaurant says a concrete pig set to be auctioned off for charity wasn’t stolen after all.

Rappahannock Restaurant reopens this Thursday

As you probably know by now, Rappahannock Restaurant suffered a fire in the hood system a month or so ago. Well, everything’s cleaned up now and they’re ready for you again! The restaurant will reopen Thursday night with $1 oysters all night long and other specials. As a bonus, sister restaurant Rapp Session will be rolling out a new menu, too.

Get all the tasty details here.

Take a peek inside Richmond’s members-only clubs

If you’re not lucky enough to be part of one of the many elite private country and social clubs around town (myself included), Robey Martin, writing for Richmond Magazine, has a peek into a few of the above. A holdover from another time, these clubs require one not only to apply, but some require a recommendation before one is even considered. Obviously, management of these venues weren’t keen on giving away all their secrets for this feature, but it’s worth a read nonetheless.

Go behind the curtain here.

The Richmond grocery store war rages on

I’m just going to say it: Richmond’s grocery store scene is insane. Martin’s is on the way out; Publix is on the way in. Wegman’s and Aldi are entering the market with with vigor. And yet, some Richmonders are still hung up on Ukrop’s, which recently expanded their offerings at other area grocery stores. Justin Toney has a great feature in Richmond Magazine on what it all means and how a city of our size is supposed to support all these stores when the options just keep on growing and services like Amazon are bringing groceries straight to customers’ doorsteps.

Get caught up in the grocery war madness right here.

A decade of the South of the James Farmers Market

Can you believe it’s been ten years since the South of the James Farmers Market took over Forest Hill Park on Saturday mornings? The market, which has grown to be a staple of weekend warriors in the River City and attracts scores of vendors and hundreds of visitors each week. But much like the produce offered there, the market was once but a seedling that’s experienced crazy growth.

Check out this great feature on SOTJ here.

The “PBR pig” wasn’t actually stolen, y’all!

Earlier this week, the good folks at Lunch & Supper in Scott’s Addition announced a 40-pound concrete pig they decorated with PBR-themed regalia had been stolen, and I thought once again about how this town can’t have nice things sometimes. Well, turns out it was just misplaced, not stolen:

Hey, if I had a dollar for every time I said lost something but it was really just misplaced around the house or I didn’t look hard enough (with all apologies to my fiancé Katie), I’d be retired already.

Long story short, the PBR pig will be aauctioned off this weekend at the restaurant’s Big Pig Project event. It’s an annual benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Read on and learn how you can help here.



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