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Barktoberfest returns to Strangeways Brewing to support Richmond Animal Care and Control this Saturday

The free event is dog-friendly of course, and will feature adoptable dogs on site from noon until 4:30 PM. There will be pet-related vendors on hand, a silent auction, face painting, pet trick and costume contests, a stein holding competition, and more.

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Strangeways Brewing is once again supporting the animal rescue community with their annual fall dog event. Barktoberfest, to be held this Saturday, October 7th. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, over 36 beers available, and lots of family-friendly activities starting at 11:30 AM. All proceeds will benefit Richmond Animal Care and Control.

The free event is dog-friendly of course, and will feature adoptable dogs on site from noon until 4:30 PM. There will be pet-related vendors on hand, a silent auction, face painting, pet trick and costume contests, a stein holding competition, and more.

Richmond Animal Care and Control is also asking attendees to bring new or gently used towels and blankets, cat and dog toys and food, and more to stock their van with much-needed supplies.

The event will be emceed by Kat Simons of Mix 98.1. Dogs must be on leashes at all times and will not be allowed in the taproom.

The day’s schedule of activities follows below.

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Canastas Chicken to Open on Saturday

A chance to get some chicken starting this weekend.

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Canastas Chicken in Stratford Hills (in the old Dick’s BBQ chain) is set to open this weekend. This will be the third location of Canastas.

A sample page of their menu.

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Bookbinder’s Brings you Mac & Cheese on Another Level with BIGWIFE’S Pop-Up

This isn’t your typical mom’s mac & cheese. If your mom makes mac & cheese like this we would like to be adopted.

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Old Original Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse has launched a new experimental pop-up concept focusing exclusively on macaroni and cheese. BIGWIFE’S Mac & Cheese is operating for delivery and carryout from the Bookbinder’s kitchen.

The inventive menu includes creative spins like Buffalo Mac with spicy chicken and gorgonzola cheese; Little Figgy Mac with goat cheese, ham and fig; Mac Lorraine with bacon, scallions, and gruyere; and Greek Wedding Mac with tomato, olive, artichokes, pepperoncini and feta. Any mac can be made gluten free.

Orders can be placed at https://www.bigwifesmac.com/ and via Grubhub. BIGWIFE’S is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Old Original Bookbinder’s is located at 2306 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

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23rd & Main Kitchen and Postbellum Closing for Winter

Two more restaurants are shutting their doors. They plan to reopen later in the year.

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Over the holiday break two more restaurants announced their plans to close up until spring.

23rd & Main Kitchen and Taproom posted the following to Facebook.

Postbellum made a similar statement also on Facebook although you stated they hope to open in two months.

Postbellum will be going on a two month vacation in order to to give our staff a much needed period of rest, and to prepare for our spring service. —We hope to see you this weekend, as we are extending our happy hour from 3:30 – 8PM & offering delicious brunch/dinner specials. Otherwise, we will see you when we return on March 1st! Stay safe, RVA

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