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“Cary Potter” returns to Carytown Cupcakes with themed cupcakes, events all month

Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and head to Carytown Cupcakes where you can experience another year of wizarding wonder at Carytown Cupcakes through November 4th.

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Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and head to Carytown Cupcakes where you can experience another year of wizarding wonder at Carytown Cupcakes. Cary Potter, a celebration of all things Harry Potter – and Halloween – is back for its fourth year with 10 new flavors and two weeks of mischief and magic.

The shop will be transformed into wizarding spots like Diagon Alley, favorite nooks and crannies from Hogwarts, and the dementor-infested Forbidden Forest.

The menu includes:

  • Butterbeer – Brown Sugar Cream Soda Cupcake, Topped With Buttered Caramel Buttercream And Drizzled Butterscotch Ganache

  • Sorting Hat – Chocolate Cupcake Filled With Colored Vanilla Buttercream Determines Your House And Topped With Chocolate Cream. Each sorting hat cupcake hides your house color within.

  • Pumpkin Pasties – Pumpkin Cupcake With Brown Sugar Buttercream And Pastry Pumpkin Garnishes

  • Dementor’s Kiss – Black Velvet Cupcake Topped With Cocoa Whipped Cream Icing And Hershey’s Chocolate Bar

  • Golden Snitch – Vegan Cinnamon Cupcake With A Golden Graham Crust, Topped With Buttery Cinnamon Buttercream, Dyed Gold

  • Polyjuice Potion – Gluten-Free Lime Zest Cupcakes Filled With Blackberry-Raspberry Compote And Topped With Whipped Cream Icing

  • Detention With Umbridge – Gluten-Free English Breakfast Tea Cake, With A Raspberry Filling, Topped With Pink Almond Buttercream And Pink Glitter/Sprinkles

  • Treacle Tart – Vanilla Cake With A Shortbread Cookie On The Bottom, Filled With Torched Honey Custard, And Decorated With Brown Sugar Buttercream To Look Like A Tart

  • Aunt Petunia’s Pudding – Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake With Strawberries In The Batter, Soaked In Strawberry Syrup, Topped With Whipped Cream, Silver Sprinkles And A Cherry

  • Dumbledore’s Favorite Sherbert Lemon – Vegan Lemon Zest Cupcake Filled With Tart Vegan Pastry Cream, Topped With Lemon Buttercream And Rolled In Sanding Sugar

Events include a Harry Potter Book Reading, Harry Potter Tattoo Flash, Harry Potter Trivia, Harry Potter Bingo, and a Cary Potter After Party – plus more.

Learn more and see the full schedule of events here.

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Buskey Cider founder forgoes salary to keep team employed during crisis

“I took a risk when I started this business. Obviously there’s lots of potential upside, but also the buck stops with me when things are tough and don’t go as planned,” said owner Will Correll.

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Will Correll, the Founder and CEO of Buskey Cider in Richmond, Virginia, is going without pay for the foreseeable future in order to cover the costs to pay for employees during the crisis. Additionally, his wife, Elle, who was also employed by Buskey as the sales and marketing director, has given up her salary to support the team.

“I took a risk when I started this business. Obviously there’s lots of potential upside, but also the buck stops with me when things are tough and don’t go as planned,” said Correll. “Our employees are hard workers and have lots to contribute, especially in a situation like this, and we really care about keeping them employed for as long as possible. Our personal salaries are modest but will buy us valuable time as we dig deep to continue moving forward and keep the dream alive. We have big plans for the company in the future and want our team to be strong for when we’re able to fully reopen.”

Buskey Cider opened in April 2016 in the popular craft alcohol neighborhood of Scott’s Addition in Richmond, Virginia. Due to COVID-19, they are doing deliveries throughout Richmond and select areas around the state of Virginia via their website, www.buskeycider.com, and will subsequently be delivering to other states once the licenses come in.

Their Scott’s Addition tasting room location is open for limited hours to pick up canned cider; Monday-Friday 3 pm-7 and Saturday & Sunday 12 pm-7.

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Restaurant employee fundraisers you can donate to right now

It’s tough out there right now for those in the service industry. With dining rooms closed and restaurants trying to stay afloat by getting creative with takeout, delivery, and other endeavors, employees without much of a safety net are hurting. Below are all of the employee fundraisers we’ve seen floating around that you can donate to right now and make a difference.

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It’s tough out there right now for those in the service industry. With dining rooms closed and restaurants trying to stay afloat by getting creative with takeout, delivery, and other endeavors, employees without much of a safety net are hurting. Below are all of the employee fundraisers we’ve seen floating around that you can donate to right now and make a difference.

Another way you can make a difference is to donate to The Holli Fund. I (Trevor) was one of a handful of folks asked to host a virtual happy hour last week (embedded at the bottom of the post). This is an application- and need-based fund that gives grants to folks in both the front and back of house at restaurants and breweries across the area. The fund has done transformational things like paid folks’ mortgages, car payments, and fulfilled other important needs. You can learn more here and donate by texting “DONATE” and your amount (i.e. DONATE $5) to 805-518-8333.

Also check out our ongoing list of restaurants offering delivery and takeout, the coronavirus support list, and all of our COVID-19 coverage here. While we’re at it, we could use your support right now, too. RVAHub is a labor of love for both Richard Hayes and I, and we’re doing our best to keep the public up to date on important news and updates. With our ad network suspended, we’re running the site at a loss currently. It would mean the world to us if you were able to spare a couple o’ bucks and chip in to our cause. We’d love you for it.




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Henrico County purchasing food for first responders from locally-owned restaurants

It’s a fine example of a public-private partnership to help local businesses get through hard times and provide meals to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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From the Henrico Citizen:

It began as an idea from a Sandston restaurant owner. In less than a week, it became a county initiative.

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced March 24 that the county would begin purchasing meals for county employees from a number of Henrico restaurants, as a way to help those businesses continue in operation and potentially spur a segment of the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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