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.
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market planning to double size of Short Pump store
Construction on an expansion of the locally-owned store should commence this Spring.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, which has operated in western Henrico County since 2004, is getting bigger.
The 15,000-square-foot market will nearly double in size when the store expansion project is completed later this year, owner Tom Leonard said.
Construction should begin late in the spring.
The expansion will take over the tented area to the left of the store – where pumpkins and Christmas trees are typically sold.
The added space will enable the market, off Tom Leonard Drive, to expand and move its bakery and deli departments into the new space. The bakery will be able to make fresh-boiled bagels – “the way they do them in New York,” Leonard said.
Fighting Fish adding location of popular sushi joint in Scott’s Addition
Sushi rolls, poke bowls, sushi burritos, and other specialties from the Jackson Ward spot will soon make their way to Scott’s Addition.
From Richmond BizSense:
Scott’s Addition is in line for a new sushi joint, as a Jackson Ward restaurant has added space on Arthur Ashe Boulevard.
Fighting Fish recently leased the storefront at 912 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. The 2,000-square-foot space was previously home to Ethiopian restaurant Elsa Cafe & Market, which closed at the end of the year after about three years in business.
A sushi- and poke-focused eatery, Fighting Fish’s first location opened in Jackson Ward at 317 N. Second St. about three years ago.
Bar Louie at Short Pump Town Center has closed its doors
The chain closed at least 38 restaurants this week as part of a bankruptcy protection filing, CNN says.
A Short Pump Town Center mainstay has closed its doors. Bar Louie, which sits on an outparcel of Short Pump Town Center facing W. Broad Street, closed its doors after the end of service on February 25th, according to a since-deleted Facebook post on the business’s page.
The chain reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection this week and closed up to a third of its locations, totaling at least 38, including its sole Richmond outpost.
No word on what might fill the building.