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Lebanese Food Festival returns for 35th year this weekend at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church

The popular three-day food festival features Lebanese cuisine, music, dancing, and much more near Innsbrook.

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The annual Lebanese Food Festival returns to St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church near Innsbrook this weekend for its 35th year. The festival, a celebration of Lebanese food, dance and culture, kicks off Friday, May 17th.

The event is one of the area’s largest annual food festivals. Crowd favorites include meat, spinach, and cheese pies prepared in a hand-folded dough, stuffed grape leaves, stuffed squash, shawirma, roasted lamb, chicken, shrimp and beef shish-kabobs.

Vegetarians will have plenty of great options to sink their teeth into as well, including falafel, humus, tabouli, laban, babbaghanooge, and loubiyeh (green beans) served over rice pilaf.

Click here for the full 2019 menu (PDF).

Authentic wine and beer pairings, available for purchase on site, complete the meal. A festival favorite is Almaza genuine Lebanese beer, imported from Beirut, according to organizers.

Dessert options include the ever-popular zalabia, (hot Lebanese sweet dough covered with syrup), kataif, (wafer thin pancakes folded around a filling of cheese, cream, and nuts).

Festival goers will enjoy traditional live Lebanese music and dancers in colorful costumes as they perform folk dancing carried down from generations. The dancers range in age from preschoolers to adults.

If you’re in a hurry, the Lebanese Food Festival offers call ahead pickup. You can fax your order to 804.273.9914 or call 804.270.7234. Parking is free and ATMs are available on site. More information is available on St. Anthony Maronite Church’s website.

The church is located at 4611 Sadler Road, near the Innsbrook Corporate Center.

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City of Richmond recommends postponement or cancellation of large events within city limits

“Due to the greater health threat COVID-19 poses to the city’s most vulnerable populations, my administration and its partners are taking all necessary precautions to encourage CDC-recommended social distancing,” the Mayor said in a release.

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In the interest of public health and in an abundance of caution, the administration of Mayor Levar Stoney is recommending that organizers of large events postpone or cancel those events within the city limits until further notice. The guidelines did not define what constitutes a “large” event nor revokes permits issued by the city for said events, which would force cancellation.

The recommendation is being made following intensive discussion with public health and public safety officials and is informed by the Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance designed for those planning large events and mass gatherings. The city generally is also recommending that people practice social distancing.

While 80 percent of those who contract COVID-19 experience mild symptoms, populations such as the elderly, the immunocompromised and those with chronic conditions are at greater risk of more serious symptoms.

“Due to the greater health threat COVID-19 poses to the city’s most vulnerable populations, my administration and its partners are taking all necessary precautions to encourage CDC-recommended social distancing,” the Mayor said in a release.

The administration has also dedicated a web page to provide Richmond’s residents, employees, and visitors with the most recent, reliable updates on the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. It can be found here.

“Public health and public safety are our highest priorities,” said Mayor Stoney. “In order to keep the community safe, we must disseminate the most reliable and current information. This page will serve as a source of official information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health, the local health authority, the regional team, and the city administration.”

Updates will be publicized using the official City of Richmond social media accounts, @CityRichmondVA on Twitter and City of Richmond, VA Government on Facebook. All social media posts will link to the rolling updates on the web page.

“I urge you to share these updates with your family, friends and coworkers,” said Mayor Stoney. “We’re dedicated to ensuring the City of Richmond is as prepared as possible for any escalation, and education is key.”

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Richmond Jewish Food Festival returns to Weinstein JCC this Sunday and Monday

If you’ve got a hankering for some delicious food, the Weinstein JCC is the place to be this weekend. It’s the return of the Richmond Jewish Food Festival, and it runs Sunday through Monday. You’ll find traditional favorites like potato latkes, knishes, brisket, and more over the course of the two-day event.

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If you’ve got a hankering for some delicious food, the Weinstein JCC is the place to be this weekend. It’s the return of the Richmond Jewish Food Festival, and it runs Sunday through Monday. You’ll find traditional favorites like potato latkes, knishes, brisket, and more over the course of the two-day event.

There will also be live music and other entertainment throughout the day. The event is free to attend and all booths are a la carte.

The festival runs Sunday, January 19th through Monday, January 20th from 11:30 AM until 7:30 PM both days. The Weinstein JCC is located at 5403 Monument Avenue.

Here’s a look at this year’s menu.

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Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival returns to Arthur Ashe Boulevard Saturday with music, beer, food, and fun

Expect a day filled with local craft beer, pumpkin-related dishes from area restaurant vendors, and activities for families and kids.

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The Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival returns to the Boulevard this Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM. Expect a day filled with local craft beer, pumpkin-related dishes from area restaurant vendors, and activities for families and kids.

Live music will be provided throughout the day and there will be a kids zone near the festival stage.

There will be costume contests for adults, kids, and even pets. Signups are held at the Project Local Tent near the stage area.

Admission is free and the event is rain or shine. Food ranges in price from $3–6; beers are $6 apiece. Leashed pets are welcome at the festival. Parking is available at several nearby lots, although walking or taking Uber or Lyft is suggested.

Learn more about the festival here.

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