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Richmond Veg Fest this Saturday at Byrd Park

The Veg Fest has called Bryant Park home for years but this time they’re offering up veggie goodness in Byrd Park.

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The 17th Annual Richmond VegFest! is taking place in Byrd Park from noon to 6PM on Saturday the 14th of September. The main objective of this event is to educate the public on the many healthful and humane aspects of a vegan lifestyle.

Delicious Food!
Live music!
Cooking demos!
Dynamic speakers!
Kids’ Patch(storytime, moonbounces, spin art, + Jonathan–the vegetarian juggler–Austin!)
Free Admission (donations accepted!)
and 100+ vendors!

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on Continental Coming to Manchester

A new restaurant for the Manchester area.

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The Continental Westhampton is a staple for diners on Grove. Eventually, those of us South of the river will have our very own Continental to call our own at 609 Hull Street. Continental brings to the table a diverse menu that you can check out here. I highly recommend the meatloaf.

From the full-article on Richmond BizSense.com:

Giavos said Continental Manchester will be a similar concept to his Continental Westhampton that’s been open for eight years along the Libbie-Grove corridor.

“We decided to take the ‘W’ in Continental Westhampton and flip it upside down for Manchester,” he said.

“It’ll be neighborhood-friendly, accessible, not too expensive. Hopefully it’ll be good for that neighborhood. There are so many young professionals over there, hopefully I can bring something that’s a needed commodity.”

According to the article no date is set for projected opening.

 

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Richmond Flying Squirrels, COTU reveal ‘Richmond Rally Cap’ as new stadium beer

The new grapefruit shandy is set for release this spring as the season opens.

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The votes have been tallied, and the new official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be called Richmond Rally Cap, the Flying Squirrels and Center of the University Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond announced on Tuesday. The new grapefruit shandy will be released across the region this spring and will be available at The Diamond during Flying Squirrels games all season.

Richmond Rally Cap was selected as the winning name from a group of four finalists submitted by fans.

“We work diligently to give fans new experiences each year, and thanks to our long-standing relationship with Center of the Universe, our new beer, Richmond Rally Cap, will be a new item not only at The Diamond but in markets, stores and restaurants all over the region,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We thank Center of the Universe for brewing this great beer, and we tip our Rally Cap to the 2020 season.”

Richmond Rally Cap, a light and crisp Weiss beer with thirst-quenching grapefruit flavor, will be brewed by Ashland-headquartered COTU. The Flying Squirrels and COTU previously partnered on the beer, Chin Music, for six years prior to its retirement in 2019.

“We are beyond excited to launch this new brand into market in the spring,” COTU co-founder Chris Ray said. “We had a great ride with Chin Music, but we felt it was time to switch it up and offer something a little different than what we have ever offered before. Cheers to a great Flying Squirrels season and a new official brew!”

Four name finalists were selected from hundreds of submissions made by fans in the fall, and Richmond Rally Cap was selected as the winner through fan voting in October.

The winning name was first submitted by Chris Owens, who will receive the grand prize featuring a Gold Book, which includes 40 undated tickets for the 2020 Flying Squirrels season, as well as official Richmond Rally Cap swag pack. Two additional winners, Chad James and Ray Edwards, will receive two field-level tickets for Opening Night on April 16, as well as a Richmond Rally Cap hat and T-shirt.

Fans will be able to enjoy Richmond Rally Cap at The Diamond beginning with the Flying Squirrels’ home opener on April 16 against the Bowie Baysox. Group packages, season tickets and partial-season plans for the 2020 Flying Squirrels season are currently available at SquirrelsBaseball.com.

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Roastology Now Open

Can there ever be too much coffee in the world? On a cold day like today, the answer is a resounding no.

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Roastology was established in the distant past of  2012 in the wilds of North Chesterfield. They closed up shop in the county and moved into the city. They’ve been working on their new shop located at 2701 W. Cary Street.

They’re hosting their Grand Opening today from 7 AM – 5 PM. They roast coffee on-site and have a full-service coffee shop. You’ll also find their coffee at Wegmans, Carytown & Ivymont Kroger, and online.

Also as of earlier this week, they’re still looking for kitchen staff so if you’re looking for a job check out their Facebook post.

Karri Peifer over at Richmond.com has a ton more details (and photos of the shop) on the folks behind the new caffeine addition to the Fan.

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