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Mini Greek Festival continues at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral through Saturday

It’s everything you love about the Greek Festival in the spring, only mini-er and indoors.

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Richmonders sure love their festivals. So much so, in fact, that in recent years, a mini version of one of the most popular–the Greek Festival–has come to fruition.

The Mini Greek Festival kicked off yesterday at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral and runs through Saturday, bringing Richmonders a taste of its larger sister event which takes place each spring.

Festival volunteers will be serving up Greek specialties like moussaka, pastichio, souvlaki, and more at lunch and dinnertime, along with an assortment of pastries–both a la carte and by the pan for take-home enjoyment.

In addition, the church is offering sanctuary tours, an international bazaar, and traditional song and dance from the congregation’s Hellenic Dance Troop.

Proceeds will benefit local charities supporting the underprivileged.

The festival runs Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The cathedral is located at 30 Malvern Avenue in the Near West End. To place an order by phone, call 804.358.5996.

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Local Star of HBO’s Big Brunch Show Hosting Dumpling Pop-up at the Veil

The dumplings will be popping into mouths starting at noon but stick around until 7 pm for a viewing party of the new HBO show The Big Brunch in the sunroom.

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@youngmotherva the Dumpling popup of Daniel Harthauses aka @danielharthausen will be doing their dumpling pop-up takeover starting at 12 pm at the Veil Forest Hill location this Sunday, November 27th. Sorry taco lovers no @ytumama.mx on Sunday. The dumplings will be popping into mouths starting at noon but stick around until 7 pm for a viewing party of the new HBO show The Big Brunch in the sunroom. Those of you in the know already know Daniel is a competitor in The Big Brunch. Limited seating is available.

The Big Brunch Show is created and hosted by Emmy® winner Dan Levy, The Big Brunch celebrates inspiring, undiscovered culinary voices from every corner of the country. This eight-episode cooking competition series gives ten talented chefs the opportunity to share their stories and business dreams while vying for a life-altering $300,000 cash prize.


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Saison and Saison Market Closing

They’ve been around for almost 10 years.

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The announcement was made on Facebook

Hi y’all.

It’s Jay here. I’m not going to bury the lede too much. Our 10th anniversary is rapidly approaching and to commemorate it we’ve decided to close up shop. I could not be more proud of all that we’ve done and all that we’ve accomplished in this little room. We’ve been incredibly lucky and fortunate to have so many talented people be part of the history of our corner of Jackson Ward. At this time, it just feels right to be able to put a bow on this project and let it pass. There have been and will be more wonderful projects from those that have brought

Saison to us all. I have more things I want to create and know that this current team has more they want to do as well.

12/12 will be our last day at Saison and Saison Market. Book your seat soon for one more taste. It has been an incredible opportunity to feed and inspire.

Thank you all for the appreciation and trust you’ve shown us!
Cheers!
Jay

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RVA Beer Explorer: Holiday Movies, Covenant Festival, 10th Anniversary for COTU, Jurassic Pasties

If you’re like me you’re cold and grumpy maybe a beer will help.

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GO DO THIS

Holiday Movie Tuesday at Starr Hill
Tuesdays Through Christmas

Movies and beer just like I do at home but don’t have to struggle to pick something. It’s already picked for me.

We live for the holiday season, so we’re starting the celebrations early 🎁
Join us Tuesdays at 7PM for movies to put you in the spirit 🍺
11/1 👹 Krampus
11/8 🧳 Unaccompanied Minors
11/15 👚 Mean Girls & Drag Bingo
11/29 🐲 The Grinch
12/6 🚂 Jingle Jangle
12/13 🎁 Elf & Drag Bingo
12/20 🎅 The Christmas Chronicles
12/27 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 A Bad Moms Christmas
Email [email protected] about reservations!


Covenant Festival at Triple Crossing (Fulton)
November 20th

Covenant to me sound ominous but it just means an “agreement or contract”. An agreement or contract put a bunch of beers in my face.

⟁ 2022 Covenant Festival Entry & Glass Announcement ⟁
It’s been three years since we all entered the Covenant, so it brings us great joy to return to our elegant display of well crafted beer and host this amazing festival with some world class brewers and friends here in Richmond.
COVENANT DETAILS ⤵️
⚔️ General Admission will begin at 12pm. Purchasing a ticket will yield you a custom Gold Foiled Covenant Glass that can be used through the duration of the event, as well as three (3) drink tickets.
⚔️ We will also offer early entry VIP tickets that will allow individuals to arrive and enter an hour before the event begins. VIP Session – $25 VIP Pack will grant you one hour early entry, a Gold Foiled Covenant Glass, and three (3) drink tickets.
⚔️ All VIP session tickets and glassware will be available at Will Call. No VIP Session will be sold day of event. Drink tickets are non-refundable.
🎟️ Tickets will go on sale November 5th, with early access to those individuals that are subscribed to our TC Can Drop Alerts. (More information coming)
🍺 Drink tickets will be $4 each. Each ticket will serve you a 4oz pour of beer. Two tickets can be exchanged for a 10oz pour. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase on site. Drink tickets are non-refundable.
⚔️ Since this is a per pour ticketed event, pours will not be guaranteed from each brewery.
🕚 The event will run from 11a to 5pm with a VIP session starting at 11am and General Admission at 12p. The entire Fulton Brewpub will be used for the Covenant Festival from 11-5PM and tickets will be exchanged for beer during this time. We will follow the event with Triple Crossing beers and normal service. Any left over tickets after 5pm can be exchanged for equal sized pours of Triple Crossing beer on draft that day.
🛻 Food trucks TBA
⚔️ Covenant glassware will be available for purchase on site.
👀 Keep your eyes peeled for the list of breweries. This bout to be wild.

10th Anniversary Celebration at Center of the Universe
November 18-20th

Seems just like yesterday that a brewery settled down in Ashland and I was nobody will got out that far for beer. Just add it to the extremely long list of things I’ve been wrong about over the years.

Happy Birthday to us! Help us celebrate 10 years of brewing beer and making memories all weekend long. The weekend is full of limited releases, live music, and eats from Legendary Provisions. Free to attend and open to all ages!
Friday 11/18
🎶 Live Music: 5:30 – 8:30 🎶
“Late Night @ Cookout”
🍺 Beer Release🍺
The Richard Imperial IPA – 9% Imperial IPA just like the first brew in 2012. Citrus and tropical fruit forward West Coast IPA with way too many hops!
Saturday 11/19
🎶 Live Music: 12:30 – 3:30 🎶
Chad’s Fault
🎶 Live Music: 5:00 – 8:00 🎶
Earth and Lunar Rendezvous
🍺 Beer Releases🍺
Decadent Duderino – 10% El Duderino aged for 10 months in Bourbon Barrels. Draft and 16oz 4-packs.
Great Scotch – 8.7% Strong Scotch Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Draft and Growler Fills.
Drunken’ Uncle – 9% Lemon Grass Tripel aged in Bourbon Barrels. Draft and Growler Fills.
Pińa Colada Whip – 8% Pineapple Whip aged in Rum Barrels. Draft and Growler Fills.
Sunday 11/20
🎶 Live Music: 2pm – 5pm 🎶
Something Shiny
🍺 Beer Release 🍺
Holiday Spiced Donny – 6.5% Donny Coffee Brown Ale infused with Gingerbread spices. Draft and 16oz 4-Packs

Jurassic Pasties III at Hardywood (Ownby Lane)
November 19th

Oh, you clever girl.


Dream…Fantasy…Destruction…Evolution of Tassel Twirling Adventure!
Burlesque finds a way. Hold onto your butts as Jurassic Pasties returns! This burlesque tribute to the franchise will feature the finest dinosaurs and your favorite characters.
Featuring:
Burton Quinn
Caramel Knowledge (Los Angeles)
Cece Dynamite (New Orleans)
Delilah Dentata (DC)
Ego Von Hubris
Ellie Quinn
Jim Dandy (DC)
London St. Juniper (DC)
Dino wrangler: Lolita Luxxe
Doors 6pm
Show 7pm
Ages 18 and up
$15 general admission
$20 day of show
$25 VIP (reserved front row seating, signed cast poster, and show themed gift bag)- limited to 20
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2410 Ownby Ln
Richmond VA 23220
The venue is accessible.
Parking: There is a small parking lot onsite of the venue, but it is limited currently due to construction. Parking is available on the street in a close radius.
Food and beverage availability: Hardywood has beer, cider, house red & house white wine, a gluten-reduced beer offering, locally-sourced kombucha, nitro coffee, and water. Hardywood has a pizza kitchen and light snacks.
By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the zero-tolerance policy for any form of bullying or harassment which includes:
* No inappropriate or non-consensual physical contact;
* No unwelcome sexual advances or attention, whether indirect or explicit;
* No bullying, stalking, or following;
* No abusive or disrespectful language or physical conduct that reinforces social structures of domination related to race, place of origin, ancestry, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, body size, age, religion, family status, source of income, or beliefs.

BEER NEWS

Triple Crossing Signs Deal with Sun to Produce Power

From Facebook.

Not to be all Captain Planet-like, but we thought it worthwhile to show off just how we plan to harvest the power of the sun going forward. The shot above shows our newly installed solar panel array that will take maximum advantage of the abundance of sunlight that spills onto our roof at Fulton, otherwise going completely unused.
With this new solar array, we plan to offset most of our electrical power needs going forward and move closer to being carbon neutral. While not an uncommon undertaking in the beer game, it’s given us a deeper respect for the stewards of our industry who have made deep commitments to sustainability for all the right reasons.



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