The only cat I like. Thanks, Quirk.
If you asked me how I felt about Richmond 5 years ago, I would’ve told you it was the worst place ever and I was moving to Seattle. I have since calmed my inner-brat and have grown to love this little city. And I’ve still never even been to Seattle.
After spending the last few months as a recluse, mostly in an attempt to eat healthier, we used our long 4th of July weekend (or week, really) to finally get out again & try some new places. I love that there are always new restaurants to try, even if it means that I mostly only blog about food. Nobody wants to read about my 6am workouts, anyway.
The Blue Goat has been on my restaurant wish list for years now and I don’t know how its taken me so long to go. Charleston-inspired food? Be still my heart. I don’t even have pictures to share because I stuffed my face too fast.
Quirk Hotel is probably on everyone’s favorite list, and even though I’ve yet to visit the rooftop bar (because I’m waiting for the hype to die down), Maple & Pine is still one of the best food and drink spots. We had dinner here for my birthday in February, and on the rare occasion that we are out for drinks, I’d rather end the night here instead of a bar full of people where I risk getting beer spilled on me. This is 29.
Ms. Crenshaw – my favorite cocktail w/ aperol, elderflower & prosecco
Richmond has more than a handful of great breweries and we need to catch up on some of the ones that have opened in the last year. A cidery even opened up around the corner and their red, white, and blue flight drew us in last weekend. Or me. I’m a sucker. Buskey Cider has good cider, chalkboard tables and a friendly staff – so they get two thumbs up for me.
Cheers to three day weekends and weekends that aren’t a painfully hot 100 degrees.