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RVA 5×5 | Legend Brewing Co. is Looking to Sell

This Business of the Week story is somewhat bittersweet as Mike Platania at Richmond BizSense reported that Legend Brewing Co. is looking to sell its property and maybe their assets and formula as well. Last month they put their 1.3-acre property on 7th Street in...

Cicadas on the Menu in Richmond!

In late April or in early May, trillions of cicadas will emerge in various U.S. states. These periodical cicadas, from Brood XIX and Brood XIII, surface after 13 and 17 years, respectively, and will appear in unprecedented numbers. Virginia will experience this mostly...

Congrats 821 Cafe! A Favorite Richmond Hang Out Turns Twenty

821 Cafe, the unassuming diner/restaurant/bar on the corner of Cherry and Cary streets - where Oregon Hill and the Fan meet - turns 20 years old in its current incarnation. Andrew Clarke and Chip Cooke bought the place from its previous owners back in 2004, and have...

JewFro restaurant was robbed. Help them bounce back.

We were made aware of this post from the restaurant and wanted to lend our support. If you have any details that could assist, please step forward and notify the authorities. Additionally, there's a GoFundMe campaign established to aid their recovery, which you can...

Behind the Rebirth: Inside Story of Harry’s at the Hofheimer

I was strolling down Broad Street on what was an unseasonably beautiful day in March, and as I rounded the corner at Arthur Ashe Boulevard I was greeted by the familiar yet striking architecture of The Hofheimer Building. I was making my way there that day to meet...

Matt Strickland and the Image of Strength He Must Demonstrate

Strickland Appeared before the Virginia Board of Elections “Buy the ticket, take the ride” is that old proverbial saying coined by Hunter S Thompson. I prefer the saying “take the ride, pay for the ticket. Now is almost the time for Matt Strickland to pay for the...

Richmond Day Tripper! Waynesboro Will Surprise You

In Virginia's countryside, picture a scene straight out of a postcard – rolling hills, farms, and winding roads leading through the sometimes misty mountains. That's Waynesboro for you, a cozy town nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. With about 22,000 folks calling it...

Science Museum of Virginia Brings Boozy Fun with Science on Tap

Many of our readers have probably heard of or seen the Science Museum of Virginia — it’s that giant regal-looking building down on West Broad past the DMV — but how many of you have actually been inside? Notable for its wonderful architecture, having been a train...

Oktoberfest at Maymont! A Friend and a Stein is Mighty Fine

This year’s autumn equinox was ushered in with cool temperatures in Richmond. The weather app and sky spoke in cautious portents as they told a story of Tropical Storm Ophelia’s coming rain. Ophelia had not yet arrived to crash the party by the time that I had decided to make good on my word: I would cover the one and only night of...

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Oktober Fest at Maymont 2023

Timmy Danger and Punks for Presents Wrestle for Charity

I found Timmy Danger lounging casually beside a fire pit, drinking a dark beer. It was a Friday afternoon in the dying days of summer, and the man whose last name is "Danger" was looking decidedly docile. He greeted me with a warm smile and a firm handshake wearing standard street clothes in the realm of a button down and jeans. I could not...

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Is Hardywood The Ambassador of Richmond Craft Beer?

Hey, since we’re diving into the craft beer scene this week, let’s talk about Hardywood Park Craft Beer from Richmond. A marketing company from out of state called it the Best Craft Beer Brand in Virginia last week. A big call, right? But, does Hardywood really own that crown? Let us share some facts that make a compelling case...

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hardywood ambassador story 2023

The Veil’s Forever Summer Fest Was Craft Beer Heaven

Richmond's craft beer scene is undeniably alive and kicking, and this past weekend it was showcased in all its hop-filled glory at The Veil's Forever Summer Festival. This day-long celebration of ales, IPAs, stouts, and more brought together a community of brewers, foodies, and craft beer lovers under the historic roof of the Main Street...

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Forever Summer Festival by The Veil 2023, photos by CJ Payne

Matt Tarpey of The Veil and The Craft Beer Hustle

During our conversation with Matt Tarpey, the co-founder of The Veil Brewing Co., we delved into the exciting new project that he and his team are working on in collaboration with Longoven. We also touched on how the pandemic changed the game for everyone, how being in bands crosses over into craft brewing and his strategy for sharing and...

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Matt Tarpey of The Veil