"Go for Baroque" Dinner
Oct
31
6:15 PM18:15

"Go for Baroque" Dinner

Costumes encouraged at this over-the-top paired meal at chef David Dunlap’s Maple and PIne at the Quirk Hotel. Joining him will be chef Patrick “Opie” Crooks from A Rake’s Progress and 2019 James Beard pastry chef finalist Pichet Ong from Brothers and Sisters — both restaurants inside the LINE hotel in D.C. A dinner designed for drama and exuberance. $125

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Coltivato
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Coltivato

Lunch/Supper is highlighting its local autumnal purveyors with a paired, five-course Ardent beer dinner -- Autumn Olive Farm, Manakintowne, Rappahannock Oysters, Free Union Grass Farms, Virago and Saunders Orchard through an Italian lens from chefs Stephen DeRaffele and Rick Lyons. Welcome cocktail by Virago. $125

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"Beef. Steak. Tomatoes." Tour
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

"Beef. Steak. Tomatoes." Tour

Meet at Tricycle Urban Agriculture in Church Hill and jump on a bus to walk the grounds at Charlotte Acres, Tricycle’s new incubator farm. At another stop, we’ll learn more about the terroir that creates the luscious Hanover tomato from one of the county’s expert growers. We’ll then head west to a farm that supplies Ashland Meat Co. store, to James River Cellars and finish at historic Hanover Tavern for lunch. $75.

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"The Whir of Innovation" Bus Tour
Nov
1
10:30 AM10:30

"The Whir of Innovation" Bus Tour

Climb aboard a bus leaving Libbie Mill-Midtown and venture inside the world and history of Hamilton Beach. Meet the creative geniuses inside the company’s on-site testing lab and tour the test kitchen with Richmond favorite Pat Schweitzer, formerly Pat of Pat and Betty of Reynold’s Wrap commercial fame. Find out what’s next in electronic wizardry. Lunch provided. $65

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VI.Q? 2019 - Championship Round
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

VI.Q? 2019 - Championship Round

What’s your VINtelligence Quotient? Think you've got real drink smarts: a sense for expense, a nose for Bordeauxs? Play our blind-tasting WINEGAME and test your VI.Q. It’s like a game show… but with wine! Sommelier & Master of Ceremonies Jason Tesauro hosts a tasting with real stakes: The top-scoring wine gets regional bragging rights and a coveted by-the-glass placement at Acacia Midtown. Watch – in real-time – as celebrity judges make their picks while you put your own palate to the test and crown a People’s Choice winner. Twelve wines, two flights, one helluva good time. $75

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Pie a la Mode: Slices of Life from Bakers, Baristas and Ice Cream Makers
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Pie a la Mode: Slices of Life from Bakers, Baristas and Ice Cream Makers

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We raise a glass and a plate to savory and sweet pie makers, Richmond’s coffee culture and its craft ice cream makers. Come sample the best of the state’s hand pie and pie makers, watch home bakers compete, enjoy coffee-infused cocktails, dessert wines, and don’t forget the ice cream. There will be pie walks, kid and adult culinary spelling bees and more inside and out VMHC. Sponsors: C.F. Sauer’s, Belle Isle Moonshine and Virginia Wine. $50 per adult, and that adult can bring two children 13 and under free

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"Refuge in the Kitchen"
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Refuge in the Kitchen"

To launch its upcoming “Resettled” podcast featuring stories from refugees, VPM serves as a FFF co-host for this dinner featuring Chef Hamid Noori of The Mantu in Carytown and Chef Opie Crooks of A Rake’s Progress in Adams Morgan, D.C., along with Richmond home cook originally from Afghanistan. $125

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"Invasion of the Bay Snatchers" Dinner
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

"Invasion of the Bay Snatchers" Dinner

Chef Dale Reitzer and his friends at the VCU Rice Rivers Center and the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program take you on a culinary expedition, highlighting sustainable and invasive species that are in our James River eco-system and within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. $90 (If you desire to sit by another party that makes a separate ticket purchase, please email info@flourfireandfork.com by Oct. 23.)

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"Kitchen Confidential" for Kids Tour and Class
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

"Kitchen Confidential" for Kids Tour and Class

Shagbark chef and drummer Brandon MacConnell gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Shagbark’s amazing kitchen. Then we’ll go upstairs into the demonstration kitchen at Libbie Mill-Midtown for some pointers on making his favorite holiday dish. We’ll finish with some lunch bites from the new Crafted restaurant. $50 for a child and parent (child must be between 8 and 13).

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"Drag Brunch on the Boulevard: The Her-story of Richmond"
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

"Drag Brunch on the Boulevard: The Her-story of Richmond"

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Drag mothers and their daughters will bring us a brunch performance that will go down in history. Special guests include Natasha “The Community Diva” Carrington, chef/author and co-producer of “Wig” and “Wigstock” David Burtka and New Orleans-based drag brunch historian Poppy Tooker. Sponsor: Cirrus. $70

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Dining as Living Theater: An Intimate Conversation with Chef Patrick O'Connell
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Dining as Living Theater: An Intimate Conversation with Chef Patrick O'Connell

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3 Star Michelin Chef Patrick O’Connell, the recent recipient of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, is interviewed by Phillip Rhodes, Garden & Gun’s Executive Managing Editor. Savor a cocktail and The Inn at Little Washington’s famous truffled popcorn as you enjoy a rare on-stage interview. Included is the book “Refined American Cuisine.” Chef O’Connell will sign books after the discussion. 5 p.m. $50 (There also will be a combination ticket with the Sampling the Centuries event, $135. L’Opossum dinner attendees will receive a book and admission as part of their dinner ticket.)



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Sampling the Centuries: Celebrating Virginia's Food Firsts at VMFA
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sampling the Centuries: Celebrating Virginia's Food Firsts at VMFA

More than 20 chefs with ties to Virginia will participate in this memorable event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, presented by TowneBank. Go on a journey through small plates of Virginia’s bounty, along with paired cocktails, wine and beer, and desserts. You’ll travel through culinary influences from the 1700s, such as the cooking prowess of James Hemings, and continue right into the future of food . From Staunton’s Ian Boden in Staunton to Ashleigh Shanti, formerly of Virginia Beach, from Fredericksburg’s Joy Crump to Brunswick County’s best stewmaster, many of the state’s best will be gathered. Sponsors: Baldor, Virginia Wine, Cirrus, Belle Isle Moonshine and A. Smith. Bowman $95

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L'Opossum Presents: Who's Your Daddy?
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

L'Opossum Presents: Who's Your Daddy?

Join Chef David Shannon at L’O LIFE, a pop-up dive bar, for a seven-course tasting menu with beverage pairings to celebrate the roots, branches and offshoots of a sweet and savory culinary family tree. The special guest of honor: Patrick O’Connell of The Inn at Little Washington. The guests chefs: Noah Sandoval of Oriole, Kumiko & Kikko, and Bonnie Moore of Willowsford and The Inn at Little Washington. Special musical guests: RVA’s very own Sick Bags. 8 p.m. $285 (Included is a complimentary ticket to “Dining as Living Theatre” at 5 p.m. and a copy of “Refined American Cuisine.”)


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Food U
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Food U

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From 11 to 4, come be inspired by the food and minds of today’s food communty. Come meet chef/restaurateur and regular “Chopped” judge Maneet Chauhan; Esquire’s food and drinks editor, Jeff Gordinier; former Noma chef de cuisine and Brigaid founder Dan Giusti; and celebrated author and food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin. Many other talks, including one on regional babecue, food demos and don’t forget a Tasting Tent with more than 10 local producers. Also sit in on The Sporkful’s live podcast at 1 p.m. with James Beard-winning host Dan Pashman. $50 . [Also look for separate ticket bundles that pair Food U and Smoke on the Water, $125, and Food U and the Dabney Dinner, for $125]

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Eat Up the Art
Nov
3
11:59 AM11:59

Eat Up the Art

Part of Fire, Flour & Fork, a gathering for the food curious, this Eat Up the Art Sunday lunch at the Lewis Home with Lewis private chef J Frank includes a tour of Frances Lewis's private art collection from Lewis curator, Jay Barrows, includes beverages. Details will be emailed. $125

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Smoke on the Water at Tredegar
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

Smoke on the Water at Tredegar

Our annual global barbecue dine-around event returns to city center high on the hill above Tredegar Iron Works, overlooking the James River. with 15 talented chefs who know their way around fire. We’ll also host our first side dish culinary competition featuring Duke’s Mayonnaise. Watch for contest entry information $85.

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Mahalo at Perch
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Mahalo at Perch

Chef Luke Owens, chef Charlene Mendoza from Oahu in Charlottesville and Master Sommelier Robert Jones join Chef Mike Ledesma of Perch for a five-course dinner on Sunday evening. Chef Luke cooked here last year when he was the executive chef of The Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, N.C. This year, he’s striking out on his own in Greenville.

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"Joe and Joe: Kindred Spirits"
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

"Joe and Joe: Kindred Spirits"

Chef Joe Sparatta of Heritage welcomes Joe Kindred,  a 2019 James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef: South, from his namesake restaurant, Kindred, in Davidson, North Carolina. Both restaurants  excel at either being that celebration spot or the place you just go to grab dinner with friends. Ask Joe K. about the milk bread. $90


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Chaat It Up Redux
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Chaat It Up Redux

Sunny Bajewa welcomes longtime friend Maneet Chauhan to Lehja. “Iron Chef” competitor, longtime “Chopped” judge and the owner/chef of a growing Nashville restaurant empire, chef Chauhan recently opened Chaatable in Nashville’s Sylvan Heights neighborhood. Come for this paired dinner that will most definitely be an evening between friends. $135

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The Fifth Annual Dabney Dinner
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

The Fifth Annual Dabney Dinner

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The fifth annual John Dabney Dinner will trace the influence of chef James Hemings on other Virginia chefs including John Dabney and Edna Lewis. Join Joy Crump, Ashleigh Shanti and others for this collaborative dinner, where we will honor Charles and Shirley Sherrod at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture at 6:30 p.m. $85 [There is a ticket bundle for the Dabney Dinner and Food U for $125]

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SOLD OUT//Common Grains Dinner at Sub Rosa
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT//Common Grains Dinner at Sub Rosa

A 5-course dinner at Sub Rosa Bakery that explores a different local grain in each course. Taste the efforts of Common Grain Alliance, bakers, farmers and millers who are reinvigorating a regional grain economy with a 5-course paired dinner at Sub Rosa Bakery that explores a different local grain in each course. Nonprofit beneficiary: Common Grain Alliance. $90 paired with wine and cider. Pre-dinner cocktail event still available.

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Salu-Salo with Yana Gilbuena at Tiny Victory
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Salu-Salo with Yana Gilbuena at Tiny Victory

Yana has travelled the world bringing authentic Filipino cuisine to every state of the U.S., South America and beyond. There were no spoons and forks before Spanish conquistadors took over the islands now known as the Philippines. The native people ate with their hands (also referred to as kamayan style... meaning "with hands.") Join chefs Yana Gilbuena and Ian Merryman for a six-course communal dining experience served over banana leaves meant to promote camaraderie, conversation and a relaxed atmosphere. Tiny Victory scores a huge get with her FFF debut. Alcohol not included. $90 

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Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Midcentury Tiki Room at Little Nickel

Don your best vintage attire and jump into a Sunday evening dinner party for the ages. The Giavos family and Chef Loretta Montano invite you into their intimate restaurant/rec room for an evening to remember. Four-courses including sharing of "punch bowls” with Virago Spirits. $125 paired. Bygones is willing to assist with your vintage attire with a 20 percent discount!

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Jason Vincent visits Jason Alley at Pasture
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Jason Vincent visits Jason Alley at Pasture

A “King of Pork;” a JBF semifinalist for "Best Chef: Great Lakes, and winner of a No. 6 spot on Bon Appetit magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” list, Chicago's Jason Vincent teams up with Jason Alley at Pasture for Sunday dinner. Nonprofit beneficiary: Feed More. Welcome cocktail from Ironclad Distillery included. $90

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Pie in the Sky
Nov
4
2:30 PM14:30

Pie in the Sky

This one’s for team pie! All things pie—sweet and savory—for the whole family! Pizza pie, oyster pie, pumpkin pie and everything in between. Flaky and crumbly and to pie for! Sample the goodies from Greenbriar Cafe, Lemaire, Kitchenette, Gelati Celesti, Mean Bird, Red Cap Patisserie, Slice of Joy, Billy Pie, Root Stock Provisions, Pao Cakes Bake Shop, Good Foods Grocery and Trussings Craft Fizz. Canon & Draw for those over 21. Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag. $35 for 1 adult and up to 2 children under age 12.

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John Dabney Sunday Dinner, Presented by Virginia is for Lovers
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

John Dabney Sunday Dinner, Presented by Virginia is for Lovers

Honoring John Dabney’s extraordinary legacy with a nod to the Lambert family’s contributions to hospitality and community service in Richmond. Special guest Carla Hall. Includes a copy of her new book Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration. Tickets ($85) and tables of 8 ($640) available. Presented by Virginia is for Lovers with additional sponsor Copper & Kings.

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Kiss My Indian Grits Brunch Returns with Eater's 2018 Young Guns
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kiss My Indian Grits Brunch Returns with Eater's 2018 Young Guns

Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod, childhood friends-turned-restaurateurs are partners in Rasa, a fast-casual Indian restaurant in Navy Yard, join Sunny Baweja at Lehja for Sunday family-style, paired brunch! The second generation restaurateurs' debut eatery opened in December 2017, receiving high praise from The Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema. Signature cocktail provided by Blade & Bow. $95

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Communing with Kevin Jamison at Mise En Place
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Communing with Kevin Jamison at Mise En Place

What better chef to prepare an FFF brunch than fresh breakfast and lunch specialist Kevin Jamison of Commune?! Jamison, who owns two restaurants, a 21-acre farm in Pungo," a new bakery and a farm in Haiti, studied food sustainability in developing nations and learned from a chef who worked inside the Vatican. The Backbones of Commune Executive Chef Barry Smith and head baker Ishiah White join the cause! Christine Wansleben and Jenny Tremblay host the communal happening at Mise En Place accompanied by select Virginia beer and wine from Commonwealth Brewery and Thibaut Jannison Winery! Sponsored by Real Local RVA. $65

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Smoke on the Water presented by Cavalier Produce
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Smoke on the Water presented by Cavalier Produce

Smoke on the Water, presented by Cavalier Produce, rolls the roasted meats, fish and vegetables over to Henricus. Rappahannock, Autumn Olive Farms, Carena Ives, Jason Bullard of Graduate Richmond, Dale Reitzer, Dutch & Co., Fatty Smokes: A Barbecue Joint, Justin Cherry and much more! There will be liquids, too. Beneficiary: Shalom Farms. Early Bird ticket till Sept. 15: $75. With transportation $90. Presented by Cavalier Produce with additional sponsors Ironclad Distillery, Canon & Draw, Cirrus Vodka and Virago Spirits.



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 Street Art & Street Food Tour
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Street Art & Street Food Tour

Join us on a walking tour of the Downtown Arts District led by a local artist who has done his share of livening up Richmond's streets with art. We'll combine in-depth looks at street art with tastings of food from Jackson and Monroe ward markets, bakeries and restaurants for a multi-sensory experience. $55 for 16 and up. $30 for 9-15.

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Down on the Farms
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Down on the Farms

Visit VSU’s experimental farm for a special tour and then go farther south to Browntown Farm, Virginia's small farm of the year. Herb Brown Sr. and his family have owned their farm since 1908. We'll have a family-style lunch at Browntown, featuring some of their produce and products and learn about the Brown family’s farming heritage. Duron Chavis, an urban agriculture advocate and community engagement coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will lead the tour. Therese Nelson, founder of Black Culinary History, will join us and share her research. $65.

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Food U
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Food U

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Classes, demos, talks, panel discussions with local and visiting chefs and producers, kicking off with Carla Hall! Other highlights: Managing Editor of Garden & Gun, Phillip Rhodes will talk about Forgotten Southern Recipes, Ryan Lachaine will demo his grandmother’s Ukrainian recipes, the Lee Bros. will talk cookbooks and Greg Haley and Juana Straus will offer behind-the-scenes tours and classes at VMFA. Plenty to sample throughout the day at our Cooks’ Campus at VMFA and Virginia Museum of History & Culture! $50. See full schedule here.

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GoT Game  On SALE Sept. 7th!
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

GoT Game On SALE Sept. 7th!

Join Sariann Lehrer, co-author of  A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and co-owner of The Broken Tulip in Carytown for an epic medieval feast. Sit at a decked-out banquet table and enjoy a menu of dishes based on historical recipes. On-theme attire is encouraged and rewarded. Doors open at 6:30, dinner at 7. Tickets $100. On sale Sept. 7th.! Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag.

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Harvest from the Fertile Crescent Dinner at Blue Bee
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Harvest from the Fertile Crescent Dinner at Blue Bee

Marcelle will introduce each course and discuss her modern-twist, traditional Middle Eastern Cuisine.Join Chef Marcelle Afram for a Middle Eastern feast celebrating the end of a fruitful harvest. This five-course dinner will be hosted at Blue Bee Cider, the South’s first urban cidery and founder of South’s first urban apple orchard. Chef Marcelle will pull from the many cuisines of the Middle Eastern region, incorporating apples and ciders from Blue Bee’s orchard. Here’s the menu.

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Around the World Around the Lake presented by Libbie Mill-Midtown
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Around the World Around the Lake presented by Libbie Mill-Midtown

Presented by Libbie Mill-Midtown, Around the World/Around the Lake will bring the wealth of the world’s cultures in one place with food, drink, dancing, music and more. Travel to India courtesy of Lehja, Central and South America from Empanadas Market and Pao’s Bake Shop, the Pacific Islands from Perch, Africa from Nile and beyond for far less than an around the world airfare! Plus Cote d’ Azur, Freekin’ Rican, Kudzu, Holistic Alaye and much more. $60. Nonprofit beneficiary: Shalom Farms. Presented by Libbie Mill-Midtown with additional sponsors Virago Spirits and Cirrus Vodka.

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SOLD OUT//At the Bar at Bingo with Scott Drewno, Danny Lee and Jason Alley
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT//At the Bar at Bingo with Scott Drewno, Danny Lee and Jason Alley

Intimate counter service by the chefs, Danny Lee, Scott Drewno and Jason Alley at the soon to open Bingo, from Comfort and Pasture co-owners Jason Alley and Michele Jones, Saison owner Jay Bayer and local businessman Ted Ukrop who will bring this more than 11,000 square feet of space back to life. Nonprofit beneficiary: FeedMore. Choice of 2 seatings: 6 or 8:30 p.m. Alcohol not included. $90.

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Feeding the Resistance in Jackson Ward and Beyond
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Feeding the Resistance in Jackson Ward and Beyond

This bus tour of stops marking civil rights history in Richmond and Virginia, including the site of the Eggleston Hotel in Jackson Ward. Neverett Eggleston III will share his family's legacy in food and at the forefront of movement. Nonprofit beneficiary: Richmond Food Justice Alliance. Lunch will be served. $55

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