SOLD OUT//The Three Sisters and Four Centuries of Virginia Women
Nov
1
11:30 AM11:30

SOLD OUT//The Three Sisters and Four Centuries of Virginia Women

Lunch and learn about four centuries of Virginia women in food, from the Powhatan Indians to Mary Randolph's enslaved cooks, from how tea rooms, yes tea rooms, played a role in the suffrage movement to today's female-run kitchens and farms. Our lunch at The Broad will be based on the Virginia League of Women Voters' first cookbook and the Peytonia Cookbook, owned by Maggie Walker. The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture will assist, too! $30. Bundle with Broad(s) by Bus for $50.

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Broad(s) by Bus
Nov
1
1:30 PM13:30

Broad(s) by Bus

We'll tour by bus sites related to female firsts throughout Richmond, from the street where the Martha Stewart of the 19th century had her boardinghouse to the state's first female African-American architect's home, from the site where suffrage began to the offices for the first African-American woman to charter a bank. $30. Bundle with Three Sisters Lunch for $50.

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SOLD OUT//Wine and Design
Nov
1
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT//Wine and Design

Tour L'Opossum, Perch, Longoven and one of Richmond Restaurant Group's gems and others while gleaning behind-the-scenes skinny on the design process with an expert in the field. We'll enjoy a few bites and raise a glass or two to the vision of the chefs, designers and owners. Transportation included. $55. Sponsored by Virginia Wine Board and James Limousine.

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SOLD OUT// Fish Focus: Sustainable Seafood with Dave Pasternack at Heritage
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT// Fish Focus: Sustainable Seafood with Dave Pasternack at Heritage

Joe Sparatta welcomes Esca’s Dave Pasternack. Anthony Bourdain said this: “I doubt there is a human being alive who knows more about fish than Dave Pasternack. And every bite of his cooking reflects that knowledge and experience.” 4-course sustainable fish dinner. Alcohol not included. $90

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 SOLD OUT//River and Rail and Roosevelt
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT//River and Rail and Roosevelt

a James Beard-nominated Rising Star who loves his Appalachian and Southern roots, will deliver big time, no doubt. (FYI: Deal won $20k on "Guy's Grocery Games," winning three out of three rounds.) Aaron Deal of The River and Rail rolls across the Commonwealth to cook with Lee Gregory at The Roosevelt on Church Hill. Doors open at 6; dinner at 6:30. Alcohol not included. $90 Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag.

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Thanksgiving Throwdown: Virginia vs. Massachusetts, presented by C.F. Sauer
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Thanksgiving Throwdown: Virginia vs. Massachusetts, presented by C.F. Sauer

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It's a feast of commonwealth proportions when Virginia takes on Massachusetts in a head-to-head showdown for the title of first (and best) Thanksgiving. It’s a dine-around with multiple chefs, including Will Gilson of Puritan & Co, Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks Q, Michael Hall of Spoonbread, Joy Crump of FOODE and Mercantile, Jason Bullard of Graduate Richmond, Velma Johnson of Mama J’s and Edwards Virginia Ham. Wine and cider from Virginia Wine Board plus Virginia beer and Iron Clad Distillery bourbon. Cider tastings with Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider, contests, frivolity and plenty of food and drink! Presented by C.F. Sauer with additional sponsors American Evolution, Virginia Wine Board, Iron Clad Distillery and Hayden Flour Mills. Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag. $60.

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East Meets West with Kevin Yanaga at West Coast Provisions
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

East Meets West with Kevin Yanaga at West Coast Provisions

Kevin Yanaga of Pod in Philly brings his exotic style to West Coast Provisions to prepare a 7-course dinner with Ian Boothman, Trevor Knotts and Michelle Williams. Door opens at 6:30. Dinner at 7. Welcome cocktail from Belle Isle Moonshine included. Nonprofit beneficiary: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Culinary Scholarship Fund. $100

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 SOLD OUT//Virginia's Table at Lemaire with Harper Bradshaw
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT//Virginia's Table at Lemaire with Harper Bradshaw

Lemaire welcomes Harper Bradshaw of Harper’s Table and Early Mountain Vineyards in a celebration of the food and wine of Virginia.  Lemaire’s Chef Patrick Willis and Harper will dig into their recipe boxes to bring us five courses from across the Commonwealth paired with the exquisite wines from Virginia’s Early Mountain Vineyards. $150 all inclusive.

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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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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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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, the Pacific Islands, Africa and beyond for far less than an around the world airfare! $60. Nonprofit beneficiary: FeedMore. Presented by Libbie Mill-Midtown with additional sponsors Virago Spirits and Cirrus Vodka.

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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

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. Richmond-area author, Roben Farzad will join us to share stories about the Persian community in Virginia and its cultural traditions around the love for fruit.

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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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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.

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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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 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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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., 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 Iron Clad Distillery, Canon & Draw, Cirrus Vodka and Virago Spirits.



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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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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. $95

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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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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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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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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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Chaat It Up
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Chaat It Up

Take a road trip through the four corners of India Sunday afternoon, sampling Indian street foods and wines, under the helm of Lehja’s Sunny Bajewa and his restaurant friends from Virginia and around the country, including Michelin-star chef Hemant Mathur and others. After we chaat, we’ll Bhangra! 

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Philly Style Sandwich Freak Out at The Paulie
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Philly Style Sandwich Freak Out at The Paulie

Philly native Chef Tom Pizzica of Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers in San Francisco joins Jason Alley of The Paulie for a Philly style sandwich freak out. Expect unique takes on classic sandwiches and desserts at this walk around pop-up at Comfort, home of The Paulie. Optional beer pairings from Duvel will be available for an additional fee.

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Carnaval Latino on Clay
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Carnaval Latino on Clay

Saturday evening, we will turn Clay Street and the grounds of the Valentine into a Latin-inspired carnival. Sample coffees, desserts, drinks, and, of course, dishes from Richmond’s Latin chefs, bakers and makers as well as visiting chefs, including the legendary Zarela Martinez! Rumba and salsa under the Clay Street tent, on the terrace and in the garden. 

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SOLD OUT // Street Art & Street Food Tour
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

SOLD OUT // 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.

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