Get your Halloween on early with this bar/restaurant crawl along Broad Street, where we will toast the spirits with some of the best cocktails our Arts District restaurants have to offer. We’ll start at the ICA and then hit Tiny Victory and five other spots.. $55
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.
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
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).
We'll walk the Downtown Arts District in search of well-crafted cocktails at Tiny Victory (featuring Virago Spirits and Julep’s and the occasional local brew at Champion Brewing, among other stops, stirring in some history and art as we go. 21 and older. $50
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.