The magazine listed the two entities in a new travel guide.
Bon Appetit magazine has published a travel guide to the city they’re calling ‘An Actually Useful Guide to Richmond, Virginia,’ and among the listings of where to go and what to do, two West of the Boulevard entities were recommended.
Ardent Craft Ales:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is kind of at the forefront. It’s a beautiful brewery, where they have food trucks on the weekends and craft events. They have a full tasting room with different kinds of beers that are all great. Ardent Craft Ales is another, more recent one, and they’ve been doing all kinds of really cool fun stuff. Instead of doing a standard pumpkin brew for fall, they’ve been working with a sage and sweet potato-infused beer and doing things way outside of the box.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:
Place to see great art?
One of the coolest galleries is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VFMA). It’s totally free and has a lot of old and new stuff, photography, and then a rotating big-name exhibit like van Gogh. Then, for street art, recently a lot of the street artists took over an old, abandoned bus depot and did crazy designs. It was interactive, like a community paint-by-numbers. They’ve been doing super awesome murals on buildings all over town working with local establishments. Then we have a First Friday; that’s a big art walk where galleries open their doors and you can go in, free of charge.