BBQ options dwindle, oysters run amok, Belgian beers invade, and other restaurant news

It seems that a BBQ spot has mysteriously closed-down shop; if you like oysters you want might want to wear you XL pants this weekend because they’re going to be raw, steamed, fried, and frittered for your choosing; a special beer tasting tonight is going to help wash away the rainy blues, and we have you last chance to enjoy patios before Old Man Winter comes around.

Looks like another local barbecue restaurant has closed down. According to Style Weekly, Double T’s Barbecue in Carytown closed down on September 17th. No word on the reason why yet, but we are working to get those details your way.

If you love oysters you do NOT want to miss the 4th annual Shockoe-on-the-Halfshell. Oysters will be served every way imaginable including raw, steamed, fried, frittered, and more. If you consider oysters “sea boogers,” then there will also be barbecue, hamburgers, and hotdogs available. Head down to the 17th Street Farmers market this Saturday the 24th from 11am – 4pm.

Love Belgium beers? Tobacco Company has you covered TONIGHT! For just $20, enjoy a tasting of all three styles of Chimay available stateside: Chimay Red Premium, Chimay Blue Grand Reserve, and Chimay Tripel (Draft). All three Chimays will be served with Belgian inspired hors d’oeuvres including Moules-frites and other delicious bites.

Cooler weather is starting to move into RVA, so we have limited days to enjoy those patios we all adore so much. A quick reminder of our top ten patios in Richmond. Make an effort to hit up one (or six) of these before it is officially jacket and scarf weather.


photo by avlxyz

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  1. Oktober on said:

    I’m surprised Double T’s lasted as long as it did. Sure, the owner was nice and personable, but the price versus portion was way off. I went there twice, years apart, and was disappointed each time. Last time I went there were only two parties in the whole place, mine, and the family with the screaming kids.. who we got sat directly next to.
    Of the bbq options I have experienced in the area, it was definitely the last on my list. For a locally own bbq place, I would always suggest Alamo bbq on Jefferson Ave.

  2. Double T’s was a very friendly restaurant and I enjoyed the food. The proprietor was always around and more than willing to talk your ear off if you’d let him.

    However, I imagine Double T’s closed because of a lack of traffic. Somehow, despite moving away over a year ago, I’m still the Foursquare mayor of Double T’s. How does that happen in such a heavily-trafficked area like Carytown?

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