The eyes of scotch lovers widen, stew lovers prepare for a massive stew fest, and a Richmond mansion becomes a new restaurant

If you love scotch then you’re going to love what’s happening at Shula’s this evening, hearty stews will be dolled out in ample supply, and one of Richmond’s newest breweries holds on open house, plus more Richmond restaurant news.

Love scotch? Tonight at Shula’s, located at the Hilton Hotel and Spa in Short Pump, are hosting four course dinner and scotch tasting. The food will be accompanied by private tastings of Glenfiddich 18 and Glenfiddich 15 Solera, Balvenie 21 Portwood and Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask. Tickets are $125 per person which includes dinner, scotch pairings, and a departure gift. More information can be found here.

Coming up on Saturday is the 12th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival. From 11:00 to 4:00 at the 17th Street’s Farmers Market there will be a mixture of music, food, and drink. Stew samples are available for sale in 4oz cups from 11:00am to 1:00pm. At 1:00pm, the stew is sold in bowls and quarts until it is gone. Get down there and fill that freezer with deliciousness people!

According to Church Hill People’s News, Ardent Craft Ales, a craft brewery still in the planning stages,  is having an open house at Brickman’s Garage on Jefferson between 24th and 25th this Saturday from 1-5PM to celebrate Richmond Beer Week. Pizza Tonight will also be on site for good eats.

According to Style Weekly, Ron Stalllings is at it again. Right next to Ettamae’s Cafe is the new Mansion five 26 Southeastern Cuisine. The location was once a privately owned mansion. The cuisine is “food for the soul” featuring shrimp and grits, chickens and waffles, spiced salmon, and more. The real gem of this place is a speakeasy hidden in the alley! Guests must learn the password through Twitter, or invitation, to gain access to the large bar and dance floor space for a real prohibition vibe.



photo by MrB-MMX

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