Good Morning, RVA: SO good!

Beautfiul weather, new music venue, today is looking pretty good.

Good morning, RVA! It’s currently 42 °F. Today’s late-afternoon, upper-70s highs are perfectly timed for you and your coworkers to cut out of work early and enjoy a few drinks at one of Richmond’s many enpatioed restaurants. Here’s a list of ten spots that we really like.

Water cooler

Last night, the owner of The Camel announced that he’s helping to bring a second, larger music venue to The Fan. Called The Broadberry, the 350-ticket venue will hold acts that are too big for places like The Camel but too small for The National. It definitely fills a niche in the RVA music scene.

With the warm weather comes not only patios but food trucks! This week the city’s myriad food truck courts and conclaves begin to roll out and supply us with delicious tacos and pizzas and other handheld food options. Keep your eyes peeled for a full list of times and locations later this week.

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off of the coast of Chile last night–so far five fatalities have been reported. In 1939, an 8.3 magnitude quake hit south-central Chile, killing over 28,000 people.

The Washington Post reports that the Redskins have signed former Eagle DeSean Jackson to a three-year deal.

This morning’s longread

Hacking Pappy: An experiment in home whiskey blending

Can you recreate one of the world’s best bourbons by blending two cheap bourbons?

Whether or not Pappy is better than other bourbons, the demand drives an incredible secondary market, where bottles of Pappy 20 and 23 often sell for ten times their retail value. In other words, unless you have a cousin in the liquor business, that’s the price you’re going to pay.

Or not.

This morning’s Instagram

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Ross Catrow

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