Follow the shells: Gov. Terry McAuliffe opened the Virginia Oyster Trail, which connects visitors with oyster producers, raw bars and restaurants, at a ceremony at Irvington’s Tides Inn last week. virginiaoystertrail.com.
Openings: Chef Owen Lane’s newest venture, Vagabond, opened next door to the National. vagabondrva.com. … Home Sweet Home took over the old Mezzanine space. Search Facebook for Home Sweet Home. ... Zzaam Korean Grill, the latest from Sweet Frog founder Derek Cha, is ready for business in Carytown. facebook.com/zzaamfreshkoreangrillcarytown. … Guamian restaurant Ta Fanocha opened at 5650 Brook Road last month, the Times-Dispatch reported. facebook.com/ta.fanocho.3. … And Stroops, the second spot from the owners of Dutch & Co. is now serving gourmet hot dogs in Church Hill.
Happenings: Cider Week, Cider Week, Cider Week! Say it three times and it’s here — actually it’s been going on since last weekend. There’s still lots to do: You have the Potter’s Craft Cider Dinner — with fried chicken — at Pasture on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and the Blue Bee Cider Dinner at Camden’s Dogtown Market on Sunday, Nov. 22, with plenty of events in between. ciderweekva.com.