The entire city is dragging around, stuffed with leftovers after too many toasts to the season. Restaurant owners and their staffs are exhausted from last Thursday’s exertions, and all of this has left the food news more or less in limbo. A few things happened other than presidential tweets and turkey day -- but not a whole lot more.
The owners of Rappahannock Oyster Co., Ryan and Travis Croxton will open a small raw bar in Norfolk’s Waterside District. The development is undergoing a complete renovation and the oyster company will have a portable raw bar for events as well. rroysters.com.
The late, lamented Pomegranate closed its doors in Carytown this past fall, but the space will soon start buzzing with the sound of blenders and juicers when the Pit and the Peel opens its second location at 3321 W. Cary St., the Times-Dispatch reports. thepitandthepeel.com.
An electrical fire broke out on Thanksgiving at Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream. Owner Beverly Mazursky says she'll repair and clean up the damage from the fire this winter and reopen when ice-cream season starts in the spring, reports Richmond magazine. bevsicecream.com.
Garden Grove Brewing Co. is sharing its love for our faithful friends on Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon- 8 p.m. with the Iron Dog Fest, a benefit for Gracie's Guardians, a program sponsored by the Richmond Animal League that rescues and fosters pit bulls. You can expect all the trimmings at this event: food, live music, a silent auction, even dog adoption opportunities, plus plenty of beer. gardengrovebrewing.com.
It’s the Grand Illumination — in Scott’s Addition. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Blue Bee Cider will light up Summit Stables at 1320 Summit Ave. at 6 p.m. while guests sip its ciders or warm, mulled apple juice while having a bite from vegan food truck Mean Bird. And the next day, Sunday, Dec. 4, you can swing by the cidery again and pick up locally made, artisan gifts at its Christkindlmarkt, which takes place from 1-4 p.m. bluebeecider.com.