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River City Roundup: July 24, 2023 – Exploring Richmond’s Vibrant Culture, Food, and Entertainment

River City Roundup: July 24, 2023 – Exploring Richmond’s Vibrant Culture, Food, and Entertainment

Welcome to the River City Roundup: July 24, 2023 edition!

Hey there, Richmond lovers! We’re in the heat of summer and there’s no shortage of events, gastronomical delights, and city happenings to get into. So grab a cool drink, because here comes a flood of River City highlights and hotspots!

Festive Highlights

Richmond has been bustling this summer, and we’re not slowing down yet. Let’s take a look at the most thrilling events that have happened so far, as well as what’s coming up next.

The Great Virginia Pigout

If you haven’t tasted the sizzling, savory goodies at The Great Virginia Pigout, you’re missing out. This annual BBQ extravaganza is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. With award-winning pitmasters from all over the Commonwealth participating, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Richmond Jazz & Blues Festival

The mellow sounds of Jazz and the vibrant notes of Blues have already started to fill the summer air with the ongoing Richmond Jazz & Blues Festival. From local talents to internationally renowned artists, this festival is a must-visit for all music lovers.

Coming Up: Richmond Beer Festival

Beer enthusiasts, it’s your time! The Richmond Beer Festival is just around the corner. With exotic brews from various microbreweries competing for the top spot, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all beer lovers.

A Gastronomic Adventure in Richmond

River City frankly has too many delicious spots to cover in one go, but let’s not stop from trying. Here are a few eateries that you simply cannot miss this summer.

Blanchard’s Coffee – Maplewood Avenue

To kickstart your mornings or fuel your afternoons, head over to Blanchard’s Coffee on Maplewood Avenue. Their expertly brewed coffees and friendly baristas make this café a city favorite.

Perly’s Restaurant – East Grace Street

For the all-day breakfast enthusiasts, Perly’s, located on East Grace Street, offers an extensive menu filled with delectable breakfast items. Their bagels and lox certainly hold a spot in our hearts.

Dixie Belle’s BBQ – Forest Hill Avenue

And after the BBQ fever from The Great Virginia Pigout, if you’re still craving some smoky, juicy meats, treat yourself at Dixie Belle’s BBQ on Forest Hill Avenue. Their pulled pork is legendary!

Keeping Richmond Beautiful

While we’re busy unearthing the city’s delights, let’s not forget our responsibilities towards the environment. Here are a few initiatives that are helping Richmond stay beautiful and sustainable.

The James River Cleanup

The annual James River Cleanup is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the city’s environmental wellbeing. If you’re passionate about the environment, this is a great way to give back to the community and keep the city’s waterways clean and safe.

Richmond Green Initiative

The Richmond Green Initiative continues to make significant strides towards a more sustainable future. From promoting sustainable travel to planting more trees in the city, this initiative serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility towards the environment.

And That’s A Wrap!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of city happenings. Whether you’re a life-long Richmond inhabitant or a curious traveler in these parts, there’s always something new and exciting to discover in River City. Until next time, hop on this River City adventure!

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Written by Dustin Gandoff

Dustin Gandoff is a news reporter and bourbon enthusiast. He has been writing about bourbon for the past five years, and has become an expert in the field. He has traveled to distilleries all over the world to learn more about the craft and to sample some of the finest bourbons available. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, and is always looking for new ways to explore the world of bourbon.

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