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Glen Allen Shopper

May 2018

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Pet Friendly West Richmond

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By Whitney Kiatsuranon

ith longer, warmer days upon us, you’ll surely want your best furry friend to accompany you on leisurely strolls and patio dining. I’ve picked a few places where both you and your four-legged friend will be welcomed. Let’s start here in the West End: Bar Louie, in the Short Pump Town Center (11788 West Broad St.) allows you to bring your pup and enjoy their varied menu. While you can’t bring the dog into the restaurant in order to access the patio, there is a direct outside patio entrance. Just beyond Bar Louie, Carytown Burger & Fries Short Pump (200 Town Center West) welcomes pets on their patio. And Deep Run Roadhouse at 12379 Gayton Road also offers a pet friendly patio, although you’ll need to order at the counter inside. I’m sure Muttsy will be happy to wait outside for a chance to enjoy some of the area’s best barbecue. Café Cattura located at 5811 Grove Avenue welcomes four legged companions to accompany their human types for those crisp, chilly springtime evenings by the fireplace. If you’re in the mood for flatbreads and wine and an all-around good time, you and Spot will be happy here. Your Pekingese will feel very welcomed on the patio at the relatively new Beijing on Grove at 5710 Grove Avenue. And, If you and your Corgi enjoy shopping for fine wines or craft beers, head on in to Corks & Kegs at 7110 Patterson Avenue. Your pet will enjoy meeting theirs.

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For more pet-friendly dining options, head into the city. Take Fido and enjoy the patio at Boulevard Burger and Brew, (1300 North Boulevard). From there, you and Fifi can meander on down the Boulevard and catch a Flying Squirrels game on one of their “Bark in the Park” nights during the season. Director of broadcasting, marketing and media, Jay Burnham says, “We’re thrilled to be able to provide a ‘FUNN’ safe space for all kinds of pups! Every Monday home game is dedicated to dogs with giveaways and dog-friendly promotions. Head south on the Boulevard and hit the shops as well as some excellent restaurants in Carytown, one of the city’s most pet-welcoming districts. Home Sweet Home (3433 W. Cary St.) can delight your senses with all things grilled cheese. Or if you and your Chow Chow are in the mood for authentic Thai chow, visit the patio at Mom’s Siam (2811 W. Cary). Most of the stores in Carytown are very dog friendly. On any given Saturday morning you can find many of your retail and grocery needs at the super funky South of the James Market (SOJ) in Forest Hill Park. This producers-only market offers everything from fruits, and vegetables to meat, dairy products and eggs. You and your Bordeaux may have to wait in line a bit to enjoy Mrs. Yoder’s freshly made sourdough doughnuts, a perennial favorite at SOJ. You and your furry friends can shop together for apparel, pottery, photography, jewelry and more ...all handmade by local artisans. Plus, enjoy coffee and breakfast? Sign me up. Perhaps your English Pointer can direct you to Stony Point Fashion Park (9200 Stony Point Parkway), which offers a delightful dog-friendly shopping environment, in a park-like atmosphere featuring beautiful fountains and local architectural features. There, you’ll find some of the most sought after retailers and restaurants in Metro Richmond. Finally, if you seek something special for your pup, you both can go shopping at the Lora Robins Gift Shop in the SPCA, located at 2519 Hermitage Road. The shop offers many wonderful gifts for pets and pet lovers. Your purchases directly benefit orphaned pets in their shelter. The SPCA Calendar of Events page at their website (RichmondSPCA.org) can keep you updated on pet-friendly events including local restaurant’s SPCA nights where a portion of the proceeds are donated to the shelter to keep all the animals in their care happy and healthy. That should make both you and your furry friend very happy.

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Dogs We asked our readers to tell us about their favorite hot dog joints. We heard from a lot of you and discovered some places that we might not have even thought of for hot dogs. It seems that the fans of Joey’s Hot Dogs in Innsbrook are, perhaps, the most loyal, or at least the most vocal. Congratulations go out to Johnny Wade, our winner in the promotion. Johnny will be receiving a gift certificate to a great area restaurant.

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Lots of readers wrote and told us how much they love Joey’s Hot Dogs. Our contest winner, Johnny Wade, raved, “They are the best in Richmond area and consistently good!” “They have the best taste,” said Faye A. and Joe L. summed it up this Photo: Dave Masucci way, “It feels like a hot dog joint.” Owner Joey Mirable’s family has been recognized as the oldest living family of hot dog purveyors in the state of Virginia by The Virginia Folklife Program. Joey’s father had his own “hot dog joint” long before most of us were born, in fact, since 1939. Today, Joey’s son Joey, Jr. has joined the business as an apprentice and is preparing to one day become the “Joey” of Joey’s Hot Dogs. In addition to the Joey Dog (pictured here), served all the way with mustard, onion and homemade chili, Joey also offers the New York Hot Sausage, a veggie dog and a turkey frank. As his menu says, you can “Order ‘em all the way with mustard, onions, and home made chili or mess ‘em up with cheese, ketchup, and sauerkraut.”

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1 6-lb chicken 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons coarse pepper 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 can (16 ounces) dark beer aluminium foil, bunched into 4 balls

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1. Place bunched rolls of foil in bottom of 6-quart slow cooker and pour in beer. 2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Pull skin gently way from bird. 3. Mix all dry seasonings together. 4. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning blend into butter. 5. Spread butter mixture under skin of chicken. 6. With clean dry hands, rub remaining spice blend onto chicken. 7. Place chicken on top of foil balls in slow cooker. 9. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours, or low on 7-8 hours. Check the temperature — chicken is done when the temperature is 165-170 in the thickest part of the thigh. Continue to cook if needed.

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Dress in your favorite spring fashions to enjoy afternoon tea at one of the most picturesque spots in Richmond. Enjoy this time honored tradition with your mother, daughter or special friend as elegant Victorian ladies, distinguished gentlemen and attending servants see to every detail. Tea sandwiches and little cakes, special music and a visit to Maymont mansion make this a very memorable afternoon.

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Desirée Roots Centeio presents the Ladies of Jazz

You won’t want to miss this performance by Desirée Roots Centeio as she brings to life the ladies of jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne. 7 p.m. / $10 / Henrico Theatre, 305 Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs/ Henrico.us

MAY 18 - 20

Dominion Energy Riverrock

What better way to celebrate the Richmond riverfront than at the nation’s largest outdoor sports and music festival? Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond Events, LLC, puts the James River and downtown Richmond on display. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks, it’s uniquely RVA! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little dirty yourself. This isn’t your typical festival, but, then, we’re not your typical town!

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VisArts Play Day

Each year, Visarts opens its doors for Play Day, their spring open house. Beer and food will be available. Plan to enjoy kids’ games and activities, a reading by a local children’s book author, family yoga and more. Play Day is a rain or shine event. Extra parking is available at Binford Middle School. Noon to 3p.m. / Free / Visual Arts Center, 1812 W Main St. / VisArts.org

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RVA East End Festival

The RVA East End Festival is an inclusive community celebration highlighting the diverse neighborhoods and unique quality of Richmond’s East End. The festival serves as a fundraiser for music education in East End public schools. See website for times / Free / 100 N 17th St. / Enrichmond.org

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MAY 31

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Soul2Soul The World Tour 2018

Following an 80-date North American run of sold out shows, Grammy Award winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are showing no signs of stopping as their critically-acclaimed Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 extends into 2018 The performance has consistently stunned audiences across North America with its sharp production, deep catalog of hits, and McGraw and Hill’s palpable chemistry. 7:30p.m. / See website for ticket pricing or call (800)745-3000 / The Richmond Coliseum / RichmondColiseum.net

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