Food

Virginia county to get restaurant meals to families in need

Stafford County is using a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide $200 restaurant vouchers to 3,900 families.

Krispy Kreme’s ‘Day of the Dozen’ is back for Dec. 12

  ‘We have been waiting forever’: Hundreds brave the cold for Ukrop’s Market Hall grand opening

Pandemic prompts extension of crab-pot season in Virginia

Gelati Celesti opening eighth location as pop-up store

Petersburg initiative to provide 8,100 Thanksgiving meals for residents

Chick-Fil-A debuts holiday gift guide, announces return of seasonal favorites

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile making Richmond-area pit stops

  Nonprofit grant helps Tri-City schools expand meal services

Thanksgiving Foods: Which items you can put in your carry-on & checked luggage during travel

VDEQ suggests composting Halloween pumpkins instead of just throwing them away

F.W. Sullivan’s Fan Bar & Grille announces closure

Lidl launches alcohol home delivery program in Virginia, North Carolina

Va. celebrates nutritional programs with virtual cooking classes, activities

Virtual activities and nutritional education were the focus of this week’s celebrations at the Virginia Department of Health.

Blue Bell Ice Cream releases Christmas cookies flavor ahead of holidays

Blue Bell is bringing a taste of the holidays to store grocery shelves with four seasonal flavors.

Gelati Celesti offering free ice cream for kids in costume for Halloween

The promotion will take place on Oct. 30-31 to help manage the flow of customers in stores.

  'Not so fast’: Northam trying to save Northern Neck Ginger Ale from being discontinued

Northern Neck Ginger Ale is among the products coca-cola is set to retire.

  Food trucks moving to neighborhoods to stay afloat during pandemic

Locally-grown oysters offered at pop-up event in Richmond

  Richmond Restaurant Week kicks off to benefit FeedMore

Senator to hold in-person discussion with Richmond restaurant owners, examine COVID-19′s impact

  Fair Food Weekend extended another three days

Minority-owned, gourmet peanut butter company investing $300k in Fairfax operation

Richmond venue serving brunch with Grateful Dead twist

The Camel is serving brunch with a twist: Grateful Dead sets will play on the big screen as guests enjoy their Sunday meal.

Chick-Fil-A adds new brownie, coffee drinks to menu

Chick-Fil-A has added two new items to its menu: a brownie and coffee drinks.

  ’They’re not really protecting us like they should’: Kroger employees protest for hazard-pay to be restored

Armed with a megaphone and a handful of posters, a small group of Kroger employees made their stand underneath a hot afternoon sun at the Broad Street Kroger location to fight for what they say is adequate compensation for the work they do.

Blue Bell Ice Cream introduces new fudge brownie flavor

Blue Bell Ice Cream has released its new fudge brownie flavor called, ’Fudge Brownie Decadence’.

Ukrops recalls ready-to-eat chicken salad due to unlabeled allergen, almonds

The problem was discovered after the firm received a consumer complaint reporting that the product contained almonds.

McDonald’s launches new McNugget, McFlurry flavors

It’s an attempt by McDonald’s to lure customers back during the pandemic.

Pumpkin spice, fall faves are back at Starbucks

Starbucks released all of its fall favorites earlier than ever this year.

Garlic discovery could lead to flavor control

The team learned a new step in the metabolic process that produces an enzyme called allicin that could lead to the flavor boost or reduction.

River City Seltzer sets grand opening for September

After cancelling the March event due to COVID-19, Bryant’s Cider is launching River City Seltzer in Shockoe Bottom.

Dunkin’ offering free donuts and coffee in August

This August, you can start your week with a free coffee and end it with a free donut.

Homestead Creamery feels COVID-19 effects

Homestead Creamery and its dairy farm have taken a hit during the pandemic.

Monticello Wine Trail competing for high spot in USA Today list

Central Virginia’s Monticello Wine Trail is in the running for USA Today’s 10 Best Wine Regions.

Gelati Celesti celebrating National Ice Cream Day with four days of events

Gelati Celesti is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with four days of delicious events.

Chestnut sets new world record with 75 hot dogs at Nathan’s annual contest

The event is usually attended by large crowds along New York's Coney Island boardwalk.

Publix recalls some of its salad products in several states

One of the South's largest grocery store chains is announcing a recall of some salads sold in its stores.

  Singer, songwriter Trey Songz feeds Petersburg at ‘Feed the City Challenge’ event

R&B artist and Petersburg native Trey Songz kicked off the second part of his Black Lives Matter Weekend event with a ‘Feed the City Challenge’ where he along with city leaders hip-hop start Pusha T and former professional basketball star Ricky Davis, distributed thousands of pounds of food free of

Best Ice Cream, FroYo, Milkshakes in RVA

It’s summer time and it is hot, hot, hot! Find out where you can cool off around Central Virginia and enjoy ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes or other sweet treats!

Richmond-area restaurants open for outdoor seating, curbside pickup, and delivery

Restaurants across Central Virginia and what services they're offering.

Duck Donuts offering free treat to app users for National Donut Day

Duck Donuts is offering a sprinkle of joy to its app users this National Donut Day.

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

Pizza Hut announced that restaurants will be giving away a free, one-topping medium pizza to the Class of 2020.

Richmond restaurants open for business

Richmond restaurants open for takeout and/or delivery.

  Seven Richmond restaurants open for takeout and/or delivery

Since the City or Richmond has not entered Phase One, its restaurants are limited to takeout and delivery.

Starbucks delivery now available in Richmond area

Starbucks announced delivery is now available within the Richmond area through Uber Eats.

Hopewell announces street closures to accommodate outdoor dining

Some streets in downtown Hopewell will be closed to allow more room for outdoor dining.

Outdoor dining options added to Chesterfield Eats to Go

Chesterfield Economic Development launched “Eats To Go” amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

  Virginia ABC accelerates approval process for restaurants serving alcohol outdoors

After weeks of economic burden from statewide COVID-19 restrictions Virginia ABC authority announced Wednesday that it will be accelerating the process for licensees to receive approval for temporary outside dining areas.

Krispy Kreme continues to release fruit-glazed donuts for a limited time

Krispy Kreme announced that they will release three new “Fresh off the Line” fruit-glazed donuts throughout the next weeks.

Prince George County Farmer’s Market launches online pre-ordering

Prince George County Farmer’s Market announced that they will be launching pre-ordering online on May 16.

  Local black-owned restaurants to benefit from online store

Wednesday the RVA Black Restaurant Experience (RVA BRE) launched an online store to help support black-owned businesses in the Richmond area impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Easy recipes for Mother’s Day brunch at home

Many great restaurants offer Mother’s Day brunch specials, but getting dressed up and going out to a crowded place may not be what you’re looking for.So, if you’d rather stay in your pajamas and enjoy a home-cooked meal, we have you covered.

Meatpacking plants have become coronavirus hotspots across the U.S. In Virginia, no one’s giving workers much information.

“Word of mouth was that we have maybe 10 or more cases up there, but us employees were only told about two cases."

McDonald’s offering free ‘Thank You Meals’ to healthcare workers, first responders

The free meals will be offered between April 22 and May 5 as a token of appreciation for their service.

Trader Joe’s opening second location in Richmond

Richmond Bizsense is reporting that Trader Joe’s will be opening its second location in Richmond.

Bojangles offers free tea to healthcare workers, first responders

Bojangles will be offering any size tea for free to healthcare workers, law enforcement, and first responders to show appreciation to those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips and tricks on keeping your produce fresh

With people making fewer trips to the grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic while under “stay-at-home” orders, Del Monte Fresh Produce has some tips and tricks to help you keep your produce fresh and last longer.

  Shyndigz temporarily closing due to coronavirus pandemic

Shyndigz, will be closing after today for the foreseeable future.

Noodles & Company launches new family meals

Family meals are $40 and will serve four people for less than if ordered individually.

Denny’s introduces Shareable Family Packs for delivery, takeout

Denny’s has launched Shareable Family Packs for delivery and takeout orders.

Bonefish Grill debuts Easter dinner family bundles

Bonefish Grill will be debuting its Easter dinner family bundles.

Virginia has bet big on oysters. But amid the pandemic, no one’s buying them.

The farmers who cultivate this prized marine resource are faced with a tough predicament.

Customers can receive 'Sangria Kits To-Go from Carraba’s Italian Grill

Customers can now create their own DIY cocktails with Sangria Kits To Go from Carraba’s Italian Grill.

Texas Roadhouse sells steak kits due to grocery shortages

Virginia’s Texas Roadhouse will be selling ready-to-grill steak kits due to grocery shortages in stores.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  Rideshares report drop in riders, rise in food deliveries

“Two weeks ago, I was barely doing pickup orders."

  Deciding on dinner tonight? Here are three options!

Restaurants need your help! If you are looking for dinner tonight, here are three options.

Moe’s Southwest Grill offering free entrees, deliveries to help families

Moe’s Southwest Grill will be offering free entrees, new taco kits and free deliveries to help families that are impacted by the coronavirus.

Chick-Fil-A temporarily closes dining room to limit person-to-person contact

Chick-Fil-A announced on social media that the company will temporarily close all dining rooms by eliminating person-to-person contact amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

New Panda Express in Chester donating to Thomas Dale High School

Panda Express is opening its newest location in Chester, Mar. 13, with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11a.m. with the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce.

Richmond Raceway holding third annual Craft Beer Fest

Richmond Raceway will be holding its third annual Craft Beer Fest as part of the Toyota Spring Race Weekend.

Dunkin Donuts offering free donuts with any drink purchase

Dunkin Donuts will be offering free donuts with any drink purchase every Friday in March.

'Dukes Southern Sauces’ will hit shelves this month

A new line called Dukes Southern Sauces will be hitting shelves this month.

Duck Donuts releases St. Patrick’s Day themed donuts

Duck Donuts will be releasing St. Patrick’s Day themed donuts in March.

Blue Bell Ice Cream announces new flavor

Cookie Dough Overload, made with three cookie dough flavors, is the newest ice cream flavor by Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Young Richmond chef wins nationwide recipe contest

The contest called for recipes that encourage healthy eating habits in early childhood and was open to chefs in the more than 750 centers across the U.S., calling for the best, healthy “no-bake” snack recipe.

Duck Donuts features Valentine’s Day themed donuts

Duck Donuts will feature limited edition Valentine’s Day themed donuts.

Chick-Fil-A locations in Richmond offering free menu items every Monday in February

Chick-Fil-A locations in Richmond will be offering free menu items every Monday in February.

Limited-edition Old Bay hot sauce sells out on first day, but promises to restock soon

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your next meal, Old Bay has you covered.

Flying Squirrels’ new wine coming to The Diamond in April

"Feelin’ Squirrelly" is a white wine with natural flavors and a hint of peach