vol. 76 / au courant

vol. 76 / au courant


On tap this week, our guest editor Robey Martin is coming at you with three solid tips (and perks)! Robey, you might say, lives a double life here in Richmond. During the day, she balances human resources and contract staffing for Remx Specialty Staffing. On those very same days, she serves as an online/tv/print personality who features food, spirits, and culture throughout the region. She’s also the co-host of the food podcast Eat It, Virginia, creates Richmond's restaurant Hot List for WTVR CBS 6, and is regularly found penning articles for the likes of Richmond Grid, Richmond Magazine, Style Weekly, and BeerAdvocate, just to name a few. Take it away, Robey! 


Fine Creek Brewing is nestled in Powhatan, idyllic with a large porch, cozy Adirondack chairs, and farm-to-table food victuals. On Saturday, the porch (and the brewery) will play host to the Wild and Weird Spring Festival. Here you can enjoy their award-winning beers alongside other local craft breweries and cideries. The event offers funky and sour brews, and of course -- eatables prepared to match by their chef Sarah Tocco! 

Participants include: Crooked Run BrewingOozlefinch Craft BreweryPrecarious Beer ProjectVäsen Brewing CompanyPotter’s Craft CiderReason BeerSteam Bell Beer WorksBenchtop Brewing CompanyArdent Craft AlesCourthouse Creek CiderFullsteam BreweryHardywood Park Craft BreweryStrangeways BrewingTabol BrewingFonta Flora Brewery, and Triple Crossing Beer.

Perk: Want to win tickets? Head over to @callmerobey for details on how to snag two! 


Wild and Weird Festival at Fine Creek Brewing, Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Eat Restaurant Partners is gearing up to open yet another new restaurant. Fatty Smokes, in Richmond's Arts District, is a modern space that will feature dry-rubbed, slow-cooked pork, chicken, and brisket with 50 different types of bourbon. The plan is to open the restaurant on April 20 and allow Richmonders their chance to be a taste-maker! For more info, listen to Eat It, Virginia on your preferred podcast app. 
Perk: Be one of the first to check out Fatty Smokes. The team at Fatty Smokes is offering a bonus taste-maker opportunity as part of their #EaterEGGhuntRVa campaign! Head to either @hotchickrva or @richmondgrid at 11 a.m. on April 19 for a chance to win a special Eater Egg containing two tickets for their opening night! 


Fatty Smokes: A Barbecue Joint


As a former Hollywood celebrity stylist (think Kerry Washington), Jammie Baker has heard the “I have nothing to wear” refrain. And when seasons change, the sentiment only grows. Relying on collaboration and honest listening, Baker is half closet counselor and half style sage. Her new Spring Edit Guide (free, free, free and free) has heaps of wardrobe encouragement with a light guiding touch. Where to find the magic? Hop over to her instagram @jammiebaker_ or peep her website.


Jammie Baker

Made here.

Grid magazine's maker shop, called Grid Supply Co, is now offering these sweet hand-stitched leather beer holders, complete with a bottle opener, made in a workshop on Broad Street by our friends at Awl Snap. This locally made beer holder is created from cognac brown saddle leather that smells oh so wonderful.