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November
14

Where to Sample Cider & Mead in Richmond

Richmond Cider

There's another craft beverage industry bubbling just under the surface in Richmond: mead and cider. 

Local meaderies and cideries create unique beverages—made with honey and apples—that are becoming more and more popular every year. Fall is the perfect season to sip these unique, richly historic concoctions, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite spots for local cider and mead in Richmond!

  • Blue Bee Cider - 1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
    Virginia's first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider, has become a fixture of Richmond's historic Scott's Addition neighborhood, where they moved from their original location in the Aragon Coffee building in 2013. Blue Bee Cider offers an ever-expanding lineup of distinctive ciders, many of them crafted from single varietals of apple. You can sample a few in their spacious tasting room, just minutes away from many Richmond homes for sale. Cider flights are available, as well as cheese boards and snacks.

  • Funktastic Meads - 1212 Alverser Plaza, Midlothian, VA 23113
    The process of making mead is an art going back thousands of years. Mead, as we know it today, is typically made in a very traditional way, but the folks at Funktastic Meads are known for pushing boundaries. In their Midlothian production facility and tasting room, they create meads that run the gamut from dry to semi-dry to sweet and from still to carbonated. Many are made with fruits, grains, spices, and hops in addition to the traditional honey and water. That all makes Funktastic Meads a great place to taste something special. 

  • Bryant's Cider & Brewery - 2114 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223
    If you can't decide between craft beer and hard cider, head to Bryant's Cider & Brewery, where you can have both. Nestled behind a vintage 1850s storefront in the historic Shockoe Bottom neighborhood, Bryant's offers a great selection of handcrafted beers and ciders, all served in a beautiful, Victorian-themed tasting room. You can even try a flight of ciders to really experience the different varieties or try one of their signature cider cocktails. 

  • Black Heath Meadery - 1313 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
    You can always count on tasting something bold and unique at Black Heath Meadery, where the world's oldest fermented beverages are made using modern techniques. At their cozy tasting room on Altamont Avenue, you can sample award-winning meads that are made with local Virginia honey and a wide range of fruits, bringing out bold or subtle notes of blueberry, apricot, tangerine, blackberry, and more. They also offer cans and bottles to go, and the back patio of their brick-and-mortar location is a great spot to sit and sip on a brisk fall day. 

  • Buskey Cider - 2910 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230
    Located in a renovated warehouse in Scott's Addition, Buskey Cider has quickly made a name for itself as one of Richmond's best and boldest cideries. They have a spacious indoor taproom and outdoor "cider garden," where you can sample any of their many unique varieties of hard cider. The rotating taps offer a handful of old standbys like RVA Cider (made with 100% Virginia apples) as well as seasonal specialties like Pumpkin Pie Cider, made with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, and chocolate. It doesn't get much more fall than that!

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Virginia. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Richmond and the surrounding areas. 

May
2

BBQ Spots in Richmond for National Barbecue Day

BBQ Richmond

National Barbecue Day is coming – and our real estate agents know just how to celebrate!

National Barbecue Day on May 16 celebrates one of the nation's time-honored culinary traditions. Although it's during the spring, May marks the start of the summer barbecue season. Why not kick things off with a bang?

There are over three dozen barbecue restaurants within a short drive of Richmond homes for sale.

No matter whether you love steak, pork, or grilled veggies, you'll have no end of selections for a National Barbecue Day to remember.

Let's take a look at some of your options throughout the RVA:

  • Alamo BBQ – 2202 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23223
    In the heart of the historic Church Hill neighborhood, Alamo BBQ dishes out authentic Texas-style meals and has won plenty of awards for its beef brisket. The menu is crafted with Tex-Mex flair – you'll also be able to enjoy fish tacos, grilled burritos, ribs, and a whole slew of fresh-made side dishes.

  • Big Daddy's Barbecue & Ribs – 6359 Jahnke Road, Richmond, VA 23225
    Big Daddy's Barbecue & Ribs is so small you might miss it – a "mom and pop" drive-through barbecue joint. Locals laud the quick service and hot, fresh food (it's been called "bangin'") you can get in just a matter of minutes from Big Daddy's. Don't miss out on the Texas brisket and baby back ribs!

  • Hawk's BBQ – 8191 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
    With 50 years of history behind it, Hawk's BBQ is a storied local barbecue place known for its burgers and "legendary" fried fish. The headliner on the barbecue side is the Hawk's BBQ Sandwich, with its slow-roasted pork marinated in house sweet and tangy sauce, then piled high.

  • HogsHead Cafe – 8902 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294
    HogsHead Cafe will treat you to barbecue made fresh from scratch using the finest ingredients. Visitors come from miles around to try The HogsHead Special, which consists of signature pulled pork topped with baked beans and coleslaw. You'll also find tacos, hot dogs, burgers, soups, and salads!

  • Inner City Blues – 3015 Nine Mile Road, Richmond, VA 23223
    Inner City Blues bills itself as "the home of Carolina barbecue" here in Richmond. You'll find a full range of barbecue and soul food recipes with dinners, including smoked pork ribs, pig feet, and pork chops. You can also walk away with brisket, barbecue chicken, pork, or ribs by the pound to savor later on.

  • Oak & Apple – 1814 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223
    Oak & Apple was known for its spacious patio before outdoor dining was cool. A popular spot in the spring, it is beloved for its seasonal events and involvement in the community. There's always a new deal at Oak & Apple, whether that means whole smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving, New Year's party pre-order packs, or cider specials during CiderCon. It truly is a taste of Richmond, VA culture.

See for yourself what life in Richmond has to offer! Contact us to discover more about the RVA today.

August
3

International Beer Day: 5 Richmond Area Breweries

International Beer Day

Wouldn't it be nice to live in a city where every day felt like International Beer Day? The actual holiday falls on August 7th this year, and our REALTORS® are happy to report that Richmond's vibrant craft brewing culture means that you can celebrate in style close to home. Get ready to raise a glass, with our guide to 5 Richmond area breweries that you definitely won't want to miss.

  1. Strangeways Brewing – 2277A Dabney Rd., Richmond, VA 23230

    Sure, you could visit an ordinary brewery, but this is no ordinary holiday! Why not try something unusual, new, and unique from Strangeways Brewing? Conveniently located close to Richmond homes for sale, Strangeways Brewing strives to serve the most unusual, flavorful brews, created in styles scoured from every corner of the world. Founder Neil Burton has traveled far and wide in search of strange brews, and you can taste the results of that journey at the award-winning Strangeways Taproom.

  2. Garden Grove Brewing – 3445 West Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221

    Garden Grove Brewing is known for its innovative takes on craft beer, wine, and hard cider. The team at Garden Grove believes that the best beer deserves to be served fresh so that you won't find its brews in bottles at the corner store. Visit the taproom, however, and you'll be treated to an amazing selection of beers, all barrel-aged for up to one year.

  3. Fine Creek Brewing Company – 2425 Robert E Lee Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139

    Family owned and operated from a rustic farmhouse among rolling, rural fields, Fine Creek Brewing Company is your source for the best craft brews close to Powhatan homes for sale. If you love variety, this is the place to be. Fine Creek doesn't believe in flagship beers, instead choosing to rotate flavors and brewing styles regularly. You never know what you'll find at Fine Creek!

  4. Stone Brewing – 4300 Williamsburg Ave., Richmond, VA 23231

    In addition to welcoming leashed pets, the Stone Brewing taproom in Richmond serves one of the most diverse selections of craft beer in the city. Along with a regular selection of year-round brews, Stone Brewing offers special, limited-release beers to bring home by the growler or keg. You never know what you'll find, from rare beers that have never been bottled to vintage batches of your favorite seasonal Stone brews from years past.

  5. Veil Brewing Company – 2256 Dabney Rd., Suite F, Richmond, VA 23230

    The Funkhaust Cafe, operated by Veil Brewing Company, is a one of a kind taproom with a menu of funky, wild brews that always includes something new to try. There are always four "normal," easy-drinking beers on tap, along with a selection of more unusual options for when you're feeling adventurous. If you're searching for creations that push the limits of what beer can be, you'll fit right in with the folks at Veil Brewing Company.

If you love to immerse yourself in the craft brewing culture of your home city, then there's never been a better time to call Richmond home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout Richmond.

December
28

Richmond Accolades in 2018

Richmond Skyline
Richmond, the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is the heart of culture, diversity and the social life of Central Virginia. This beautiful city has so much to offer. This year, our proud city was awarded quite a few accolades and we wanted to share them with you! 

Richmond named #10 on the list of "Cities that Must be Seen in 2018" - Expedia 

Richmond named #7 on the list of Top Ten Places to Visit in 2018 by LonelyPlanet

The Institute of Contemporary Art listed in "The Coolest Things Opening in America in 2018" - Thrillist 

Richmond listed in "19 US Cities with an Unexpectedly International Foodie Scene" - Fodors 

Richmond #1 in "The World's Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018" - VinePair 

Richmond named one of the "Top 5 American Beer Cities We're Excited for in 2018" - Hop Culture

Richmond named one of the "Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2018" - MoveMaker.com 

Ellwood Thompson's named the "Best Grocery Store in Every State" for Virginia - The Daily Meal

Richmond named one of the 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018 by Forbes 

Richmond named #7 "Top Destination on the Rise" by TripAdvisor 

Strangeways Brewing named as the "Best Brewery Taproom in Virginia" by RateBeer for the fourth year in a row

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