While Cazey is a regular gym member, I am really good at working out for about a month and then giving up for roughly the same amount of time. Just as my DietBet was beginning, Cazey and I were given the opportunity to trial Gold’s Gym Richmond, which could not have been better timing to help me beat my physical fitness goals.Read More
After months of planning, posting, eating and walking from door-to-door of over 40 restaurants (that last one was all Cazey), it's FINALLY Richmond Brunch Weekend. The only box left to check at this point is heading out to brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and we want you to join us! Not only will 15 percent of your order will go back to local cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, but you might even win the ultimate Richmond prize package.
Intrigued? Here's how to win at Richmond Brunch Weekend:Read More
I am that hand you see in all the Instagrams holding the #RVABrunchBar. Wait. You don’t know what the #RVABrunchBar is? Well, grab a chair. You’re going to get so excited that you have to sit down. It’s a brunch-themed ice cream bar. Is there anything better in the world? I mean, probably. But it’s up there. We can all agree on that.
This March Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches, a local ice cream sandwich company, will be selling the Brunch Bar throughout Richmond. You’ll be able to find this sweet treat at multiple Richmond locations.
The bar will feature blueberry maple swirl ice cream (!!) and a French toast cookie crunch. Like I said, you need a chair! You don’t want to miss this bar – it’s only available in March, and best yet, 10% from each bar will benefit VCU Massey Cancer Center. So have two! Calories don’t count.Read More
I can’t name names here because I wouldn’t want to shame a small business, but yesterday I bought some gingerbread cookies at a local bakery and they were hard. I saw on their Instagram that gingerbread men were among the day’s lineup and I am a huge gingerbread fan. I won’t go so far as to say I wish gingerbread were available year-round (for some reason I don’t see myself snacking on nutmeg and cinnamon cookies on a beach in July?), but there are two flavored syrups at Starbucks that get me going: pumpkin spice and gingerbread! Have you ever mixed the two? Yes, I’m white and Protestant if you can’t tell from that last sentence.Read More
When I moved in across the street from Early Bird Biscuit Company, I knew there'd be a problem. I couldn't possibly afford to visit the biscuit shop every morning and still have a savings account. I promised myself I would only go if they had a biscuit flavor I could not resist. (So everyday?)
If you don't know, Early Bird is a local Richmond eatery specializing in freshly baked biscuits and Blanchard's coffee. Each morning offers up a new special sandwich flavor and unique biscuit flavor. My roommate, who moved to Richmond this summer, immediately fell in love with them. She became my Delilah who tempted me at every sunrise with suggestions of biscuits and iced coffees. She soon dreamed of a time when she'd be recognized as a regular at the eatery. She wanted them to know her name and greet her every morning with, "Good morning, Katherine! Do you want the usual?"Read More
Last Sunday Sara and I had the opportunity to experience Little Saint, the newest offering from the owner of Max’s on Broad, Tarrant’s Café, and Tarrant’s West. This past week was Little Saint’s soft opening (and proceeds went to support VCU Massey Cancer Center; you know we had to give that plug). We’re so glad we made it in, because this place is going to be hopping once they fling wide their doors.
Little Saint is a deliberate departure from the upscale aesthetic of the Max’s and Tarrant’s family, and it’s reflected both in the setting and the pricing. Think lots of sunlight, hanging plants, and sun tea basking in the windows. This joint promises to be the new mecca of social media influencers. Just look at my own Instagram from this past week.Read More
October 6th is less than two weeks away! And why is that relevant? UNOS, the United Network for Organ Sharing, is hosting its 9th annual Soirée, which we will be attending. There's lots of reason to attend the Soirée, starting with the mission.
What is UNOS?
UNOS (pronounced you-nos and not uuu-nos, you know!) is the matchmaker between available organs and those who need them. A lot goes into the matching, taking into consideration time, geographical location, blood type, age and more.Read More
Good morning from my Instagram story! I just woke up at 5 am like I do everyday. I can't believe I gained six more followers overnight. That brings my fan base to 11.6K. It's amazing that thousands of people want pictures of my smoothie bowls in their social media feeds everyday! You know, I couldn't be so optimistic without you all commenting and liking my posts.
I have so much to do today - blending smoothies, posting photos of flowers on my IKEA coffee table, and grabbing coffee with some other bloggers! Wow, it's gonna be a long day. I also need to be at work by nine and redo my bathroom and build a garden trellis.
Well, I'm off to the gym. As you know, every day I go to the cycle studio. Jill teaches my favorite class - we perform aerial yoga while doing Tabata intervals! I just love how fast it gets your heart going! After that sweat sesh, I just love how open my pores feel.Read More
Yesterday the sushi chef at Kroger asked if I wanted to try a sample, and I said yes. I didn't think of the consequences. I didn't think he'd describe the roll before handing it to me (and effectively prove to me it wasn't real sushi because it contained only imitation crab). He then encouraged me to look at the other sushi offerings - some of which were real sushi since they contained tuna and salmon and not this imitation crap.
But I hadn't come to Kroger for sushi. In fact I had sushi for lunch, and do you see these prices? $9 to take home sushi and eat it on my couch? Why don't I just show up to a restaurant and order it? Am I paying for the convenience to sit close to my remote?Read More
My friend recently asked to go for a run and grab a smoothie or "what do you call those bowls?"
Since we were talking smoothies, I immediately knew she meant açaí. Açaí is one of those things whose trendiness is reflected even in the way you write it. You have to include the accents, and you also need to wear Lulelemon when you order it - but I don't own Lululemon, just Nike. Oh well.
I had never actually had an açaí bowl so I was down to go. People assume that because I write for As Told Over Brunch that I must be the biggest foodie. False. For example, I have two-year-expired flour in my pantry. I cook chicken in the crockpot with no seasoning. Price is more important than being locally grown (though that may be the grad student speaking in me - actually that's just me).Read More