L’Opossum Featured In Wine Enthusiast

Wine mag Wine Enthusiast gave China Street restaurant L’Opossum this rave as part of a write up on Richmond’s ‘vibrant culinary scene’:

This restaurant somehow merges the concepts of French fine dining, American steakhouse, New Orleans bordello and punk rock club. It’s an experience that transports diners and never loses sight of what’s on the plate. The “cold hot pink soup” is an immaculate beet vichyssoise with blue crab, corn and sorrel, while the crab cakes are the meatiest in town. The jokey names and descriptions of dishes either poke fun at the self-importance of many restaurants or are merely wacky, like the “Darth Grouper Held At Bay By A Rebellious Coalition.” However, that’s part of the mischievous fun here.

Dinamo’s Hurricane Maria Benefit

From The Apple Cart:

Hate hurricanes, love pizza? On Sunday, October 29th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Dinamo will host a benefit for Hurricane Irma relief. Live music, pizza, doggza*, wine (provided by the good folks at Free Run) and beer! The standing-room-only benefit will offer pizza and doggza by the slice (or dog, as the case may be), and 100% of profits will go directly to Sister Islands in St. Croix.

*What is Doggza, you ask? I ASKED THE SAME THING! According to Dinamo FOH manager Abi Huntington, “Think personal pan pig in a blanket. A Sabrett hotdog baked in pizza dough with provolone served with mustard.”

Little Mexico To Hold Relief Fundraiser For PR/Mexico Disaster Victims

While its not in the neighborhood, I know many neighbors who enjoy the close by Little Mexico restaurant.

From the FaceBook event page:

Hi guys, its Nivi, as you all know there’s been alot of things going on right now. Rosio & I wanted to do our part & throw a little fundraiser to raise/collect donations (whether money or necesities) for Mexico & Puerto Rico.

TUESDAY, OCT 10 from 3PM to 7PM, Little Mexico will take a percentage of the proceeds made during this time and date will be donated to United for Puerto Rico & Omaze to help the victims of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and earthquakes in Mexico, as well as accept items (LIST BELOW) that are gonna be sent to PR. Unfortunately I havent found anyone whose going to be shipping to MX to send items, so if anyone knows PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

This is something that is very personal to me, as I’ve had very little communication with family but I’ve been made aware of family members who have lost their homes completely and/or belongings. Hope to see ya’ll there! Anything is appreciated!

If for any reason you can’t make it to the event and/or would like to make an additional donation, you can donate online to the websites or donate to a little fundraiser I’ll have open on FB until OCT 11TH! These orgs aren’t an option so I put it under my name and I’ll personally donate the funds to them!


Water, Canned Food, Batteries, flashlights, water purifying tablets, first aid kits, bandages, small tool kits, hygiene products, sewing kits, small fire extinguishers, manual can openers, wrenches to turn off gas lines, battery-operated radios, garbage bags, dish soap, disinfectant, paper cups, plates, napkins, latex gloves and work gloves, baby wipes, sterile eye wash, sun screen, hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, adhesive tape and prepackaged tarps

Food Cart For Sale

From Craigslist ad:

For sale is my beloved food cart for $3500. I used it for my crepe and coffee business OH Crepe! (Oregon Hill Crepe & Coffee). I was only able to use it on and off for a year, but since going back to school I’ve decided it’s time to move on. A lot of work has gone into the building the cart including, new wheels, building a food prep surface (from an old Papa John’s stainless steel counter), installing nice wood shelving (from an old Whole Foods), building the service doors (out of high quality steel from BMG metals), as well as coats of paint and sealant. I’m also happy to help the buyer with any information needed to acquire the right business license and certificate from the VA department of health. Please let me know if you have any questions!