The Captain is fighting back, and a flower pot was thrown. Bob Buffington, owner of Captain Buzzy’s, is suing several people he claims conspired to prevent him from acquiring a liquor license for his Church Hill coffee shop. It’s a $3.35 million lawsuit. A defendant in the case, neighbor Kimberly Chen, allegedly threw the pot in question. The Richmond Times-Dispatch dryly reports, “Both Chen and Buffington agree that, as Buffington was walking away, the empty clay flower pot was thrown.” There it ends. Sort of. Chen was found guilty of misdemeanor assault yesterday.
Fast food workers in Richmond and 100 other cities around the country went on strike yesterday to protest low wages. (Richmond magazine)
The Grand Illumination is tonight and over at Siné Irish Pub and Restaurant, the military is taking over the restaurant. Tough stuff for the holidays. Well, actually, members of the military will serve as guest bartenders and tips will go to military charities. The latter is more fun in real life but not as much fun to read about. (Richmond.com)
There was a hidden camera in the bathroom of Mechanicsville’s Calabash Seafood Restaurant and Club Midway? Not OK, owner Dennis Smith. Not OK at all. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)Richmond is touted by Frommer’s as one of the top destinations for 2014. Whoo-hoo! Who loves you, River City? THE WHOLE WORLD. (Frommer’s via Richmond Times-Dispatch) Richmond magazine's Harry Kollatz Jr. had a few things to say about it, too.
And the Daily Meal did a lovely round-up of Virginia wine and oysters. (Daily Meal)
In other news:
NASA plans to farm on the moon! (NPR)File under: I Did Not Know That
Have a holly, jolly weekend, dear diners!