The Virginia Film Festival is dishing up three courses for foodies. On Friday at 5:30pm, Cafeteria Man documents a Baltimore chef’s mission to reform a system of school cafeterias that feeds 83,000 children. On Saturday at 3pm, catch Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin in Farmageddon, which exposes government policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family operations. On Sunday at 6:45pm, watch El Bulli: Cooking in Progress for a glimpse into Ferran Adriá’s Spanish culinary laboratory, which the New York Times called, “the most influential restaurant in the world.”
Sweet on the Shenandoah
Albemarle Baking Company has a new cake called the Shenandoah, which layers a caramel mousse studded with Virginia maple syrup-glazed walnuts and roasted local pears atop a vanilla sponge, with an airy mousse (made with Claude Thibaut’s Virginia sparkling wine!) crowning it all. Isn’t eating local sweet?
Double your pleasure
El Jaripeo-lovers who live south of the 29N border can get their guac fixes closer to home now at the restaurant’s second location, near the UVA Corner in the former 12th Street Taphouse spot.
Drinking and driving
One of the many improvements noticed by Barracks Road Harris Teeter shoppers post-renovation is a fleet of new grocery carts complete with two cup holders. Finally, no need to choose between caffeine-loading and broccoli-bagging. It’s the little things.