If you follow me on instagram I think you know it’s safe to say that even if I haven’t been blogging… that sure doesn’t mean that I haven’t been cookin’!!
Or eating for that matter
Okay okayyyyy. I can’t take the credit here.
“CookinFanatic le sous chef” doesn’t sound tooooo shabby now does it?
Not if it means eating meals like this it sure doesn’t!! #souschefalldaye’eryday?
Of course that doesn’t mean that I haven’t thrown together some delicious treats of my own with some summer inspired flavors as well…
Just can’t get enough of how pretty and fresh warm weather eats can be!!
And if y’all know me well enough by now, you know that in between all this cooking there have been just a few visits to some local dining establishments. Ones that really represent some of the best food that Richmond has to offer…
Squid Ink Pasta w/ Shrimp & Calamari. Dinamo.
This quaint but oh-so-cute restaurant is one of my favorites in the area. With a menu only a handful of items long, everything is sourced fresh and cooked to perfection. Killer service and the cutest atmosphere too. If you live in the RVA and haven’t visited yet, I feel sad for you. Do it
Fried Clam Sammie. Pasture.
Reminds me of all the years I spent with my Pop ordering clam strips at our favorite Newport News seafood shack. Talk about nostalgia. Plus… hey, it’s perfect for day-drinking, even the menu says so
And speaking of… what would a CookinFanatic summer be without a signature favorite drink?!? This year I just happened to stumble upon this lil’ combo from the beverage gods and if you “happen” to do so too I think you’ll be quite pleased.
DRY Vanilla Bean Soda (Fresh Market). Key Lime Juice. Vodka.
Who can say no to delicious flavor and hardly any calories. Sounds like a “healthy” warm weather choice that I can support, let’s be real haha!!