Event Picks: The Richmond Vegetarian Festival and Savor Virginia


June 20
by Chris Bopst
If you like to sample a wide range of cuisines in the great outdoors, there are two grand opportunities to indulge your wall less culinary desires this Saturday. The Richmond Vegetarian Festival offers meatless dishes from local eateries Zoe’s Vegan Delight, Nile Cuisine, Barefoot Bucha, Don’t Look Back, Fired Up Pizza and many others. To go along with the tempting, bloodless tastes, there will be a vendor market, speakers, workshops and live music to enhance your digestion. Admission is free to the festival, happening June 20, noon-6 p.m., at Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park. On the other side of town, Savor Virginia celebrates indigenously made food, beer and wine on Brown’s Island with offerings from 30 food-related exhibitors, seven wineries and six craft breweries from noon to 8 p.m. Live music and activities also will help keep all members of the family thoroughly stuffed and entertained. Admission is $5-$30.

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