Hi friends and bloggers! This is Liz, from iheartvegetables and I’m kicking off our Thursday Feature with a restaurant that I just had the pleasure of trying, as well as some upcoming events in Richmond!

Thursday night, my friend Eric and I wanted to do something different, so we decided to check out Current, a restaurant in downtown Richmond, that was hosting WTF (What the Fashion?!) a stand up comedy event to support the upcoming RVA Fashion Week. Since Eric and I hadn’t been to Current, we figured this was a great opportunity!

We got there around 8, and were surprised to learn that their happy hour went until 9pm! That’s a huge perk. I hate when Happy Hours end before I could logically arrive and enjoy a drink. They had $1 rail drinks (yes, $1) so I had a few vodka/sodas with a splash of cranberry. (Best way to cut down on sugar, but still get the flavor of vodka-cran!)

We decided to split a bunch of appetizers in order to try more things. We ended up with wings, a black bean quesadilla, and sweet potato fries. I have a weekness for sweet potato fries…

Since I’m a vegetarian, I didn’t dig into the wings. Eric said they were just ok, but nothing spectacular. However, the quesadilla was much better than I expected. It had fresh pico de gallo inside, and was packed with beans, and not too much cheese. It was right up my alley, and a steal, for just $$. The basket of sweet potato fries was huge, and only $$.

The comedy act was supposed to start at 8, but it ended up not beginning until 9, which was fine, since Eric and I were enjoying happy hour 😉

The comics did a good job, despite a less-than-packed venue, and everyone seemed to be in good spirits. The $5 cover was well worth it, especially since it was to support RVA Fashion Week.

And if you haven’t heard about RVA Fashion Week, you can check out the list of events here.