Calling all foodies: Broad Appetite returns

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Broad Appetite gives Richmonders the chance to try signature dishes from local restaurants for a good cause.

What to expect

This is the festivals 12th annual event. Bring your appetite and go try some Richmond favorites for just $4 per plate. 

All proceeds go to FeedMore, which distributes over 20 million pounds of food each year, providing daily meals to 2,000 elderly and disabled adults.

The festival will take place on West Broad Street between Henry and Adams Streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be live music and a chef showdown.

Street closures and bus detours

GRTC also announced bus route changes due to the food festival. These street closures and bus detours will be in effect until 9 p.m.

  • Pulse Westbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right onto 2nd Street, left on Leigh Street, left on Belvidere Street, right on Broad and resume regular routing. The Arts District West station is closed. Please use either the Convention Center or VCU & VUU stations to reach the Festival.
  • Pulse Eastbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right on Belvidere Street, left on Cary Street, left on 2nd Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing. The Arts District East station is closed. Please use either the Convention Center or VCU & VUU stations to reach the Festival.
  • Route 3C Highland/Harwood/Jeff Davis Northbound: On Belvidere Street, buses turn right on Cary Street, left on 2nd Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 3C Highland/Harwood/Jeff Davis Southbound: On Broad Street, buses turn left on 1st Street, right on Main Street, left on Belvidere Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 78 Cary/Maymont Westbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right on 2nd Street, left on Leigh Street, left on Belvidere Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 78 Cary/Maymont Eastbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right on Belvidere Street, left on Cary Street, left on 2nd Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 14 Hermitage/East Main Westbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right on 2nd Street, left on Leigh Street, left on Belvidere Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 14 Hermitage/East Main Eastbound: On Broad Street, buses turn right on Belvidere Street, left on Cary Street, left on 2nd Street, right on Broad Street and resume regular routing.
  • Route 102x Kings Dominion Express: On Broad Street, buses turn right on 2nd Street, left on Leigh Street, right on Belvidere and resume regular routing.

Weather 

Mostly sunny skies all day allow for temperatures to top out in the upper 80s. Winds remain light out the Southwest, and we expect to see a boundary push through during the evening hours. 

Parking
Off-street public parking is available at several decks and surface lots on a first-come, first-serve basis, including West Broad Street Deck, VCU Parking decks on Henry Street and the JL lot on Jefferson. 

For more information about the festival and participating restaurants click here.

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