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Robicelli's Bakery Giveaway, Brunch at Holden & Astor and More

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:


1) Robicelli's Celebrates Small Business Saturday
When: Today, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Robicelli's
What: In honor of Small Business Saturday, Allison and Matt Robicelli are discounting their sweets. You can get their hot cocoa, two cupcakes for $5, and a free cup of coffee for purchases over $10.

2) Brunch at Holden & Astor
When: Today and Tomorrow, starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Holden & Astor
What: Brunch debuts this weekend at Holden & Astor with a menu featuring beignets, pork belly hash, and a BBQ brisket sandwich with fried eggs and chipotle mayo. They serve some creative cocktails as well, courtesy of a Mulberry Project Alum.

3) L'Apero at Racines
When: Tonight, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Racines
What: Racines started up this French answer to happy hour a few days ago. You know the drill: discounted oysters ($9 for half a dozen) and $8 glasses of wine, biodynamic of course. 

4) Molé Making Class 
When: Today, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cantina Royale
What: Learn how to make molé, the painstaking Mexican classic, with the help of a chef. The obligatory beers and margaritas are included in the $100 cost of the lesson. Make your reservation by emailing

5) Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
When: Today, 1:00 p.m. 
Where: Historic Richmond Town
What: Want an old school Thanksgiving experience? Head to Historic Richmond Town for this tour. It covers everything from the history of classic Thanksgiving dishes to an explanation of the techniques used by the pilgrims the pilgrims to prepare them. Tickets can be purchased tickets at the venue.