If you’re cruising down Cutting and hear the reggae sounds of Bob Marley permeating the air, don’t worry about a thing, ‘cuz every little thing is gonna be alright. It’s just The Backyard’s “Reggae Sunday” lighting up the afternoon.
The Backyard is rolling out its next Reggae Sunday March 26 from 1-5 p.m. at its lively lot on Cutting Blvd. in Richmond. The free event, which happens every last Sunday of the month, welcomes people of all ages and offers up food, games and “all vinyl” music courtesy of Selecta Rebel and Papa Kurious, with special guest Selecta Chillbo.
The Richmond eatery, which operates via food trucks on a large, palm tree and table adorned lot, opened in the fall and offers a breakfast-all-day and lunch assortment of menu items you can peruse here. Customers can visit in person, order online via Uber Eats or order curbside pickup though Toast.
In February, the City of Richmond’s Planning Commission approved alcohol sales at the inviting outdoor spot. Emmet Kauffman, a newly minted Richmond resident who operates The Backyard with his wife, Dominique, said that they are “selling beer and wine as of now.” The couple have plans in motion to add “a wide selection of specialty beers” and will eventually sell mimosas too—a great compliment to their breakfast offerings. They also will be changing their name to The Backyard Beer & Wine Garden in the near future, while additionally expanding their business hours (TBD).
The former San Franciscans also plan to team up with the Baltic Kiss for a BBQ pop-up in April, and they will look to have movie nights when the weather improves. More details on those happenings soon.