Becca Friedman

Contests 101

Our guide to beating the odds in contests, from a reporter who knows winning.

Facebook contest – official rules

1. Introduction: During the period beginning when the article was posted, and ending at 11:59 p.m. PST, December 14, 2010 (the “Promotion Period”) Richmond Confidential will offer a $5 gift card to the retailer of winner’s choice (between Starbucks,, and for one fan of the Richmond Confidential Facebook page. 2. Eligibility: The contest…

Easy corn muffin casserole

I fixed an “Easy Corn Muffin Casserole” for the Memorial Day potluck. It can be either a casserole or cornbread and I usually cut mine up like cornbread. It is easy, quick, and delicious. Enjoy.

Janet’s grits

Brickyard’s most famous pot-luck dish, no pot-luck was ever complete without these, and there was never enough to satisfy all the guests. The recipe that inspired the Brickyard Cove Cookbook!

Spicy black bean soup

Very easy, very low-fat, but hearty soup for those cold Richmond summer evenings!

Richmond Cooks

Calling all chefs, epicures, home cooks, and foodies: Richmond Confidential wants your recipes!

It’s a go for Pogo

A Richmond organization wins crucial $1.9 million to completely rebuild Iron Triangle playground.

A city enveloped in Blossoms and Thorns

The Blossoms and Thorns exhibit is at Richmond’s Art Center, part of a series of events to highlight the story of the Japanese greenhouses of Richmond and their place in the city’s Japanese-American history.