Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Score

This Week: NASCAR weekend, RVA Fashion Week, coach cookoff showdown + more.

Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

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+8 It's NASCAR weekend, with Kevin Harvick winning the big Toyota Owners 400 and Kyle Busch making news for his victory in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. Then there was that one creepy dude trying to get on Danica Patrick's lap.

+3 Food and travel renegade Anthony Bourdain draws a crowd to the Landmark Theater with his spicy anecdotes, irreverent take on the dining industry and the bashing of Paula Deen. Yup, he still has a beef with the Butter Queen. Mmm, buttery beef y'all.

+5 RVA Fashion Week kicks off its fifth year with a City Skyline Trunk Show, featuring designers and performances atop the observation deck at City Hall. It concluded with a base-jumper taking a dazzling leap using Dirtwoman's bloomers as a parachute.

+1 Giving itself a makeover, the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau changes its name to Richmond Region Tourism. Now if only we could get the region's leaders to visit each other.

+2 In a charity cook-off for the Positive Vibe Cafe, University of Richmond men's basketball coach Chris Mooney beats VCU counterpart Shaka Smart with a sautéed calamari appetizer and a duck breast over sweet-potato pancake. Shaka should have gone with that dish of crow he served Dick Vitale in the 2011 NCAA tournament.

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