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New Restaurants On The Cuisine Scene



New Restaurants in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, And Chesapeake

There are a number of new restaurants to try in Coastal Virginia, including a new food truck on the horizon. Here is a rundown of new and upcoming restaurants:
 
Blue Seafood & Spirits
Eastern Shore-style Seafood
2181 Upton Dr., Virginia Beach
757-689-5395
www.BlueSeafoodAndSpirits.com

Camo’s American Grill
New American
1296 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake
757-410-2266
www.Facebook.com/CamosAmericanGrill

Chartreuse Bistro
Modern European
205 E. City Hall Ave., Norfolk
757-965-2137
www.Facebook.com/ChartreuseBistro
 
Field Guide
Eclectic Regional
429 Granby St., Norfolk
 
Luce
Italian
245 Granby St., Norfolk
757-502-7260

Peter Chang
Classic Szechwan
3364 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach
www.PeterChangRestaurant.com

Streats
Worldly Street Food
915 W. 21st St., Norfolk
757-233-8933
www.Facebook.com/Streats21
 
Upcoming:
Hashi Food Truck
Breakfast and lunch; Virginia Foodways/Asian Cookery
www.Facebook.com/HashiFoodTruck

NEW GOURMET SHOPS
Coastal Virginia welcomes two new locations for some favorite gourmet shops and a re-invention of another.

Taste Unlimited opened its original Bayville store in 1982 on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, just west of the Lesner Bridge. A new location now doubles the size and includes a mezzanine with seating. New features include indoor seating, wine by the glass, draft beers and growlers, gelato and an expanded produce stand area. The new design harkens to the old dairy once on the property. The store is located at 4097 Shore Dr. in Virginia Beach. Call 757-464-1566 or visit www.TasteUnlimited.com.

Edwards Ham Shop of Williamsburg has moved to a location near the Premium Outlets in the colonial capital. Features include Virginia hams, bacon and sausage, deli sandwiches and specialty foods from across Virginia. The store is located at 5541 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. Call 757-903-4465 or visit www.EdwardsVaHam.com.

MAD About Chocolate has re-tooled, turning the chocolate café into an art gallery with a succinct line of chocolate offerings. The delicious location comes from Marcel Desaulniers, former owner of The Trellis, inventor of the iconic dessert Death By Chocolate and author of numerous cookbooks. Marcel’s wife, Connie, is a noted artist. MAD About Chocolate is located at 204 Armistead Ave., Williamsburg. Call 757-645-2995 or visit www.MADAboutChocolate.us.

RAISE A TOQUE TO THE STROLLING SUPPER PARTY
The fifth annual WHRO Strolling Supper Party, showcasing Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Platinum Plate Award winners, takes place Feb. 23 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The event, which runs from 4–7 p.m., includes a food-themed silent auction, live entertainment and samples from some of Coastal Virginia’s best restaurants, as selected by CoVa food editor Patrick Evans-Hylton and his panel of Platinum Plate critics.

Advance tickets are $50 or $65 at the door, with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $100 per person. VIP access includes a general admission ticket plus entrance into
the VIP lounge from 3–4 p.m. and a cooking demonstration by Vivian Howard of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS. All proceeds benefit WHRO, Public Media for Hampton Roads.

For more information, visit www.WHRO.org/StrollingSupper.
 

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