Bay Bites

Authentic Street Eats at Electric Circus Taco Bar

A recent meetup with my college roommate prompted the perfect excuse to check out the freshly minted Precarious Beer Project in Williamsburg. The beer hall-arcade hybrid is situated in the heart of the colonial district and is just a short…

The Dirty Buffalo Preps for Virginia Beach Opening

At the corner of South Independence Boulevard and Princess Anne Road, Ryan Lynn and the remainder of The Dirty Buffalo team put final touches on the eatery’s third corporate location. The acclaimed wing joint is slated to make its Virginia…

Barbecue at Redwood Smoke Shack

A recent trip to Austin left me with a serious hankering for Texas-style barbecue. Thanks to the new Redwood Smoke Shack in Norfolk, tender smoked meats are no longer a flight away. The former food truck recently introduced a brick-and-mortar…

8 Great Sports Bars for Football Specials

The silver lining of summer’s close is the impending kickoff to football season. With NFL preseason underway, we rounded up eight sports bars with killer deals and prime viewing venues to make the most of your gameday experience.   Shorebreak Pizza…

Williamsburg Winery to Open Wine Bar in Virginia Beach

Two years ago, Williamsburg Winery debuted a standalone tasting room in Merchants Square offering flights, bottles and tasty nosh options. Earlier this month, the Peninsula vintners announced yet another expansion, this time across the water in Virginia Beach. The intimate Wine…

Try Craft Coffee Flights at Pourfavor

Pourfavor is not only setting itself apart with its clever Puerto Rican moniker but with its unique selection of hot pours and cold brews too. Unlike other roasteries in the area, the 2-year-old Pourfavor lets you sample espresso up to…

The Garage Brewery Opens in Chesapeake

Chesapeake welcomed its second craft brewery, a construction-centric beer hall, in July. The Garage Brewery offers a succinct menu of locally made sours, IPAs, pale ales and lagers that can be enjoyed in the brewery’s garage-themed taproom or on the spacious…

Iconic Cuisine and Company Joins TASTE Family

In June, Taste Unlimited, LLC adopted full-service catering and event planning business Cuisine and Company. The Coastal Virginia staple known for its first-rate appetizers, main courses and desserts now becomes one of the 17 specialty food businesses affiliated with the newly…

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Opens in Virginia Beach

Ice cream joint Gelati Celesti has anchored Richmond’s craft creamery scene for 35 years. The freshly churned flavors are now taking over the Southside as owner Steve Rosser opens his sixth location in Virginia Beach. Gelati Celesti will make its Hilltop…

Kahiau’s Bakery & Café Wins Top 10 Golden Burger Award

PETA recently scoured the nation for the tastiest, from-scratch vegan burgers worthy of the organization’s Golden Burger title. The search led burger buffs to Kahiau’s Bakery & Café in Virginia Beach for delectable bites of its Whiskey BBQ Mushroom Burger. The…

Sip, Savor and Shop at These Grocers

We all know the golden rule to grocery shopping is to never go when you’re hungry. Local markets have taken this proverb to heart and are expanding their stores beyond standard shelves and coolers to include full-scale bars and buffet…

Farmers Markets to Visit This Season

Come spring, Coastal Virginia is flush with pop-up farmers markets boasting fresh, locally grown produce and handcrafted goods. We’ve rounded up markets throughout the region that pair shopping with family fun and special seasonal events.   Chesapeake   Chesapeake Farmers'…

2 Guy Fieri Restaurants to Open in Hampton

This June, Power Plant Hampton Roads will debut two new dining establishments inspired by chef, restaurateur and Food Network celebrity Guy Fieri. Each restaurant will serve authentic, Fieri-style eats in casual settings influenced by Fieri’s travels through the world’s best…

Coelacanth Recognized as Green Brewery of the Year

In honor of its efforts and dedication to environmental excellence, Norfolk’s Coelacanth Brewing Company has become Coastal Virginia’s first certified Green Brewery by virtue of its recognition as the 2019 Green Brewery of the Year by the Virginia Green program. The…

Scrumptious Weekend Kicks Off with Yorktown Tapas Crawl

On April 25–28, Culturefix’s newest regional culinary festival “Scrumptious” will showcase some of the area’s amazing restaurants, breweries, wineries and chefs during a fun lineup of community events throughout Williamsburg and Yorktown. “Scrumptious” kicks off Thursday from 6–9 p.m. at…

Kapers Eatery Puts Chesapeake Cuisine on the Map

Earlier this month we discovered a kitchen at the end of the Chesapeake Expressway that dishes out some of the most beautifully plated and well-crafted eats in all of 757. Straddling the Great Bridge and Hickory divide is KAPERS Eatery.…

Amber Ox Public House Beer Dinner Series

Six beers, five courses and a behind-the-scenes tour of the highly anticipated Precarious Beer Project. In other words, just another end of the month celebration at Williamsburg’s Amber Ox Public House. Every last Tuesday of the month, the refined tavern…

Caiseal Beer and Spirits Co. Awarded at Craft Spirits Competition

Hampton-based craft brewery and distillery Caiseal Beer and Spirits Co. received silver medals for all three of their spirits—vodka, gin and single malt—entered at the 2019 American Distilling Institute (ADI) annual conference held in Denver, Colo. on March 19–20. ADI is…

Il Giardino Ristorante Great Neck Relocates

When one door closes, another one opens. This is especially true for local Italian mainstay Il Giardino. On the eve of April 1, the Great Neck eatery celebrated its final night along the water with $11 pasta and a lively crowd…

Tarnished Truth Wins Gold at Worldwide Craft Spirits Competition

Of the 3,000 spirits submitted to the American Distilling Institute’s 14th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits, Virginia Beach-based Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. was recognized as a national top producer. The swanky distillery situated in the basement of the historic Cavalier…

Redhead Bay Café Brings Brunch to Pungo

Redhead Bay Café Nick and Aristotle Cleanthes are full of big ideas. At 17, the brothers launched a landscaping business in Back Bay followed by a major restaurant revivification just seven years later. When the Cleanthes brothers overhauled the dilapidated…

Cyprus Grille Wins Big at 11th Annual Samoa Soiree

The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast kicked off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with its annual Samoa Soiree. Now in its 11th year, the highly anticipated fundraiser returned to the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside for an evening of philanthropy and friendly…