Restaurants & Food

Build a Better Brownie: Connie Weis' New Cookbook

Extremists can make the world more dangerous, but there is one who’s making it more delicious: über-baker Connie Weis. Her platform is chocolate, and her new cookbook 50 More Extreme Brownies takes a deep dive into the same dark obsession…

What’s in a Name: Amedeo's Ristorante

  Amedeo Obici was 11 years old when he left his home in Oderzo, Italy. His father unexpectedly died when he was seven, and his mother was forced to sell the family business. His uncle in America suggested that Amedeo…

New Year, New Flavors: 17 Local Restaurants to Try in 2022

Feature Photo by Sara Harris Photography 17 New Restaurants to Try Compiled by Leona Baker, Marisa Marsey, Arielle Patterson, Barrett Baker and Robey Martin Amedeo’s Ristorante in Suffolk Photos by Leona Baker The team that brought you elegant eats at…

Franchises for Food Lovers

Photos by Matthew DelDonna and Kelsey Thomas From gigantic pizza slices to lobster rolls, it is no secret that Coastal Virginia is quickly becoming home to numerous casual chain restaurants and popular franchises that originated outside of the area. Whether…

Sweet Bombs Away

Photos by David Uhrin Cocoa bombs exploded onto the scene a few years ago, their chocolaty goodness amplified by the “oooh…aaah” theatrics of watching their delicate chocolate shells melt away when steaming hot milk or cream is poured over them…

Mindful Mixers

Photos courtesy of Red Root Co. and Navy Hill Virginia women are changing the game when it comes to healthier drinking, both locally and beyond the borders of Coastal Virginia. In this story, we travel out of the region to…

A Hidden Gem in Wine Country

When the winding roads and rolling hills around Crozet, Virginia deposit you on the doorstep of the Inn at Stinson Vineyards, you might not be entirely certain you’ve found the right destination. With its front door painted a cheery turquoise,…

Cauliflower Power: Creative, Healthy Recipes

Lowly cauliflower is not so lowly anymore. High in B-vitamins, a similar nutrient called choline, vitamin C and other antioxidants and phytonutrients, along with fiber and protein. Cauliflower offers anti-inflammatory and cancer protection properties, gut health and brain development, among other…

Wine News: Sip and Tell This Fall

Nosh News - Wine Edition Viva Virginia’s New AVA! It can take five years from planting to bottling for a vintner to make wine. But an even more illustrative show of saintly patience is the seven years weathered by Williamsburg…

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Happy hour. A time to gather with co-workers and new friends or fly solo on an exceptionally long day. And, of course, an excuse to drink and eat more for less. We scoured the region for a few of the…

All Grown Up: Nostalgic Sweets

Being a grown up is hard. All the responsibilities, deadlines, dental visits and drudgery can sometimes make us want to pitch a first-class hissy fit in the middle of a crowded room. The next time you need a timeout, take…

Colorful Plates in Poquoson

Photos by Jim Pile Executive Chef Barry Wildman, of the recently opened Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro in Poquoson, almost didn’t become a restaurant owner. In fact, he almost stopped cooking altogether. After serving in the Coast Guard for…

Grapes and Goats at Hampton Roads Winery

Bountiful harvests, bucolic beauty and a whole lot of history. That’s what you can expect during your visit to Hampton Roads Winery. Behind the sips and stories of this countryside escape are former Bay Staters Dave and Diane Sheldon. The…

Raise a Glass for Conservation at Sly Clyde

  For those who enjoy a good adult beverage but may want a change from your average beer and wine selections, Sly Clyde Ciderworks in the Phoebus neighborhood of Hampton provides an interesting diversion. With various cider-based offerings ranging from…

Harvesting Food & Fun: It's Fall on the Shore

Sponsored Content Start South & Head North Not far from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on the Shore’s main thoroughfare Lankford Highway, discover a vintage farmer’s grader shed now home to Pearl Market, a buffet for palate and eye. Find…

Ladles of Love

Adjacent to Amy Markman’s contemporary Virginia Beach home is an immaculate 150-square-foot commercial chef’s kitchen dedicated to everything Soup Love. Among the industrial fixtures of stainless-steel refrigerators and sterile prep stations are bright pops of color from Markman’s collection of…

Bites in the 'Burg: Eats in Williamsburg

Photos by Leona Baker and Lisa Davenport Williamsburg has long been known as a fine dining hot spot in Coastal Virginia. But there is also a plethora of places serving thoughtfully prepared eats and drinks that will satisfy your hunger…

Fall Soup Recipes to Savor

All Photos Captured by David Uhrin Fall is on its way, y’all. And that means soup season. Soups are often simple to make, and the best part is they are infinitely versatile, perfect for all sorts of creative substitutions and…

Summer Vino Trio at Williamsburg Winery

In the cool, dimly lit cellar at The Williamsburg Winery, winemaker Matthew Meyer strolls row after row of aging vintages before inserting a glass wine thief into an oak barrel, carefully drawing out a sample of their Adagio signature red…

Moving The Bar: Cocktail Carts

Drinking and driving don’t mix. Unless the drinks are driven to you by a mobile bar, the high-octane trend making the rounds on the special events circuit. With Piaggio Apes dispensing Aperol spritzes, retrofitted campers curating cocktails and converted horse…

Cooler Cocktails: Summer Drink Recipes

Photos by Janice Marshall-Pittman Like every local restaurant during the pandemic, Williamsburg’s The Hound’s Tale, “an English gastropub with international…

New Openings and Revamped Menus from Coastal Virginia Restaurants

Eurasia Hits Refresh Eurasia Café’s just-revealed makeover brightens things up by carving out side windows for natural lighting and moving the bar up front where you can slake your pandemic-weary thirst for travel with a Wanderlust starring butterfly pea-infused Gunpowder…

Saté Kitchen Sates

When the pandemic forced Embassy Suites by Hilton in Hampton to furlough Kyle Fowlkes, the executive chef put pedal to the metal (and medals, given all he’s racked up in competitions) with Saté, The Roaming New American Kitchen, a catchy,…