Bay Bites - August 2015

Terrapin's Fried Chicken and Pinot Noir Deal

Peanut butter and jelly, ranch and...everything. There's a new duo in town, and though it might be unexpected, maybe even seemingly unlikely, it’s downright genius. Allow me to introduce you to fried chicken and Pinot Noir! Every Wednesday evening Terrapin…

Restaurant Preview: The Stockpot

Ladling more than just soup, The Stockpot has been preparing all summer for the opening of their cafe at the Virginia Beach Cceanfront. Last fall Anne Galante and Patrick Edwards debuted The Stockpot as a soup pop-up at the Old…

Crowd-pleasing Guacamole

Something I'm guilty of is trying a new recipe on guests, and rarely do I thank myself for that bold gesture. Over time, however, I've learned to stick with the favorites, no matter how simple they may seem. We all…

5 Tips on Serving Raw Oysters

Executive Chef Stephen Gellas knows seafood; over his 30-plus years in the kitchen, fruits de mer have been a focus at several, including where he currently turns and burns, Off The Hook—also a seafood market—in Chesapeake.  We asked the chef…

Wasserhund Brewing Company

There's a new brewery at the beach! The craft beer scene has been a-boomin’ the last few years, and myself and all the other beer lovers out there are mighty pleased. After years of homebrewing and a trip to Germany,…

Tomato-Tomatillo Jam

Jams truly make the world go 'round. Sure, the loyal honey, butter and ranch dressing followers are out there. But at the end of the day, jam is really the only condiment we need, especially when it crosses both sweet…

Gluten-Free Spiced Peach Pie

One of the golden rules we learn early on is: It's what's inside that counts.  I kept repeating this to myself as I made my first pie of the summer. I’ve been itching to make a pie ever since I…

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Lights were strewn above the patio, vintage plates floated in front of multi-colored window panes and a classic white pew sat near the entrance while guests anticipated a southern supper with Town Center’s newest addition: Asheville-based Tupelo Honey Cafe. Arriving…

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