Bay Bites - May 2015

How to Smoke Pork Loin on Your Grill

Your smoked pork craving might look a little like mine: You get home from work around 5:30, maybe 6 if the traffic has been less than accommodating. You’re confronted with a dilemma: “I’m in the mood for smoked pork, but…

Strawberry Short Crepes

My mother wasn’t much of a baker when I was growing up. Instead she was an amazing Filipino cook who made the best bone marrow broth and pancit—all things I haven’t yet mastered. When my mom beamed with, “I’m making…

Le Mu Eats

After one evening at Le Mu Eats, you can boast about getting your veggies via dessert. Every Sunday, Thai spot Gah Bua Kham closes its doors to become Le Mu Eats. Popping up since March 22 of this year, Hampton…

The Green Cat

When I'm not on the hunt for comfort food or the next best dessert, I try to live a balanced lifestyle which includes generally eating healthy and making it to the gym a few times a week. Though I hate…

14th Annual Virginia Beer Festival

The sun shone bright on the Elizabeth River, the pretzel necklaces were proudly adorned around necks, and folks sure were thirsty. It was the perfect day for a beer festival. Just a few weeks ago, my ale-adoring husband Patrick joined…

Matcha Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I love a piping hot cup of green tea swirled with honey and a smidgen of cream. But the sizzling spring weather has me craving something chilled. When I scanned an ice cream maker a couple summers ago for my…

1608 Crafthouse

Where there is craft beer, I will follow. Add a dose of local focus and not-your-average pub food, and you can consider me a regular. 1608 Crafthouse planted itself just a few weeks ago off of Pleasure House Road in…

Score at Peninsula Town Center

Take a deep breath because you're going to need room for dinner and a movie. At Score located inside of CinéBistro at Peninsula Town Center, popcorn takes a back seat while Cherry Coke BBQ ribs and fresh lump crab cakes…

9th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

Norfolk was showing off this past weekend. The birds were chirping, the sun glistened off of the breezy Elizabeth River harbor, and it was the quintessential day for the 9th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival. Over 20 Virginia…

Taste Test Tuesday: Guacamole

I’ll be the first to admit that one of my favorite parts about dining at a Mexican restaurant is the free chips and salsa. There’s nothing better than going into a restaurant, sitting down and immediately being served something delicious…

Jolly Roasters Gets You Caffeinated Locally

Sparks fly, coffee in hand and you’re making googly eyes. As many relationships begin, it was over a cup of coffee. Casey and Brenda Jolly’s was no different. But little did they know this humble cup of caffeine would take…

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