Bay Bites - May-June 2014

Cotton Southern Bistro

Fried green ‘maters and broccoli hollandaise are just a couple snippets from the kitchen of Cotton Southern Bistro. No longer confined to Chesapeake, the locally loved Southern fare is now up for grabs at Cotton’s second location, which opened in…

Mojito Cafe

A mashed something pale yellow stared back at me. It was mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish made from mashed green plantains and garlic. My palate had met its match. Twenty-eighth street hosts Mojito Café where a handful of tables…

The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Banana Ice Cream

Tis a rare occasion that I make a trip to Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, but when I'm in the Strawbridge area of Virginia Beach I make it a point to get my ice cream fix. On this particular…

Pendulum Fine Meats

My meaty mood made me determined to visit Pendulum before my friends and I sat beneath the stars for Norfolk's annual Harborfest. The Colley Avenue crowd was bustling about for their Friday evening festivities. Us—we just wanted to munch on…

Metropolitan Oyster Exchange

Though the Metropolitan Oyster Exchange takes a sweet departure from your average tourist attraction, Metro is right at home at the beach. Metro’s sailor-esque interior makes you feel like you’re riding shotgun with a fisherman and being served up the…

Eastern Shore Eats

The crisp blue sky blanketed Coastal Virginia this past weekend, acting as an infinite backdrop for our Sunday afternoon. Though true Virginia Beach locals, we'd never ventured over to the neighboring Eastern Shore. The lengthier Memorial Day weekend was the…

Brunch at Thirty 7 North

Blackened shrimp, blue cheese stuffed olives...and candied bacon, oh my! Nestled in the Shore Drive area is Thirty 7 North hosting a true farm to table experience. With the bay on either side of the restaurant, the salty air sets…

The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Strawberry Shortcake

Giddy at the humid evening weather, the husband and I figured it was the perfect night to gallivant down to the oceanfront for a late night snack at Virginia Beach’s Terrapin. This was my first time here, but my friends…

How to Make the Most of Your Rotisserie Chicken

Virginia Beach’s specialty grocery store The Fresh Market currently has a weekly deal: from Friday to Sunday, any two rotisserie chickens of a variety of seasonings are $12 total. So you ventured to the Hilltop area, bought two birds and…

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