Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2019

Taste by the Bay at The Tides Inn

Before closing for the season on Dec. 1, The Tides Inn hosted its seventh annual sell-out event Taste by the Bay. The celebration of Virginia libations, regional art and Northern Neck food draws hundreds of visitors to the idyllic resort every November. The…

Blue Crab Tamales Recipe from ‘A South You Never Ate’

From A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Copyright © 2019 by Bernard L. Herman. Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.    Blue Crab Tamales Recipe from A…

Bar Crawl Reimagined with Norfolk Pedal Tours

Whether you like to bike and brew, pedal and pour or cycle and sip, Norfolk Pedal Tours has you covered. The 15-seat touring vehicle is fueled by the cycling power of its riders and takes Coastal Virginia residents on a…

3 Great Holiday Baking Recipes

While I love spending time in the kitchen crafting creative, garden-to-table meals, I have a special passion for baking. Like most beginners, I started out “by the book.” But over the years, I started tweaking and adjusting my own recipes to bring…

Bakers Wanted for Inaugural Great Chrysler Bake Off

The Chrysler Museum is encouraging artists to put down the paintbrush and pick up a whisk for the first-ever Great Chrysler Bake Off. A nod to the popular television series The Great British Bake Off, the iconic museum is challenging local…

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide

Not sure what to get Great Aunt Vivian (who you only see once a year)? Need some inspiration as you shop for "the husband who has everything"? Look no further than our 1st Annual "Look What I Found" Holiday Gift…

2 Local Professors Develop Life-Saving Technology

The energy buzzing through a college campus is generated by more than curious students: Faculty members—and their vision for the future as they double as professors opening minds and researchers improving the world—ignite their communities with possibilities. That’s especially the…

A Guide to Acing Financial Aid for College

High school seniors sweat two questions every fall: Will I get into college, and how will I pay for it? Chances are, they and their families started agonizing over these challenges years ago, and that’s good: Their forward thinking is…

Empowered Plant Cakes: Healthy and Delicious Desserts

Paige Welch, who’s vegan, wanted to make a salubrious cake for her son’s first birthday. So she whipped up a plant-based peanut butter and raspberry chia jam confection, devoid of cane sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives. It was delicious. And…

Top Dentist 2019: Dr. Shaun Rai

Dr. Shaun Rai truly loves being an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A typical day for Dr. Rai is primarily filled with office-based oral surgery, which includes removal of wisdom teeth, surgical management of impacted teeth, dental implant surgery, bone grafting and…

Gluten-Free Dining at 350 Grace in Ghent

Among the offerings at 350 Grace, Willie Moats’ new Ghent restaurant (in the space formerly occupied by Pasha Mezze): Carolina-style shrimp and cheesy roasted red grits; fried green tomatoes and lobster deviled eggs; biscuits with honey-maple-bourbon butter. It’s obvious he’s…

2019 Community Impact Awards: Businesses Giving Back to the Community

Successful businesses are defined by much more than their annual profits, the products they sell or the services they offer. Innovative business leaders understand their organizations have a unique opportunity through philanthropy to engage with the community, contribute to the…

The New Boar's Head Resort

For years Charlottesville’s iconic Boar’s Head Resort has been quietly updating its image. But last May it unveiled the equivalency of a facelift: a $15.5 million renovation of its central inn and restaurant aimed at redefining Southern hospitality for the…

Giving Back Awards: Navy Special Operations Foundation

Special Forces: NSOF Executive Director Suzanna Fisher and Director Adam Fleck. Photo by David Uhrin “I transformed. I had to accept a new set of circumstances, and resolve to thrive anyway,” writes Brad Snyder in his inspiring book A Fire…

Giving Back Awards: Daniel's Grace

Imagine you have a stomach virus. You schedule a check-up with your general practitioner, well aware of the suggested remedy of rest and antibiotics. Now imagine that your seemingly routine appointment reveals an ailment far more severe than a fever…

Giving Back Awards: Equi-Kids

At Equi-Kids, making a difference for the life of another gives them their greatest sense of purpose. “For some people, it’s a smile or a word from some of the families, it’s tears and hugs or the look on a…

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