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Taste Test: The best Hampton Roads dinner roll

THERE'S NOTHING QUITE like witnessing bakers rip into a mass of dinner rolls. They tear them in half, pinch out the centers, press them to their noses and inhale deeply, taste and chew and even mash down the loft with the palm of their hands.

Taste Test: Getting revved up over biker-bar fare

NO CHAPS, NO LEATHERS, just the rumble of the pipes. On a recent Sunday, sunny and 80 with just a few cotton balls blotting up the blue, a pack of bikers revved up their rides and hit the road for this month’s taste test. Their mission: to rate a trio of biker bars most nominated by readers of The Virginian-Pilot. Five hours and nearly 50 miles later, the verdict was in.

Gallop to the best dish of scallops in Hampton Roads

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Taste Test: Pimento cheese is a real Southern treat

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 Pimento cheese,
It hails from the South
It makes us smile
When it goes in our mouth.
On thin, white toast
Or on a Triscuit
It will make your waist
Look like a biscuit.

Taste Test: The area's best potato salad

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Tell Us: Who makes the best local potato salad?

THIS SPUD'S FOR YOU. Just in time for summer picnics, we're looking for your favorite local take-out potato salad. Whether it comes from a deli, supermarket or restaurant, let us know as we plan our May taste test. Contact Gracious Living with the name of the place that mixes up your favorite and the city where it's located.

Best shrimp scampi in Hampton Roads

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The best good, cheap steak in Hampton Roads

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The tastiest sandwich Cubano in Hampton Roads

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Taste Test: Hot. Hearty. Soup.

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