Food Archive

Sip wine and enjoy jazz Tuesday at Smalls
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How about some jazz to go with that wine?Join other wine and jazz enthusiasts at Small’s Smokehouse + Oyster Bar on from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for a sipping, swinging social.Sultry jazz singer Elizabeth Terrell will be performing, and you will have over 20 wines to choose from for $5 a glass.

Oceanfront restaurant Chops beefs up its Sunday brunch offerings
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There’s a new toque in town at an Oceanfront eatery.Chops is an upscale-but-comfortable seafood and steak restaurant in the 31 Ocean groups of shops and restaurants at the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue and Laskin Road.

Doughnuts and Santa: Amazing Glazed celebrating new location grand opening Saturday
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VIRGINIA BEACHDoughnuts and Santa, now that’s a great combination.Amazing Glazed is celebrating the season along with the Winter Grand Opening of its KempsRiver Crossing shop in Virginia Beach on Saturday, Dec. 17.The jolly man in the red suit is comin’ to town from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy fresh, hot, made-to-order doughnuts with you and your kiddies.

Entrepreneur wants to open Hampton Roads' first cat cafe in Norfolk
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NORFOLKFreeda Steele has her mind set on having a new kind of business next year, even if she has to claw her way through a hairball of a permitting process.This is a tail of how an everyday cat lover decided she wanted to open Hampton Roads’ first cat cafe.Before Steele had reached the age of 40, she discovered she had breast cancer. At the same time, she and her husband were separating.

Good Eats | Jalapeño Oyster Bake at Bad Habits is a South of the Border take on Oysters Rockefeller
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A few readers had told me about Bad Habits Wing & Oyster Bar, having enjoyed some wings and things recently while there watching a football game or two.I do love chicken wings, but I also love oysters, and having gone just as November ended — which was Virginia Oyster Month (seriously, on my calendar every month is Virginia Oyster Month) — I thought I’d enjoy a dozen bivalves along with

New doughnut shop and Italian restaurant open in Virginia Beach
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For those still in shock over the closing of the Starbucks at the foot of the Lesner Bridge, weep no more. Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee opened Dec. 2 and is ready to satisfy your caffeine, hang spot and sweet tooth fixes.The interior has been updated with multicolor wood planking, ceramic wood-look tile floors and bricked walls.

Food Truck Fridays coming to Five Points Community Farm Market
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NORFOLKBaby it’s cold outside, but you still have to eat, right?Eat The Streets 757 is launching Food Truck Fridays and strEAT market nights in partnership with Five Points Community Farm Market beginning Dec. 16 and then every other weekend.From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New Norfolk brewer uses Virginia ocean water in resurrected beer style
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NORFOLKEric Tennant used a flame to sterilize the tap of a tank, then opened the valve to pull a sample.Just needs carbonation, he said, and Mermaid’s Scorn, a light German-style ale made with ocean water and Hampton Roads oysters, is good to go.When Norfolk’s newest brewery launches this Saturday, it will serve up the briny taste of home.

Green Flash hosting Ugly Sweater contest, marketplace event on Sunday
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VIRGINIA BEACHHaven’t had a chance yet to check out Green Flash Brewing?

Cuisine Scene | Arden Marie Allen, sommelier and director of the wine program at Cobalt Grille
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It was a love affair destined to happen, and almost 20 years later, it’s still going strong.“Wine had me at ‘Hello,’ since Day One,” says Arden Allen, sommelier and director of the wine program at Cobalt Grille.“I first fell in love with wine in 1997 whilst working under the tutelage of Frank Spapen and Chef Alvin Williams at The Bistro at Le Chambord,” the 38-year-old says.

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