Food Archive

What it means that Hampton Roads restaurant Fruitive has “certified organic” label
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Marketers have promoted a restaurant coming to The Main in downtown Norfolk as “certified organic.”Fruitive, with its cold-pressed juices and super-berry bowls, claims the vegan business is the first restaurant to achieve this status in Virginia.You may be wondering what it means.Labels like “farm to table,” “sustainable” and “organic” have come under scrutiny, notably in an invest

Reserve your jerk turkey for a breezy Thanksgiving
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If the thought of cooking a turkey with all the fixin’s causes a panic attack, fear not. Cutlass Grille in Chesapeake can make your Thanksgiving a breeze. Choose either a 16- to 18-pound jerk turkey for $80 or a 9-pound rotisserie smoked ham with pineapple mango glaze for $75.

5 things to know about the new Green Flash brewery in Virginia Beach
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VIRGINIA BEACHBeer aficionados, rejoice!

Good Eats | For amazing Seafood Nachos, visit The Butcher's Son
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There are plenty of steaks and chops at The Butcher’s Son, which is expected with a name like, well, The Butcher’s Son.

Craft breweries in Virginia Beach can't sell food, but that could change
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VIRGINIA BEACHTravis Powell had his hands full at Back Bay Brewing Co. A line had formed in front of him at the craft brewery on Norfolk Avenue at the Oceanfront. Powell poured glasses, signed off on a keg reservation and rang up tabs while offering a little advice.“Take three sips before you go onto the next one,” he told a couple trying a flight of lagers and an amber.

Turning Tables | Sip, learn and discover Abiouness Wines on Thursday
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Thinking about what to serve this Thanksgiving? Will it be turkey, ham or both? Will it be homemade cranberry relish or the jellied stuff right out of the can?

Hampton Roads has arrived on the beer scene – thanks, in part, to Green Flash
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VIRGINIA BEACHA lot has happened in the three years since Green Flash Brewing Co. announced it would build an East Coast hub here.An awful lot – like more than 1,350 breweries opening around the country, bringing the nationwide grand total to 4,225, according to the Brewers Association.Green Flash was the first large West Coast brewer to stake a claim in Virginia for wider distribution.

Beach Eats | Holiday pies at Sugar Plum Bakery; Order Thanksgiving dinner from TASTE; appetizer class
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The holiday pie menu at Sugar Plum Bakery is out, and the descriptions alone are mouthwatering.A large selection of pies, made fresh at the bakery for the holidays, has become a tasty tradition.For holiday traditionalists, there’s two types of pumpkin — the classic, creamy pie, and a Praline Pecan Pumpkin Pie.Apples make up four offerings: Colonial Apple (which is packed with four pounds of th

Sweet relief: Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival is coming this weekend
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Need a chocolate fix?All things chocolate, from the sweet to the savory, will be found this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival taking place at The Virginia Beach Convention Center.A variety of chocolate artisans and vendors will have free samples of the goodies they’ll be selling.

Shooting leads to scrutiny over plan for downtown Norfolk restaurant
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NORFOLKA recent shooting has caused some city leaders to rethink whether a new late-night restaurant should be allowed to open downtown.Fabiola Guevara, who wants to open Drai’s VA at 200 E. Plume St., got a favorable recommendation from the Planning Commission last month.

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