Virginia Beach Restaurant Association Celebrates 10th Annual Restaurant Week

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Ten years. Ten days. Prices starting at $10 and a start date of January 10. The Virginia Beach Restaurant Association will celebrate ten years of its most famous event when it hosts the annual Virginia Beach Restaurant Week next month, January 10-19, 2015. A record number of eateries are participating this year, nearly 90.

Dear Chefs, (This is For You) (and the people in your life)

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They won’t understand you. They won’t. I know this, because I used to be on their side, stuck in a dead end office, working a shitty job, making decent pay. My family and friends were convinced I'd lost my mind when I gleefully leaped into the unknown abyss of cooking. I suppose they thought it was a phase I'd soon grow out of.

They Already Picked Us: Green Flash Brewing Company is coming to Virginia Beach

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Our courtship of a major west coast brewery is becoming something like a romantic comedy. While we are waiting to see if the hot girl will go to the prom with us, we haven’t noticed that our best friend has been waiting with us the whole time. She is just as pretty (albeit a little less boisterous) and has already picked us. Green Flash Brewing Company is coming to Virginia Beach and a lot of people have hardly noticed. No anticipation, no parlour tricks; it’s really happening.

Greatest Fish Tacos Ever: Gringo's

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Nestled in a row between the old Icehouse Restaurant and the new Back Bay Brewing in the beach bungalow neighborhood of Shadowlawn, Gringo’s Taqueria has the makings and size of a humble beach shack.

Basic Knows Best: Why Pumpkin is So Good for Us

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The season for pumpkin in, well, everything, is in full swing. Hidden calories in those lattes, beers, breads and pies make pumpkin forgettable as a nutrient dense fruit. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and it is low in calories. Here are some reasons why you can be proud to eat this seasonal favorite.

Making an Art out of the Science of Beer: Smartmouth Turns Two

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I admit it. I went to my scheduled appointment with the president of Smartmouth with preconceived notions. I was going to do a follow up story on the brewery in advance of their 2nd anniversary, and was meeting with Porter Hardy, IV, whose name, when combined with the knowledge that he came to craft brewing via lawyering, made me want to wear a tophat and monocle.

Welcome Home: Green Flash Swoops into Town

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Nothing will make you feel better about losing out on something than gaining something just as good. Freshly bummed from Stone Brewing Co.’s decision to pass on opening a site here, in swoops San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co., hosting two back-to-back events on the site of their future East Coast hub in Virginia Beach.

Stone Makes it Official: They're Heading to RVA

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Today, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with the City of Richmond, Virginia, signifying the company’s interest in building its East Coast facility in the city’s Greater Fulton Community.
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