When Will the Craft Brewery Craze Hit Portsmouth?

Written by Mark Harris on .

Those of us who follow the blossoming craft brewery scene in Hampton Roads are positively giddy at the number of breweries opening here in the near future. Just a few short years ago you could have counted all of our breweries on one hand (with fingers to spare); soon you will need to borrow a friend’s fingers and toes.

How Stove, the Restaurant was able to undo 8 years of distrust in my relationship*

Written by Siobhan Werhan on .

Years ago when I lived in Boston I took my boyfriend out to a five star Italian restaurant. While I had an amazing dining experience taking in the cozy atmosphere, raving about how it was walking distance from my apartment so we wouldn’t have to hop on the T to get home, reveling in the fact that it was a mom and pop establishment and we were supporting local business; Ian was having the worst dining experience of his life.

Local Review: Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival in P-town

Written by Lindsey Kelly on .

On Saturday, September 12, my husband and I attended the Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival at NTelos Wireless Pavilion in downtown Portsmouth. We are home brewers and serious craft beer lovers, and have been several times to beer and wine festivals at Town Point Park in Norfolk. Gathering tastes and badges on the app Untappd is big for us- we're always looking for new favorites.

Give it to Me Fresh: A Guide to the Farm Markets of Hampton Roads

Written by Melissa Baumann on .

Truth: If every family in Hampton Roads spent just $10 a week on local food, $384.2 million dollars would be funneled back into our local economy - that’s a lot of cheddar. When you buy from farm markets, you’re putting that money right back into the hands of family farmers, local watermen and mom and pop businesses. They will, in turn, take it right back and plant it in the community we all share.

Mmm, Oyster Roast Season: A Guide to Fall Fun on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Written by Tatum Sumners Ford on .

It might not come as much of a surprise that The Eastern Shore of Virginia, a land between two waters, has a both history and a future, richly intertwined with the fruitage of The Sea and the bounty of The Bay. This pristine peninsula, nestled between the Atlantic and The Chesapeake Bay (which means "great shellfish Bay" in Algonquin) is indeed one of the leading places to visit in order to enjoy some of our Nation’s freshest and most delectable marine harvests.

Exit Interview: Chef Chris Hill

Written by Jesse Scaccia on .

Chef Chris Hill has been a staple in the Hampton Roads food business for many years, with his frequent appearances on The Hampton Roads Show, opening the 3 Way Cafe in Norfolk and founding The Bachelor Kitchen. But he is now saying goodbye to the area as he returns home to Atlanta to explore new experiences and horizons.

Denbigh: A Hidden Foodie Heaven in Newport News

Written by David Paul Kleinman on .

The pinch isn’t whether you can plan a culinary tour of Denbigh, but whether you can work every delicious spot into your jaunt and whether the cops will treat you kindly when you're passed out in the middle of Warwick Boulevard with a belly full of food.