Delicious delicacies and excellent libations abound in the crown jewel of coastal Virginia — Hampton! Whether you’re a sophisticated foodie, Southern comfort food fan, craft beer aficionado, libation lover, seafood connoisseur, or simply someone who loves enjoying a delicious meal, you (and your taste buds) will find so much to savor in Hampton! Visit the [...]
Local expert, Visionscapes, shares the latest trends to turn your backyard into an at-home oasis. Images courtesy of Visionscapes Land Design Inc. It goes without saying that we’ve certainly been spending a lot of time at home, particularly in the chilly winter months. The warmer spring weather invites you to return to your beloved outdoor [...]
On any given Friday or Saturday night—in normal pre-COVID times—the outdoor space between the Virginia Arts Festival building at the corner of Bank and East Charlotte Streets in Downtown Norfolk would likely be buzzing with arts patrons and event goers, fresh off a dinner date on Granby and all gussied up to see a show [...]
By Ashleigh Meyer The most difficult time of year for me as a gardener is the window between winter and spring, when the planting season is tantalizingly close, but the ground is still too frozen, and the last frost of the season has not yet come and gone. That’s when I’m itching to get outside [...]
We’ve been told to “eat the rainbow” to achieve well-balanced nutrition, but it turns out concentrating on one particular shade can really color your life with good health and happiness. Yes, we mean greens. Kale, spinach and chard. Wheat grass, matcha, spirulina and more. Experts tell us to eat them, drink them, plant them and [...]
This recipe is a veggie-forward juice from Free Range Juice loaded with fruits and veggies like Vitamin K-packed cucumbers, green apple (Vitamin C and potassium) and super-packed kale with Vitamins K, A, C, Manganese and copper. The health benefits associated with these ingredients may improve digestion, detoxify, promote healthy skin, reduce inflammation and lower blood [...]
While the local favorite Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade is canceled again, many area businesses are still able to host a variety of events this year. From live-streamed performances to events for the whole family, here are some ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Coastal Virginia this year. Current Events March 19–20: Search [...]
By Hannah Serrano To say it’s been a tough year for the arts is, of course, a vast understatement. Arts organizations and venues are fighting hard to survive. Some remain shuttered through the fall; some are streaming digital performances in lieu of live, full-scale productions; while others are offering socially distanced in-person experiences. Certainly we, [...]
By Clayton Singleton Too often, I scroll food delivery apps on my phone, begrudge which grocery to visit or stare into my fridge indecisively like the cereal aisle scene in the film The Hurt Locker. I commonly refer to these as first-world problems. However, just 4.3 miles from my first-world oasis in the Norview area [...]
April showers not only bring May flowers, but handpicked fruits, locally grown lettuce and Chesapeake Bay bites to farmers markets throughout Coastal Virginia. From the first sign of spring to the Hunter’s Moon in October, our region is flush with outdoor markets showcasing the best local growers, makers and purveyors have to offer. Experience a [...]
While the Norfolk Botanical Garden is a year-round attraction, spring is when the wildflowers start to bloom, painting the landscape with an array of vibrant colors. Throughout March, the Botanical Garden celebrates the blooming daffodils with Daffodil Daze, while April is peak blooming month for azaleas. During both months, the Botanical Garden will offer themed [...]
As a teen and young adult, I enjoyed mushrooms as a tasty, low-calorie topping on salads and baked potatoes. But I was unaware of their nutritional value. In fact, the physician father of one of my grad school roommates was concerned about my nutritional intake and expressly mentioned my mainstay mushrooms as nutritionally vacuous. But [...]
If you’re a young man in spring, your fancy’s lightly turning to thoughts of love (per Tennyson) or baseball (per sports pundits). But if you’re a foodie (young, old, any gender), your fancy’s veering towards farmers markets. Or so says the USDA. During the first two decades of this millennium, these officially defined “collections of [...]
For only the second time in its history, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week was cancelled last year when COVID-19 came calling. This year, however, the show will go on after months of careful planning. “We knew doing Historic Garden Week in the way we’ve done in the last 87 years was not going to work in [...]
A conversation with the owner of Aloha Snacks and recent winner of Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Jesse Wykle.
From lion’s mane to oyster, local forager turned farmer, Ryan Stabb, delights cooks and connoisseurs with fantastical fungus.
Cartwright Family Farms in Pungo, run by Derek and Brittany Eason, brings heritage pork and sustainable practices to local plates.