Sip & Shuck


More than 100 people gathered at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Virginia Beach, in October to enjoy an evening of Champagne and riches from the sea from Pleasure House Oysters, Shooting Point Oyster Co. and Lynnhaven Oyster Co. Bluegrass band More Perfect Jones performed. At top: Tom Gallivan of Shooting Point Oyster Co. Second row, left: Abby Hinton and Thao … [Read more...]

Six: A Little Bar Bistro


   by MICHELLE WASHINGTON photography by KEITH LANPHER Sometimes on Monday nights, sometimes a couple nights a week, a regular customer who drove to Norfolk from Hampton to eat at Crackers wooed the owner, Chris Glover. Why don’t you come over my way? Phoebus verged on up-and-coming status, he said. The reopening of The American Theatre in 2000 provided a jolt to the … [Read more...]

Prime Time


by JANINE LATUS photography by TODD WRIGHT The NASCAR satay at Bardo Edibles & Elixirs is a corn dog, elegantly presented. The one-dollar chicken dinner is a hard-boiled egg. Even though the restaurant is known for delicacies like tuna carpaccio with shiitake dust, and massaman curry vegetable sauté, it also hosts quarterly Bizarre Foods dinners with items like … [Read more...]

Edwards Ham


From the spark of an idea, the Edwards family has built a legacy of taste. by Janine Latus photography by Adam Ewing      SURRY – Sam Wallace Edwards III pulls open the doors and thick gray smoke smelling of hickory and ham rolls out like a fog. His father built this business, and his grandfather before him, and Sam has known since he was a boy how to stick an ice pick into … [Read more...]

Circa 1918


  by Denise M. Watson photography by Adam Ewing Serendipity probably has been the ingredient most essential to Chad Martin’s success.  Well, the high-energy drive that took him from waiting tables to becoming one of the most lauded chefs in Eastern Virginia added something. A curiosity for learning certainly spiced up his repertoire during his dozen years … [Read more...]