Hampton Roads has got greens, beans, yam, ham — you name it! But where to find it? You’ll want to check out local favorites such as Sweet Teas and Queens Way Soul Cafe, just to name a few. For the full list of the Daily Press’ picks of yummy Hampton Roads soul food, click here.
Start 2017 on the right foot by actually abiding by your resolutions. Fortunately, you can achieve your new #lifegoals in the 757 through some pretty cool programs for things such as fitness, family fun, saving funds, getting organized and more. The Daily Press tallies it all up here!
Ever heard of Hungry Hungry Arrow? It’s Tidewater’s taco/sandwich/hot dog stans on wheels! Their food is of Native-American style, and that includes their own take on the taco, which is a fried dough shell filled with chili beans, meat, lettuce, tomato and cheese. For more information on Hungry Hungry Arrow, click here.
If you’re looking for a less-than-traditional gift to give this Christmas, consider shopping from #HRVA’s small businesses. Some standout examples include Hampton’s Countryside Gardens for shea butter or a bourbon-scented candle from Newport News’ Ironclad Distillery.
Those items not hitting the mark? Check out Daily Press’ more-than-comprehensive list of local shops and gifts!
If it seems like every year you run out of money around the holidays, it’s long past time you tweak your spending habits. According to the Busy Budgeter blog, in order to create an optimal holiday budget, you need to plan far, far ahead and be crazy conservative. Start by writing down everything you need to budget for, estimate costs and prioritize your expenses. Be sure to track its successes and failures.
Wegmans, the grocery chain that New Yorkers go crazy over, had been eyeing a location in Newport News. But now that deal is, well, off the table. And Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale told the Daily Press they are not currently looking at other sites on the Peninsula. Virginia Beach, though, might get lucky.
Get your holiday shopping done even earlier! Amazon will be having their “Deal of the Day” every 5 minutes up until Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 25. But the deals don’t stop there, either! Costco will be having in-warehouse only sales, and Dick’s Sporting Goods will be selling outdoor gear and sporting goods for Black Friday prices online. There are so many deals to check out!
Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will be returning to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area this Friday! But don’t fret if you can’t make it just yet: the rink’ll be open well into February. Whether you want to take to the ice with your loved one or little ones, it seems like it’ll be a pretty reasonable outing. The Daily Press says tickets start at 10 smackaroos, and rentals cost just more than $4.
Learn from Busy Budgeter and save a few coins. The Virginia blogger says that the stupidest things that people waste money on are fast food, brand-name products, cable, in-app purchases, unused gym memberships, lottery tickets and, believe it or not, even more. She says cutting such superfluous stuff can help you pay off debt and other way more productive things.
Come Election Day, the land of the free will get some freebies. Make sure that you go out and vote this Tuesday! If you do so — and you really should — make sure to drop by 7-Eleven for any-size free coffee, and then run over to Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut! The Daily Press has the skinny on Election Day freebies.
Ladies, if you didn’t know, we run the vote for Virginia! According to the Daily Press, women, Northern Virginians and college grads are really influencing Virginia’s political color. Donald Trump really doesn’t have much of a chance with Virginia, due to women’s political influence, according to a political scientist at Christopher Newport University.
With a busy lifestyle, it seems like it can be hard to keep your stomach satisfied while keeping up with your schedule. Fortunately, Busy Budgeter has a delicious recipe for some warm, yummy chili. Even better than the taste is the fact that it can be prepared in 15 minutes!
As if October isn’t already filled with enough fun events, the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival is right around the corner! The festival will take place October 22 until the 23rd at 31st Street Park/ Oceanfront. Tickets are selling for $20-$30. And is SHOULD go without saying but this event is for people ages 21 and up.
Has anyone else noticed that reality TV takes a low-key hiatus during the fall? According to Daily Press, of the 87 broadcast prime-time hours airing each week during fall, only 9 are dedicated to reality TV. The reason for this is because, they say, reality TV dominates during the summertime, and views flip to other interests.
And you thought Tinder was tempting. A new love has taken over the hearts of foodies all over. Imagine Tinder but with food — well, that’s Tender! This free app allows people to post photos of food along with their recipes. If you want to save the recipe, swipe right. You’re not feeling the dish? Swipe left. (You know the drill.)
Research has indicated that millennial men would rather play video games than work —and, duh, they’re happy about it! Men without college degrees have utilized about 75 percent of their former working time with playing video games, the study finds. Although they are working less, surveys suggest that they are happier than ever. Check out the full video here.
Who wants to slave over a lawn in the scorching hot, anyway? According to Daily Press, the best time to get diggin’ is when the leaves begin fallin’! Daily Press’ Kathy Van Mullenkom shared her green-thumb experience for those who “weed” a little help!
Yard sales are all fun and games until you realize you didn’t actually make a profit. Virginia blogger Busy Budgeter shared the best ways to guarantee a positive yard sale effort-to-success ratio: pick the right date for your sale, publicize it, like, everywhere, and make sure that it’s plenty of fun!
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been recalled as of Friday after reports of the phone’s batteries exploding or catching fire. Note 7 users will be able to trade in their phones for another smartphone. There have already been 35 confirmed Note 7 explosions.
Tune your televisions to “Untapped Virginia” this month to see Virginia Beach’s own Mix it Up and Pleasure House Brewing show off their businesses. The pair will be on the second episode of the show, which airs on Cox 11. Mix it Up has 50 beers on tap, and Pleasure House has plenty of brews of its own. Stop by, grab a beer, and tune in.
Virginia Beach’s city libraries are aiming to reduce back-to-school stress. You can utilize their databases for book reports; you can get SAT help; you can even listen to music with their Freegal Music service. Not to mention, you can stream Tai-Chi videos or access digital magazines for great food ideas!
Grey’s Anatomy, 2 Broke Girls, Gotham, The Voice and The Vampire Diaries are some of the many fall TV premieres that you can look forward to this September and October. To see the full calendar of when your favorite shows will be screening, visit 13 News Now’s site.
If you’re wondering why you’re not living the life you want or not working in the position that you would like, the blog Irresistible Icing has a few pointers on your mentality that you should consider. Not nailing down a goal, fearing change, worrying about all the haters are just the few things that could be keeping you from that oh-so elusive thing we call happiness. Here’s how to get out of that funk, per Irresistible Icing.
Netflix has named its new September titles so prepare to binge. For the horror fans, The Amityville Horror (2005) will be on the list, along with comedies such as Scary Movie 2 and Zootopia. See the list of all of Netflix’s September releases here.
Republicans at ODU are looking forward to a busy semester ahead of them. The school’s College Republicans have been looking for Trump supporters and trying to convince undecided voters to vote for him. If you would like to get involved with politics on your campus, visit the sites for the Republican Party of Virginia or the Democratic Party of Virginia.
No need to pop some tags like Macklemore if you’re looking for a cheap date for you and bae. Williamsburg Winery has wine tastings for $12 per person. Hampton’s Venture Kitchen and Bar has amazing food for a reasonable price. You could even dance at Hampton’s Ballroom for $19. Check out all five cheap options.
Remember the Mathews Hotel? Well, history may be uncovered at the hotel’s site. Artifacts dating back to 300 years ago have been found at the site, and archaeologists will soon be digging for more finds. Community members are welcome to participate in the search. To volunteer for the Sept. 9-10 dig, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Sept. 1 until Oct. 31, Colonial Williamsburg will be offering free, unlimited visits for anyone 50 years of age and older. The “50+ Pay for a Day” event will be the perfect getaway for any elders or a great bonding experience for the family.
Living a debt-free life may seem impossible, but 13 News Now has some tips on how to stay away from debt. Have a realistic budget, and remember to automate monthly payments. Be restrictive with your debt, and look for every penny that you possibly can. Surprise cash should be used to handle necessities. Know how to negotiate, and learn to tackle the debt avalanche.
Old appliances can take up storage and sometimes cost you money, but Dominion Power is offering you money to take them off your hands. Appliance Recycling is a program where the company will even pick up your appliances for free! If you’re interested in getting a few appliances off your hands, check the site.