Buckroe Beach may be getting into the food truck and pop-up shop business next tourist season. The concept, aimed at boosting retail on the waterfront, is still in its early stages, according to the Daily Press. If all goes as planned the trucks and other operations could be seen as early as this summer.
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.
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.
Under the umbrella of “eat, drink and be tacky,” O’Connor Brewing is celebrating ugly sweaters everywhere. Like really celebrating. They’ll have food trucks, a sweater contest, a new seasonal beer and all the live Weezer covers you could ask for. The event is from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 23. Oh, and it’s free.
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.
Hopefully you plan to hit the polls next Tuesday anyway — you know, because democracy — but if you needed to sweeten the deal, Krispy Kreme is promising free donuts of your choice to everyone with an “I voted” sticker. Peninsula voters can make the trek to locations in Hampton and Newport News between 6 a.m. (incidentally when the polls open) and 11 p.m. — after voting, of course.
HRVA is sipping on some signature drinks more and more, and people are buying more and more of the craft liquors that go in ’em. Virginia ABC data shows an increase of more than $200 million in sales. Experts say the rise in “craft cocktails,” like the rise of craft beers in previous years, plays a big part in the spike.
York County’s Dairy Queen was the first of the chain to open in the 757. On Oct. 30, after 52 years of (soft)serving the community, it will close its doors as a member of the franchise. When it reopens ,it will be an Asian fast-dining rice and ice-cream bar named K-Fresh.
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!
Whether you’re low on funds because you’ve already started saving for Christmas or because all you have is the wad of fives you found in your couch, you can still throw that dough towards a good meal. How? Check out this Daily Press list of $10 Food Finds.
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.
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.)
Not to be confused with the vodka, this Hampton lunch spot has some spirit of its own. It already hosts wine-tasting and trivia nights, but Daily Press reports that the restaurant just added brunch (pronounced: mimosas) and dinner options and times. Currently, you can find Southern-inspired delicacies on the menu.
This year’s presidential debates keeping you up at night? 7-Eleven is looking to help. The chain is offering $1 coffee (extra large!) the morning after each debate. But, take note, you also have to download the 7-Eleven mobile app to get the discount.
This is not a drill! It’s more like corkscrew. Ingleside Vineyard, Williamsburg Winery and The Dog and Oyster Vineyard were just featured on Buzzfeed’s new winery roundup. Williamsburg is actually first on the list. Now that these fine wineries aren’t exactly a secret, hit ’em up before the crowd starts.
Hosted at the Virginia Zoo this Saturday, Norfolk’s Growl Fest enables guests to sip craft beer while perusing the zoo. The Pilot says tickets cost $25 — $35 at the door — but DDs and people younger than 20 get in for $10. Tickets include a 64-ounce souvenir glass and two beers. Event starts at 5:30 p.m.
O’Connor Brewing is celebrating German festival Oktoberfest on its original date —Saturday. There will be a stein-hoisting competition, German food trucks (legitimate schnitzel, guys), music and the debut of a special “O’Ctoberfest” beer — and if you dress up in lederhosen you’ll get a discounted tab. Bonus: O’Connor offers safe rides.
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.
The breweries of the 757 serve way more than the standard standbys of bar pretzels. One of the Peninsula’s most seasoned (saison’d?), Alewerks Brewing Company, has a few delicious dishes up their sleeves. Daily Press recommends the mango and ginger chicken salad wrap, chill dog and the Shorty Time IPA.
A little byrd told us that the 757 just got a new breakfast spot. Daily Press says that Byrd’s Restaurant of Newport News, the brainchild of two local hospitality workers, will be open Tuesday to Sunday selling their homemade breakfast and lunch fare. The first dish to hype: banana bread french toast.
The end of summer and all it has to offer can be sad, but fall is also full of exciting chances for fun throughout HRVA. Nothing shows this better than the plethora of food and drink festivals, and The Daily Press already has you covered with a guide to the best fests set for September.