A Delicious Night Out

To have the ultimate restaurant experience, several factors come into play. Of course, there’s the quality of the food and the service, but many other subtle elements contribute to the overall enjoyment of an evening out. A recent visit to Burtons Grill at Hilltop in Virginia Beach with my husband,…
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Norfolk: A Foodie’s Paradise

What do you get when you combine a beautiful spring evening, interesting people, a walk through Norfolk’s historic neighborhoods, and four unique restaurants? A recipe for a pleasurable outing. Recently I joined a group of visiting travel writers for a Granby Street Food Tour sponsored by Food Tour Corporation, a…
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Sensory Rich Dining at Yard House

Eating out for me is about more than just the food. Restaurants offer an escape from the humdrum world, an adventure in a new environment—one that excites all of my senses and emphasizes the pleasure of the moment. When I think back to my most memorable restaurant meals, the food…
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Dreamy Evening: Burtons Grill

After spending an evening at Burtons Grill dining with a friend, I was surprised to find we’d lingered nearly three hours there. To me, one of the main criteria for a perfect dinner out is being encouraged to take your time. Let’s face it: when you’re spending hard-earned cash, being…
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A Taste of New Orleans in Norfolk

As the soulful sounds of a saxophone wafted from the Big Easy Grill and Oyster Bar downstairs, Peter and I relaxed in the upstairs dining room of what has recently been rebranded as the Norfolk Seafood Co. As part of the chain of restaurants in Norfolk that includes 456 Fish,…
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