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Not Your Father’s Orapax

Not Your Father’s Orapax

By Marisa Marsey When I called Orapax’s owner Nick Seretis to schedule an interview for the scoop on the treasured neighborhood Greek restaurant’s makeover – its refreshing new Santorini-styled look, a liquor license to unleash creative cocktails (I’ll have a Mediterranean Mule, please) and menu updates – he made sure I met with his daughter,

Sunnyside Up as d’Egg Diner Reopens

By Jeff Maisey First there was the gas-line explosion in Selden Arcade that zapped the historic building’s electrical system and created structural damage. Then came the delayed construction of the adjoining hotel/conference center project of The Main and refurbishment of the front façade of Selden Arcade. But after a three-month closing period, a complete interior

REVIEW: Rajput Indian Cuisine: Vegan and Vegetarian Buffet

By Betsy DiJulio My 1990 arrival in Virginia Beach found me Jonesin’ for Indian food in the worst way.  My late husband and I had moved here from Nashville where, for at least a year or two, every Sunday found me religiously slipping into the dark, exotic, and intoxicatingly aromatic dining room of a downtown

FOOD REVIEW: Los Cuates Taqueria & Tienda

By Joe Lowrey Luis Sanchez is an energetic fellow. He scurries through the aisles at Los Cuates Taqueria, head on a swivel, soaking in every detail and checking out the action at the tables. From across the crowded room he sees the kitchen door swing open and catches a glimpse of his reason for being,

FOOD REVIEW: The Stockpot

(Photo courtesy of The Stockpot) By Marisa Marsey   They say you can tell a lot by the company you keep. So even if the name weren’t a tip-off, you’d sense The Stockpot’s wholesomeness given its neighbors in this 19th Street strip near the Oceanfront: Wareings Gym, Pilates Fitness Club, Best Body Co. Surrounded by

Remember Mom’s Cinnamon Toast?

Words & Photos by Stef Wasko From the two entrepreneurs who introduced Norfolk to The Handsome Biscuit and Field Guide, comes a third culinary phenomenon serving the best thing since sliced bread— Toast. This newest member of the David Hausmann and John Porter family of Norfolk restaurants finds its home in the old Buddy Baker

Say YES, YES to B-B-Q in NoNo

Words & Photos by Joe Lowrey   I’m guessing everyone reading this has their own idea about what makes barbeque special. I’m also thinking it is a pretty safe bet that most of you have never experienced the magnificent meats served up by the two joints I’m telling you about today.  Both are off the