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Stripers Reels ‘Em in at Waterside District

Stripers Reels ‘Em in at Waterside District

By Marisa Marsey Down on the Outer Banks in Manteo, folks talk of the old Stripers and the new Stripers. Now, at Norfolk’s Waterside District, there’s a newer Stripers. Here’s the story: Stripers netted a reputation as a locals’ OBX favorite from 2004 to 2010 until it was sold and became a different restaurant. But

Alkaline: From Pop-Up to Permanent

By Marisa Marsey “Take less than you need. Lean in close,” Kevin Ordonez hunches over a steaming bowl to demonstrate proper ramen etiquette, plunging chopsticks into the insanely aromatic Japanese broth with noodles. “SLURP LOUDLY. Let it splatter all over your face.” “Don’t wear white,” counsels longtime pal Paolo Obcemane, who has visually chronicled the

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