Surprising Suffolk…Center

Surprising Suffolk…Center

Suffolk Center’s new Outdoors @ The Center event space will host live music this summer on Thursdays. Photo courtesy of Suffolk Center.    By Jeff Maisey “You can have it all in Surprising Suffolk.” That was the branding slogan televised and promoted on signage far...

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ESSAY: What Kind of American Are You?

ESSAY: What Kind of American Are You?

By Tom Robotham Last month, I saw Alex Garland’s much-discussed film Civil War. Since then, I’ve not been able to stop thinking about it. I don’t mean to imply that I think it’s a great movie. I continue to have mixed feelings about it. Nevertheless, the specter it...

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TRAVEL: A Second Helping

TRAVEL: A Second Helping

(Lynn, Bruno, and Jeff at Chez Bruno in Dijon.)  By Jeff Maisey In last month’s issue of Veer, I wrote solely about one of my favorite dining experiences in Paris, the majestically unique, warmly welcoming Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole.  I was heartened by the response from...

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ESSAY: What Kind of American Are You?

ESSAY: Leaving The Treehouse

By Tom Robotham For the last few weeks, I’ve been looking for a new apartment. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my current place. Not by a long shot. For 17 years, it has served me well. In the afternoons, on clear days, the living room is bathed in sunlight filtered by...

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TRAVEL: The Best Ever

TRAVEL: The Best Ever

(An early evening glass of wine outside Au Vieux Paris. Photo by Lynn Hughes-Hailey.) By Jeff Maisey “How do you know about this place?”  A distinguished looking gentleman in his 70s from California introduced to Lynn and I as the Doctor kept looking over his right...

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Naro-Minded

Naro-Minded

(Kris King stands in the center of the Naro video collection at ODU’s Perry Library.)  Words & Photo by Jim Roberts Naro Expanded Video’s collection of 43,000 DVDs has been lovingly preserved at Old Dominion University’s Perry Library, but touring the new academic...

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Friends Join Forces for a Folksy Festival

Friends Join Forces for a Folksy Festival

By Montague Gammon III A Grammy winning singer-songwriter from New England, a finger pickin’ multi-instrument virtuoso from Northern Virginia, and a sibling-led bluegrass band from the tiny musical hotbed of Floyd, in Appalachian Virginia, walk into the  Virginia Arts...

Dance Theatre of Harlem: It’s About People

Dance Theatre of Harlem: It’s About People

(Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in Sounds of Hazel. Photo by Jeff Cravotta) By Jerome Langston “He taught me that it’s bigger than the art. It’s about people,” says Robert Garland, the new artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), referring to the legendary...

Marlin Mural Festival at VWUm

Marlin Mural Festival at VWUm

By Betsy DiJulio If you are an educator—or even if you’re not—and find yourself envious of this capstone assignment for art students at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU), the brainchild of Professor John Rudel, you would be forgiven that deadly sin. How he managed to...

The Poem Wants to be Heard

The Poem Wants to be Heard

(Poet Tim Seibles and jazz bassist/composer Chris Brydge. Photo by Jennifer Fish.)  By Tom Robotham  Most of us, I suspect, were introduced to poetry through the written word, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. And yet, when we read poems in silence—in the...

Ghent Burger Week

Ghent Burger Week

(Pixels Technotronic Burger) By Jeremy Bender Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best burger of all? From May 27 through June 2, 13 restaurants will compete in the inaugural Ghent Burger Week. Loyal patrons and hamburger fanatics alike are encouraged to visit...

Pronounced New Eateries

Pronounced New Eateries

By Marisa Marsey Restaurant names, like baby names, come in waves. Remember the address age (Bistro 210; useful, pre-GPS, for recalling locations)? And the monosyllabic era (here’s looking at you, Stove)? Now restaurateurs are spurning marketing gurus who advise...

Chef Close to Open ILO Bistro

Chef Close to Open ILO Bistro

(Chef Zack Close. Photo courtesy of Glass Light Hotel.) By Jeff Maisey Zack Close, who spent a decade in New York City and worked with Daniel Boulud at his Michelin- starred restaurant, Café Boulud, before returning to his hometown of Norfolk to become the Executive...

Vegan Korean

Vegan Korean

By Betsy DiJulio Vegan Korean fried chicken may be the tastiest oxymoron on the planet.  Korean Fried Chicken—which someone cleverly dubbed “the other KFC”—emerged as a “thing” in the US long after I no longer consumed meat.  So, I had never experienced this...

Backstories Vol. 1

Backstories Vol. 1

(Dylan & Jason of Waters Edge Winery Norfolk) By Joel Rubin If you have seen the weekly newsletter I publish (generally to promote the offshore wind industry Dominion Energy is bringing to the region), you know that many of the articles feature small businesses,...

Voodoo Brewing Co. opens pub in Virginia Beach

Voodoo Brewing Co. opens pub in Virginia Beach

(Alex and Chrissy Bergren have opened a Voodoo Brewing location in Virginia Beach. Photo by Jim Roberts.) By Jim Roberts   Voodoo Brewing Co., the newest entry into Hampton Roads’ beer scene, opened on January 13 in Virginia Beach. It’s a locally owned and...

DINING: A Tale of Two Italians

DINING: A Tale of Two Italians

(Something for every Italian taste at Sorella’s. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.)  By Marisa Marsey Hibernation season, for me, means hunkering down beneath a mountain of blankets and gorging on classic movies à la “Casablanca” and latter-day faves like “Moonstruck”...

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

(DOGGONE GOOD: Larry Sauger and Karl Neumann have Pittie Dog Grill sizzlin’) By Marisa Marsey Since adopting a puppy last year, my ears prick up at any mention of the word “dog” as avidly as Sheepish, my Miniature Sheepadoodle, sniffs out squirrels. So when I heard...

Big Ugly Wins 2023 Golden Tap Award

Big Ugly Wins 2023 Golden Tap Award

Big Ugly Brewing won the 2023 Golden Tap Award in a region-wide competition where the tally was picked by readers and our committee of judges — including Diane Catanzaro, Chris Jones, Brian Koski, and Jen McDonald — provided expert analysis.  The 757 region craft...

VEER’s Golden Tap Awards & The Key to Lager Town

VEER’s Golden Tap Awards & The Key to Lager Town

By Jeremy Bender Who is the best brewery in Hampton Roads this year?  What are the finest IPAs, stouts, lagers, sours and pilsners? On Tuesday, December 5, VEER Magazine will present its 2023 Golden Tap Awards at Elation Brewing in Norfolk beginning at 6 PM.   The...

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