The pataçon sandwich from La Yaroa Tropical, a true hidden gem in the Thalia Village area of Virginia Beach, features slow-roasted pork shoulder or marinated strips of steak (or both), topped with cheese, lettuce and tomato, all on two flattened sweet plantains.
First came the artificial cork. Then the twist-off top. Now there’s another innovation for enjoying wine.
For about 14 years, Sara Kruger has come to the beloved Yorgo’s bagel shop on Norfolk’s Colonial Avenue to make the traditional Jewish pastry rugelach, which fittingly means something like “little twist” in Yiddish.
The show-stopping chef has closed his popular Portsmouth restaurant and retired – for now.
Mimi Ospina’s cakes are a feast for the mouth and the eyes. The self-taught cake artist runs Whipped Up by Mimi from home in Virginia Beach, where she has made hundreds of elegant, funky cakes from scratch for weddings and birthdays and just about any other event you can think of.
The Thanksgiving table can be a panoply of local flavors – if you plan far enough ahead (read: now). Heritage and heirloom varieties of meat and produce bring flavors and textures no longer available in most grocery stores.