Conveniently located in front of Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, Coopers Hawk consists of a restaurant, artisan market, bar, and Napa style tasting area. Prior to them opening to the public, I was invited to partake in a meal that could best be described as a culinary mouth party orchestrated by Master Sommelier Emily Wines and Executive Kitchen Manager Edmund Vogel.
On December 13, 2017 my grandmother died, and with her also me. Succumbed by grief, 28 years of unresolved issues resurfaced and I found myself running into a black hole while my depression, anxiety, self loathing, and suicidal thoughts continued to chase me.
I could step outside and get hit by a car and regret not eating a donut. But the likelihood of me getting hit by a car is low, while the chances of me going into gastric distress due to consuming high amounts of calories and sugar is high.
For the past 7 years my body has been exposed to harsh medications and invasive surgeries to resolve my complicated GI issues. Recently, after speaking with my doctor and a dietitian I realized that I should look into alternative ways to control my problem, so I reached out to the Global Healing Center.
If you're looking for a home-style, no frills but all the flavors breakfast (and don't want to wait in a long line for it), try out Stacked Eatery.
Located in Greenbrier, they are in a central location only 15 minutes from Downtown Norfolk and Virginia Beach Town Center, and most recently won The Virginian Pilots Taste Test for best Pancakes.
I had the pleasure of meeting someone who got me out of my food shell and exploring other cuisines. She recently moved to Japan, but before her departure we tried a few places that she recommended and that are highly rated in the area. The first was Norfolk Garden, a Korean Restaurant in the Military Circle area of Norfolk.
The last time I had a cheesesteak was in Philadelphia when an area native took me to her favorite spot and she said it was one of the best. An edible masterpiece came out on toasted bread filled with tender meat, peppers, onions, and provolone cheese. I have been searching to find a place in Hampton Roads that was serving anything that halfway resembled what I had in Philly. But the day came when I was scrolling through Instagram and saw The Grill at Great Bridge
A few weeks ago I told you about the Virginia Bloggers Peaceful Home Challenge. During that time I was "supposed" to be cleaning, de-cluttering, finding peace in the different areas of my home and giving you tips on how you can do the same. My goal was to tackle an area a week, starting with my kitchen then moving to my computer room and then bedroom. Well I'm still in the kitchen...read about how that is going.
For the first time in 10 years, I boarded the Spirit of Norfolk for their Wine Down Wednesday Cruise with the Williamsburg Winery. It offers scenic views of the Elizabeth River, complimentary prosecco at boarding, 5 courses and wine pairings.