After years of vacancy, another few years of waiting for construction to finish, and the increased anticipation of what businesses would occupy the space, Norfolk's Waterside District is officially open. Growing up in this area, I remember the "old waterside", a place filled with specialty shops, restaurants, and activities for people of all ages. I was hoping that the new Waterside would offer a little taste of the past, some local favorites, and bring in things that the area hadn't seen before.
On "Treat Yo Self Tuesday", a day that I designate to go out and do something nice for myself, I decided to pay them a visit. This coincided with their Tuesday night special, where you can get a two course meal for only $20.
This past October I attended the March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction in Virginia Beach. This event features local chefs showcasing their dishes, live entertainment and an auction, with the goal of raising money for the prevention of birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.