Hey fellow Hampton Roaders,
In lieu of our own regional discussion board, I thought it would be good to have a general discussion thread regarding living and eating in Hampton Roads, Virginia: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown and York County, Gloucester, Williamsburg and the Eastern Shore.
This is such a wonderfully diverse area both geography and cultures. Maybe on this thread we can share upcoming food events, restaurant reviews, restaurant openings and closings, great finds at farmers markets, and the like.
I, for one, and excited about something I am involved in, and will start the thread off with the news: a convivium of Slow Food USA has been approved for Hampton Roads. This local Slow Food chapter will cover the whole region, and celebrate our foods and foodways. I hope many of you will get involved.
The website for now is basic:
We hope to have a board meeting in the next week or so to start things off, but if you want to get more information on joining, check out the website or leave a post here.
Now, what is happening in everyone else's food world in our region?