Please list your faves in each category!
I shut my eyes in the restaurant scene for one minute and when I opened them I saw countless frozen yogurt shops opening up, more sushi restaurants than I could count, a couple more mediterranean than before and a host of more unknown finds have cropped up.
Let me know your new favorite finds and if anyone has tried these I have recently seen and haven't had a chance to try.
Keilbasa (European saw recently at Kempsville near VB Blvd.)
Baladi (Mediterranean near hilltop) (not sure if the new Azar's will witness any less traffic?!)
Yanni's Casual Greek
RELATIVELY NEWISH AND PROVEN
Pasha Mezze (sad that their chesapeake location is now closed, which I liked better.)
La Dolce Vita (Great New Orleans style food and drinks - try despite its typical Oceanfront tourist resto appearance)
Razzo (everything is better than expected here, even the bread crumb pasta side dish)
Mannino's (green apple salad is delish!)
Aloha Hawaiin BBQ (Cheapo Hawaiian and Thai offerings with big portions)
Don Gallo - (Not completely proven but one of the only Peruvian places and interesting to try! Love the Yuca fries and the green sauce that comes out at the beginning)
CHAINS BUT NEW TO THE AREA
I am typically the last person to recommend a chain however I remember these fondly from the midwest.
Jimmy John's (a once college sandwich splurge)
Papa Murphy's (take and bake pizza - try their gourmet vegetarian and you won't be disapointed! I am also mildy obsessed at the moment with their thin crust with white sauce and any topping)
WHY DON'T WE HAVE?
A place like Chop't Creative Salad Company in D.C. customized salads with your favorite toppings then they chop it all and toss with one of the hundreds of choices of homeade salad dressings.
A place like Pita Pit in Canada - choices of shwarma, falafel all your fave mediterranean choices (and lunchmeats to appease) in a subway/Chipotle like concept slathered with hummus and/or other toppings wrapped in a warm pita.
A great truly southern homecooking place - shrimp and grits, mashed potatoes/gravy and fried chicken type place.
Gourmet food trucks making their way around town.
3248 E Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518