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Food + Beverage

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

Creative Cuisines Teams With Chef Hans Schadler On New Wine Dinner Series

WILLIAMSBURG-Creative Cuisines, a catering business on Garrison Drive in Williamsburg, is partnering with Chef Hans Schadler on a new monthly wine dinner series. Noreen Graziano, owner of Creative Cuisines, first approached Schadler about the idea of collaborating after he parted...

Celebrate Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Starting January 28

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg will hold a Mardi Gras celebration throughout the park on weekends from January 28 through February 27. Festivity highlights include live jazz music, special food menu items, an all-new cirque show, and other entertainment. Roughly 30 specialty...

Williamsburg Offers Many Choices to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

WILLIAMSBURG-January is National Hot Tea Month and many local establishments continue the English tradition of holding afternoon tea as a sociable event for friends and family. Not to be confused with high tea, which offers a heavier fare like meats,...

Virginia ABC Stores Alter Operating Hours

Beginning Monday, January 24, those who have become accustomed to adding an ABC run to their morning chores will need to adjust their schedules. Due to an increasing number of employees being affected by covid-19 making it difficult to...

Blue Talon Bistro In Williamsburg Planning A New Outdoor Patio

WILLIAMSBURG-An outdoor patio located at Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg may become a permanent fixture for the restaurant. On January 19, The Planning Commission for the City of Williamsburg approved a request from Colonial Williamsburg...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers One Step Closer To Coming To Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-On January 19, The Planning Commission for The City of Williamsburg approved a location for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. The fast-food restaurant chain, which first announced plans to open in Williamsburg in October 2021, hopes to construct a new...

Williamsburg Winery Wins Gold Medal In San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

JAMES CITY-A Williamsburg Winery wine recently earned an award in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in the United States. On January 18, it was announced that Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier was awarded a gold...

Williamsburg Winery’s Café Provencal Will Open To The Public For Four-Day Valentine’s Day Weekend Event

JAMES CITY-Café Provencal, the fine dining restaurant at the Williamsburg Winery, will open for a special Valentine’s Day weekend event. Café Provencal, which first opened on the property in 2007, has not fully reopened since the start of the...

1700 Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening

NEWPORT NEWS—1700 Brewing officially opened their doors to the public on Saturday, January 8, hosting a celebration that ran from noon to 10pm. 1700 had a soft opening in November after they took over the facility from Twisted Knot...

Williamsburg’s Restaurant Week Set For January 21-31

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association (WARA) will hold its annual Restaurant Week Friday, January 21, through Monday, January 31. Restaurant Week has grown in popularity because it typically offers the opportunity for customers to taste many varieties of discounted food...

Tambora Latin Cuisine Wants To Operate As A Night Club On Weekends

YORK-Ricardo Batista, owner of Tambora Latin Cuisine on George Washington Memorial Highway in the Shroeder Center shopping center, is requesting a special use permit in order to operate as a night club on Fridays and Saturdays for Latin dancing....

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Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads to industry-recognized credentials, employment placing,...

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022. Those with membership park passes will have the opportunity to...