Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Food + Beverage

Busch Gardens Bier Fest Returning In August

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg will bring back its popular Bier Fest, Virginia’s Largest Craft Beer Festival, in August. The beer festival, which will run on weekends starting Friday, August 12, will feature 125 beers from 69 breweries around the world,...

The Hound’s Tale Moving Forward With Expansion Into Former Space Of A Chef’s Kitchen

WILLIAMSBURG-Progress is being made in downtown Williamsburg in the space that was the beloved A Chef’s Kitchen. In March, Michelle and Steve Sieling, who currently operate three downtown restaurants on Prince George Street, leased the space of the former A...

Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen Pledges $5 Million In Support Of CHKD’s Mental Health Initiative

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) recently received a $5 million dollar pledge from Mid Atlantic Dairy Queen, who’s been a benefactor for close to two decades, to support its “Lighting the Way” mental health initiative. Matthew Bean, director...

New Carryout Seafood Restaurant Now Open In New Town

JAMES CITY-A new carry-out seafood establishment specializing in Cajun-style dishes is now open in Greater Williamsburg. Keland Harrison, who started Keland’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Newport News, is now operating the new Keland’s Louisiana Seafood Grab N Go in...

New Owner At Lulu Birds Kitchen In Gloucester Big On Offering An Experience

GLOUCESTER – After Lulu Birds Kitchen closes for the night, new owner Dave Coleman will sit in one of the chairs in the 68-seat dining room. However, it’s not to rest after a long day’s work. “I sit in a...

CookieChris Opening In Williamsburg July 22

WILLIAMSBURG-A Warhill High School student will open his first storefront for his cookie business on Friday, July 22. Chris Knight, Jr., 16, is set to hold a soft opening for his cookie shop, CookieChris, at 11am at 1408 Richmond Rd....

Drexler’s Wood Fired Grill Opens In Phoebus

HAMPTON—Eric Drexler, chef and owner of the newest addition to the Phoebus food scene, got bitten by the travel bug shortly after he graduated from high school. He had moved to the Outer Banks to be closer to the...

Lidl To Close One Of Its Peninsula Stores

NEWPORT NEWS-The Germany-based discount grocery chain Lidl is permanently closing one of its Peninsula locations. Local Lidl fans won’t be happy, but the rumors are true. Known for its “suspiciously low-priced groceries, puzzling prices, and undeniable quality,” Lidl has decided...

Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro In Poquoson Changes Business Model

POQUOSON—Blue Crab & Purple Pig Bistro Chef and Owner Barry Wildman has closed his doors to regular restaurant traffic and is opening the space to catering, cooking classes, wine dinners, and special events. The decision was made after a...

Crumbl Cookies Opening A Location In Williamsburg

JAMES CITY-Crumbl Cookies, a national gourmet cookie chain, has plans to open a new storefront in Greater Williamsburg. Crumbl Cookies will open a location in James City County in the Monticello Marketplace Shopping Center on Monticello Avenue. In June, Crumbl Cookies...

New Speakeasy Now Open At Busch Gardens

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg is introducing a new immersive bar experience for guests 21 and older this summer. On Wednesday, July 20, the theme park will open Burgermeister’s Hideaway, a new speakeasy. The speakeasy will feature handcrafted cocktail flights customized...

New Pizza Shop Coming To Gloucester

GLOUCESTER –Pizza lovers in Gloucester will soon have a new restaurant option. Franco’s Pizza is coming to Gloucester and should be ready to open for business by the middle of August. The new restaurant will be located in the Hayes...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Second Quarter Results

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) reported second quarter 2022 revenues of $2.7 billion, up 19.3 percent from the second quarter of 2021. The gains were primarily driven by revenue attributable to the acquisition of Alion Science and Technology in...

Hampton Officials To Meet To Discuss Economic Growth

HAMPTON-What is the current state of the economy for the City of Hampton and where is Hampton headed? Those questions and more will be addressed by government officials who serve on the Hampton City Council, Economic Development Authority, Redevelopment and...

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Receives $11 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council recently received $11 million in federal funding for job training. The news was announced during a ceremony on August 3. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs...