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Mace & Crown | October 20, 2017

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Food Archives * Mace & Crown

Local Cat Café Opens in Ghent

June 8, 2017 |

David Hollis | Contributing Writer

After much anticipation, the Catnip Cat Café opened this past weekend. A concept originally conceived in Taipei, Taiwan, it’s a place where cat enthusiasts can interact with cats while enjoying hot coffee or tea. The unique … Read More

Vegan Munchies

April 15, 2017 |

Tristyn Tate | Contributing Writer

At some point in time, we all become victim to falling back on food choices that are cheap and convenient, more so than what’s the healthiest option, especially when we have the munchies. Despite the stereotype that … Read More

Best Restaurants to Eat at While Stoned

April 14, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

Perfectly Frank Located on Monarch Way, Perfectly Frank is perfect for any on campus pothead. It’s cheap, easy to get to and the food is amazing. They don’t ask a lot of questions, and if you … Read More

Coelacanth Brewing Co. – They’re ‘Just Different’

November 30, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Staff Writer

“Ugly Fish. Beautiful Beer.” Tucked away in Ghent, the Coelacanth Brewing Company offers a new take on beer. The focus on flavor and local ingredients provide a unique experience to the rapidly growing craft beer scene. After … Read More

Good Beer, Big Heart at Wasserhund Brewing Company

November 4, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Creating a good beer is key to any brewery. Perhaps most important is the environment. Luckily, both can be found at Wasserhund Brewing Company. The German-style beer and food reflect quality ingredients and dedication. The brick oven … Read More

Shiptown: Seafood Done the Right Way

October 14, 2016 |

Jon Affolter Jr. Contributing Writer

Steve Marsh is a young, talented and outright unique chef. Above all else, Marsh is a restaurateur. He has already seen what success looks like with his first restaurant, LeGrand Kitchen, only two blocks up the … Read More

Norfolk’s ‘The Birch’ Wins America’s Heart and Taste Buds

October 14, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Not many bars get the recognition of being voted among the top beer bars in the U.S. This honor has come true right here in Norfolk for The Birch. Awarded the No. 5 Best Beer Bar … Read More

Take a Bite Out of Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint

October 1, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint may be small, but offers quality hamburgers and a huge selection of beer. With a rotating draft menu of eight beers, 12 seasonal beers and over 40 domestic and imported bottles, … Read More

Craft Beer Takeover: Rip Rap Brewing Co.

September 16, 2016 |

Jacie Litz

Contributing Writer

After a long day, very few things sound as good as a cold beer. Nothing reflects hard work and relaxation in the same space like at Rip Rap Brewing Company, where ‘Liam Bell and Ben Mcelroy opened the … Read More

Brick Anchor Brew-House Downtown’s Newest Addition

April 30, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Contributing Writer

Brick Anchor Brew-House is the newest boozy resident to add to your downtown bar crawl. Replacing the previously long-standing Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, the fancy beer haven is a grand improvement.

Brick Anchor’s pub fare goes beyond your … Read More

Lemongrass Grille Brings Fresh Southeast Asian Cuisine to Ghent

April 22, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Contributing Writer

Lemongrass Grille is the latest addition to a long line of tasty eateries on 21st Street in Ghent. After success with their location in Greenbrier, owner Robert  Brennan decided to grace another city in Hampton Roads with … Read More

Granby Social Club: 90-Second Food, 52-Foot Lounge

April 19, 2016 |

Stef Wasko Staff Writer

This month, Norfolk’s Neon District will welcome a new lounge bar and food dive to the up-and-coming strip of Granby Street. Although opening day hasn’t been announced, Landon Anderson and Guy Derenoncourt are eager to launch Granby … Read More

Zeke’s Beans & Bowls Norfolk Location Turns One

April 14, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

This month, Zeke’s Beans & Bowls in Norfolk celebrates its first year in the NEON arts district of Downtown Norfolk. Though this funky café’s namesake passed away in 2006, owners Nick Vitale and Mike Schirmer keep the … Read More

The Green Cat Juice Bar & Market Offers More Than Just Juice

April 4, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

With the recent improvements made to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, a drive down Pacific Avenue feels more like it did a decade ago. The addition of the vibrant Green Cat Juice Bar & Market in May 2015 … Read More

Review: The Green House Kitchen Serves Up Tasteful Salads and More

March 28, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Owner of Downtown Norfolk’s Grilled Cheese Bistro Dina Taylor didn’t venture far last November to open her newest restaurant, The Green House Kitchen. In fact, it’s right next door. So whether you’re craving a gourmet twist on … Read More

Bacon Startup ‘B-Class Strippers’ Sizzles into Business

March 15, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Old Dominion University business management student Janay Brown has always had a passion for two things in life– cooking and bacon. With her new startup company ‘B-Class Strippers,’ supported by ODU’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center, she offers a unique, … Read More