Take the Clark’s Fork

Clark’s Fork restaurant is a short walk from my office on 1265 Stoneridge Drive, and now a familiar haunt. I’m always taken by the bright and spacious entryway and the clean spare lines of the dining areas. The motif is a direct…

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Buffaloes and Pizza?

Who doesn’t like a big red barn? Buffalo Bump Pizza, located just one block west of Four Corners on Norris Road, is the place to go with your family for hearty pizza, satisfying calzones, hot & cold specialty grinders, fresh salads,…

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Introducing Chef: Rory Sandoval

My first memory of cooking and kitchens was making stone soup in Montessori school. We read a story about a soup with stones in it and everyone brought something to put in the soup the next day. I brought tri colored rotini pasta that my…

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Vera Fare: True Food Evolution

Entering Vera Fare I got the sense that this place is all about excellence. The dark furnishings boast simple lines, the immaculate tile and wood floors gleam in the sunshine and the honey-colored walls have a few well-placed cafe art pieces.…

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A Rose Blooms in Belgrade

One of Belgrade’s brightest dining gems is the Desert Rose Restaurant. Located on the corner of 213 West Main (on the corner of Main and Hoffman) it is owned and operated by Scott and Cindy Brown. Recently, my husband Tim and I ate dinner…

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Cafe Francais Des Arts: OOH LA LA

Get this straight: I like this place. A lot. So much, in fact, I awoke last week in a Virginia Beach hotel longing for one of the pastries from Café Francais. Stuck with an unappetizing assortment of chain restaurants, I opted-out of…

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