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Williamsburg Restaurant Week 2015

Would you like to try some of Williamsburg’s best restaurants at reduced prices  ?

Restaurant Week 2015 in Williamsburg will be the week of January 18-24, 2015.

I love this promotion in that it gives us a chance to go to our favorite restaurants without killing my wallet.

You can enjoy a two course lunch menu for $10.11. For dinner, there will be three-course menus for $20.10 or $30.10. Tax, alcohol and gratuity not included.

This event is hosted by the Williamsburg Restaurant Association

Reservations are suggested.

Restaurant Week 2015 in Williamsburg will be the week of January 18-24, 2015.

Berret’s Seafood Restaurant ~ L/D $30.15
Blue Talon ~ L/D $30.15
Chili’s Grill & Bar ~ D $20.15
The Cove ~ D $20.15
The Gabriel Archer Tavern ~ $L $10.15
LeYaca French Restaurant ~ D $30.15
Nawab ~ D $20.15
Opus 9 Steakhouse ~ L/D $30.15
Prime 46 forty ~ D $30.15
Riverwalk Restaurant ~ L/D $20.15
Sal’s by Victor ~ L/D $20.15
Second Street An American Bistro ~ L/D $20.15
Terrace Room Williamsburg Inn ~ D $30.15
Traditions Williamsburg Lodge ~ L/D $20.15

Although Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association is holding its 2015 Restaurant Week Jan. 18 – 24,  Colonial Williamsburg is making its special menu available for much longer.

Looking for a yummy lunch? Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge has you covered. They are serving up an amazing two-course meal for just $10.15! The best part? It’s available through March!

Chef Justin Addison and his Traditions team have created a comforting lunch sure to warm you inside and out during these bitter cold months—complete with a hot vegetable bisque alongside a ham and cheese sandwich with tomato on toasted bread. You also get a salad packed with feta cheese, pickled onions, and apples. Click here for the menu.

How about dinner? There are two options for you depending on your mood.  First up is dinner at Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge. Enjoy a three-course dinner for just $20.15. That includes dessert! Click here for the menu.

Over at the Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn, you can mix and match to your liking with our $30 three-course special. Click here for the menu.
The dinners are only available through the end of January, so be sure to take full advantage!

Smallcakes comes to Williamsburg VA

imageLet the cupcake wars begin !

There’s a new dessert coming to town – decadent, gourmet cupcakes. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery, a popular nationwide cupcake brand, will be opening a location at 4640 Casey Blvd Williamsbury, VA in Settlers Market

Smallcakes was founded by Jeff Martin in Kansas City in 2009 and has grown to over 75 locations offering specialty cupcakes baked fresh daily. Martin and Smallcakes have received national recognition with his three appearances on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, a feature on the morning television show The View, catering cupcakes to star-studded events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, and being listed as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country by USA Today.

“We’re thrilled to have a Smallcakes opening in Williamsburg and have received a great response from the community since announcing we were coming to town,” says Martin. “We pride ourselves on delivering delicious cupcakes made from scratch every morning right from the kitchen of your neighborhood cupcakery.”

The cupcakery’s daily menu features 12 signature flavors – Birthday Cake, Caramel Crunch, Chocolate Cream, Chocoholic, Cookies N Crème, Hot Fudge Sundae, Lemon, Peanut Butter Cup, Pink Chocolate, Pink Vanilla, Red Velvet, and Vanilla-N-Chocolate – as well as a rotation of over 100 specialty flavors such

as Maple Bacon, Fat Elvis, Cannoli, Strawberries N’ Crème, Tiramisu, Apple Stuffed French Toast, and Pumpkin.

“Summer is the perfect time to introduce Smallcakes to the area. We have a terrific seasonal menu including Pecan Pie, Strawberry Lemonade, Key Lime Pie, Cherry Limeade, and Beach Bum just to name a few. We look forward to making your summer events a little sweeter with a Smallcakes cupcake,” adds Martin.

The Williamsburg franchise is owned and operated by area locals Patrick and Leah Polowichak. Martin says, “I’m excited to have Patrick and Leah on board, and their enthusiasm for great cupcakes and great customer service is evident when you meet them.”

Smallcakes Williamsburg is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit Smallcakes online at www.smallcakescupcakery.com and on Facebook.

WARA Iron Chef/Wine & Food Expo 2014 Saturday, April 12, 2014

iron chef williamsburg vaIn February of 2009, WARA hosted their first ever Iron Chef Competition. The success of that event prompted them to make it an annual event.with a goal to showcase local talent and gain recognition for the Association.

This year the event will be held  on  On Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Williamsburg Lodge. Nine regional Virginia chefs battle it out  in an Iron Chef competition similar to what is seen on many of the top-rated cooking shows on television

Also included in your admission price is the opportunity to taste over 75 wines from around the world sure to tantalize your palette.

The Wine and Food Expo portion of the evening will showcase an extensive selection of wines as well as a handful of specialty dishes from local WARA restaurants.

Competing chefs will be from:

Williamsburg (2nd Street Bistro, Berret’s, Colonial Williamsburg)

Richmond (The Blue Goat, The Country Club of VA, The Savory Grain)

Virginia Beach (Catch 31, Steinhilber’s, Hot Tuna).

Colonial Williamsburg, The Cheese Shop – Merchants Square, Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, Blue Talon & Opus 9 Steakhouse will serve their greatest cuisine, with heavy hors d’oeuvre.

Over 75 wines from around the world, will be on hand to tantalize your palette, this is included in the admission price.

April 12, 2014

6:30 – 9:30 pm

The Williamsburg Lodge

$60 pp/$110 couple at the door

$40 non drinking

Save the Date

Contact Info:
LeighAnWhite
(757) 221-6835
Lwhite@wararest.com

Buy tickets here

 

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New restaurant opening in New Town

Saporni Ristorante Italiano will open in New Town on Monday, July 15, 2013

The opening will feature the work of award-winning artists, Lynn Hosegood, with her Italian watercolors series paintings, and Dorothy Greos’ abstract paintings.

The restaurant will be the second location for owners Giuseppe and Angela Amato, with their sons, Dario and Luca , the other restaurant is in Chester, VA

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The family is from  Carini, a small town on the outskirts of the capital of Sicily. The Amato Family has been in the restaurant business for over 10 years  at their restaurant in Chester.VA and delight in making people feel welcome while enjoying a taste of home.

image"Sapori" is the Italian word for "flavors", and our vision for Sapori is one of authentic, fresh flavors that are a fusion between traditional Sicilian recipes and modern culinary concepts.  Their dishes, most of which come from generations-old family recipes, feature fresh-grown spices from our indoor herb garden. Contrary to the fast-paced world in which we live where prepared foods are full of preservatives and additives, Sapori uses fresh ingredients and handmade sauces as the foundation of it’s flavorful menu. The restaurant shops for local ingredients when in season and display work from local artists to support the community/

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Cheese Shop Secret Sauce Now Available for Sale

Mary Ellen Power holding a jar of The Cheese Shop’s  Original House Dressing (Photo courtesy The Cheese Shop. Williamsburg VAWho doesn’t like the legendary sandwiches from the Cheese Shop in Williamsburg VA ? and who loves their original house dressing ?

After many years of requests, they are finally bottling their World Famous House Dressing!  created by Mary Ellen Power, many years ago

Ashman Manufacturing Co.in VA Beach just produced the first batch of 984 bottles. The Cheese Shop’s The Original House Dressing is for sale in the store or by phone order placed with the shop over the phone. in  23-ounce jars for $14.85.

 a legendary Cheese Shop Sandwich (Photo courtesy The Cheese Shop. Williamsburg VAFor more than four decades The Cheese Shop has offered hundreds of cheeses, wines and specialty foods.They have also become one of Williamsburg’s most popular destinations for a casual lunch or dinner. Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square. Stop by and enjoy a sandwich, some , cheese, wine by the glass on their patio on Duke of Gloucester or under the heated and covered patio on the side. (or find a nearby bench when its super busy!)

Check out the Cheese Shop website for more info or their Facebook page

EATPLAYWILLIAMSBURG.COM LISTS LOCAL PIZZA SPECIALS FOR THE BIG GAME

Website Lists A Variety Of Pizza Specials To Be Offered In Williamsburg, Virginia

EatPlayWilliamsburg.com, a website built by Williamsburg
locals Eddie and Mindy Lepp, has posted local pizza specials for Super Bowl Sunday 2013. Eddie and Mindy encourage the support of local restaurants, so only “local” pizza shop specials will be listed. image

Nine local pizza-related establishments are offering pizza specials for this coming weekend. Locals can check out these deals at: www.eatplaywilliamsburg.com/pizza2013/

Noodles and Co to open at Settlers Market in Williamsburg

noodles & things Williamsburg vaA national chain restaurant Noodles & Company plans to open in Settlers Market in Williamsburg VA.

Noodles & Company promotes itself as one of the fastest growing fast-casual restaurant chains in the country, with favorite items that include Japanese pan noodles, a Chinese chop salad, penne rosa and Wisconsin macaroni and cheese.

The restaurant’s specialty, yes, is noodles, serving them up in a variety of styles: Asian, Mediterranean and American. You will also find a variety of macaroni and cheeses on the menu (a down-home style with cheddar and jack cheeses and a version with truffle oil and sautéed Portobello mushrooms) as well as Asian-style noodles (pad Thai and Japanese pan noodles) and Mediterranean pastas (pasta fresca and penne rosa).

The restaurant also offers soups, sandwiches and salads.

Find out more about Noodles & Company, including its full menu, at potentially the best Web address out there, Noodles.com.