I know Hampton Roads Magazine is in the business of selling printed, tangible magazines but they are missing out on an entire younger audience who appreciates content via the internet. I say that as that is my preference, and in most circles I’m not really considered young anymore.
Back in January they published the Top 10 Restaurants in Hampton Roads. (I have the printed copy.) I’ve been telling my friends about it for months. Of course, they go searching for it on the internet and – cricket. cricket. Nothing is there. Have no fear! I bring you the Hampton Roads Magazine’s Top 10 Restaurants for 2011.
Rank One - VintageTavern, Suffolk
Rank Two - Terrapin Restaurant, Virginia Beach
Rank Three - Zoë’s, Virginia Beach
Rank Four - Stove, The Restaurant, Portsmouth
Rank Five - BlueTalon Bistro, Williamsburg
Rank Six - Fat Canary, Williamsburg
Rank Seven - Swan Terrace at the Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach
Rank Eight - River Stone Chop House, Suffolk
Rank Nine - Todd Jurich’s Bistro, Norfolk
Now of course in the magazine there is a nice little write-up on why they were selected
and what the style is, but ultimately people want to get out there and experience for
themselves. And that is exactly what my crew is going to do.
Starting tonight we launch our Hampton Roads Top 10 Restaurant tour. Granted, we’ve
been to a few of them but we are going again, starting with the top ranker tonight,
Vintage Tavern. This is like a field trip for a group of people who rarely stray five blocks
from the oceanfront.
So stay tuned a check back to see what we think, or get out there and tackle the list