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Portsmouth Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

A recent food blog written by Spencer McKee for Motovo titled “15 Portsmouth Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth,” has chosen some of Portsmouth’s BEST dining establishments definitely worth a visit. Spencer also writes that there’s no excuse to eat a bad meal with these restaurants around.” Well there’s no argument on my behalf and I can happily state that I have had the privilege of dining at most of them and a good excuse to get out and try the others. Another “no brainer” here is that the majority of the restaurants chosen for this blog are located in our beloved Olde Towne! So, here’s the OT restaurants that were included: Green Bean Café Bowmans Garden Center 315 Green St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-2070 Yelp: 5 Stars; 55 Reviews. Homegrown 455 Court St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-1490 Yelp: 4 Stars; 19 Reviews. Café Europa 319 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-6652 Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 13 Reviews. The Bier Garden 438 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 393-6022 Yelp: 4 Stars; 194 Reviews. Gosport Tavern 702 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 606-2666 Yelp: 4 Stars; 78 Reviews. 619 Cantina 619 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 967-9607 Yelp: 4 Stars; 52 Reviews. Mannino’s Italian Bistro 606 High St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 966-7522 Yelp: 4 Stars; 51 Reviews. Still 450 Court St Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 332-7222 Yelp: 4 Stars, 162 Reviews. Want to try them all? Here’s the link to the Motovo blog and read about all 15 of the selected restaurants....

Marketing firm finds success in Portsmouth

By Emily Morman The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH Max Greenhood decided to paint his business’s walls mustard yellow so people wouldn’t mistake it for an antique shop. In a juxtaposition of the old, the new and the empty, RocketBike sits on High Street in Olde Towne, amid the vintage shops and vacant storefronts. The digital marketing firm, which joined the neighborhood in August 2014, has seen rapid growth since it moved in, even as the city has faced challenges. RocketBike has a typical startup story. Greenhood, a graduate of James Madison University, began freelancing in his sister’s basement in Harrisonburg. After working abroad for a few months, he moved to Charlottesville, where his freelance career went “terribly,” he said. So, in 2013, he moved to Portsmouth, where he has lifelong connections. Greenhood, 27, was born and raised in a house on Washington Street, and his father owned Brutti’s restaurant on Court Street before it closed in June. Although he started using the RocketBike name in 2012, it wasn’t until the move back home that the company really took off. “That was when the floodgates opened,” he said. And where does the name come from? “There’s the good answer, and then there’s the true answer,” he said. The good: It matches the vision he has for his company, a marketing firm that’s sleek, fast and high-tech. The true: Every other name that made sense had already been claimed. Soon, he had more work than he could handle by himself, so he hired a developer. They worked out of Greenhood’s spare bedroom. Eventually, they decided, they needed a real office. That led them...

All I Want For Valentine’s Day is A Chocolate Factory

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex Saturday, February 13, 2016, *1:30 p.m Chocolate Dipping & Tasting With MaryAnn Boho of The Williamsburg Chocolateir   Take a dip –into chocolate with special guest, Maryann Boho of The Williamsburg Chocolatier as she shares her expertise and samples with museum visitors who are interested in eating chocolate. Boho will share easy hands-on, chocolate dipping techniques for visitors to try, and taste. Fee: $2.00 includes materials and samples. Also join us in making a special valentine day card for that special someone. Materials are provided. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 757-393-8543 http://www.portsmouthartcenter.com/...

Mannino’s in Portsmouth to Host a Winemaker’s Dinner

By Judy Cowling The Virginian-Pilot correspondent If butter poached lobster satay with flying fish roe and lemon truffle extra virgin olive oil paired with a 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay sets your heart racing, then mark your calendar for Feb. 2. Mannino’s is hosting a four-course dinner at its Portsmouth location to feature a different Folie a Deux wine to complement each course. The winemaker, Joe Shirley, will be on hand to educated and illuminate. There’s also a prosciutto-wrapped asparagus salad with house smoked goat cheese and poached Bosc pear as well as a dehydrated bacon seared petite Colorado lamb chop with purple potato puree and a sun-dried cherry Cabernet reduction. Dessert is a white chocolate blueberry bread pudding with cocoa raspberry glaze. Reservations required. A seat at the table costs $75 and the event starts at 6 p.m. Mannino’s Italian Bistro, 606 High Street, Portsmouth, 757-966-7522, manninositalianbistro.com...

The Brothers Farm Market in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

The Brothers Farm Market will be in front of the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (corner of Court and High Street) from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, January 16, with lots of fresh veggies for you to choose from including a large variety of greens, root veggies, apples, eggs, butter and cheese to name a few! Stop by and get your veggies on!  ...
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