Salsaritas Fresh Cantina's dining-room walls—painted in lime green, electric orange, and other festive colors—echo the brightness of the fresh vegetables and salsas that complement each entree. Within this vibrant atmosphere, chefs tuck shrimp, chicken, and cheese into quesadillas, stuff burritos with shredded pork, and pair tortilla chips with bowls of guacamole, queso, and four varieties of salsa. They honor Mexico's 32nd state, Italy, by assembling pizzas festooned with vegetables and barbecued meat, and they also respect their guests’ dietary restrictions by providing detailed allergen information for all of their dishes.
The gleam of razor-sharp knives flashes from behind the sushi bar at Domo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, where chefs slice sashimi and assemble maki rolls before elegantly plating each dish. A tempura volcano roll clasps crab and tuna at its core, and fried oysters fraternize with eel, red snapper, and tuna in the Godzilla roll. Domo’s chefs also glaze chicken, beef, shrimp and other seafood with teriyaki sauce for diners that prefer their food to be slightly sweet and cooked, much like the books of a corrupt accountant in Candyland.
The menu at The Cutting Edge Cafe is written on a blackboard, neatly scripted in impermanent chalk. The chalkboard setup makes sense, because owners Matt and Melanie Hayes often need to update the menu with new specials that they craft using seasonal ingredients from local farms. They bake loaves of artisanal breads each day, then pile slices with gourmet ingredients such as grilled cheese and apple or wasabi braised beef. Diners can also find an abundance of vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO options for both lunch and dinner.
Chrome Raw Bar features Freshly shucked, steamed and fried seafood in a relaxed, casual and fun atmosphere. Our "Signature" Crab Puppies are surely addicting and the friendly staff will keep you laughing and having a great time! Shoot a game of billiards or kick back at our huge rectagular bar. Kids are welcome!
Pollard's Chicken & Catering’s boasts that they have the best chicken in town, and in their case, it’s actually true. Many locations garnered gold-medal status in the Best of Hampton Roads 2012 poll, orchestrated by the Virginian-Pilot’s online affiliate HamptonRoads.com. Beyond morsels fresh from the fryer, the eatery’s titular dish comes in many other forms, from buffalo wings and kid-friendly tenders to barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches. An array of other meat adds diversity to the dine-in menu, including barbecue pork ribs and tender crab cakes.
Pollard's Chicken & Catering also lives up to the other half its name, with various outposts also taking top honors for catering in the HamptonRoads.com poll. Clients can piece together their own spreads by ordering bulk fried chicken and à la carte hors d’oeuvres, or choose one of nine party buffets, which, like a well-packed piñata, include meat and vegetables for 25 or more people.
Although it now has more than 430 locations in 28 countries, Hooters wasn’t always welcomed by the public. In fact, when it opened in October 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, the founders of the restaurant were “quickly detained for impersonating restaurateurs,” according to the company's website. But the restaurant was able to prove it was more than just a pretty face—that it was serious about serving tasty American food and frosty brews—and its popularity exploded in the decades to follow.
Amid its beach-themed vibe and flat-screen TVs, Hooters still fuels appetites with original chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. Of course, nobody carries those casual eats and icy pitchers better than the Hooters girls. To complement their friendly smiles, their uniforms harken back to the ones the original waitresses wore in 1983: orange hot shorts and white tank tops with the emblematic owl on the front—though that owl has lost its Lionel Richie perm.