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With hundreds of cake flavors and designs, the options are nearly endless at Pinky Sweets Cupcakes and Confections. A rotating selection of cupcakes delights taste buds with flavors such as chocolate salted caramel, chocolate turtle, lemon coconut, and red velvet. Pinky's bakers also design specialty cakes and cupcakes for weddings, and they can arrange cupcakes on custom displays.

Pinky's birthday-party packages, which have themes ranging from spa party to tea party to tax-filing party, allow kids to take on the cupcake-decorating responsibilities while munching on snacks. They often feature a professional photographer.

5581 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth,
VA
US

The 100% vegan menu at Path stands as a tribute to the scrumptiousness of sustainable, locally sourced fare. Housed beyond a bright red door of a cottage, the ordering counter acts as a gateway to three-course meals, sandwiches, and vegan desserts. Local art and thank-you notes from carefree cows hang on the walls, and musicians perform for diners on weekend nights. Path's dedication to minimizing its carbon footprint also extends to its bike-delivery service, which is free for customers in downtown Norfolk and Ghent during lunch.

509 Boissevain Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US

Fronted by British-Nigerian lead singer Sade Adu, Grammy-winning band Sade has seduced eardrums with a potent mélange of R & B, soul, and jazz for nearly 30 years. Performing songs from the new compilation album The Ultimate Collection, Sade will delight fans with greatest hits as well as a smattering of brand-new songs, melding soul-stroking vocals with eye-tickling dancing and onstage spectacle. Special guest John Legend will also throw his honeyed voice into the ring, soothing ears damaged by the cacophony of city life and by wearing graphing calculators as earrings.

201 E Brambleton Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US

Lumpia House’s namesake delicacy––lumpia––lures taste buds with its thin, fried-to-order crepe stuffed with savory meat fillings such as pork, chicken, and beef. Lumpia is one of the many beloved gems of Filipino cuisine that the restaurant proudly showcases in its cheerful dining room swathed in red, yellow, and orange hues. Lumpia House’s chefs dedicates a portion of the menu’s spotlight to pork, preparing it more than a dozen ways for aromatic dishes such as pork tocino, which plates sweetened, cured, and shredded pieces of the flavorful meat. After guests fill up on hearty entrees and fried rice, they can burn off recently earned calories by climbing onto the karaoke stage to sing their favorite songs and remind fellow diners to chew 27 times before swallowing. Lumpia House also honors the brave members of the US Armed Forces with an active-duty-military discount.

2325 E Little Creek Rd
Norfolk,
VA
US

In order to fully relish the Nana Sushi dining experience, one must first sit back and admire the artistic presentation of his or her roll, then quickly resolve to devour it. Behind the sushi bar, chefs add colorful swirls of sauces to plates of freshly rolled maki, such as the spicy mango lobster roll, which is wrapped in pink soy paper before being surrounded by a ring of liquid hearts. The menu includes more than 20 of these specialty rolls, each with an appearance as special as a fireworks show viewed from outer space. In the kitchen, chefs sear scallops, shrimp, and teriyaki-glazed salmon across a blazing grill as well as sauté chicken and pineapple with mounds of fried rice.

411 Granby St
Norfolk,
VA
US

Mazzika Mediterranean Restaurant's culinary artisans marry the piquant flavors of Middle Eastern fare with the mild aroma of the shared hookah pipe. The lunch and dinner menu reveals an assortment of delectable appetizers such as the labneh bi toum, a thick yogurt cream topped with olive oil and garlic ($3.99), which is great for pairing with a pita or fueling a yogurt-powered car. For heat-seeking stomachs, the shish tawouk platter fences away hunger with skewers of grilled marinated chicken breast served alongside rice, garlic puree, tomatoes, pickles, and a choice of hummus or salad ($10.99 / lunch, $14.99 / dinner). Fruity concoctions including the Monarch juice—a blend of kiwi, orange, bananas, and strawberry juice ($6.99) that demands to be stirred with a miniature scepter—finish the meal on a refreshing note. Meanwhile, a large variety of shisha flavors on the hookah menu make inhalation a perfumed pleasure. Choose a Mazzika Speciality hookah ($8.99), or add fruits and herbs such as apple, lemon, and mint with an Elie's Premium hookah ($12.99), in which shisha burns through the fruit at the top of the pipe, adding a natural flavor and inspiring partakers to blow smoke in the shape of pineapple rings.

4800 Colley Ave
Norfolk,
VA
US