Welton’s Seafood Market stocks patrons’ pantries with fresh seafood, locally grown produce, and gourmet prepared foods such as its signature tomato pie. A pound of swordfish ($17.99/lb) imbues meals with fighting spirit, and a plate of scottish salmon ($16.99/lb) pairs well with a plaid, pleated garnish. Shellfish aficionados can also cook up a dozen littleneck clams ($5.99) or pilfer pearls from a dozen Sewansecott ocean-salt oysters ($10.99). Local farmers, including Pickett’s Harbor Farms in Cape Charles and Cromwell Farm in Pungo, supply seasonal produce such as butter beans, sweet corn, zucchini, and beets to stock Welton’s shelves, and customers can also pluck fresh herbs from the market’s back garden to spice up meals with less hassle than stealing 10-foot-tall chilies from the larders of local giants.
Five Points Community Farm Market was established in 2006 as a cooperative that allows market managers to work with more than 50 local farmers to collect, price, and sell quality local produce and products. The market is housed in an air-conditioned facility, allowing shoppers to browse healthy options grown in the fertile state of Virginia, such as orchard- grown apples ($1.79/lb.), crisp cucumbers ($1.99/lb.), sweet potatoes ($1.29/lb.), eggplant ($2.99/lb.), and vine- ripe tomatoes ($2.59/lb.), without sweating or withering into a human raisin beneath the sun.
The licensed medical professionals of Core Health Results specialize in treating chronic disorders of the spine without surgery or other invasive treatments. Through specialized procedures—such as spinal decompression and laser therapy—the staff helps heal herniated and bulging disks and works to reduce debilitating pain, and the facility houses an FDA-approved MLS therapy unit. Core Health can also employ its laser for cosmetic treatments, including weight-loss therapies, body contouring, or removing craters from the moon.
When he was 12 years old, Dr. Mark Gutekunst suffered from migraine headaches nearly every day. The debilitating condition followed him into his teen years, and specialists—pediatricians, neurologists, and headache experts—chalked it up to unexplainable causes such as aliens. Finally, when all hope seemed lost, Mark's mother took him to a chiropractor, who discovered the headaches stemmed from a longstanding neck injury. Treatments began immediately, and, rather than masking the symptoms with painkillers, the chiropractor met the problem head-on with chiropractic care and adjustments.
Soon thereafter, Mark was headache-free. Chiropractic care had made such an impact on his life, and his family's life, that Mark decided to become a chiropractor himself. Currently, Dr. Gutekunst presides over his own practice, Chesapeake Wellness Center, where he and his staff strive to have a similar impact on other lives through such services as chiropractic care, corrective exercise instruction, and nutrition counseling.
Seafood reigns supreme at Eddie's Chesapeake Bay Crabhouse. The dinners include shrimp and oyster 6-pieces, while the sandwich roster features lump crab cake and flounder. To complement their formerly swimming entrees, the staff prepares sides such as cornbread, baked beans, and potato salad.
A tree that thrives in desert areas, the terebinth has historically represented refuge and shade for weary travelers–and Terebinth Patisserie & Bistro hopes to provide a similar service. Only here, unlike for travelers in the desert, visitors to the bistro are greeted with a spread of fresh food and accompanying drinks. Handcrafted soups, salads, and five different paninis pair perfectly with espresso, or pots of specially selected tea. After main courses, French macaroons, cakes, and tarts claim any empty real estate that remains in bellies.