A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Neo-Southern fare at Stove, the restaurant in Portsmouth.
Sydney Meers helms Stove, artfully covering plates in fare inspired from American, Southern, and French cuisines. With many of the ingredients sourced locally, or grown in Sydney's garden, diners perusing the ever-changing menu discover new, fresh fare with nearly every visit. Diners can warm belly engines with the soup de jour, such as a peanut-pumpkin soup ($6–$9), before moving onto a main such as the house-made, black-pig pork-belly sausage ($13–$23). Vegetarians can get their fill with Susan's Wild and Cultivated Mushroom Mélange ($10–$18), and sea foodies can dive into a helping of shrimp and grits ($13–$24). Keeping creative with all edibles, Stove's dessert menu also continually rotates, like a caffeinated ballerina.
2622 Detroit St.
Portsmouth, Virginia 23707