Friday, January 29, 2010

Weekend Wine: Vouvray

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With snow on the horizon, images of sitting by a warm fire with hot cocoa and a good book have been dancing through my head. That is, until, I remember that I have no fireplace and there will be no fire. I just got a weekly email from Wine Skinny which directed me to a blog post where the writer is singing the praises of Vouvray. Now, I'm not much of a white wine drinker but I do love Vouvray. It's quite lovely really and instead of trying to fumble for the words to describe it, I thought I would direct you here. The post gives a great (brief) overview of Vouvray, recommends several bottles at different price points and makes some cheese pairing suggestions.

Here's to being snowed in with a nice glass of Vouvray!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ben & Jerry's

Check out this easy way to get a coupon for free Ben and Jerry's spotted by Insider's Passport:

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All you have to do is go to this site, sign up for the newsletter and agree to receive (approximately) monthly emails. I'm in!

*All deals were valid at the time of writing. Please visit the website or call to confirm.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

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Get excited! Virginia Beach restaurant weeks starts tomorrow. With more than 50 restaurants to choose from, the dining specials running this week are just the excuse you need to find your new favorite spot. Participating restaurants are offering either a 2 course lunch for $10.09 or a 3 course dinner for $20.10 or $25.10.

Check out this website to see all of the restaurants participating in VB Restaurant Week as well as their lunch and/or dinner menus.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tida Thai

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First, let me say that I have never been to Thailand. Second, let me say that I loved the food at Tida Thai. R and I went for the first time this past weekend to the Constituion Dr. location after hearing rave reviews of it from a few friends. We love several other Thai restaurants in the area, but thought it would be fun to try some place new. This location is tucked away in the Kmart/Michaels shopping center across from Town Center in Virginia Beach.

We were welcomed by the staff upon entry and the service was prompt. Just as we had finished our dumpling appetizer the plate was cleared and the waitress brought our pad thai. Ok, so we weren't very adventurous. I almost always try to wander off the beaten path when it comes to ordering, but I can't seem to deviate when it comes to Thai cuisine. I had the veggie pad thai with tofu and R had the chicken pad thai. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had enough leftover to bring with us to work for lunch the next day.

This is by far the least expensive Thai restuarant that I have eaten at in the area. Forget a coupon, this is a Deliberate Dining pick because the prices are so reasonable. R's chicken pad thai was $8.95 and my veggie pad thai was $7.95 -- and those were dinner prices. The dumplings were around $5. The prices on alcohol, however, were very high. Draft and bottled beers were particularly expensive. Overall, Tida Thai is a great place to eat. If you head there, please let us know what you think!

Run Down:
The restaurant's full menu is available here.
Virginia Beach: 2133 Upton Dr., Virginia Beach VA, 23456; (757) 301-6350
Virginia Beach: 336 Constitution Dr. , Virginia Beach VA, 23462; (757) 490-0515
Chesapeake: 1937 South Military Highway, Chesapeake VA, 23320; (757) 543-9116
Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 am- 3pm and 5pm -10pm; Friday 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 11pm; Saturday from 11am to 11pm; Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm

*Details were valid at the time of writing. Please visit the website or call to confirm.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Jewish Mother

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On Wednesday get buy one, get one free sandwiches from the Jewish Mother in Virginia Beach!

Location: 31st & Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 422 5430

*Offer valid at the time of writing. Please visit the website or call to confirm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Green Onion

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Check out this great deal mentioned on Head to the Green Onion in the Birdneck area of Virginia Beach on Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 3pm to get a pitcher of Pomegranate Sangria for just $10 (which is half off the regular price).

I've visited the Green Onion in Ghent on their half off wine night, but have yet to check out the new location at the Beach. I think this just might provide the perfect excuse. Have you been to the Great Neck Green Onion? How was your experience?

Location: 1336 N. Great Neck Rd.Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 248-3474
*Deal was valid at the time of writing. Please call or confirm before going.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Beware of BOGO Tax

Did you know that when you use a Buy One, Get One Free coupon you should not be charged for tax on your free meal? According to this article from the Food Matters blog on, that money is "ill-gained." Considering the fact that tax on food in Virginia Beach is 10.5%, be sure to check your receipt the next time you get a BOGO deal!