Thursday, January 17, 2013

HRM e-Weekly: VB Restaurant Week, Blue Ridge Getaway, Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes, Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

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  *Al Fresco Ristorante *Aromas *Bo Essentials *Brutti's
*Buon Amici
*Cactus Steakhouse
*California Pizza Kitchen
*Cancun Fiesta *The City Dock *Conte's
*Funny Bone Comedy Club
*Granby Bistro & Deli
*The Green Onion

*Guadalajara Town Center

*Hair Designs by Pam 
*James Landing Grille
*The Jewish Mother
 *Library Tavern
*Marino's Cuisine
*Milano's Italian Restaurant
*Mitty's Ristorante
*Monsoon Indian Restaurant

*Rajput Indian Cuisine
*Saffron Indian Bistro

*Salsa's Mexican Grill
*Shogun *Sona MedSpa
*Thai Arroy

*Victorian Station Tea Room/Jim's BBQ
*Victoria's Day Spa
*The Vineyards   

Jan 13 Cover The January issue features our 10th Annual Platinum Plate Awards plus a report on Governor McDonnell, a debate on drilling for oil off Virginia's coast and more!

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  • February's Education issue will showcase the winners of our Top Teachers Contest.
  •  Look for a Real Estate and comprehensive Neighborhood Guide in our March/April issue.
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VB Restaurant Week
This Week's Top Pick 

Attention food lovers and bargain hunters--don't miss out on Virginia Beach Restaurant Week! More than 60 of the area's finest restaurants are offering two-course lunches for $10 and three-course dinners for $20-30. No matter what you're craving, you are sure to find a participating establishment to suit your palate. This culinary event of the year allows patrons to sample dishes of seafood, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and everything in between. Restaurant Week lasts through Sunday, January 20, so be sure to take advantage of the sumptuous selections!   

Blue Ridge Mountain Farm
This Weekend's Top Getaway

Dreary weather got you down? We have just the solution; head for the hills! No really--the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, complete with fresh air, gorgeous overlooks and friendly faces is just what you need to revitalize the spirit. Spend a weekend at Blue Ridge Mountain Farm, a cozy cabin with fantastic views, a full kitchen and more than 20 acres of private woods with hiking trails. The cabin is located just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, so feel free to visit the lovely Mabry Mill, a historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and blacksmith shop. Head to nearby Meadows of Dan to find some rustic treasures at Poor Farmer's Market, and enjoy some sweet confections from Nancy's Candy Company, the ideal souvenir that may or may not last the trip home.         

Black Bean Sweet Potatoes
This Week's Recipe

Fight the cold weather and meet your New Year's weight loss goals with this highly nutritional and super tasty meal. Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes are a great idea for a quick and easy entrĂ©e that you can feel good about eating. The sweet potatoes are high in fiber and Vitamins A and C, and your black beans and tomatoes provide the protein you need for a balanced meal. Sweet potatoes are in season now and are very easy to find in any supermarket. This is a 15-minute recipe that is sure to satisfy your craving for something sweet without moving you up a pant size.              

Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate
This Week's Drink
Add a hint of the tropics to your hot chocolate by trying this Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate. Whether you're entertaining guests or spending a rainy evening at home, the delectable tastes of chocolate and coconut are sure to warm you up and satisfy your taste buds. Think Mounds bar flavors, liquefied! For a lower fat option, try it with skim milk and ditch the whipped cream.

At the Copa: The Music of Barry Manilow
This Week's Giveaway
Manilow fans, get ready. One lucky winner is going to receive a pair of tickets to experience At the Copa: The Music of Barry Manilow performed Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at Chrysler Hall. His music epitomized the '70s with classic hits including "Mandy," "Can't Smile Without You," "I Write the Songs," and of course, "Copacabana." The VSO POPS! will pay tribute to the music of the incomparable Barry Manilow featuring Phanton star and Broadway veteran Gary Mauer. Click here to be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets because "This One's for You!"

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