Celebrate Ribtoberfest near Norfolk Crossing!

September 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Ribtoberfest returns to Norfolk, Virginia this weekend for the second annual celebration of beer and barbecued meat! While other Oktoberfests may focus primarily on beer, this unique event brings together beer and meat. More than 50 autumn-style beers will be available on tap, as well as ribs and sides including biscuits, collards, and fried okra. Chefs from local restaurants will be on hand to cook up the meat. Participating restaurants include Belmont House of Smoke, Bobby-Q, Caribbean Castle, Omar’s Pig ‘n Swig, and more.

There'll even be on hand, offering more than 20 of Virginia’s spiciest and most interesting hot and barbecue sauces. Beer sampling tickets are available in packs of ten for guests aged 21 and older. Want to learn how to make your own ribs? Be sure to catch one of Ribtoberfest’s cooking demonstrations.

Ribtoberfest will take place at Town Point Park from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. Visit the Ribtoberfest website to learn more about this even near Norfolk Crossing!

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This Saturday: Celebrate the Arts at the Annual Embrace the Culture Festival Near Norfolk Crossing

September 12, 2014 3:01 pm

This weekend, the Embrace the Culture Festival will transform Norfolk's Town Point Park into a meeting ground for independent artists. This annual festival, which returns for its third year on Saturday, celebrates the creative talent of musicians, culinary artists, and visual artists from areas near and far from Norfolk Crossing.

Browse vintage wares and locally made art, dance along to live music performed on the venue's three stages, then challenge your friends from Norfolk Crossing to a giant board game on the lawn. Afterward, refuel with a pass through the food truck court, then kick your feet up with a craft beer in the "hammock lounge." Other activities include glass blowing demonstrations, a silent disco, and community sketch book project.

Best of all, this event is free and open to the public!

Third Annual Embrace the Culture Festival
Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, September 13
Town Point Park
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 441-2345
festevents.org/events/current-events/etc-norfolks-indie-music-and-arts-festival

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Panzanella Tomato Salad

August 28, 2014 3:19 pm

Ingredients:
2-3 Tomatoes
1 Red Onion
Your favorite Vinegar Base Dressing
1/2 loaf of French Bread
1 cup of Feta Cheese

Instructions:

Slice the red onion into thin strips. Marinate tomatoes & red onion in a vinegary dressing. Toast the French bread until crunchy.

Cut the French bread into small squares.

Mix the marinated tomatoes, red onions and French bread in a medium size bowl.

Crumble the feta cheese on top.

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