Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Offers Visitors Guide

The completely new 2011 Chincoteague Island Visitor’s Guide is now available from the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. The new 46-page full-color publication is an essential source of Chincoteague Island Virginia information for those planning to visit .

The Visitor's guide is distributed as a response piece to inquiries generated by advertising and trade shows, through the ten Virginia Welcome Centers, AAA offices and numerous tourism offices throughout the United States and Canada.

The 8” wide x 9” high page size allows a broader canvas to showcase the scenic beauty and allure of town and islands in picture and words.  The full center spread map, keyed with points of interest, is of great value for the first-time visitor.

The brochure is organized with sections for the main categories of interest to tourists including accommodations, eateries, activities, services, etc. A table listing amenities for hotels, motels, B & B’s and campgrounds is another added feature to help guide the visitor. 

The 2011 Chincoteague Island Visitor’s Guide is free and can be ordered by calling 757-336-6161, FAX: 757-336-1242, or e-mail: chincochamber2@verizon.net

Garden Club of the Eastern Shore to Host 2011 Garden Tour

Historic Garden Week on Virginia’s Eastern Shore will offer the touring public an opportunity to visit an interesting and diverse collection of gracious homes and gardens. Four of the six open houses are situated on Onancock Creek or one of its estuaries.

Classic, traditional, Eastern Shore and modern houses combine to offer the visitor a chance to marvel at past and present works of art and architecture, furnishings and accessories.

A Garden Tour, sponsored by the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore will be held on April 16, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, visit:
www.esgardentours.com (local tour)
www.esgardenweek.org (Garden Club of Virginia)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Norfolk Walkabouts Food Tours

Norfolk Walkabouts Food Tours dine in locally owned, community rooted restaurants while exploring the tree lined streets filled with diverse architecture and historic homes.  The food tour visits multiple restaurants sampling house specialties and has a “behind the scenes” experience where staff discusses the establishment and cuisine.

A Norfolk Walkabout is a journey for the palate in which it is transformed by various spices and provisions offered by Norfolk's "hidden gems" and culinary visionaries.  In between locations, it also offers an insight to the history of Norfolk and Hampton Roads as well as a present perspective.

There are two food tours to choose from:  Downtown Norfolk and the historic uptown neighborhood of Ghent.  Points of interest and food samplings on the tours include Hampton Roads Seafood Classics, MacArthur Memorial, Coffee and Tea from a West Coast Style Coffeehouse, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mediterranean cuisine, historic homes in the Freemason neighborhood, Artisan Pizza, the tree-lined streets of Ghent, the Fred Heutte Center, Savory Soup, the Naro Theatre, Colley Avenue, Gourmet Cupcakes,  Peruvian fare, and more.

Norfolk Walkabouts leads weekly food tours on Saturday and Sunday.  Private group tours are available outside of published dates.

For more information, visit www.norfolkwalkabouts.com

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Virginia Wine Expo

The Fourth Annual Virginia Wine Expo is scheduled for February 25-27 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The event features Virginia's most renowned wine producers, chefs and specialty food purveyors.

Presented by Kroger, the event provides attendees with a great opportunity to sample and buy Virginia wine. Proceeds benefit the Virginia Wineries Association, the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

Tickets are now on sale at VirginiaWineExpo.com. Attendees receive a beautiful crystal wine glass and are invited to sample wine from more than 60 Virginia wineries and gourmet food from some of the region's finest chefs.