“Shack-Tember Oyster Roast” at Crab Shack on the James

Fall is quickly approaching, which means oyster roasts, beer festivals and pumpkin spice everything. Thursday, September 28th, be sure to attend the ‘Shack-Tember’ Oyster Roast on the river.

Crab Shack on the James is excited to host this awesome event. For this special occasion, you’ll enjoy raw oysters, Brunswick stew, Carolina BBQ, steamed oysters and oyster stew. For cocktail lovers, there will be a Bloody Mary bar and specials on margaritas and draft beer. There will be live music by Scott Holland throughout the evening.

This is an excellent opportunity to catch the sunset over the water, listen to great music and eat oysters! This event is from 5-8.30pm. Tickets are $20 before September 25th, and $25 the day of.

Tickets may be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 757-715-3071.

“End of Summer Beach Party” at Schooners Grill

Okay.. not everyone wants to celebrate the end of summer, except for ALL parents! Sunday, September 3rd, plant to attend the ‘End of Summer Beach Party’ at Schooners Grill.

Wear your best beach gear while you still can. Come casual and comfortable and enjoy the outside patio and spacious indoor bar. There will be an incredible lineup of acoustic music all day long.

This event will begin at noon and feature some awesome food and drink specials throughout the day. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“STUFT: Food Truck, Restaurant, Hot Sauce” Coming to Phoebus

More fantastic news for the town of Phoebus! The owners and creative masterminds behind the perfect taco plan to open a restaurant this coming Fall. With the building located beside Victorian Station in Phoebus at 24 N. Mallory Street, this will be their first restaurant venture. The partners plan to completely renovate the 5,000 square-foot building adding multiple windows, an indoor raised stage, a retail space and an inside/outside patio featuring roll-up windows.

Due to the continuous success of Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food, the Haas’ brothers decided the time was right to expand. Casey, 33 and Alex, 29 will team up with close friend Moriah DeVito, the general manager at The Point at Phoebus to ensure a successful, long-term endeavor.

Although we have seen a recent increase in popularity of the food truck trend, Stuft has been around (and a locals’ favorite) since 2011, offering from-scratch Mexican inspired food and great customer service. Not only is the experience about the perfect taco, it’s about the big, bright smiles you can always guarantee from Casey and Alex.

Customers will still be able to get the always popular tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls. Guests can also look forward to new items on the menu such as pork rind encrusted chicken thighs on a waffled glazed donut, crazy egg rolls and deep fried bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

The restaurant will have a full bar with 12 taps, liquor and wine. If you’re a fan of the taco truck, don’t fret. Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food will still be out and about serving up their delicious signature items.

For up to date news and progress reports, make sure to check out Stuft Food Truck’s Facebook Page.

“South African Wine Dinner” at Fin Seafood

Perfect date night idea! If you want to seriously impress someone or just enjoy the stellar atmosphere of Fin on a Sunday evening, mark your calendar. August 13th, Fin will host a South African Wine Dinner. This dinner will feature five courses, all paired with an amazing selection of wines.

Enjoy exotic items such as python salad, sumac berry crusted shark, crocodile meat bolognese, and ostrich steak. For dessert, warm malva cake with African guava ice cream and orange butter sauce. Tickets are $75, not including tax and tip. Dinner will begin promptly at 6.30pm. Seating is limited, call to make your reservations now at 757-599-5800.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Smoke BBQ Annual Luau” in Newport News

It’s about that time of year to grab your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts! Smoke BBQ will host their Annual Summer Luau Thursday, August 10th. Make sure to come check out the beautifully landscaped outside patio and brand new wood fired pizza oven. This event is a guaranteed good time with awesome people, great food, games, raffles, giveaways and more.

The Love Cats will perform live beginning at 5pm. The Summer Luau is from 5-10pm. Bring the family and all your friends. We’ll see you there!

For more info, visit Smoke’s Facebook Page.

“Whistle Belly 2017” in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is excited to host the ever-popular Whistle Belly 2017 Sunday, August 6th. Whistle Belly is a celebration of amazing food and drinks in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month. The much-anticipated event was created by DoG Street Pub and proudly presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.

Enjoy craft beer from over 30 breweries along with delicious food from DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro, Culture Cafe, and The Catering Company. Tickets include drinks and all-you-can-eat food for only $50. You can also save up to $10 by purchasing in advance. Get early access tickets to enjoy exclusive beers.

There will also be raffles with gifts from breweries and local businesses. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships to local high school students. This event will go on rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/whistle-belly.

“SMOKE BBQ Unveiling Wood Fired Pizza Oven” in Newport News

This event was rescheduled for Sunday, July 16th.

SMOKE BBQ in Newport News has a pretty big announcement to make. Friday, July 14, SMOKE will unveil their newest addition, a wood fired pizza oven! Completely constructed of tan and grey brick, this massive oven is sure to create some amazingly authentic pizzas.

If you think of yourself as a ‘foodie’, you definitely crave quality ingredients. Only a wood fired pizza oven will provide the rich flavor and traditional cooking practices your culinary passion deserves. Tempt your tastebuds with their pulled pork pizza this weekend. Come out to SMOKE Friday, July 14th to get some free samples!

For more info, visit smokenn.com.

“Brewgrass Festival” at Oozlefinch

If you like craft beer and enjoy blue grass music, this event is for you! Get your hat and your cowboy boots ready for the Brewgrass Festival at Oozlefinch Sunday, July 16th. This event will feature bluegrass superstars Town Mountain, Brackish Water Jamboree, No Spare Time, and Rob Van De Riet.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20, and $25 at the door. Food will be provided by the Peninsula Food Truck and Deadrise. No outside food or drinks allowed. You can purchase tickets at Oozlefinch, Deadrise, and El Diablo Loco. The fun begins at 2pm. Yee-haw!

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.