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Black Sheep wins national praise, Bliss takes over Bank, S@mple downloads new happy hour menu

RVA’s dining scene continues to shake things up with old mainstays closing and new menus sprouting up.

The fall of Norfolk and the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Continuing our on-going recap of the Civil War, the Union Army sets its sight on Norfolk. Taking that city would position General George B. McClellan and the Union army within striking distance of Richmond.

Travel Channel spotlights Black Sheep, Secco serves beer for breakfast, and Ettamae’s says goodbye

Travel Channel’s Adam Richman is looking for America’s best sandwich, and will be paying a visit to Black Sheep. RVA Beer Fest readies a two-day affair, and one of Jackson Ward’s favorite restaurants will close.

Battle of the Ironclads

If we were playing a game called “people of the Civil War I would not want to be,” a strong contender for me would be a crew member aboard the wooden sloop of war USS Cumberland preparing to face off against the CCS Virginia.