As I sit here and reflect on the incredible journeys 2017 has brought me, I can’t help but start thinking about what 2018 will bring!!

I’ve had an obsession with traveling, exploring, and discovering since I was a little kid, and the obsession has only GROWN!

A few months ago I created this web site with the hope to find really great places and share them for other people to enjoy, and I never expected it to evolve in the way that it has and become what it was CREATED to be: the site and RESOURCE people use to find the places they HAVE to go to while in a city! It really is a dream come true, and the expansion projected for next year is challenging but it’s going to be well worth it!

Here is SOME of what 2018 has in store, and what you guys can be looking forward to:

-New York City, New York

-Boston, Massachusetts

-South Carolina (Inman area)

-North Carolina (Kill Devil Hills area)

-Richmond, Virginia

-And possibly Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; parts of California

I hope to hear from you all about where you want to see featured in some of these places, or other cities you want me to explore! As always, feel free to email me at chelsea@youhavetogoto.com or comment on this post! Thank you all for your love and support this year!



Here’s to 2018! See you guys next YEAR, thank you!



LeGrand Kitchen

This week’s feature is a restaurant that I love for so many reasons. When you’re good, you don’t have to try to convince people that you’re good. You don’t have to do much marketing or advertising, because nothing is better than word of mouth and personal testimonies. LeGrand Kitchen in Norfolk, VA is this place. If you look at the picture below of the front of this restaurant, you’ll see for yourself.

LeGrand has a small and unique menu, but they exploit and twist simplicities into the most tasty creations. My favorite item on the menu is the Burger. Seems simple right? But I swear it’s the best burger I’ve EVER had. (And I’m not a big burger person) If ever I crave a burger, I HAVE to go to LeGrand.

This place is owned and created by Stephen Marsh who you can always find in one of his restaurants overseeing everything and just generally ensuring everyone is pleased with his food. Notice I said in one of his restaurants, because he has another restaurant with a whole other food concept that he created. Unfortunately for you all, it will be closing at the end of the year, but he will have another concept opening up in 2018 that I’m very excited about! (Stay tuned)

This place is as locally owned as they come, and is one of my highest recommended spots yet.

So if you haven’t already, you HAVE to go to LeGrand Kitchen.

http://www.legrandkitchen.com | 4515 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23508