Muse Paintbar

Hello again everyone! I had to take a short hiatus to get my sanity caught back up (usual life things), but I’m back and ready to keep going!

This week we have to share with you a really fun place to go, and something to do! This blog is a place for not ONLY great places to eat, but for awesome adventures, pretty places, and just things to do in new cities. That being said, Muse Paintbar has a little bit of everything!

The great thing about this place is that there are so many locations scattered throughout the East Coast (sorry West Coast and Midwest) that this post can be relevant to so many of you! Their locations are in New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, and Virginia. The location I went to was in Virginia Beach, VA and was all around great.

SO let me start by explaining the concept. Muse Paintbar is an art studio that offers a selection of drinks and food. If you’re like me and have 0 talent in the visual arts department, do not worry! Artists and teachers lead the class and take you step by step through how to paint really awesome things. Each location offers different nights with different types of designs to paint. While I was browsing through the nights, I came upon one that I just HAD to do! Paint Your Pet night!!

If you’ve read my about me section, know me personally, or have been to my personal Instagram account (@chelseacake), you know I have an English bulldog that I am IN LOVE with! So this paint your pet thing had me written all over it. So I made the reservation, and surprised my girlfriend with this event’s theme.

Here’s the details:

The Muse I went to had different beer, cider, and wine selections (really great ones if you ask me), and a menu of different appetizers and such. We started off settling in with drinks and food, and ordered whatever whenever at the bar. The environment was very laid-back , friendly, and the manager and all of the workers were super nice. Each table has its own artist that helps everyone paint their painting, and there is a leader in front who shows everyone what the steps are and tells you how to do each one. The entire event took a total of 3 hours, but the time passed quickly because it was so fun! I have tons of pictures below of the location I went to, the paintings we did, etc.

So if you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends, your family, or a date, this needs to be on your list. If you’re in one of the states this place is in, I would definitely check it out because you HAVE to go to Muse Paintbar!

https://www.musepaintbar.com | 4500 Main St. #105 Virginia Beach, VA

 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Citrus

Alright guys, before I go into detail on this next place, I want to make something known. I KNOW I have a weird obsession with breakfast places and mimosas, so fair warning, here comes another one!

Citrus in Virginia Beach, Virginia serves breakfast, lunch, and their own menu of mimosas. This is one of my favorite spots to go to, so much so that I celebrated my 21st birthday here getting, of course, a few mimosas!

I generally get the same entree when I go, the eggs benedict. They’ve won awards on that entree alone, if that tells you anything! My girlfriend loves the pulled pork sandwich and will usually get that. Their mimosas are some of the best I’ve had, and you really can’t go wrong with any of the options they have.

This is a great place, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the outside seating they have! There is a cornhole board outside in the waiting area and is a great way to pass the time if there’s a wait. This spot is great for family outings, hanging out with friends, and is a cute breakfast date spot!

I highly recommend this place, especially because there are two locations that you can enjoy if you can’t get into the other. You HAVE to go to Citrus, and I know you won’t be disappointed!

357 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 | citrusvb.com

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Bay Local

One morning while trying to find parking for a breakfast location down the street, I stumbled upon this restaurant. Immediately I was fascinated by the ceiling that I saw while I was walking by. (Not usually what your first impression is based off of, but hey.) I saw this place was packed with people and I KNEW I needed to come in and see what the buzz was about!

I woke up early one morning to check this place out before the crowd came in, and I’m so glad I did! “What is this place?” you’re probably asking by now. Bay Local in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This breakfast/brunch/dinner restaurant is one for the books. Between their delicious food menu, their incredible drink options, and the overall appeal and atmosphere of the restaurant and staff, they leave little to dislike.

This place is great because all of their food is sourced locally from the bay and from the farmers around. I would consider it a very locals spot (which is what they were going for, hence the name.) They have daily specials, and drink specials that change with the day. Pictured below are two of the brunch options they had on their daily specials, that were so good! I ate the eggs benedict (my usual go-to) with parmesan garlic tater tots. Yes I said parmesan garlic tater tots! YUM. I also had a strawberry sorbet mimosa. Double YUM.

When you come here you will get great service, delicious food, tasty drinks, and a super homey aesthetic that all combines into a really great experience. In short, you HAVE to go to Local Bay!

http://baylocalvb.com/ | 2917 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Tupelo Honey is a southern restaurant with several different locations throughout Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. I had the pleasure of dining at the Virginia Beach, Virginia location and I will DEFINITELY be returning!

Everything you look for in a restaurant, they have; a comfortable dining experience, great hospitality, an incredible selection of music, delicious food, even better drinks, and a charming atmosphere.

Tupelo uses food from locally sourced farms, and they’re all noted on their website. Great food that was grown responsibly is very important to me as well as sourcing locally, so this place really has it all for me.

They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and have a great happy hour selection during the week. I came during lunch time right at their opening. I ordered the grilled chicken and avocado sandwich with a mixed green salad, and it was delectable. The sandwich had really great flavor, and the white balsamic vinaigrette on the salad was one of the best I’ve had.

I usually caution on the side of drinking before the evening (unless it’s a morning mimosa), but the drink selection they offer was so great that I decided to stay AFTER my meal just to have a seat at the bar and order one of their many options. I ordered the ‘Tupelo Krush’ Frozen Orange Whip drink, and I am so glad I did! It was much better than I anticipated (and I had anticipated it to be GREAT). It’s also on their happy hour list of drinks, so check them out then if you’re skeptical of my opinion (you shouldn’t be.)

If you happen to be in Virginia Beach and are looking for breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks, you HAVE to go to Tupelo Honey Cafe!

https://tupelohoneycafe.com/ | 4501 Main St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

 

Mix It Up

This weeks feature is a spot I overheard a few people talking about, and I decided to check it out! Mix It Up (located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and in Suffolk, Virginia) is a bar unlike others around. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by a welcoming and helpful bartender who asks you about your beer preferences, and recommends accordingly. The best part though is that you get to taste your options before you dive in and pick one. It. Gets. Better. Tasting is UNLIMITED. Unlimited as in, you can taste every single one of their draft options to find the one that is perfect for you! I’m not a beer drinker at all, but I do love a good cider. They have great options for every pallet type. I HIGHLY recomend Larry’s Lemonade.

In the adjoining room next door, they have the Mix It Up store where you can drink AND shop! (Dream come true right?) They have a room filled with hundreds of different bottled beers and ciders that you can choose from to make your own 6-pack. They have a wine selection as well for those interested in that. In this room, they also sell a variety of drinks that can be used as mixers, and chasers, and prepacked drink making bundles with drink recipes inside. Both locations were strategically placed next to ABC stores so that all of your drinking needs are put together!

They have a food selection as well, and host different game nights, movie nights, and other events that they share on their Facebook page. They have an outdoor area that is their own personal beach! They filled the area with sand and have a few picnic tables and lounge chairs for everyone to enjoy. They also have the large size Jenga game outside which is an awesome game to play and entertain friends. Definitely recommend this spot for friends, family, and dates, of course ONLY for those over 21!

If you haven’t already, you HAVE to go to Mix It Up!

2973 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

 

The Bee and The Biscuit

This week, you HAVE to go to The Bee and The Biscuit! This brunch spot was created in a 1919 house, and has the charm and feel that only a home can create. This is a great location to take your family, friends, AND date to! The entire front lawn is covered in patio tables and chairs where you can lounge at, wait for your table at, or play some of the provided board games at! They also have a tent with a bar underneath that offers some AMAZING drinks (tip: get the manmosas if you’re looking for something strong and delicious). The drink menu changes, but I snapped a pic of the one for this week!

Seating is located in the attached backyard balcony, and all throughout the living room and dining room. This next question is my favorite: “What can I get you to drink?” To which my response is *drum rolls* the mimosa flight! This drink selection is generated randomly by whatever the flavors of the day are. I’ve received a regular orange juice, peach Bellini, prickly pear, blackberry, and cinnamon apple mimosa, ALL delicious! To those who enjoy caffeine drinks, they have an incredible espresso machine behind the bar that I’ve heard can’t be beat.

Next is “What can I get you to eat?” You can choose between breakfast or lunch, and you can’t go wrong with either choice. My mom turned me into a benedict fanatic, so I usually choose the JJ’s Eggs Benedict (pictured below). The Little Farm Truck is also pictured below, which is a classic choice.

No matter what food or drink you get, or what company you choose to keep, you HAVE to go to The Bee and The Biscuit!

beebiscuit.com | 1785 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA

Thank you guys, and see you again next week!