Tortilla West

Tortilla West in Norfolk, Virginia is a definite must-see. This restaurant is in the heart of the Ghent district, which in itself is a beautiful area with a lot of character. On Monday and Tuesday nights from 4-7PM they have .89 cent tacos, which is an incredible deal! The tacos come with either ground beef or beans, and sides of cheese and lettuce. Simple, but good!

From 4-7PM every single day (including the nights with already great prices on tacos) is their happy hour where their draft beers and house margaritas are HALF PRICE. That is one of the best happy hour specials I know of!

If you needed even more reason to visit, this spot is really great for groups of people including friends and family, and even for a date. They have a back room that has large booths that sit several people (around 8), a pool table, a pin ball machine, a Pac-Man machine, AND corn-hole boards! It’s the ultimate hang out spot.

You HAVE to go check out Tortilla West!

http://tortillawestnorfolk.com | 508 Orapax St. Norfolk, VA 23507

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

2018

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!

 

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

 

 

Fair Grounds

Coffee is something near and dear to my heart. Coffee makes my day better, and gives me something to look forward to! So this week for all of my coffee lovers, you HAVE to go to Fair Grounds in Norfolk, Virginia! This is one of my favorite coffee spots to go to. This shop is ran out of a prior 2 story home, and is located on the second floor. (The first floor is a different store.) The entire shop has a very cozy feel, as it is still semi set up as a home. There are plenty of places to sit (inside and outside), and it’s a great place to study whether alone or with groups. It’s also a great place for gathering with friends or family to talk or catch up! And in case you needed more reason to go, they play GREAT music and they have a bunch of board games available to play.

Their menu is vast for coffee, and they have AWESOME flavors. My favorite drink is a frozen French Toast, and I️ highly recommend it. They offer a few food options as well, but I️ have yet to try them. They offer a discount if you come within the first or last hour of business, and they have an old-school punch card system for frequent customers.

Fair Grounds is a local, independent coffee shop in the heart of Ghent, and most customers are the very loyal locals. When in Norfolk and looking for great coffee, you HAVE to go to Fair Grounds!

fairgroundscoffee.com | 806 Baldwin Ave. Unit 2 Norfolk, VA 

Thank you guys, see you again next week!

Strawberry Fields Smoothies and Gelato

This week we have a spot that is one of my personal favorites and a frequent stop for me. Strawberry Fields Smoothies and Gelato in the heart of Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia! This is a locally owned shop that sells homemade gelato, and fresh fruit smoothies. This place is well known by the Norfolk natives, and is growing in popularity! Down to business: their smoothies are made with only fresh fruit, gelato, and fresh fruit juice. They have smoothie combinations listed on their menus, and won’t mind if you want to sub out one ingredient for another (useful for me because bananas in smoothies just doesn’t agree with my tastebuds.)

Their gelato is made in house each day, and their flavors vary almost every day. Some flavors include: vanilla, mango sorbetto, stracciatella, cookie dough, whiskey pecan, blueberries and cream, salted caramel, ooey gooey cake, Cap’n Crunch, pineapple coconut sorbetto, and samoa. That’s a shortened list compared to all of the flavors they make! They offer some vegan options too for you vegan gelato lovers out there. They post on their Facebook and Instagram pages almost daily of the flavors they have, so check them out before you come by to make sure there’s something that strikes your fancy. Or, come in and sample any flavors that you want! This is also a cute date spot, great for family outings, and good for a quick dessert run. (Even my dog Kujo loves it!) Do yourselves a favor and check them out! You HAVE to go to Strawberry Fields Smoothies and Gelato!

1510 Colley Ave. Norfolk, Virginia | http://www.strawberryfieldsgelato.com

Thank you guys, and see you again next week!