Laine and Alex

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Industry Internet
Location Norfolk, VA, United States
Introduction Laine: Born and raised in Newport News, I currently reside in Chesapeake with my family. I love to cook, but rarely have the time. When dining out I look for interesting food combinations and preparation that is low in fat and calories. I am not however, afraid of dessert. My top dining pet peeves include overpriced sodas and disappearing waiters.
Alex: I was born and raised in the West Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk. I rarely cook because I want to spend my evenings doing other things. While, I enjoy all cuisines, I am definitely a food snob and expect the best out of my food, the server and the atmosphere, regardless of the meal's price point. I have been a vegetarian (read no meat, chicken nor seafood) for a few years, so that will provide a slightly different point of view in our reviews. Being the opinionated gals we are, we began this blog to keep everyone up to date on our outings, some of which you may already know and a few you need to try.
Laine and Alex met 8 years ago while working for the same company. A few corporate changes split us apart, but as of March 2010 we are back together sampling all that local and other restaurants have to offer.
Interests Restaurant Reviews, Good Food, Downtown Norfolk, Granby Street, West Ghent, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Great Bridge, Salads, Cherry Coke Zero, Diet Doctor Pepper, Wine, Vegetarian, Vegan
Favorite Movies Like Water for Chocolate, Tortilla Soup, Eat Drink Man Woman, Chocolat, Babette's Feast, Big Night
Favorite Music Meatloaf, Cake, Fishbone, The Cranberries, Cream, Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Fiona Apple, Phish, Blond Melon, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Sugarcubes, Bread, Bananarama
Favorite Books The Way to Cook by Julia Child, Betty Crocker's New Cookbook, Southern Living Cookbook, Joy of Cooking, Rombauer & Becker, Escoffier Cookbook, Larousse Gastronomiqe by Prosper Montague, New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne, The James Beard Cookbook, Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook