Restaurant Owner Says Photos of Opossums Running Around the Kitchen Are No Big Deal

My Noodle & Bar’s owner acknowledged that there had been an opossum in his restaurant, but said that it was “like three months ago.”
Jelisa Castrodale

Restaurant Publicly Shames 17-Year-Old Kid for Paying Bill with Quarters

The internet came to the defense of the teenager, who works as a server at another local restaurant.
Jelisa Castrodale
washington dc

A Suburban Gas Station Serves Some of DC's Best Korean Food

Seoul Food in Wheaton, MD just might be the only place in America where you can eat kimchi chili and vegan bibimbap while you're filling up your tank.
Ananya Bhattacharyya

How a Vietnamese Strip Mall Restaurant Launched One of America's Coolest Craft Beer Scenes

Mekong, an unassuming Vietnamese spot, is credited with igniting Richmond's now-thriving brewery scene.
Kenny Gould

Roanoke's Gay Bar Scene Will Never Be the Same

It's the end of an era for a bar culture that survived a mass shooting and 35 years of social change.
Mason Adams

Inside the Burger Restaurant Where Hank Williams Uttered His Last Words

Country music legend has it that Hank Williams died outside of—or shortly after leaving—the Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia. And ever since then, the restaurant has capitalized on the hazy story surrounding Williams' fatal overdose.
VICE Staff

This Brewery Just Invented an Oreo-Flavored Beer

Right now, we all need something stronger than milk to dunk our cookies in.
Daisy Meager

A Middle School Student Was Arrested for ‘Stealing’ Free Milk from His Cafeteria

As a member of the school’s free lunch program, student Ryan Turk was charged with larceny over milk that he was supposed to be able to get the milk for free, rather than paying 65 cents like students who are not a part of the program.
Hilary Pollack
syrian food

The Syrian-Lebanese Cuisine of the Appalachian City Whose Mayor Doesn't Want Refugees

In November, Roanoke mayor David Bowers cited Japanese internment camps as a reason why the city shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees, completely disregarding the culinary contributions of the many Syrians who migrated here over the past century.
Mason Adams

Will Virginia Succeed in Banning Vaping at Restaurants?

A bill that is now under consideration in the Virginia state legislature would prohibit the use of vapor products inside restaurants and public buildings throughout the state.
Alex Swerdloff

A Commercial Fishing Net Just Dumped 75,000 Dead Fish on Virginia’s Shore

Because the beaches are home to the endangered tiger beetle, cleanup crews can’t use heavy equipment, rakes, or shovels, and have to pick up the fish individually and put them into wheelbarrows.
Wyatt Marshall

Don't Call Your Restaurant 'Fuckload of Chicken'

A soon-to-open chicken restaurant in Virginia has been upsetting residents with its name—which translates to something less than family-friendly in Spanish.
Munchies Staff