An audacious idea… An encased meat paradise… Hot dogs, hamburgers, craft beer and a simple philosophy…exceed expectations and embrace community. A rustic gathering spot for all walks of life. Meet week three’s restaurant for Kitchen Ambush, The Barking Dog at Riverview! They were ambushed this week with locally made product Ames Hot Southern Honey which is a unique blend of southern honey and red chilies!
Wasserhund Brewing Company, meaning “water dog” in German, was born from a love of the beach, dogs, and German beer. We aspire to bring the German beer culture to Virginia Beach in the best way… by brewing the highest quality ales and lagers and providing the environment to enjoy them with family, friends, and just good company.
We also match our beer with artisan pizza made to order in our brick oven. Or you can order beer sausages and add some sauerkraut for a real German experience.
Call it whatever you want… we call it German style brewing with a Beach kick and it’s this reason they are the next restaurant for week two of #Kitchen Ambush! What is Kitchen Ambush? Two businesses (ViewItDoIt and Kitchen Ink Food) coming together, forging a new venture. And this week we ambushed Wasserhund Brewing Company with locally made product Speedy’s Hot Sauce Bloody Mary Mix.
Did you know that ViewItDoit has teamed up with Kitchen Ink Food for KitchenAmbush? Episode 1 aired August 3rd with the locally owned restaurant Penndulum Fine Meats. Have you stopped in lately?
Greeted by the infectious smiles and welcoming demeanor of owners Dana and Dylan Wakefield, you’ll step up, lean in, feel the cool of the glass on your skin while Dana queries you on your tastes. The questions are subtle, friendly, thoughtful and cheery. You don’t need to worry about not recognizing the names of heirloom cuts, Dana is already sorting your answers and matching you with a cut and a cooking technique that will squarely place every other steak you’ve ever tasted at very distant second place. Small but lovely details like a container of homemade tallow or fresh seasonings often make their way into your bag. The Wakefields put the same care into your meal as they do their own.
The shop feels like a family kitchen, bubbling over with laughter and love. The staff moves effortlessly around each other, conversations punctuated by bursts of laughter and shouts across the room.
This is more than a butcher shop. This is a place where people can come to get educated. You can ask about the farmers, and how the animals were raised, what they ate. Dylan and Dana have visited and continue to visit every one. Hang around the store and you can see that next level culinary knife skills at work with great care applied to match demand and how they intend to use the meat. You can watch sausage being made by hand, sandwich meats sliced in front of you. You can see that nothing goes to waste, from beef bones for stock to tallow candles to roasted skins for pets. Connecting with the farmers and farms, bringing back heirloom butchering techniques that all but disappeared in the age of factory farming, paying a fair price to allow for a sustainable life cycle is the key to Pendulum’s philosophy.
During this first ambush, Pendulum meats used locally produced product Pennacook Peppers Porch Party Pepper Jelly– this pepper jelly is all the rave and has customers clamoring for more. What better mix of fine meats and jelly to kick off Kitchen Ambush Episode 1!
Join us every week for Kitchen Ambush as we, View It Do It broadcast LIVE with Mark Conway from Kitchen Ink Food: One local secret ingredient, 1 local chef, 1 fabulous dish. Tune in next week for the next Kitchen Ambush LIVE! Who will be next?
Did you make it to the 2017 Corn Hole for the Cure Tidewater Challenge? 100% of the net proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Tidewater organization! The Susan G. Komen® is a national website, www.komen.org, that offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease.
Check out this highlight reel and join us in 2018 to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.
Enjoy these highlights to the 2017 Astro Golf Tournament. This fantastic event helped raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. Thank you to Special Olympics Virginia and Astro Entertainment for all they do for so many!
Kitchen Ink Food and ViewItDoIt will be at a new location with new local product this and every week!!! One local ingredient, 1 local chef, 1 fabulous dish. Tune in next week for the next Kitchen Ambush LIVE! Who will be next?
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West Elm teamed up with Tidewater and Tulle To give you the scoop on bridal registry essentials for your first home together as a married couple. West Elm modern home decor and modern furniture store in Virginia Beach, VA is where you can find the bedding, furniture, room decor, and dinnerware you need to create a stylish contemporary home. You can even learn more about their complementary design services offered by their in store experts!
West Elm have a really cool story too- If you didnt know, West Elm was born in Brooklyn in 2002. A branch of Williams–Sonoma, Inc, we’re focused on the intersection of modern design, affordability and community. Everything we sell—from sofas and tables to bedding and vases—is made with one goal in mind: to help our customers express their personal style at home and in the world.
We care about impact too. By designing over 90% of our products in–house, our design team has steadily increased our selection of organic, handcrafted, sustain-ably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ products. There’s a story behind everything we sell—one that starts in Brooklyn and lives on with you.
Did you miss it the live event? Here are the highlights!
What a beautiful store Bluemercury Virginia Beach have!!! Did you catch the live stream with Tidewater and Tulle as they invited Hampton Roads’ brides-to-be and their besties to an evening of product demonstrations and complimentary services?
Their evening included signature M-61 facials, hand scrubs, and a lotion bar sample.Tidewater and Tulle uncovered Bluemercury’s top treatments and bridal beauty suggestions to get their brides ready for the BIG I-DO and honeymoon!
Thanks so much for having us!
ViewItDoIt is super excited to share this nighttime virtual tour of The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium. What an amazing glow! Especially check out the zip line tour over the marsh. Gorgeous! Thank you Tina and your amazing crew for such a lovely evening full of great music and great fun!