We're traveling to Portsmouth Virginia in early August. We'll only be there for 4 days and are curious about the food scene, if any.
We are particulary fond of cheap ethnic places and good Southern BBQ.
What do you think?
Steve -- Actually, the P'Town scene is pretty robust. Good Pork BBQ at Roger Brown's -- sports bar with better than average bar food and more. Owned by native and former NFL'er. Downtown on High Street. Bier Garten is unique in the area -- 23 German and Belgian beers on tap -- German food is OK, not fantastic. Also on High Street. Comfort, three blocks further down High, serves good Southern "comfort" food. Thumper's is just off High, on Court -- solid, but not spectacular, Cajun. Other higher end places like Brutti's, Cafe Europa, Stove, and Fusion 440 make P'Town the equal of Ghent or Norfolk, just on a smaller, more walkable scale. High Street, as a walkable shopping and dining district, just doesn't have a local match.
There are lots of suggestions on the "South" board. Most of the local food scene is in Norfolk (Ghent especially). There are a few places on High Street near Old Town, but I am not too familiar with them. Sydney Meers has a place called Stove in Portsmouth-- he is a long time local chef who has a big following.