It's the start of summer 2012 ... and the start of something new in City Center @ Oyster Point. In fact, it's the start of some things new!
The much anticipated Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill is slated to open this summer. When we last peeked inside, the enormous guitar on the ceiling and the guitar-shaped bar were in place - just waiting for their signature "stars and stripes" decor. The Newport News location will be the 10th opened by the country music singer since 2003 - and the ONLY one in Virginia.
Salad Creations is another soon-to-be-opened City Center establishment. The timing for this new eatery couldn't be more perfect, with summer upon us. The restaurant will feature an incredible - more than 40 - assortment of veggies, fruits, cheeses and sliced meats, along with 15 homemade salad dressings. Summer is all about eating light and healthy, right? Salad Creations can't open soon enough for me!
Later this year, an ethnic restaurant called Tucanos Brazilian Grill will open on the first floor of the Bay Port Credit Union building in City Center. I heard this place serves Latin-American meat and veggies that are cooked on skewers over an open-flame grill. The skewers are then brought to your table, where the sizzling food is sliced right onto your plate! The food keeps coming until you signal your server with a "Tucanos Cue." The green side means you still want more, and the red side means you're taking a break. Now, how cool is that?!
Another treasure the city will be welcoming is our very own microbrewery, Gordon Biersch, slated to open in City Center next spring. It will feature handcrafted beer and made-from-scratch American cuisine. And did you know that throughout the year, they come up with limited-time "seasonal" beers? This definitely sounds like a fun place to go with friends!
As you can clearly see, City Center @ Oyster Point is slowly but surely becoming an entertainment district! As always, please go to our website at www.newport-news.org for all the dining options available in Newport News!