Walking tour aims to introduce eyes — and taste buds — to the ViBe District

Photo by Zoe Grant

VIRGINIA BEACH — Can you walk, eat and look at art at the same time? You’ll get your chance to find out this fall during the Arts + Eats walking tour of the ViBe Creative District.

The ViBe Creative District and Taste Virginia Food Tours announced Friday that they are partnering together for a walking food tour that will feature possible stops eateries like Beach Bully BBQ, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, the Stockpot and Three Ships Coffee, according to a news release.

While walking for three to four hours, Arts + Eats guests will stop at eight to six businesses for a bite, tour the district’s local public art projects and learn more about the area’s entrepreneurs.

“I’m excited to partner with Taste Virginia to share my love for the ViBe Creative District and all the incredible small businesses we have here. There’s so much to do and experience beyond the boardwalk,” tour guide Megan Hogan said.

A heirloom tomato tartine from Commune. (Ali O'Hara)
A heirloom tomato tartine from Commune. (Ali O’Hara)

Ten percent of each ticket purchased will go toward public art projects in the district, which already include 35 fence murals, four crosswalk designs and a performance stage in ViBe Park.

The first tour will happen on Sept. 27 from 2-6 p.m. The monthly tours will be planned for the last Wednesday of each month until the end of the year. They may become twice monthly if there is a high demand.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.