Our picks for what’s happening in Hampton Roads and North Carolina this week:
Dine Out to Help Out the Food Bank of the Albemarle June 6 through 12. The event extends to a week to give patrons more days. Participating restaurants will donate 10% of their earnings. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank can provide four meals to individuals and families in need.
Elizabeth City and northeastern counties. List of restaurants at foodbank.org/events/dineout.
The Williamsburg Greek Festival returns June 10 through 12. Indulge in authentic foods such as butter cookies topped with powdered sugar called kourambiedes, salads tossed with vegetables and feta cheese, moussaka with layers of eggplant, beef, cheese and a béchamel sauce, and much more . Participate in a church tour to learn about the church’s history and traditions. Watch the dance troupes move to the sounds of traditional music.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 10 and 11; noon to 7 pm June 12. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4900 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg. Visit williamsburggreekfestival.com for details and online ordering.
Watch 19 restaurants duke it out at the CoVa Battle of the Burgers June 11. Who will be crowned the winner? Attendees get samples and an opportunity to vote for their favorites. Admission also comes with a complimentary subscription to Coastal Virginia Magazine and admission into the Military Aviation Museum. Wash all that burger goodness down with a local craft beer. Listen to live music while browsing the vendor tables.
Noon to 5 pm June 11. Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Tickets: $35 and $45; adults 21 and older; Visit covaburgerbattle.com.
In celebration of green spaces, attend Picnic at the Pond on June 14 near the new sculpture “La Luna” (moon) in Newport News. Bring a blanket and take in the sights and sounds of nature, and live music. Pack a basket of goodies or purchase snacks and drinks from the food trucks.
We’re serving up restaurant reviews and news about the local food scene every week.
5 to 8 p.m. Chatham Trail, 401 Chatham Drive, Newport News. Visit nngreen.com/picnic-at-the-pond.
A Taste of Marketplace at Tech Center. 5 to 8 pm June 9. 12090 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. Free. marketplaceattechcenter.com/events
Philippine Independence Day.10 am to 5 pm June 12. Lafayette Park, 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. Free. tinyurl.com/philippineindependenceday
Harvest Market. Noon to 3 pm June 12. Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, 81 Patch Road, Hampton. Free. tinyurl.com/harvestmarketoozlefinch
Farmhouse Food Truck Rodeo. 4 to 9 pm June 15. Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co., 1805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach. Free. tinyurl.com/foodtruckrodeo
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