What The Gritz, an all day breakfast, brunch and lunch cafe near Lynnhaven Mall, has added dinner hours and a new chef.
After My Tomato – a buffet-style soup-salad and pizza place – closed, its owners reinvented and reopened as What The Gritz.
Since the change, plenty of bubbly, bloody marys and mimosas have been served along with benedicts, omelettes, waffles, shrimp and grits, salads and pizzas. But now they also will be dishing up sauteed mussels, calamari, fried seafood baskets, flat iron steak and grilled tuna under the guidance of Chef Chris Bailey, who has taken over the new dinner service.
Bailey, most recently the pitmaster at Barbeque by Froggies, just rolled out a happy hour menu with $6 specials like grilled romaine with roasted tomatoes, candied spiced walnuts and a blueberry balsamic reduction, fried artichokes with garlic and chive aioli, and scallops wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon with a sweet and spicy cajun aioli. These are offered 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
He will also get the chance to win over diners with nightly chalkboard specials. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with dinner service beginning at 3 p.m. daily.
What The Gritz, 675 Phoenix Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-498-1444, www.facebook.com.
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