06 December 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: For the City With Bite Lover

We hope you’ve seen all three seasons of our award-winning culinary series, City With Bite, but if not, it’s time to catch up. Now, for the City With Bite fans (a.k.a. those who love Norfolk’s culinary scene), we have put together a gift guide for you based off of different restaurants and breweries featured in the series. From hot sauces to flannels, we hope this guide will help you check some things off your shopping list.

Cowboy Syd’s Not-Hot Sauce

Season 2 Episode 1
Image from Syd’s FishPig Cafe

Gift this sauce to the chef in your family who likes to add some flavor to any dish. The ‘Not-Hot Sauce’ is made using Syd’s homegrown Tabasco that are fermented and then aged in whiskey barrels. The result is a sauce that will complement the flavors in your dish, not overpower it.

Bold Mariner Brewing Company Apparel

Season 1 Episode 6
@boldmariner, Instagram

From tanks to long sleeved shirts and even flannels, Bold Mariner has apparel for everyone on your shopping list. Be sure to check out their travel mugs, beer glasses and dog bandanas for the four-legged friend in your life.

Strawberry Fields Pints of Ice Cream

Season 2 Episode 6
@sfnorfolk, Instagram

Need some dessert for a holiday party? Pick up a tasty pint of winter flavored gelato, like eggnog and brown sugar walnut.

Handsome Biscuit’s Lupo Sauce

Season 2 Episode 2
Image from Handsome Biscuit

We aren’t sure what Handsome Biscuit does to make their Lupo Sauce so addicting and tasty, but any hot sauce lover in your life will greatly appreciate this bottled-up deliciousness as a gift. Check out their Comeback Sauce too for a Southern classic!

Everything Bagel seasoning from Yorgos Bageldashery

Season 3, Episode 1
Image from Yorgos Bageldashery

From bagels to toast, everything bagel seasoning truly is made for everything. Yorgo’s Bageldashery sells this salty flavorful blend on sight along with a variety or cream cheeses and bagels, perfect to bring to a holiday get-together or as a gift.

Elation Brewing and Benchtop Brewing Co. Six Packs

Elation Season 1 Episode 4 | Benchtop Season 2 Episode 7
Image from Benchtop Brewing Co.

Who said stocking stuffers have to be small? Fill your loved ones’ stocking with a six-pack of Elation’s and Benchtop’s brews this holiday season.

Brothers Jazz Tickets

Season 2 Episode 3

Do you know someone who loves fine dining and has an appreciation for jazz? They will love tickets to one of Brothers’ Jazz concert series where they can enjoy internationally acclaimed artists with a side of surf and turf. 

Coffee Subscription from Vessel Craft Coffee

Season 3, Episode 3
Image from Vessel Craft Coffee

Never run out of coffee again. Gift the coffee lover in your life a subscription for Vessel coffee beans to enjoy at home. There’s the Vessel Subscription ($15/month) which includes a rotating selection of coffees from around the world, the One Year ‘Surprise Me’ Subscription ($300/year) for a new bag of coffee a month for an entire year, or The 757 Blend Subscription $14.40/month) for monthly shipments of the popular 757 Blend.

Apparel from the Iconic Doumar’s

Season 3, Episode 7
Image from Doumar’s

Known for inventing the waffle cone machine, this classic diner takes you back in time. With t-shirts available in various colors and sizes, you’ll find the perfect gift.

Mermaid Market

Hop on the bandwagon and rep City With Bite merch. Head to our Mermaid Market where we have T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more, all printed with our City With Bite logo!

Gift Cards

Not all City With Bite participants have merchandise to sell, but they all have gift cards for purchase. Support local this holiday season with a gift card to your favorite restaurant.

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