Cuisine and Cocktails

The 9th Annual Great Hot Cocoa War in Downtown Norfolk

November 18 - November 25 2023

2PM-5PM
Downtown Norfolk

Beginning the day of Downtown Norfolk’s Grand Illumination celebration, there will be a magical contest of the hottest and chocolatiest proportions. Downtown Norfolk will rain with marshmallows of fantastical sizes! Get your cup and choose your side during this year’s Hot Cocoa Wars!

THE CONTEST RUNS FOR A FULL WEEK! This allows for more chances for you to try all the majestic cocoas Norfolk can create!

4 oz POURS for $2 each
*Stop by each spot to try their special hot cocoa!

VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AND FINAL VOTES WILL BE COUNTED AT 5PM ON 11.25. Vote online at www.hotcocoawar.com starting at NOON on SAT. 11.18! (voting link will not work until the vote time begins)

SCORECARDS
Pick up a scorecard from any participating restaurant the week of the event to take notes on your favs.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
List of participants coming soon!
Interested Downtown Restaurants can apply to participate at https://forms.gle/UHnov5xQ2VNUkUn77

OFFICIAL HOT COCOA WAR 2023 MAP
Coming soon!

#HOTCOCOAWAR

PAST YEAR WINNERS:
2022 – Stripers Waterside
2021 – Stripers Waterside
2020 – Stripers Waterside
2019 – Town Center Cold Pressed
2018 – Enjoy: The CROP Foundation (pop-up)
2017 – Zeke’s NFK
2016 – Work | Release
2015 – Work | Release

WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT AND BRAGGING RIGHTS THIS YEAR?!?
Will it be Stripers again or will 2023 usher in a new champion of chocolate?

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