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About Virginia Eats + Drinks

Throughout it's history, Virginia has been a leading tastemaker in food and foodways.

Our state is rich in ingredients, from the abundance of the Chesapeake Bay, across the farmlands and rolling piedmont, to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Hospitality is a key component of Old Dominion character, with everything from nibbles on the porch to expansive holiday meals presented with a sincere interest in sharing food made by hand and from the heart.

This is America's First Food Region; this is the Birthplace of American Cuisine.

Celebrating it all is Virginia Eats + Drinks, a statewide multi-faceted group dedicated to showcasing the Commonwealth, all the wonderful things to eat and drink, and all the incredible people that make it happen.

This includes FREE newsletters and online magazine [LINK] as well as the weekly The Virginia Eats And Drinks Show on AM 790 WNIS [LINK] and Virginia Eats + Drinks segments on Coast Live on WTKR TV-3. [LINK]

"In the beginning, all America was Virginia," said author, planter and statesman Colonel William Byrd II in 1732. So, in fact, we are all Virginians.

Come home to Virginia, a big table awaits you.

Contact us, we’d love to hear from you. [LINK]

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About Patrick Evans-Hylton

Patrick Evans-Hylton is a Johnson & Wales-trained chef and an award-winning food journalist, covering tasty trends since 1995 in print, broadcast and electronic media. He is publisher of Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine.

Evans-Hylton is a cookbook author (Popcorn, Dishing Up Virginia, Nuts), food historian, culinary advisor for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a media awards judge for the prestigious James Beard Awards. He runs a cooking and wine school at TASTE, a gourmet grocer in Coastal Virginia, and teaches a number of food media-related classes at The Muse Writer's Center in Norfolk, and elsewhere nationwide.

He also hosts the weekly The Virginia Eats And Drinks Show on AM 790 WNIS [LINK] and Virginia Eats + Drinks segments on Coast Live on WTKR TV-3. [LINK]

Evans-Hylton cooks and writes in his Chesapeake Bay kitchen in Virginia Beach with his four-legged sous chef, Miss Pico The Chow-huahua.

Keep up with my appearances, classes and other events on the Events page. [LINK]

Contact us, we’d love to hear from you. [LINK]