That Old Time Rock and Roll

01/09/16 5:58 PM

Old Beach Farmers Market is going retro this Labor Day Weekend with a celebration in Croc’s parking lot.

We can’t close 19th Street because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, but we’ll have our same great vendors and expect our same great customers. Runners looking for refreshment after the Mile on the Sand Race or for carbs before Sunday’s 13-mile race will have many tasty choices.  Croc’s is offering a special brunch menu.

Melons continue to be sublime. Peppers are hitting their peak. Tomatoes are beginning to dwindle so get them while you can. Eggplant, cucumber, squash, okra and beans are glorious.

So come on out and Soothe the Soul.



When is it appropriate to drink white after Labor Day? When it’s my melon-filled white wine sangria. Enjoy it over this holiday weekend, during Indian Summer, and anytime the weather is warm, even if it’s just an endless summer in your mind.

In a large pitcher, add two cups of cubed melon from one of our awesome OBFM vendors, one bottle of white wine (I like Sauvignon Blanc or Vidal Blanc for this recipe), a half-cup of white rum, and a quarter cup of peach or pineapple juice, stir, and refrigerate for at least an hour. To serve, pour in tall glasses; fill ice cubes about a third of the way, leaving room for a splash of lemon-lime soda.

–       Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

Publisher, Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine




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Pendulum Fine Meats

Sandi’s Sandies

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