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Foodie Friday: Commune Real Food

Happy Friday!! This week for Foodie Friday we will be featuring a restaurant in the Norfolk area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. There is also a location in Virginia Beach.

We visited Commune Real Food as a part of a local blogger meetup and truly enjoyed ourselves. I had never been to the restaurant but the menu had me very excited. The atmosphere is very laid back and family oriented. When you walk in you feel like you are a family dinner with loved ones.

Cornmeal Waffles with Fried Chicken

Pasture raised chicken thigh with heirloom cornmeal waffles, chamomile butter and hickory syrup. The meal also comes with a sunny side up egg.

Pimiento Cheese and Pickle Board

Homemade pimiento style cheese with pickled beets, pears, and an assortment of veggies with a side of mustard and some sourdough bread. We decided that after eating this board the cheese would be great on a grilled cheese sandwich.

There was an array of food on our table that day and we all enjoyed our food so much. We will definitely be back.

Our cheese plate. Yes, we added prosciutto to the meal.
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Restaurant and Store

Inside the restaurant is store where you can get some of the tasty goods you tried during meal. Each of these products are local to the area and make great gifts.

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Foodie Friday: Buttercream Cupcake Cafe

It’s been a while since we have had a Foodie Friday blog post. Well we decided to feature a local business that we found. They have amazing cupcakes.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe is located in Chesapeake, Virginia owned and operated by Kimberly Dionne Middleton. Whether you are calling to place an order or walking through the door of the cafe, you are always greeted with a smile. Spending over an hour in the cupcake cafe we tried out four different flavors (we will share two with you today) which is only a tiny percentage of their evolving menu.


This is the Elvis cupcake. Yes, we said Elvis, a moist chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling, topped with a banana buttercream and a dollop of peanut butter. This was a great combination of flavors that marry well and creates a dance party in your mouth.


This explains what was left of the cupcake. We meant to take a picture of the inside of the cupcake but it was so good we couldn’t put the fork down.


Can you say Apple Pie? Imagine gramma’s apple pie inside a rich cupcake with an apple filling. This is what you get. Kimberly mentioned adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, but we couldn’t wait to get the cupcake home to try it, so we just ate it plain.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe has a wide variety of flavors with a menu that changes with the seasons. Summer is coming so look out for Tropical Paradise and Watermelon.

Check out their website Buttercream Cupcake Cafe, ‘Like’ their Facebook pageFacebook , Follow on Twitter and Instagram @buttercreamcc

Visit Buttercream Cupcake Cafe for a delicious cupcake or better yet, place a catering order. You will not be disappointed.