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Lizard Cafe

109 E. Main St. (Martins Ln.) Send to Phone
Bill Prince's spot inside Prince Books will have lovers of fresh, local fare leaping for joy.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri.

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Lizard Cafe Restaurant Review

: A colorful, cozy setting; the use of seasonal ingredients; a friendly, young waitstaff: all the components at Bill Prince’s Leaping Lizard Café on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach can be found at his location in downtown Norfolk. Connected to Prince Books --- the charming bookstore long owned by Prince’s sister, Sarah Pishko --- this spot edits out Leaping from the name. It’s the place for those who like to dig into a juicy novel along with a field-fresh, signature salad of mixed greens, red grapes, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola, walnuts and homemade basil vinaigrette or a sandwich such as Tuscan chicken. Lizard is full-service, and a good thing, too, since you’ll want to linger over just-caught dilled tuna on homemade rosemary bread and soup made fresh daily, such as lemon asparagus. A simple-sounding sweet potato biscuit pays homage to local Surry ham. Leave room for an epilogue of just-baked cookies or bread pudding. Prince added raised booths to window level, making the street-watching scenes as compelling as the nearby bestsellers.

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