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Stove, The Restaurant

2622 Detroit St. (Broad St.) Send to Phone
757-397-0900 | Menu
The food on the plate at this quirky, neo-Southern restaurant is as provocative as the art on the walls.
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Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch first Sun. of month
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Stove, The Restaurant Restaurant Review

: A singular restaurant in the historic, re-evolving Port Norfolk neighborhood, tiny Stove defies categorization. It’s part art gallery, part funhouse, but all homage to the Southern roots and classical culinary training of Senatobia, Mississippi-born Sydney Meers. A protean chef-owner who is at once disciplined and unbridled, he makes diners think, whether they’re looking at his irreverent paintings or feasting on his Gulf shrimp and grits, idiosyncratic with house-made pimento cheese. He grows a lot of his own herbs and vegetables, creates his own sauces, and even salt-cures and pepper-coats his own hams, smokes them and ages them for about eight months to star in his “Pork-o-rama BBQ,” a porcine party on a plate with black pig pork belly and house-made sausage. He sources other ingredients from friends around Virginia, like Gail Hobbs-Page, whose Caromont Farm 60-day aged goat cheese graces his weekly-changing create-your-own artisan cheese plate. For dessert, try the peach-rhubarb cobbler in season or the perennial “Salty Dawg,” a bittersweet ganache tart that will leave you howling for more. The wine list is one of the smartest you’ll find.

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