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A fresh infusion of Latin-Caribbean flavor in Hampton Roads, from tender pork to sweet plantains

As a Navy stronghold at the edge of the Atlantic, Hampton Roads has long been home to a wealth of Latin-Caribbean flavors — the long-braised pork, sweet plantains and earthy-spiced beans of tropical island countries with a Spanish-colonial past.

For the most part this has meant a welcome wealth of Puerto Rican and Dominican restaurants, from the rainbow of mashed-plantain mofongo at De Rican Chef’s locations on both sides of the harbor, to the chicharrones and meaty yaroa casserole at La Yaroa’s two southside spots.

But the past year has also seen a new crop of Latin Caribbean restaurants — and a whole new batch of flavors. This includes two Cuban spots on both sides of the water, a hole-in-the-wall Puerto Rican restaurant with a different menu every day, and a pan-Caribbean picnic party with painkillers and natural wine.

Here’s the rundown.

The mojito-filled Cuban hang: Cohiba Restaurant and Bar

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Fresh off a major summer comeback, Bed Bath & Beyond ebed xecs say they are doubling down on e-commerce and decor for homebound holiday shoppers

Bed Bath & Beyond is winning with shoppers stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Chief Brand Officer Cindy Davis spoke with Business Insider about the company’s stellar summer sales, as well as its plans for winning during the holiday season.
  • Davis said the brand’s strategy includes a $29 annual loyalty program, enhanced e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment services, and earlier-than-ever holiday offerings.
  • The Bed Bath & Beyond executive said the company plans to remain “close to the customer” to continue to glean insights on consumer trends for the holidays.
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Bed Bath & Beyond pulled off a major back-to-school sales coup this summer, despite many colleges across the United States going remote due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is looking to apply those lessons to its holiday strategy, according to its Chief Brand Officer

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Zucchini surplus? 5 fresh ways to enjoy summer squash, from skillet lasagna to harvest bowl

Less than thrilled about your prolific zucchini plants? Serves you right for planting more than one. Just kidding. We’re here to help.

By now, you’ve turned summer’s most over-ambitious plant into muffins, breads and enough grilled boats to sail a small army. Yet, as the season changes, the weighty whoppers are still piling up on the kitchen counter, despite your best efforts at ding-dong-dash gifting.

Fortunately, zucchini’s mild flavor and adaptability also make it a lovely addition to tarts, pastas and grain bowls. All you need is a fresh perspective and a few nifty techniques from experts, like Milk Street’s Christopher Kimball, America’s Test Kitchen’s Julia Collin Davison and chef Jessica Whiteman, the new executive chef at Berkeley’s veggie-centric Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market.

To start, invest in a 12-inch skillet with a tight-fitting lid and use it to make your pasta dishes from now on. Trust us.

“Once you

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8 Fresh And Easy Kitchen Ideas

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