An Eco-Bistro Experience
Croc's 19th Street Bistro, Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Wine Lover
In 2007, Croc’s 19th Street Bistro became the state’s first certified green restaurant in Virginia Green, the state’s new voluntary program to encourage green practices in ALL sectors of the tourism industry. The Virginia Beach Convention Center, the Convention & Visitors Bureau and several hotels and restaurants also joined, and soon there were concerted plans to grow the green movement in Virginia Beach. Through the leadership of Croc’s Laura Wood Habr and others, Virginia Beach set forth upon a course that culminated in the Summer of 2008, when Virginia Beach was officially declared a “Virginia Green destination” by Governor Tim Kaine! Virginia Beach now has 22 restaurants, 18 hotels, the Convention Center, the Virginia Aquarium plus 5 other regional attractions, and has certified over 7 “green events” through Virginia Green.
And at the hub of this entire movement has been Croc’s, hosting meetings, green events, the weekly Farmer’s Market, and Green Drinks. And throughout the community and on every committee and at every event has been the Green Queen, Laura Wood Habr, helping others go green and promoting green tourism in Virginia Beach! In 2008 Lifestyles Magazine Editor Jeff Maisey, anointed Habr on the cover as the Green Queen for leading an eco-friendly movement in Virginia Beach. http://www.vbfun.com/visitors/articles/greentravel
And, by the way, the food is awesome too! Why wouldn’t it be -its “sustainable, organic, or local”! And, oh my, the Seafood Rissotto …please excuse my drool. Lastly, you readers might also care to know that they have an award winning wine list that always features Virginia wines and organic varietals!
Laura Wood Habr has recently joined Greener Results Consulting as a Greening Specialist working with Restaurants and Grassroots Green Program Development. Contact Information: Laura@GreenerResults.com and 757-288-3861.