VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — When you walk into Terrapin, a restaurant in Virginia Beach, you'll notice a giant pop art handprint on the wall.
This is a handprint of Jerry Garcia from the band Grateful Dead. The restaurant isn’t only named after the Grateful Dead song, "Terrapin Station," it’s also the name of a tidewater turtle.
Two things Head Chef Rodney Einhorn loves.
Brian Williams, the managing partner of Terrapin said, “We’ve got about 150 Grateful Dead tickets that are from chefs personal shows that he went to — and then we’ve created a sound wave of the song "Terrapin Station" and hung that in the dining room.”
Visiting this restaurant is a must for any Grateful Dead fans, but they offer much more than music and turtle references.
The restaurant recently got a remodel and revamped menu. They added new kitchen equipment, including one of the only Joster ovens in the entire state, which they claim adds a unique flavor that's hard to come by.
The restaurant prides themselves on using local and organic ingredients and all their items are made from scratch, including their pasta and bread.
If you want to see their new menu for yourself, you can head to Terrapin's website.