Friday, July 20, 2018

Vienna Edition: Wild n Wonderful Donuts

Wild n wonderful donuts

Custom, made-to-order donuts is the name of the game at Wild n Wonderful Donuts.

Wild n wonderful donuts

This Vienna donut shop lets you pick the icing flavors - like caramel, strawberry and peanut butter - and toppings. There are even pre-made ones like Samoa or Macon (maple + bacon) if you're feeling indecisive.

Wild n wonderful donuts

Toppings include favorites like marshmallow, fruity pebbles or rainbow sprinkles!



Wild n wonderful donutsAnd, it's all right here in this handy chart. I ordered two customer favorites: S'more (fudge icing, marshmallow and graham cracker dust), and Macon (maple icing and bacon pieces). Then I made one with strawberry icing and fruity pebbles.

Wild n wonderful donuts

Yum! Have you been yet?

Wild n wonderful donuts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cairo Edition: North Bend State Park

North Bend

I've been making my way through the state parks in West Virginia, and it's always exciting when they have restaurants.

North Bend

North Bend State Park has lots of hiking trails, streams and more in a beautiful setting.

North Bend

The restaurant is simple, seat yourself with lots of beautiful lighting.

North Bend

The dinner menu is straightforward with a few really unique items.

North Bend

Since when I travel, I usually try a few little things at a bunch of places, I didn't want a huge dinner.

North Bend

But first, warm bread.

North Bend

Then, an interesting take on bruschetta with capers, tons of melted mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic and red onions.

North Bend

Chicken corn chowder!

Top Dawgs Drive In

Also, on this day, I got to see the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park!

Top Dawgs Drive In

I took a tour of the mansion.

Top Dawgs Drive In

And rode around on the property with these beautiful guys! Such a fun day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Parkersburg Edition: Top Dawgs Drive In

Top Dawgs Drive In

What was once called Davis Drive In is now Top Dawgs Drive In in Parkersburg.

Top Dawgs Drive In

What remains the same is that I love a drive in restaurant.

Top Dawgs Drive In

And, this is no exception. I pulled into the parking lot, looked back toward the building that had the plastered menu and tried to determine what I wanted.

Top Dawgs Drive In

My first choice was an order of chicken fries. I hadn't had these since grade school, so they hit the spot.

Top Dawgs Drive In

A strawberry milkshake is a perfect complement to any meal.

Top Dawgs Drive In

And, of course, a West Virginia hot dog with chili, law, mustard and onions.

Have you been? What's your favorite?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Parkersburg Edition: Crystal Cafe

Crystal Cafe

The Crystal Cafe is a classic Parkersburg restaurant that serves homestyle breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Crystal Cafe

After walking in, I seated myself in a little nook so I could take in the whole place - which was full of regulars and smiling faces.

Crystal Cafe

The menu features a little bit of everything.

Crystal Cafe

Those sandwiches caught my eye first because sometimes that's just what hits the spot!

Crystal Cafe

Salads, entrees, burgers and dogs all seemed popular.

Crystal Cafe

But breakfast was what I was here for - and that breakfast wrap with sausage, lettuce, tomato, cheese and mayo had my name on it.

Crystal Cafe

Add a bowl of fruit, and it made for a top-notch breakfast!

Crystal Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, July 16, 2018

North East, PA Edition: The Bean

The Coffee Bean

After leaving Niagara Falls, we found ourselves halfway home and starving.

The Coffee Bean

Lisa scoped out this adorable nearby coffee shop called The Bean.

The Coffee Bean

This sweet coffee shop pairs fresh roasted coffee with breakfast snacks, sandwiches and soups.

The Coffee Bean

And, they had some really cute branded merchandise for sale, too.

The Coffee Bean

I wanted some combination of sweet and salty, so I started with a Mountain Berry muffin.

The Coffee Bean

My best guess is that a Mountain Berry muffin has multiple berries - like raspberries and blackberries.

The Coffee Bean

See how cute the interior is!

The Coffee Bean

I could definitely see myself hanging out here if I was local!

The Coffee Bean

Iced caramel macchiato

The Coffee Bean

Mountain berry muffin

The Coffee Bean

Tortellini salad with kielbasa
Boston Bean Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato