Thursday, May 24, 2018

Holl's Chocolates Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Holls Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Holl's Chocolates are some of my favorite sweets.

Holls Chocolate Covered StrawberriesThe local chocolatier makes these specialty chocolate dipped strawberries just one time of year: April 1 to July 4.

Holls Chocolate Covered StrawberriesThey are dipped in white fondant followed by dark chocolate, making a deliciously sweet treat.

Holls Chocolate Covered StrawberriesThey are dipped daily and can be found at the Capitol Market on Tuesdays and Fridays. And, they're best if eaten the same day. Otherwise, keep them in the fridge and eat them ASAP. Have you tried them?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Martinsburg Chocolate Fest & Book Faire

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgMartinsburg recently hosted their Chocolate Fest & Book Faire, which showcases authors and downtown businesses. And a side of chocolate.  

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgBecause my job is pretty cool, I was able to go check it out.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgOne of my first stops was a tour of DeFluri's Fine Chocolates.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgI've been to this shop before but not in the factory, so that was fun.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgWe got to see chocolates being made from start to finish.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgDeFluri's had a mint truffle.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgAnd I snagged chocolates at each spot I went to.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgThere are so many cool little spots - like this drug store.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgWhich had delicious deconstructed s'mores.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgAnd these yummy chocolates at the local book store.



Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgWhile in town, I got to explore a bit.



Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgLike this beautiful glass shop.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgAnd a puppet theater.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgAnd the Roundhouse, which I finally got to take a tour of!



Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgIt is not only a really cool, unique architectural piece.


Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgIt also earned a spot in history by making railroad "frogs," which help direct one set of train tracks to another.

Chocolate fest & book faire MartinsburgAnd, they have this giant apple time capsule.


Chocolate fest & book faire Martinsburg

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Charleston Edition: Mario's Pizza

Mario’s Pizza

Mario's Pizza is one of many pizza shops in Charleston, but a friend recently told me this was his favorite.

Mario’s Pizza

Located on Bigley Avenue, this shop has just a few tables inside so most of the business is carry-out or delivery.

Mario’s Pizza

I ordered a 12" pizza with mushrooms and cheese breadsticks.

Mario’s Pizza

Cheesy breadsticks

Mario’s Pizza

Pizza - which is your favorite in town?

Mario's Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, May 21, 2018

South Charleston Edition: Fat Bob's Roadhouse Diner

FatbobNothing makes me happier than being able to order food online & have it delivered to my door with minimal human interaction. So, Charleston 2 Go has answered many of my prayers. One restaurant I noticed on their website that I haven't tried before was Fat Bob's Roadhouse Diner.

FatbobAfter a little bit of searching, I learned Fat Bob's is located at the Harley-Davidson shop and has been named to the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine list. The menu features a few sandwiches, burgers and soups/salads. This is the Fatbob - 6 oz. specially blended 80/20 burger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, housemade Thousand island dressing and choice of cheese. I went with American. Served with a side of chips.

Have you been?
Fat Bob's Roadhouse Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Charleston Edition: Vino's Bar and Grill

Vinos

One of my dear friends, Leah, was in town so I wanted to figure out a quick spot for happy hour, and Vino's came to mind.

VinosMostly because I had never been, and with its bright ed door facing Kanawha Boulevard and demanding a presence, I've always been curious.

VinosThe happy hour menu is super affordable, with house wine at $2.

VinosThere are a good bit of video games and TVs, so probably a good spot to watch any big game.

VinosThe happy hour menu had appetizers in addition to drinks - and Leah got some pork rinds, but I couldn't resist checking out the full thing.

VinosAnd wouldn't you know it - something called buffalo wontons were there.

VinosThats buffalo chicken dip all wrapped up in a wonton wrapper and side of bleu cheese dressing.


Vinos

Have you been?