Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Sweeter Side of the Feud

Sweeter side of the feud

As I continue to make my way through the wineries and distilleries around the state, I made a return trip to West Virginia's wine country.

Sweeter side of the feud

The Sweeter Side of the Feud is located in Spencer and is a descendent of the famous Hatfield family and makes recipes from the family's moonshine.

The Original Hatfield Family Moonshine products are created using the ONLY original Hatfield family recipes. 
Our moonshine is made with the exact same recipes that was passed down from Devil Anse Hatfield’s ancestors that was kept secret in the family Bible. 
In 2014 Mark Hatfield, the Great Great Grandson of Devil Anse, decided to take the once kept family secret and bring the product to the public and let everyone taste the drink that many Hatfields had drank over years dating back to the infamous feud.

Sweeter side of the feud

In fact, they sell a number of flavored moonshines, including the popular honey. And, they have about 18 wines!

Sweeter side of the feud

Each is decorated with a story about the family's history and infamous feud.

Sweeter side of the feud

Sweeter side of the feud

Sweeter side of the feud

Sweeter side of the feud

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Buckhannon Edition: Brake's Dairy King

Brakes Dairy King

Brake's Dairy King in Buckhannon combines two of my favorites: hot dogs and ice cream.

Brakes Dairy King

Fortunately, I caught this small restaurant as I was heading out of town. It's located along a strip with a few other businesses.

Brakes Dairy King

Their signature ice cream, much like DQ's Blizzards, are called Razzles here. And they have a few different flavors.

Brakes Dairy King

S'mores Razzle. I feel like graham cracker is the most underrated ice cream ingredient.

Brakes Dairy King\

The West Virginia hot dog, complete with chili, slaw, mustard and onions. It's on a New England Style bun - which is not sanctioned by those at the WVHD Blog - but it sure does taste good.

Have you been?
Brake's Dairy King Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, April 20, 2018

Buckhannon Edition: The Social Bar & Grilled Cheese

The Social Bar

The Social Bar & Grilled Cheese is a bar in Buckhannon that doubles as a grilled cheeserie.

The Social Bar

This small space serves up a handful of creative grilled cheese sandwiches, like a caprese, pizza, pork rib bbq and funky monkey (with peanut butter, nutella, honey and marshmallow)

The Social Bar

The woman working said the jalapeno popper is the most popular. Sold!

The Social Bar

Jalapeno popper grilled cheese with colby jack, cream cheese and jalapenos.

Which is your favorite?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market is this cute market that is a great one-stop-shop for gifts, local foods and more.

Delmonte Market

They have all kinds of local food and goodies available.

Delmonte Market

And coffee!

Delmonte Market

These kinds of things are always fun for gifts.

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market

And a whole space dedicated to whimsical outdoor decorations.

Delmonte Market

And will ya look at that! This will always be surprising and amazing to me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Elkins Edition: Duke's Steakhouse

Dukes

Duke's Steakhouse is a local institution in Elkins and has been on my list since a friend from the town insisted I make my way there.

Dukes

When I found myself in the area, I stopped by to treat myself.

Dukes

The menu features steak but also is known for their filet sandwich. I wanted to start with the steak first to see what we were working with.

Dukes

Salad with French dressing

Dukes

4 oz. filet with side of baked potato (butter & sour cream) and garlic bread

The restaurant is traditional and reminds me of those old-school steakhouses that are associated with fancy celebrations in small towns. I'm sure lots of memories have been made here. Have you been?

Dukes Steakhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato