Monday, March 25, 2019

Barboursville Edition: Oscar's Breakfast, Burgers & Brews


Oscar's Breakfast, Burgers & Brews specializes in a few of everyone's favorite things.

OscarsSurprisingly on this day, I was looking for something a bit lighter - probably because it was one where I stopped at a few different restaurants in the area.

OscarsThis busy restaurant is local and has impressive branding. I was able to get a seat at the bar and look over the menu.

OscarsI went with the "Buffalo Ranch Salad," which had a bed of lettuce topped with tomato, onion, blue cheese crumbles, hickory smoked bacon, crispy chicken and drizzled with buffalo sauce and served with a side of ranch.

What's your favorite thing to order here?

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Barboursville Edition: Fratelli's Italian Restaurant


Italian is one of my favorite cuisines.

FratellisIt's so comforting and delicious and, when done right, can make everything all better.

FratellisFratelli's is a Barboursville restaurant that one of my good friends, Dawn, loves.

FratellisI stopped here for a quick lunch.

FratellisAnd, I was first greeted with these parmesan bread sticks with marinara. Mmm.

FratellisThen, I went for a lobster bisque soup.

FratellisAnd for my main meal - a rigatoni with marinara and mozzarella.

What's your favorite dish here?
Fratelli's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Orleans, LA Edition: Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar


Surrey's was one of my last meals in New Orleans.

SurreysAnd for my last meals, I knew I wanted to get some shrimp and grits - one of my ultimate favorite meals.

SurreysThis restaurant is known for being fun and funky.


Surrey's is an eclectic and funky Cafe and Juice Bar with two convenient locations on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans.  Our sweet and savory menu specializes in local food items with a hint of latin flavor. 

Surrey's is the oldest organic juice bar in New Orleans.


But, first, I wanted to make sure I tried some of the organic juice. This was a tasty apple juice!

SurreysAnd the menu featured some fun things like Bananas Foster French Toast and Huevos Rancheros. But when I saw the shrimp & grits,  I knew it was perfect:

SurreysSauteed Louisiana gulf shrimp in New Orleans-style BBQ sauce over a bowl of grits. Garnished with bacon, green onions and French bread croutons.

SurreysAnd wow!

SurreysThat is a tasty plate - thick, delicious and full of flavor.

Surrey's Café & Juice Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lewisburg Edition: Blackwell's Catering


Lewisburg is just one of my favorite small towns.

BlackwellNot only is there so much to do, but there are a ton of great locally owned restaurants.

BlackwellOne new one that I visited recently was Blackwell's Catering.

BlackwellThis sweet shop features pizzas, as well as sandwiches and desserts.

BlackwellWe started with some garlic knots for the table. Mmm.

BlackwellAnd they had a pepperoni roll, so I had to check that out.

BlackwellFor my entree, I went with a sandwich: Drunken Grilled Cheese with smoked gouda, cheddar and prosciutto melted on sauteed mushrooms, onions and stout beer.

BlackwellAnd, it came with a side of pasta salad!


What's your favorite thing here?


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lewisburg Edition: Retro Donuts

Retro Donuts

A new donut shop opened in the Lewisburg area with a fun theme: Retro.

Retro DonutsRetro Donuts has bright pink and teal colors, and the interior has old-school decorations.

Retro DonutsThe menu features all sorts of glazed and gourmet donuts, as well as sandwiches, bowls, salads and more.

Retro DonutsI went for a pumpkin cheesecake donut!

Retro DonutsWhich one would you choose?

Retro Donuts