Friday, November 17, 2017

Morgantown Edition: RocKa Poké Noodle Bar

Roka poke noodle bar
Morgantown has poke rice bowls and sushi burritos at RocKa Poke Noodle Bar!

Roka poke noodle bar

Roka poke noodle bar

"California Poke" sushi burrito with crab meat, cucumber, carrot, edamame, red cabbage, avocado, green onion, seaweed, sesame seeds, and spicy mayo sauce.

Roka poke noodle bar

Roka poke noodle bar

Roka poke noodle bar

"Hawaiian Classic" poke bowl with ahi tuna, cucumber, carrot, edamame, avocado, green onion, sweet onion, seaweed, sesame seeds and chili flakes ponzu sauce.

Roka poke noodle bar



Roka poke noodle bar

Thursday, November 16, 2017

YWCA's Foodie Feast

Foodie Feast

Foodie Feast is a culinary event benefiting YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women & Families.

Foodie Feast

Foodie Feast

Salad with craisins, butternut squash, goat/feta cheese, pepitas and cornbread croutons

Foodie Feast

Hominy stew with seafood,  sweet potato stuffing hash with a fried egg, cranberry waffle with cornmeal and turkey tender

Foodie Feast

Yams, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Turducken (a chicken, baked in a duck, baked in a turkey)

Foodie Feast

Bread pudding by Wellington's, pies by Sarah's Bakery, Bloody Marys and mimosas compliments of The Liquor Company, rolls by Spring Hill Bakery, and cakes by Cakes by Appointment.

Foodie Feast

Foodie Feast

Foodie Feast

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hops & Heat

Hops & HeatChili & beer make for a lovely combo. So, the Hops & Heat Festival was a must-try. Local chefs and breweries brought their best.

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Hops & Heat

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bridge Day 2017

Bridge DayI've wanted to zipline from the New River Gorge Bridge ever since I learned that one can do such a thing. There's only one day a year you can do it: on Bridge Day. I'm not skilled enough to jump from the bridge or rappel, so I figured this was the one way I could get involved. And my best friend Kaitlynn was by my side.

Bridge DayBridge DayWe registered months in advance to secure our spot, and the whole thing took most of our morning. We waited our turn, walked out onto the bridge and ziplined one by one. It was pretty cool to walk on the catwalk and see the whole gorge below you.

Bridge DayOnce we landed at the bottom, we then took the bus into the gorge to watch people parachute down to the bottom.

Bridge DayBridge DayAnd, of course, there's so much good food - I got a cowboy platter from a local vendor that had pulled pork, sausages and a tortilla.

Bridge DayWhat's your favorite part of Bridge Day?


Bridge Day


Bridge Day

Bridge Day

Monday, November 13, 2017

St. John Greek Orthodox Church's Greek Dinner & Bake Sale

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Greek salad with kalamata olives, feta and tomato

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Meatballs (suzukakia) with rice pilah, stewed green beans, grapeleaf, cheese pie, pita bread

Greek Orthodox Church lunch

Baklava

Greek Orthodox Church lunch