Sunday, April 21, 2019

Princeton Edition: Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro

Bucha Brewhouse

I'll admit, I'm not quite sure what to make of kombucha.

Bucha BrewhouseI've tried it elsewhere and didn't have much of a taste for it.

Bucha BrewhouseAnd, upon reading more about it, I worried if it was safe to drink.

Bucha BrewhouseFortunately, when you walk into Bucha Brewhouse & Bistro in Princeton - they tell you right off the bat what it is.

Bucha BrewhouseIt originated in China in 221 BC. It's a lightly fermented beverage made from sweet tea or coffee and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. 

Bucha BrewhouseThe space is so neat, with the original built-ins from its past life as a clothing store.

Bucha BrewhouseI ordered the "mango" kombucha.

Bucha BrewhouseAnd, I did a half soup, half sandwich lunch.

Bucha BrewhouseHalf a grilled cheese, and half Spanish rice soup.

Bucha Brewhouse

What's your favorite?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Princeton Edition: Slice Italian Beef & Pizza

Slice Italian Beef

A new Princeton restaurant is combining two classics: pizza and Italian beef.

Slice Italian BeefSlice Italian Beef & Pizza has your classic pies, but it also has sandwiches like the Chicago favorite Italian beef; the Elvis with banana, peanut butter and jelly; bratwurst; hot dogs; and Philly cheesesteaks.

Slice Italian BeefAfter looking over the menu, though, I had to go with a jumbo pepperoni roll.

Slice Italian BeefIt was stuffed with cheese, with marinara on the side.

Slice Italian BeefThis is definitely a whole-meal roll.

Slice Italian BeefLook at that beauty.

Slice Italian BeefWhat do you order here?

Friday, April 19, 2019

Bluefield Edition: David's Downtown

David’s Downtown

David's Downtown has been on my wishlist for quite some time.

David’s DowntownBut the weekday lunch hours were tough for my schedule.

David’s DowntownWhen I found myself in the area during a time they were open, I made plans to stop by.

David’s DowntownThe menu features appetizers, salads and sandwiches

David’s DowntownBut they also have weekly specials.

David’s DowntownAnd I ended up ordering from there: shrimp po boy with lettuce, pickles, onion, dill sauce and it came with one side. I went with corn chowder.

David’s DowntownWhat's your favorite thing here?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Beckley Edition: HeBrews Coffee Shop


I've been hunting for the best coffee shops in West Virginia lately.

HebrewsSo when I had to make a trip through Beckley, I made a point to check out HeBrews Coffee Shop.

HebrewsThis roadside coffee stop has a drive-thru for coffee and baked goods.

I went for a latte with caramel and a cheese danish.

HebrewsHave you been here?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Buckhannon Edition: The World's End Restaurant

The Worlds End

The name "The World's End Restaurant" creates intrigue.

The Worlds EndWhat it actually means is it serves a variety of all sorts of cuisines from across the world.

The Worlds End

It ranges from curries and sushi and Thai to Vietnamese and Chinese.

The Worlds End
The restaurant space reflects the eclectic menu. There are goods for sale, as well as more thrift store items on a pay-as-you-can scale.

The Worlds EndThe restaurant is primarily take-out.

The Worlds EndSo I sat at one of the tables and thumbed through a menu, as well as read over the daily specials.

The Worlds End
I wanted to try a few different things. so I flipped around.

The Worlds EndUltimately I went with a crab & cheese roll.

The Worlds EndAnd, I got their "VooDoo pasta" special.

The Worlds EndSo after chatting with folks while my meal cooked, I was handed my bag of deliciousness and headed on my way back to town.

The Worlds EndI even got jumbo shrimp with my pasta, because that makes everything better!

The Worlds EndBoth were tasty and unique to have this combo.

The worlds endWhat have you ordered here?

The Worlds End