Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Buckhannon Edition: 88 Restaurant and Lounge

88 Restaurant & Lounge88 Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhannon scored a spot on the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list. The restaurant features a traditional menu full of sandwiches and salads for lunch, as well as pasta, chicken and beef dishes for dinner.

88 Restaurant & Lounge

88 Restaurant & Lounge

However, on this day, I was actually here for breakfast. Eggs, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, pancakes. Of course, I go for the sweet over the savory. So, blueberry pancakes were calling my name.

88 Restaurant & Lounge
The pancakes had actual small little blueberries in them. They were a bit tart, but the abundance of my maple syrup covered any of that. they were a good mix between fluffy and dense - a perfect texture, really. The sausage patties added the perfect amount of salt for this dish. A pretty tasty dish.

Mary Kay ordered a cinnamon roll, which was pretty hard and dry. It was not great. Definitely skip the cinnamon roll and go straight for the pancakes.

88 Restaurant & Lounge

And, one of the coolest parts of the trip, as we were leaving, I saw this old cigarette machine that had been transformed into an art machine.

88 Restaurant & LoungeThere are a bunch of different pieces from different artists. It requires a $5 coin, which you can get at the front desk. One noted that it was a hand-crafted book. So, I got that one. I now have this teeny tiny book that I'm not sure what to do with, but there are tons. Little paintings or graphic novels or all kinds. Check it out if you stop here.

Grade: B
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