Sunday, January 31, 2016

Oak Hill Edition: Cafe One Ten

Cafe One TenI may have restaurant hopped a bit in Oak Hill ... there were a few on my 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list in this town, and I wanted to be super efficient. Cafe One Ten was next on the list.

Cafe One TenAnd I preface this post with that because now it may make sense why I got macaroni and cheese, and a piece of peanut butter pie.

Cafe One TenYep, I walked up to the counter and placed an order for macaroni and cheese and a piece of peanut butter pie. It was met with some funny faces, but you know what? I'm an adult. And there are very few perks of being an adult. But ordering whatever I damn well please is one of them. Give me my mac and pie.

Cafe One TenThey obliged. My macaroni and cheese came out first, and wow. It is really, really good. It's made with smoked gouda cheese, so it really has a nice smokey flavor, and the cavatappi noodles have those cheese trap grooves that make every bite cheesy deliciousness.

Cafe One TenThe peanut butter pie was delicious. I first requested caramel pie, but they were out. The peanut butter pie was still a great option, though. It was light, fluffy, so decadent. Really, if I could order just macaroni and cheese and pie every day for lunch, I would do it.

Cafe One Ten
Grade: A
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Oak Hill Edition: Delfino's Pizza & Ice Cream

DelfinosDelfino's Pizza & Ice Cream was listed on the 101 Unique Places to Dine in WV list, and I'm trying desperately to finish the list. I made a special stop through Oak Hill to check it out.

DelfinosDelfino's has a drive-up window, and it also has a dining room. There are a lot of little decorations all over the place - really a homey, small town restaurant feel.

DelfinosI ordered a personal pizza with mushrooms and a strawberry shake. I felt like I needed both pizza and ice cream to fulfill the mission (you know, Delfino's Pizza AND Ice Cream).

DelfinosThe pizza was not my favorite. I feel like I've been saying this a lot lately, but the crust just wasn't crispy at all. Like, not even a little bit. I had a hard time pulling my piece of pizza up in one piece. Not ideal. Good bit of mushrooms and cheese, though.

DelfinosHowever, one of the best strawberry shakes ever. Absolutely delicious. And a cherry on top! Yass.

DelfinosGrade: B
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Fayetteville Edition: Bridge Brew Works

Bridge Brew WorksBridge Brew Works just recently opened its taproom. Previously, it was a brewery only, and it was one of the only ones in the state to not offer tastings. But, rejoice!

Bridge Brew Works

It's currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bridge Brew WorksI got a small growler of the Bourbon Barrel - which is awesome. It's aged in Smooth Ambler barrels. So good!

Bridge Brew WorksThe owner was also super cool and chatted with me a little bit about their growler filling station - unlike others I've seen in the state.

Bridge Brew WorksVery cool folks and tasty beer. Give 'em a visit if you're in the area!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lansing Edition: Chetty's Pub

Chetty's PubChetty's Pub was listed on the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list, so when I found myself traveling through Lansing, I stopped.

Chetty's PubChetty's Pub is located in Adventures on the Gorge. One of these days, I want to go back there and do the actual adventures instead of just the food.

Chetty's PubChetty's PubThe restaurant has typical pub fare, and the bartender said the burgers are quite popular. I went for the Chetty's Classic Burger, which is an 8 oz. burger chargrilled, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. It includes a side of fries.

Chetty's PubThe interior is totally covered in wood ala a lodge, and the building overlooks the gorge. It's a pretty cool view.

Chetty's PubThe burger is impressive. It's huge, towering and filled with toppings. It's nearly impossible to eat in its current state, so I used my knife and fork to cut it into pieces. I was not anticipating all the pickles on the burger - which were weird. Not a great pickle. A weird overly briney one. But I loved the rest of the burger. The bun was toasted, the lettuce and tomato fresh, and the patty tasty. Overall, pretty good.

Chetty's PubGrade: B
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Webster Springs Edition: Custard Stand

Custard Stand-  Webster SpringsI finally made it to the last Custard Stand! I made the trip to Webster Springs, the flagship location.

Custard Stand-  Webster SpringsI ordered a chili dog with slaw, mustard and onions, as well as a chocolate shake for good measure.

Custard Stand-  Webster SpringsI love the hot dogs from this place. I think the slaw is great, the chili is super tasty, and it all combines together to make for a delicious bite.

Custard Stand-  Webster SpringsI only wish there was a closer one to Morgantown.

Custard Stand-  Webster SpringsThe chocolate shake is also delicious. It's hard to mess up a chocolate shake, but I always love the ice cream from this place. Good hot dogs and good ice cream - doesn't get much better than that.

Custard Stand-  Webster Springs

Grade: A
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shepherdstown Edition: Blue Moon Cafe

Blue Moon CafeBlue Moon Cafe is a sweet little cafe with a sprawling outdoor seating area. The menu features sandwiches, salads, quiche, soups and desserts.

Blue Moon CafeI immediately started looking at the sandwiches, and there are so many - and lots of vegan options, as well. Some of the ones I was deciding between are:

The Pilgrim | $9
maple lawn free range smoked turkey breast oven heated with brie on a ciabatta roll & topped with our cranberry aioli

The Gobbler. | $9
local free range turkey, bacon, provolone and Russian dressing heated on a kaiser roll

The Apple-acian | $8
baked granny smith apple, brie cheese, red onion and dijon mustard on ciabatta bread

Meatball Hoagie | $9
succulent meatballs and marina baked in our oven with mozzarella on a baguette

Triple B | $10
our chubby with brie, bacon, French fried onions, lettuce, tomato, & mayo with fries (ADD ON)
Chicken breast | $3 Smoked Turkey | $ 3 Avocado | $2

Blue Moon CafeI ultimately went with The Pilgrim. And a side of macaroni and cheese. :)

Blue Moon CafeEverything about this was delicious. The ciabatta was fresh and had a perfect crunch to the outside, the brie was melting all over turkey breast, and the cranberry aioli added the touch of sweetness I needed.

Blue Moon CafeThe macaroni and cheese was creamy, cheesy and crunchy with the french-fried onions on top. Perfect, perfect lunch.

Grade: A
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Shepherdstown Edition: Lost Dog Coffee

Lost Dog CoffeeLost Dog Coffee is weird. In a college-kid-going-through-growing-pains way. It's a hangout for artists, hippies, rockers and college students. There are political statements - possibly offensive - all over the walls, and odd little chachkies cluttering up the space.

Lost Dog CoffeeBut they know their coffee and tea.

Lost Dog CoffeeI ordered their Sinderella's Supper, which was just described as ice caramel heaven. I'll take it. I don't even know what was in it, but I know it was delicious, and I ingested more caffeine from that drink than I typically do in an entire month.

Lost Dog CoffeeIt's a fancy little thing, and I'm not sure why they don't have iced to-go cups, but I ended up drinking it like this for our ride back to Morgantown.

Lost Dog Coffee
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Lost Dog Coffee
I like this place. I think there's a certain group that it would turn off, and I don't think they care one bit. Which makes me like it even more.

Grade: B
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