The small community of Lost River has an impressive showing on the 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list - about three in the area. So, I planned a day trip with Lisa to cross off as many as I could. First up was Lost River Grill.
This motel, bed & breakfast, restaurant combo had me a little lost at first, when Apple Maps erroneously instructed me to turn right, but returning back to that main road and just traveling a little further got me right back on track.
We arrived pretty early in the day, so breakfast was still being served. The Lost River Grill has your typical eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes up for grabs. And, of course, I went for "West Virginia's Texas French Toast" for two reasons: 1. I obvi love French toast and 2. It has West Virginia right in the name. How can you go wrong? I also ordered sausage patties on the side.
The French toast, overall, wasn't bad. There were six small triangles topped with powdered sugar that turns into a translucent glob of sugar when syrup drenches the plate. At first, I was totally into it. I started shoving forkfuls into my mouth.
I started to get a sort of almost musty taste? I'm wondering if the powdered sugar has hung around too long. Either way, it wasn't super pleasant. But, the sausage patties were so killer. I pushed the French toast off to the side (what remained of it at least) and focused my efforts on that sausage.
Step 1: Cut piece of sausage.
Step 2: Dip in all the syrup.
Step 3: Enjoy.
But, before we could leave, I had to check out that dessert case. One piece of pie had a pie crust, with a chocolate mouse and then a whipped cream with peanut butter cups. Yessss.
Overall, the French toast was a just a bit off, the sausage was very good, and the dessert was even better. A welcoming place with speedy service in the an area where there's not a ton going on was a pleasant surprise.