Morgantown to host "Taste of West Virginia" Thursday

By Candace Nelson - 11:00 AM

Taste of Morgantown

It's almost time for one of my favorite events in Morgantown: The Taste of West Virginia.

The event, which is a fundraiser benefitting the American Red Cross, will bring together more than a dozen local restaurants who will create delicious dishes in hopes of winning a judge's or people's choice award.
Support the American Red Cross and delight your taste buds during the 9th annual Taste of West Virginia. A foodie’s paradise, the event will provide a vast array of bites from the area’s best restaurants, who will showcase their unique cuisine and compete for one of seven culinary awards.
I'm really excited to return again this year to judge, and I'll even have copies of The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll for sale.


• Best Savory Dish
• Best Sweet Dish
• Best Vegetarian Dish
• Best Bite
• Best Presentation
• Peoples Choice
• Taste of West Virginia

Confirmed Vendors (more being added)

• Atomic Grill
• Emi's Edibles
• Hill and Hollow
• Flying Fish & Co.
• Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa
• Table 9
• Tailpipes
• Tin 202
• Tutto Gelato Café
• Waterfront Place Hotel
• WVU Alumni Center


• Jamie Ames, WV Radio, “Just Jamie,” 102 WVAQ


• Candace Nelson, journalist, food blogger and author of “The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll”

• Anne Hart, Owner & Executive Chef, Provence Market Café

• Nikki Drake, WV Radio, “Jack and Nikki in the Morning,” 102 WVAQ

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• $25 per person
• $40 per couple


• March-Westin
• Mylan
• First Energy
• The Dominion Post
• Spilman, Thomas & Battle
• Jackson Kelly
• Thrasher


• Contact the American Red Cross Northeast WV office in Morgantown at (304) 598-9500 or

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