Saturday, March 31, 2018

Huntington Edition: Austin's at the Market

Austin’s at the Market

Austin's Homemade Ice Cream is a much-beloved ice cream shop in Ceredo that serves homemade local favorites like Grape Pineapple. Recently, the opened a location in downtown Huntington at The Market.

Austin’s at the Market

The Market will host a variety of other shops and restaurants soon.

Austin’s at the Market

Austin’s at the Market

Austin’s at the Market

Since I've had their notable Grape Pineapple, I went with a new flavor - praline in a turtle sundae.

Austin’s at the Market

Turtle sundae with praline ice cream.

What's your go-to at Austin's?

Friday, March 30, 2018

Barboursville Edition: Big Loafer - Huntington Mall

The Big Loafer

The Big Loafer is one of the few places I could find in the Huntington area that dish out a pepperoni roll. Since they made the book, I've been excited to try out their pepperoni roll.

The Big Loafer

It came as a round pocket cut into quarters. I pulled apart half, then ate each quarter.

The Big Loafer

The Big Loafer

Super light & flaky and almost buttery! Have you tried it?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Charleston Edition: Aladdin Restaurant

Aladdins

Aladdin Restaurant is an old-school favorite in Charleston that serves up Mediterranean food.

Aladdins

You can seat yourself, and most locals seemed to have dedicated tables.

Aladdins

Hey, look, it's Todd Gunter!

Aladdins

Aladdins

Aladdins

Aladdins

Pita

Aladdins

Vegetarian platter - falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, grape leaf rolls, tabbouleh

Aladdins

Chicken & filet kabobs with green beans and rice

Aladdins

Little candy chocolates to finish the meal.

Have you been?

Aladdin Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

St. Albans Edition: Larobi's Pizza

Larobis

I've long heard that Larobi's Pizza is some of the best in the Kanawha Valley. So, I was excited to finally get to check it out with Joel and Dawn.

Larobis

One thing to keep in mind is that it is cash only, and there's not a close ATM nearby.

Larobis

There's this secluded little round booth off to the left that we had to try.

Larobis

This XL pizza was half mushroom, half pepperoni. And, it's cut in strips.

Larobis

Cheese bread with sides of marinara and garlic butter.

Larobis

Have you ever been?

Lorobi's Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Green Chili & Craft Beer at the Capitol Market

Green Chili Cook Off

The Green Chili & Craft Beer event at the Capitol Market has been going on for nearly a decade, but this was my first year to attend!

Green Chili Cook Off

They have professionals compete in making green chili.

Green Chili Cook Off

And, they also have a community group portion, who can make whatever kind of chili they want.

Green Chili Cook Off

Boss Babes served chili with a fried eggroll wrapper, a little touch for Kayla's upcoming foodtruck "Eggs Will Roll."

Green Chili Cook Off

White chili with fried eggroll wrapper, avocado and cilantro.

Green Chili Cook Off

FestivAll is always representing!

Green Chili Cook Off

Look at this one with that extra crunch of tortilla chip.

Green Chili Cook Off

Charleston CVB has options of cornbread or seasoned crackers on top.

Green Chili Cook Off

The crackers gave it some crunch I was looking for!

Green Chili Cook Off

Charleston Main Streets had a yummy white bean chili.

Green Chili Cook Off

Brittany and her "Chili Nelson" group got a bit of a late start - but it was worth it!

Green Chili Cook Off

Allll the toppings!

Green Chili Cook Off

This stand had some goodies to give away too.

Green Chili Cook Off

I'll take all my chilis fully loaded, please.

Green Chili Cook Off

Two Guys and A Crock ended up taking home a few awards!

Green Chili Cook Off

The cornbread is alway a nice touch!

Green Chili Cook Off

These are some of the green chili professional competitors.

Green Chili Cook Off

These are some of the green chili professional competitors - #2

Green Chili Cook Off

This place boasted a prior win.

Green Chili Cook Off

They served their green chili in these little red solo shooter cups.

Who had your favorite?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Charleston Edition: Noah's Restaurant & Lounge

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

Noah's Electic Bistro has moved a few streets over, expanded its size and become Noah's Restaurant & Lounge.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

When it was the bistro, I had only gone once as a celebratory dinner. It was a bit on the higher end, so it wasn't in my regular rotation of restaurants. But when it reopened as a new restaurant less than a week ago, I immediately put in reservations with Carlee to check it out.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

The restaurant was busy, filling most of the tables in the dining area this evening. It was quiet, though, with a touch of elegance.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

The menu boasts just a handful of entrees - half of which are fish.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

The swordfish stuck out to me simply because I had never had swordfish. It was a pretty straightforward dish with lentils and stewed tomatoes.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

Creme Brulee with this fancy hashtag and brown sugar crumbles.

Noah’s Restaurant & Lounge

Carlee's chocolate lava cake

What's your favorite dish so far?