Saturday, March 31, 2018
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.
The Market will host a variety of other shops and restaurants soon.
Since I've had their notable Grape Pineapple, I went with a new flavor - praline in a turtle sundae.
Turtle sundae with praline ice cream.
What's your go-to at Austin's?
Friday, March 30, 2018
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.
It came as a round pocket cut into quarters. I pulled apart half, then ate each quarter.
Super light & flaky and almost buttery! Have you tried it?
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Aladdin Restaurant is an old-school favorite in Charleston that serves up Mediterranean food.
You can seat yourself, and most locals seemed to have dedicated tables.
Hey, look, it's Todd Gunter!
Vegetarian platter - falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, grape leaf rolls, tabbouleh
Chicken & filet kabobs with green beans and rice
Little candy chocolates to finish the meal.
Have you been?
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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.
One thing to keep in mind is that it is cash only, and there's not a close ATM nearby.
There's this secluded little round booth off to the left that we had to try.
This XL pizza was half mushroom, half pepperoni. And, it's cut in strips.
Cheese bread with sides of marinara and garlic butter.
Have you ever been?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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!
They have professionals compete in making green chili.
And, they also have a community group portion, who can make whatever kind of chili they want.
Boss Babes served chili with a fried eggroll wrapper, a little touch for Kayla's upcoming foodtruck "Eggs Will Roll."
White chili with fried eggroll wrapper, avocado and cilantro.
FestivAll is always representing!
Look at this one with that extra crunch of tortilla chip.
Charleston CVB has options of cornbread or seasoned crackers on top.
The crackers gave it some crunch I was looking for!
Charleston Main Streets had a yummy white bean chili.
Brittany and her "Chili Nelson" group got a bit of a late start - but it was worth it!
Allll the toppings!
This stand had some goodies to give away too.
I'll take all my chilis fully loaded, please.
Two Guys and A Crock ended up taking home a few awards!
The cornbread is alway a nice touch!
These are some of the green chili professional competitors.
These are some of the green chili professional competitors - #2
This place boasted a prior win.
They served their green chili in these little red solo shooter cups.
Who had your favorite?
Monday, March 26, 2018
Noah's Electic Bistro has moved a few streets over, expanded its size and become 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.
The restaurant was busy, filling most of the tables in the dining area this evening. It was quiet, though, with a touch of elegance.
The menu boasts just a handful of entrees - half of which are fish.
The swordfish stuck out to me simply because I had never had swordfish. It was a pretty straightforward dish with lentils and stewed tomatoes.
Creme Brulee with this fancy hashtag and brown sugar crumbles.
Carlee's chocolate lava cake
What's your favorite dish so far?