Saturday, April 21, 2018
Brake's Dairy King in Buckhannon combines two of my favorites: hot dogs and ice cream.
Fortunately, I caught this small restaurant as I was heading out of town. It's located along a strip with a few other businesses.
Their signature ice cream, much like DQ's Blizzards, are called Razzles here. And they have a few different flavors.
S'mores Razzle. I feel like graham cracker is the most underrated ice cream ingredient.
The West Virginia hot dog, complete with chili, slaw, mustard and onions. It's on a New England Style bun - which is not sanctioned by those at the WVHD Blog - but it sure does taste good.
Have you been?
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Social Bar & Grilled Cheese is a bar in Buckhannon that doubles as a grilled cheeserie.
This small space serves up a handful of creative grilled cheese sandwiches, like a caprese, pizza, pork rib bbq and funky monkey (with peanut butter, nutella, honey and marshmallow)
The woman working said the jalapeno popper is the most popular. Sold!
Jalapeno popper grilled cheese with colby jack, cream cheese and jalapenos.
Which is your favorite?
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Delmonte Market is this cute market that is a great one-stop-shop for gifts, local foods and more.
They have all kinds of local food and goodies available.
These kinds of things are always fun for gifts.
And a whole space dedicated to whimsical outdoor decorations.
And will ya look at that! This will always be surprising and amazing to me.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Duke's Steakhouse is a local institution in Elkins and has been on my list since a friend from the town insisted I make my way there.
When I found myself in the area, I stopped by to treat myself.
The menu features steak but also is known for their filet sandwich. I wanted to start with the steak first to see what we were working with.
Salad with French dressing
4 oz. filet with side of baked potato (butter & sour cream) and garlic bread
The restaurant is traditional and reminds me of those old-school steakhouses that are associated with fancy celebrations in small towns. I'm sure lots of memories have been made here. Have you been?
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Bobbie's is a gas station just outside of Elkins in Beverly that also serves as a small restaurant that serves up some really good pepperoni rolls. A while ago, a friend had told me I HAD to try their "ramparoni" rolls. And, now they're in season.
Walking into Bobbie's, there's a counter where folks were dutifully sorting and packaging pepperoni rolls. Others are located in the cooler.
Tons of various pepperoni rolls baked fresh every day sorted into baggies with green tabs.
Bobbies has 11 different kinds of pepperoni rolls: Ramps & hot pepper cheese, ramps & cheddar cheese, nacho cheese, pizza roll, mozzarella, hot pepper cheese, banana peppers, cheddar cheese, cheese & jalapenos, just pepperoni, then there's the "surprise" which is whatever Bobbie feels like making that day. Sometimes she said she could add hot dog chili. On this day, it was extra pepperoni and cheese.
I got one of each.
The two "ramparoni" rolls
Pepperoni roll with hot pepper cheese and ramps
Pepperoni roll with cheddar cheese and ramps
Pepperoni roll with cheese and jalapenos
Which is your favorite?
Monday, April 16, 2018
Have you ever heard of a heavenwich from Lil Bit of Heaven Cupcakes? It's homemade cookies with buttercream in between. This WV-themed dessert had escaped me until recently. But I had to try it because it is ~Almost Heaven~. This was a peanut butter chocolate one!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
As I finish off the list of USA Today's 10Best pepperoni rolls that I haven't tried, I found myself at Pasco's Pizza in New Martinsville.
This restaurant had a steady stream of folks since the time I sat down.
They're known for the pepperoni BUN, which is very similar to Colasessano's.
It's like a hoagie bun that has a slit in the middle, which is stuffed with thick slabs of pepperoni and topped with sauce and cheese. You can also get peppers and onions.
I'm told their ceasars - which is pizza dough, folded over, and sandwich ingredients inside - is another big seller.
There must be some correlation between this spot and the Fairmont institution since theirs are so similar.
The current owner said this item was on the menu when he purchased the business, so it's been around for a little while.
Have you been? What'd you think?
Ooh, and there are cake pops!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Boggs Pizza & Grill in Middlebourne found itself on USA Today's 10Best Pepperoni Rolls recently.
It came in at a respectable 4th place, which surprised me since I hadn't heard of this place before then.
Well, I recently made a trip here just to try their pepperoni roll.
And, I learned the restaurant is a family name, and you can read more about it on the menu.
Sometimes, I hear the argument that when you start adding stuff to a pepperoni roll, it becomes a stromboli or calzone.
At Boggs, you can order additional ingredients, but just the regular pepperoni and cheese looks pretty similar to a stromboli/calzone!
So, I can easily say this is one of the larger pepperoni rolls I've ever had. Have you tried it?