Saturday, April 21, 2018

Buckhannon Edition: Brake's Dairy King

Brakes Dairy King

Brake's Dairy King in Buckhannon combines two of my favorites: hot dogs and ice cream.

Brakes Dairy King

Fortunately, I caught this small restaurant as I was heading out of town. It's located along a strip with a few other businesses.

Brakes Dairy King

Their signature ice cream, much like DQ's Blizzards, are called Razzles here. And they have a few different flavors.

Brakes Dairy King

S'mores Razzle. I feel like graham cracker is the most underrated ice cream ingredient.

Brakes Dairy King\

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?
Brake's Dairy King Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, April 20, 2018

Buckhannon Edition: The Social Bar & Grilled Cheese

The Social Bar

The Social Bar & Grilled Cheese is a bar in Buckhannon that doubles as a grilled cheeserie.

The Social Bar

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 Social Bar

The woman working said the jalapeno popper is the most popular. Sold!

The Social Bar

Jalapeno popper grilled cheese with colby jack, cream cheese and jalapenos.

Which is your favorite?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market is this cute market that is a great one-stop-shop for gifts, local foods and more.

Delmonte Market

They have all kinds of local food and goodies available.

Delmonte Market

And coffee!

Delmonte Market

These kinds of things are always fun for gifts.

Delmonte Market

Delmonte Market

And a whole space dedicated to whimsical outdoor decorations.

Delmonte Market

And will ya look at that! This will always be surprising and amazing to me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Elkins Edition: Duke's Steakhouse

Dukes

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.

Dukes

When I found myself in the area, I stopped by to treat myself.

Dukes

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.

Dukes

Salad with French dressing

Dukes

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?

Dukes Steakhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Beverly Edition: Bobbie's

Bobbies

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.

Bobbies

Walking into Bobbie's, there's a counter where folks were dutifully sorting and packaging pepperoni rolls. Others are located in the cooler.

Bobbies

Tons of various pepperoni rolls baked fresh every day sorted into baggies with green tabs.

Bobbies

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.

BobbiesI got one of each.

Bobbies

The two "ramparoni" rolls

Bobbies

Pepperoni roll with hot pepper cheese and ramps

Bobbies

Pepperoni roll with cheddar cheese and ramps

Bobbies

Pepperoni roll with cheese and jalapenos

Which is your favorite?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Lil Bit of Heaven Cupcakes' Heavenwiches

Heavenwich

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!

Heavenwich

Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Martinsville Edition: Pasco's Pizza

Pascos Pizza

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.

Pascos Pizza

This restaurant had a steady stream of folks since the time I sat down.

Pascos Pizza

They're known for the pepperoni BUN, which is very similar to Colasessano's.

Pascos Pizza

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.

Pascos Pizza

I'm told their ceasars - which is pizza dough, folded over, and sandwich ingredients inside - is another big seller.

Pascos Pizza

There must be some correlation between this spot and the Fairmont institution since theirs are so similar.

Pascos Pizza

The current owner said this item was on the menu when he purchased the business, so it's been around for a little while.

Pascos Pizza

Have you been? What'd you think?

Pascos Pizza

Pascos Pizza

Ooh, and there are cake pops!

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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Middlebourne Edition: Boggs Pizza & Grill

Boggs

Boggs Pizza & Grill in Middlebourne found itself on USA Today's 10Best Pepperoni Rolls recently.

Boggs

It came in at a respectable 4th place, which surprised me since I hadn't heard of this place before then.

Boggs

Well, I recently made a trip here just to try their pepperoni roll.

Boggs

And, I learned the restaurant is a family name, and you can read more about it on the menu.

Boggs

Sometimes, I hear the argument that when you start adding stuff to a pepperoni roll, it becomes a stromboli or calzone.

Boggs

At Boggs, you can order additional ingredients, but just the regular pepperoni and cheese looks pretty similar to a stromboli/calzone!

Boggs

So, I can easily say this is one of the larger pepperoni rolls I've ever had. Have you tried it?

Boggs Pizza and Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato