Thursday, July 19, 2018
I've been making my way through the state parks in West Virginia, and it's always exciting when they have restaurants.
North Bend State Park has lots of hiking trails, streams and more in a beautiful setting.
The restaurant is simple, seat yourself with lots of beautiful lighting.
The dinner menu is straightforward with a few really unique items.
Since when I travel, I usually try a few little things at a bunch of places, I didn't want a huge dinner.
But first, warm bread.
Then, an interesting take on bruschetta with capers, tons of melted mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic and red onions.
Chicken corn chowder!
Also, on this day, I got to see the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park!
I took a tour of the mansion.
And rode around on the property with these beautiful guys! Such a fun day.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
What was once called Davis Drive In is now Top Dawgs Drive In in Parkersburg.
What remains the same is that I love a drive in restaurant.
And, this is no exception. I pulled into the parking lot, looked back toward the building that had the plastered menu and tried to determine what I wanted.
My first choice was an order of chicken fries. I hadn't had these since grade school, so they hit the spot.
A strawberry milkshake is a perfect complement to any meal.
And, of course, a West Virginia hot dog with chili, law, mustard and onions.
Have you been? What's your favorite?
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Crystal Cafe is a classic Parkersburg restaurant that serves homestyle breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
After walking in, I seated myself in a little nook so I could take in the whole place - which was full of regulars and smiling faces.
The menu features a little bit of everything.
Those sandwiches caught my eye first because sometimes that's just what hits the spot!
Salads, entrees, burgers and dogs all seemed popular.
But breakfast was what I was here for - and that breakfast wrap with sausage, lettuce, tomato, cheese and mayo had my name on it.
Add a bowl of fruit, and it made for a top-notch breakfast!
Monday, July 16, 2018
After leaving Niagara Falls, we found ourselves halfway home and starving.
Lisa scoped out this adorable nearby coffee shop called The Bean.
This sweet coffee shop pairs fresh roasted coffee with breakfast snacks, sandwiches and soups.
And, they had some really cute branded merchandise for sale, too.
I wanted some combination of sweet and salty, so I started with a Mountain Berry muffin.
My best guess is that a Mountain Berry muffin has multiple berries - like raspberries and blackberries.
See how cute the interior is!
I could definitely see myself hanging out here if I was local!
Iced caramel macchiato
Mountain berry muffin
Tortellini salad with kielbasa
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Harvey's is a Canadian fast food burger chain.
At Harvey's, we have a long history of proudly serving Canadians great tasting burgers. For over 50 years, our restaurants have been Canadian owned and operated, serving Canadians all across our beautiful country. Much has changed in the past 50 years, however our recipe has remained as true and as delicious as ever. Our Harvey's grill-masters charbroil each burger to perfection at 600˚F on an open-flame grill. Once the burger is set in front of you, we let you choose from a selection of fresh toppings and together we build your perfect burger right before your eyes. Your burger made just the way you want it. Now that's a beautiful thing! (ABOUT)
The interesting thing about this place is that everything comes plain and you specify how you want it topped - which would be great for picky eaters!
I got a cheeseburger and got the standard toppings - minus relish - to try it out. A little ... rubbery, but not horrible.
And poutine! Which was OK.
Fries are fries.
Have you been? What's the best thing?
Saturday, July 14, 2018
We decided to make a day trip to Toronto because we're crazy.
One of my requirements was that we find a restaurant so I can document my Toronto adventure.
We found pretty good reviews of Seven Lives, so we made our way to the area. It was complicated to find parking since many of the roads were shut down in this area so it's pedestrian friendly on Sundays. Cool concept, tough for visitors. After circling around many times, we actually found a parking spot pretty close!
Seven Lives had a line wrapped around the building, and they were outside turning tacos like crazy.
I ordered a baja fish taco, and they wrote it down and moved me along the line.
Look at all those name!
You can add your preferred salsa and lime.
Baja taco! This was fresh and tasty. A bit tough to eat with all the toppings, but not bad!