Friday, August 31, 2018

Charleston Edition: Sideline Grille & Food Truck Friday

Food truck Friday - sideline grill


Food Truck Friday is one of my new favorite Charleston things.

Food truck Friday - sideline grill

Every Friday, there are foodtrucks at the Ronald McDonald House for lunch. And it's for charity!

Food truck Friday - sideline grill

I mean, a fun lunch out and it's for a good cause? Sign me up.

Food truck Friday - sideline grill

I tried Sideline Grille, which features burgers. I went with a mushroom swiss burger with fries!

Food truck Friday - sideline grill

And there were even options for dessert.

Mullens Edition: 2nd Street Station

Second street station

I've wanted to visit 2nd Street Station in Mullens for quite some time. So, when I was in the area, I was so excited.

Second street station


The menu features sandwiches, "submarines," platters, burgers, hot dogs and pizza.

Second street stationThe space has local memorabilia on the walls, which is cute.

Second street station

I ordered the "turkey salad" submarine, which came with cranberry sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo -- all on a deep-fried hoagie roll! This type of sandwich seems popular in the area, so it immediately stood out to me! And it was tasty!

Camp Creek

While there, I stopped at Camp Creek State Park.

Little Beaver

And Little Beaver State Park!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

State Fair of West Virginia

State FairThe State Fair is such a fun time of year. This year's event even featured a new food competition where they offered new foods from nearly a dozen vendors.

State FairAnd a new pepperoni roll was on the list from Zul's, so I had to try it. I got it with hot pepper cheese! And, of course, a Ben & Ellen's donut!

Mullens Edition: Twin Falls Resort State Park Restaurant

Twin Falls

I'm working my way through my list of state parks, and next on the list was Twin Falls.

Twin Falls

So, I went for breakfast!

Twin Falls

I had a quick breakfast: sausage biscuit, add grape jelly (best combo ever, obvi).

Twin Falls

How cute is this local glass?

Twin Falls

A side of yogurt with granola hit the spot.

Twin Falls

And, take a quick little hike down to these historic homes for an iconic view!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

West Virginia State Honey Festival

WV state honey festival

The West Virginia State Honey Festival happened this past weekend in Parkersburg.

WV state honey festival


I got some honey ice cream!

WV state honey festivalOh, and guess what else.

WV state honey festivalI discovered that DiCarlo's has a food truck.

WV state honey festivalSo of course I had to get a slice.WV state honey festival

Oak Hill Edition: Top Knot Coffee

Top knot coffee

Have you ever been to an alpaca-themed coffee shop?

Top knot coffee

If you haven't, you need to get yourself to Top Knot Coffee in Oak Hill.

Top knot coffee

The owners raise alpacas and have some related products in the shop.

Top knot coffee

They event have a "paccacino," which is simply their cute take on a cappuccino. And, of course, I had to try it.

Top knot coffee

And do some shopping while I waited!

Top knot coffee

How cute are these?

Top knot coffee

Plus, they have lots of tasty pastries and other goodies.

Top knot coffee

If you're looking for a cute gift, quick bite or a tasty coffee, look no further.

Top knot coffee

Have you been?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Girls Night Out 2018

GNO

Girls Night Out is an annual fundraiser for the local YWCA. It works to eliminate domestic violence, so this big party is for a good cause.

GNO

A friend was so kind to gift me two tickets, so Kayla and I got all dolled up (the theme was celestial blue!) last minute to check out this amazing event.

GNO

The event consists of live entertainment, silent auctions and tons of local food from area restaurants.

GNO

Mountain Pie Company On The River, Ichiban Pan-Asian Cuisine, Bridge Road Bistro, The Chop House Charleston, Edgewood Country Club, Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille, Nosh Catering & Carryout, Edible Arrangements, Little Caesars, Tidewater Grill, Baskin-Robbins, Gonzoburger were all in attendance. The pretzels are from Gonzoburger!
GNO

Here's Perry's beautiful photo!

GNO

Lobster bisque from The Chop House.

Have you been to this event? What was your favorite theme?

Fairmont Edition: Little Red Hen Bakery

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen Bakery has been on my to-try list ever since I heard they have great pepperoni rolls.

Little Red Hen

That's always a quick way to rise to the top of my list!

Little Red Hen

This Fairmont bakery is not necessarily small, but they sure are mighty.

Little Red Hen

They had all sorts of pastries and freshly baked breads - even later into the afternoon, which was when I was able to visit.

Little Red Hen

The country chic decor is so cute.

Little Red Hen

Here's a look at the fluffy little pepperoni roll.

Little Red Hen

There's sliced pepperoni stuffed in there! Have you tried it?

Monday, August 27, 2018

West Virginia Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

The West Virginia Cupcake Festival was held this past weekend.

WV Cupcake Festival

And, of course I had to go check out all the fun stuff!

WV Cupcake Festival

These are six different cupcakes from six different shops: smores, unicorn, poop emoji, chicken & waffles, mermaid and a bowtie.

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival


WV Cupcake Festival

WV Cupcake Festival

WV cupcake festival

WV cupcake festival

WV cupcake festival

WV cupcake festival

WV cupcake festival

WV cupcake festival