Friday, August 17, 2018

Harpers Ferry: True Treats

True Treats

If you like candy, True Treats in Harpers Ferry needs to be at the top of your must-visit list.

True Treats

It's more than just a store.

True Treats

It's like a museum of candy throughout the years.

True Treats

The candy is arranged by time period - with everything from bugs to turkish delight.

True Treats

Those hard-to-find favorites? You can get it all here.

True Treats

And even candy that's mythical! Like Turkish Delight. And, yes, I had to try some.

True Treats

It's almost like West Virginia's version of Willy Wonka will all the brightly colored treats.

True Treats

This would be a fun idea to make a gift of a certain time period full of candy for someone.

True Treats

Literally everything!

True Treats

True Treats

True Treats

Have you been?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Harpers Ferry: The Coffee Mill

The Coffeemill

Coffee is key in any city.

The Coffeemill

In Harpers Ferry, the go-to coffee shop is The Coffee Mill.

The Coffeemill

They have a variety of coffee drinks, as well as menu items like salads and sandwiches.

The Coffeemill

I went for a turtle mocha.

The Coffeemill

It is made with espresso, steamed milk, chocolate and hazelnut.

The Coffeemill

And - some shots from Harpers Ferry!

The Coffeemill

The Coffeemill

The Coffeemill

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Shepherdstown Edition: Betty's Restaurant

Betty’s Restaurant

Betty's Restaurant is known for its sausage gravy.

Betty’s Restaurant

This Shepherdstown breakfast restaurant is cash only, which has prohibited me in the past from checking it out. Until now.



Betty’s RestaurantSo I had to try the biscuit & sausage gravy. And I also got a pancake - just one! - to balance out the sweet and the savory.

Betty’s Restaurant

Something about this homestyle meal just makes it so comforting.

Betty’s Restaurant

What's your favorite dish here?

Betty’s Restaurant

And, while here I was able to check out the Rumsey Monument.

Betty’s Restaurant

And this teeny, tiny house!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Inwood Edition: Jules of Inwood

Jules frozen custard

Imagine this: A carnival food truck. Minus the carnival.

Jules frozen custard

That's kind of what Jules is like. It's flashy and lit up, but it's all the goodness of carnival indulgence food.

Jules frozen custard





So, of course I had to go with a s'mores option.

Jules frozen custard

What's your favorite?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ranson Edition: Ortega's Taco Shop

Ortega’s taco shop

If you're looking for good tacos in the Eastern Panhandle, look no further than Ortega's Taco Shop.

Ortega’s taco shop

This small shop serves up a few different kinds of tasty tacos.

Ortega’s taco shop

They have burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, taco salads and sides.

Ortega’s taco shop

I got a chicken taco on a crispy shell with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream. And I got a street taco with carne asada, cilantro and onion.

Ortega’s taco shop

Have you been? What's your favorite taco?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Morgantown Edition: Panda Express

Panda Express

Candace, are you really going to review a Panda Express?

Panda Express

No, no I won't. BUT, it is fun when a new restaurant comes to town - and since there aren't many Panda Express locations in West Virginia, it's good to know there is one here!

Panda Express

I got the sweetfire chicken, honey walnut shrimp and crab rangoons. Mmm Chinese comfort food.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Point Pleasant Edition: The Coffee Grinder

Grinder Coffee

The Coffee Grinder is a coffee shop in downtown Point Pleasant.

Grinder Coffee

With espresso drinks, milkshakes and sodas, this shop has a little bit of everything - no matter your palate!

Grinder Coffee

If you know me -- looking at that menu -- you already know what I ordered.

Grinder Coffee

If you don't know me, well, the caramel mocha was a must-try.

Grinder Coffee

With espresso, Ghiradelli chocolate, steamed milk, caramel syrup, and whipped cream, this drink is everything that makes me happy.

Grinder Coffee

And they even sell their own coffee beans! This one is the Mothman Brew.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Point Pleasant Edition: Village Pizza Inn

Village Pizza Inn

Point Pleasant is such a cool town with quirky attractions.

Village Pizza Inn

And a small, gorgeous state park!

Village Pizza Inn

And one of the institutions locally is the Village Pizza Inn.

Village Pizza Inn

Every town has their own local pizza joint, and Point Pleasant is no exception.

Village Pizza Inn

I love this shirt!

Village Pizza Inn

So, the Mothman inspires a lot of things in the area - festivals, events, etc.

Village Pizza Inn

And, it also inspires the pizza! This is the Mothman pizza from Village Pizza Inn - can you see it? It has a little bit of everything - mushrooms, pepperoni, green peppers, banana peppers, and peppers!

Village Pizza Inn

While here, don't forget to stop at the world's only Mothman museum!

Village Pizza Inn

Have you been?