Sunday, September 30, 2018

Richwood Edition: Whistle Punk Grill & Taphouse

Whistlepunk

One of the absolute coolest places I've been to in West Virginia is in Richwood.

Whistlepunk

Whistle Punk Grill & Taphouse looks like it was plucked from a super hip and trendy neighborhood and plopped in downtown Richwood.

Whistlepunk

There's some really cool outdoor dining with adorable lighting. And there's beautiful decor inside that makes it feel edgy, yet warm.



WhistlepunkThe menu has so many delicious items, I struggled to choose.

Whistlepunk

Ultimately, I went with the gnocchi with grilled pork - pan-fried gnocchi, topped with sauteed spinach and gorgonzola cream sauce served with a grilled pork tenderloin.


Whistlepunk

Just... wow.

Whistlepunk

To top it all off, the sweet owner came and chatted with me about the restaurant. I mentioned how I've always wanted to be in the Cherry River Navy (I discovered this from another friend thought it was fate because we have the same initials), and she was an admiral!! She literally arranged paperwork for me right then and there, got me sworn in and even got me official t-shirts. I cannot say enough amazing things about this restaurant, these people and this sense of community. I can't wait to go back!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hillsboro Edition: Pretty Penny Cafe

Pretty Penny Cafe

Pretty Penny is a lovely cafe in Hillsboro that I never had the chance to try before it closed.

Pretty Penny Cafe

But guess what! It's back!

Pretty Penny Cafe


This restaurant serves some unique dishes, and I was particularly intrigued by one.

Pretty Penny CafeThe Jerk Chicken Bowl featured rice and peas, chicken thigh, jerk sauce and slaw.

Pretty Penny CafeThe sauce was served on the side, which is great. Because then you can decide how much heat you want.

Pretty Penny CafeAnd, I got to check out the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest! How neat.

Pretty Penny Cafe

Friday, September 28, 2018

Fayetteville Edition: Arrowhead Bike Farm

Arrowhead Bike Farm

I have been wanting to try Arrowhead Bike Farm for quite some time.

Arrowhead Bike Farm

They have bike rentals, are known for their brats, and have camping.

Arrowhead Bike Farm
A New River Gorge gathering point for adventurers of all kinds. Outdoor dining on the deck or in our Biergarten with a variety of fresh local and national craft beer for after your paddling, biking, hiking or climbing adventure. Our campground is conveniently located near the Arrowhead stacked-loop trail system and the Long Point Trail giving you the opportunity to hike or bike right from your campsite into the New River Gorge. We are also ideally located near Kaymoor Top, a premier rock climbing location, and public put-in and take-out for boating on the Lower New River.
Arrowhead Bike Farm

I was lucky to attend an event here where I got to taste some delicious tacos, veggie sides and more!

Arrowhead Bike Farm

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Frametown Edition: Granny's Kitchen

Granny’s Kitchen

Granny's Kitchen in Frametown has changed names a few times, but one thing remains: the great homestyle cooking.

Granny’s Kitchen

Not only do they have a restaurant, but they have a walk-up ice cream window. Mmm.

Granny’s Kitchen

I was just passing through, so I went simple: A West Virginia-style hot dog.

Granny’s Kitchen

Hot dog with chili, slaw, mustard and onions on a grilled bun.

Granny’s Kitchen

The peanut surprise - like a Peanut Buster Parfait from DQ - had vanilla soft serve, peanuts and hot fudge.

Lil Moes

Quick hike to Alum Cave Trail in Audra State Park.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Philippi Edition: Lil' Moes

Lil Moes

Lil' Moes is a Philippi restaurant that has been around for quite some time.

Lil Moes

It's a bar atmosphere, and it's long and narrow but with a surprising amount of space.

Lil Moes

I wasn't super hungry, but I definitely wanted to get a bite to eat. I ordered boneless wings (I know, I know, but they're easier to eat).

Lil Moes

These are honey bbq with bleu cheese.

Lil Moes

I never eat the celery - because it may be the worst vegetable ever created - but if you're eating hot wings, it can be a godsend.

Lil Moes

AND DON'T LOOK BELOW if mummies scare you.

Lil Moes

I checked out the mummies at the Barbour Historical Museum!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

West Union Edition: The Fairview

Fairview Diner

The Fairview is a restaurant that commands your attention driving along the highway.

Fairview Diner

With its fun purple font and big size, it's one of not very many sights along this stretch.

Fairview Diner

The restaurant features mostly comfort food items that will fill you up for most of the day.

Fairview Diner

This is a "Boat" with turkey and chicken gravy on toast and mashed potatoes.

Fairview Diner

See what I mean?

Fairview Diner

Small part of the North Bend Rail Trail in Pennsboro!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Ellenboro Edition: Dodd's Log Cabin Grill

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

Dodd's Log Cabin Grill had made the 101 list of Most Unique Places To Dine in West Virginia years ago, but I had never made it out this way.

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

Ellenboro isn't typically on any of my main routes, but recently when I was in the area, I went to check it out!

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

It has a log cabin theme (shocking, I know), with this cute lil fish guy who holds the salt and pepper.

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

The menu featured omelettes, french toast, wraps, biscuits and gravy and more for breakfast.

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

I am so straightforward with my breakfast, and usually get an easy sandwich of some sort. 

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

I got a sausage, egg and cheese bagel here.

Dodd Log Cabin Grille

And, I got to see Mountwood Park while in the area!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Charleston Edition: Husson's Pizza - South Hills

South Hills Hussons

Husson's is a Charleston institution.

South Hills Hussons

If you ask someone from Charleston what their favorite pizza is, they'll likely say Husson's.

South Hills Hussons

And there are a few different locations. Each time I go somewhere, I try to try a new branch.

South Hills Hussons

The South Hills Husson's is actually one of the first ones I tried - it was just pre-blog days. So it was time for a revisit!

South Hills Hussons

Cheesy bread, a person general tso's pizza and Italian sandwich were a perfect sampling of everything!

South Hills Hussons

What's your fav item to get?

South Hills Hussons

Oh, and they have a Ms. Pacman!

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