Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Freefolk Brewery is Fayetteville's newest craft beer destination.
The brewery has a number of craft beers on tap, which range from pale ales and blonde ales to IPAs and goses.
I ordered a flight so I could try a few of their unique brews - Ubiquitous, Pretty Polly, Moon Dog, and Gorgeous 876.
Here's what I went with - a bevy of light beers!
While I waited, I took a look around at the incredible art.
This space is truly phenomenal, with colorful art decorating the walls, as well as metal work outside.
My beer came out, and I sampled each. I was a fan of each and every one of them.
And, I needed some nourishment so I went with nachos topped with shrimp.
Look at that beauty! Some smokey and creamy and crunchy. One of my favorite snacks.
Have you been?
I've been to Kustom Kreams previously, but since they moved, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit.
This is a large space that has ample dining area. When I was there, there were quiet a few folks enjoying their ice cream inside.
After looking over the menu board, I decided on "Turtle Brownie" ice cream.
They took a brownie, chopped it up, layered in caramel, topped with nuts and ice cream!
What's your favorite flavors here?
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
I try to make the rounds to every beer festival in West Virginia at least once.
And Snowshoe's Blues, Brews & BBQ has eluded me for years.
That is, until this weekend!
I made it with my friend Maggie on the last day to check out the BBQ vendors and craft beer.
There were tons of vendors spread throughout, offering a good bit of local and not-so-local options.
Have you been?
In Huntington, there's a pho war of sorts.
And by that, I mean there are two pho restaurants right across the street from one another.
And recently I visited them both.
First, I went to Pho Noodle House, and then I went to Pho U & Mi.
The latter is the more recent restaurant, I gather.
I started with an order of crab rangoons (because of course), and then for my entree I tried banh mi: bbq pork.
Banh mi was sounding more exciting to me on this day than pho. But I do enjoy both! Which one of these restaurants do you favor?
Monday, July 29, 2019
Have you heard of The Strawberry Lady? She's known in the area for bringing fresh strawberries from Florida. And this past Valentine's Day, my valentine sent me a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries from Rock City Cake Company - made with strawberry lady strawberries!
Sunday, July 28, 2019
The East End Pub is a new restaurant on the far end of the East End, and I recently took a quick lunch break to check it out.
The first thing I noticed was their branded "East End Eggrolls."Enjoy tasty pub favorites including our signature East End Eggrolls, burgers, sandwiches, apps, and American pub craft beer!
EAST END EGGROLLS………8
Each order comes with two rolls & your choice of dipping sauce!
Buffalo Chicken Rolls
Pepperoni & Cheese Rolls
BBQ pulled Pork Rolls
Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon Rolls
Dippers: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island, BBQ, Buffalo or Marinara
Between Dawn and I, we tried three different kinds of eggrolls: Buffalo chicken, pepperoni & cheese, and mac & cheese with bacon.
Plus blue cheese, marinara and ranch dipping sauces respectively.
What's your favorite item?
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Have you seen the coffee truck around town?
Park N Perk Coffee Truck is a new mobile coffee shop that also serves up some pastries and other items.
I found them near the BBT downtown and looked over the menu.
The daily special was a white chocolate mocha, so I went with that.
And - they had blueberry, banana and chocolate muffins, and more!
Have you been here?
Friday, July 26, 2019
The Metro Valley is home to three different rolled ice cream shops: Kustom Kreme, Scrapers and now Rolled 304.
Located in the Barboursville Mall, Rolled 304 is in the previous yogurt space and offer a number of specialty ice creams, as well as add-ins.
Clearly, I went with s'mores - marshmallow, Hershey's and graham cracker.
It's a bit of a process as they mix everything together, then spread it out thin enough before scraping it up into rolled pieces of ice cream.
It's a novelty - but also tasty.
Have you been?