Friday, August 23, 2019
Tucked away in Water Stone Outdoors is a new small coffee bar.
RangeFinderCoffee focuses on specialty espresso and coffee drinks. They serve La Terza Coffee beans, which are "ethically sourced and roasted to perfection."
The menu is not large, but the focus on coffee is clear.
I went for a mocha with oat milk - something you don't really see everywhere!
He made a version, then had me taste it to see if it was to my liking.
If you're looking for a strong cup of joe, this is your place.
When driving through Ripley, I had a hankering for dinner - particularly a hot dog.
So I found Heather's Simply Blessed Sweets, which serves a number of cakes and other sweets, as well as a daily specials like sandwiches and dinners.
This small space is all decorated with pastels and lights.
Near the counter, there were a number of cupcakes and scones available. I opted for a vanilla cupcake.
And, I also ordered a hot dog to go - chili, slaw, mustard and onions.
The vanilla cupcake has a unique icing that is thick and sweet, but with depth.
And the hot dog was tasty with a sweeter chili. Have you been here?
Thursday, August 22, 2019
New River Curry House is Fayetteville's newest restaurant.
Featuring Indian dishes from the Punjab region of India, near the border with Pakistan, the restaurant has a modern-meets-rustic vibe.
Think wooden accents and potted greenery.
I looked over the menu, and I wanted to try everything.
But I started with an order of Samosas - and I got sides of Tamarind chutney and Raita chutney. One was a sweeter chutney, and the other was close to a tzatziki.
And then paneer pakora - which is cheese and chickpea.
And take a look at this cool drink I had to wash it all down with: Basil Seed - pineapple flavor. It has these little gummy-ish seeds inside. Very unique.
For my entree, I went with chicken tikka masala, which is savory, yet a bit creamy.
And for my side, I went with the potato pave - it's a crispy potato cake.
Bill went for a pork belly, which also look delish.
While at my dentist office, the topic of pepperoni rolls came up. As it often does.
And my hygienist told me that this woman just down the road makes the best pepperoni rolls. It was Connie's Gourmet Kitchen.
So I bugged her for some time to see when she might be making the next batch, and she saved me two so I could sample them.
And boy am I happy she did. The bottom gets just perfectly slightly crisp, and it's packed full of cheese. Sweet dough. Mmm. Have you been?
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
If you see a tall building in downtown White Sulphur Springs painted like an Italian flag, you've found Bella Italy.
The restaurant was quiet on the day I visited - which meant the waiter's sole attention was on me.
The menu had some standard dishes, but I was really feeling an Italian hoagie on this day.
It came with cold cuts and cheese. I asked for some fixins, and a whole plate of veggies was delivered to me. Yum.
The Red Oak Grill is a new restaurant in Oak Hill boasting "Fine Appalachian Meals."
The interior was clean and modern, and I had the whole space to myself.
The menu isn't huge, but it covers a variety: sandwiches, steaks, smoked pork, chicken, etc.
I went for the stuffed chicken breast, which was filled with housemade spinach dip and roasted. For sides, I went for mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese.
Have you ever been here?
Labels: Oak Hill
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
A new shop in downtown Charleston is doling out unique gelatos and balsamic vinegars!
Stella's is a bright, exciting shop on Hale Street that is still testing out regular hours.
But I caught them on an open day, and my mouth was salivating as soon as I walked in.
It's tough to decide between chocolately or fruity - so I went with both. I went for a caramel flavor and a strawberry gelato.
And then, they topped it with balsamic vinegar for each - and wow. That little bit of salt really brings out the flavor!
Hurricane has an impressive food scene.
From over-the-top milkshakes to bbq, this town has a little bit of everything.
One popular shop also has a lunch counter.
The Hidden Creek Mercantile features locally produced goods, a well as a menu full of sandwiches, smoothies, desserts and more.
The menu at The Merc had quite a few things that caught my eye - like a buffalo chicken quesadilla! - but then I saw the monthly special.
It's a chicken salad melt with swiss cheese and cranberries!
To go with it, I also ordered a "I love my nana" smoothie - with bananas and strawberries.
It came with chips and a pickle.
Have you been here?
What's your favorite item?