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Food Notes: Sept. 19, 2012

Fat Patty's opensCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fat Patty's, a chain of restaurants featuring large sandwiches and burgers, recently opened in Teays Valley in the location of the former Shoney's. The Teays Valley restaurant is Fat Patty's fourth store. Other locations are in Barboursville, Huntington and Ashland, Ky.Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Call 304-757-5000 or visit late nightCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bar 101 has added a late-night menu of food from Ichiban. The menu features healthier, lighter items than typical bar food, including maki rolls, pork, crab and shrimp dumplings, naked chicken wings, edamame and squid salad."We feel this will offer a different alternative to late-night food, a healthier options," said Laura Miller, who owns Bar 101 and Ichiban with her husband, Scott.The menu will be offered from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 10 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Bar 101, 101 Capitol St. Call 304-346-1101.Taste of Our TownLEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall's Taste of Our Town will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in downtown Lewisburg. About 50 vendors will provide tastes. Guests purchase $1 tokens to exchange for tastes. Cash will not be accepted at vendor booths.Taste of Our Town is an annual fundraiser for Carnegie Hall, as well as numerous other participating nonprofit organizations.
Purchase tickets the day of the festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in packets of $5, $10 and $20, or purchase in advance online in $20 increments at Call 304-645-7917.Fall fairs and festivals
  • The Clay County Golden Delicious Festival, in Clay, runs Thursday through Sunday. Celebrate all things Golden Delicious in the town where this popular apple was created. Visit for details of events, such as the apple pie baking contest, apple butter making, parade, distance run, entertainment and pig roast.
  • The Preston County Buckwheat Festival, in Kingwood, Sept. 27-30, features the event's signature buckwheat cakes served with butter and syrup or applesauce served with Preston County pork sausage patties.
  • Buckwheat cakes will be served at the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department Community Building. Prices are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under age 12. Other attractions include an arts and crafts show, carnival and live music. Visit
  • The West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off will take place in Marlinton Sept. 29. Andrew Zimmern featured the cook-off last season in an episode of his Travel Channel show, "Bizarre Foods." Cooks use an ingredient commonly found along the side of the road as a main ingredient in their entries, which are prepared onsite.
  • Road trip omissions
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several readers suggested restaurants they thought should have been included in the "Game day road trip" story on the Sept. 12 Food page. The article featured restaurants to try between, but not in, Charleston and Morgantown. One reader suggested the Three Ways Inn, at Interstate 79 exit 132, for hoagies and salads. Another mentioned the 79er Restaurant, at I-79 exit 79.Reach Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.
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