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Food Notes May 15, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --Local favoritesThe Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the winners in the Tourism People's Choice Awards competition among Charleston restaurants and attractions.The winners were selected by residents' and visitors' votes.Favorite Restaurant - Pies & PintsFavorite Attraction - Mountain StageFavorite Event - FestivALLFavorite Specialty Drink - Sangria at Lola'sFavorite Food Dish - Black Bean Pie at Pies & PintsFavorite Lodging - Embassy Suites
Favorite Retail/Boutique - Taylor BooksFront line industry staff members were also honored, including Keith Redmon at Marriott for best hotel employee, Dana Mindrescu at Marriott for best restaurant employee and Aaron Clark at Bridge Road Bistro for best frontline ambassador.Fayette County Farmers Market opensFayette County Farmers Market is open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the Convention and Visitor's Bureau in Fayetteville. Vendors will offer seasonal produce as well as baked goods, jams, apple butter and perennial, trees, berry and vegetable plants.The Farmers Market will continue to accept Senior Coupons, WIC vouchers and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits for fresh produce. Call 304-574-4717 or email
Wing competitionHawks Nest State Park in Ansted will host a wing competition from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. May 18.The deadline to enter the "Wing It" competition is 5 p.m. May16. Current competitors include Chetty's Pub from Adventures on the Gorge and DiOGi's Mexican Grill and Cantina.Tasting tickets are $1 each and the winner will be announced at 5 p.m. Additional activities include a flying demonstration by the Beckley Model Airplane Club. Email Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230 before noon on Mondays with information to be included in Food Notes.
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