The Food Guy: Indoor beer fest features tasty food, too

The Food Guy: Indoor beer fest features tasty food, too

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but the area’s first indoor craft beer, food and music festival is on tap this Saturday at the South Charleston Community Center.

The Food Guy: Huntington bar makes another beer destination list

The Food Guy: Huntington bar makes another beer destination list

With more than 5,000 small and independent craft breweries now operating in the U.S., there are more options than ever when it comes to enjoying great beer. But what are the very best places?

The Food Guy: Best bites from Culinary Classic, Guiness cook-off

The Food Guy: Best bites from Culinary Classic, Guiness cook-off

ROANOKE — Stonewall Resort’s annual Culinary Classic has traditionally given guests the opportunity to taste the talents of some of West Virginia’s finest chefs and...

Surprise ending marks Berkeley Springs’ ‘Academy Awards of water’

Surprise ending marks Berkeley Springs’ ‘Academy Awards of water’

BERKELEY SPRINGS — Some 24 hours before a shocking Best Picture snafu rocked Sunday night’s Oscars, drama of another kind was unfolding at an event dubbed the Academy Awards of water right here in West...

The Food Guy: Tasting the waters (and flavors) of Berkeley Springs

The Food Guy: Tasting the waters (and flavors) of Berkeley Springs

My visit to judge this weekend’s 27th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting was especially timely, given the recent big announcement that this tiny town, once called Bath, is still home to West Virginia’s only James Beard-...

The Food Guy: WV food (and The Food Guy) are having a moment

The Food Guy: WV food (and The Food Guy) are having a moment

OMG, I’m on the Food Network! Not the popular national TV channel (it’s at this point in the story where my kids immediately lose interest) but I’ve been officially published on FoodNetwork....

The Food Guy: King Kabab a gem in the area’s restaurant crown

The Food Guy: King Kabab a gem in the area’s restaurant crown

My heart skips a beat every time a new locally owned restaurant opens in the Kanawha Valley, but there are some I silently celebrate more than others. (Our secret, OK?)

The Food Guy: Marco’s has good pizza, but needs improving elsewhere

The Food Guy: Marco’s has good pizza, but needs improving elsewhere

A few months ago, I shared news that the Kanawha Valley’s first Marco’s Pizza had opened in St. Albans. Now, the chain has inched its way into Charleston with the opening of its newest location at Patrick Street in the space where...

The Food Guy: A bite-by-bite recap of Charleston Restaurant Week

The Food Guy: A bite-by-bite recap of Charleston Restaurant Week

For the first two years of Charleston Restaurant Week — pretty much the most highly-anticipated local culinary celebration, like, ever — I was mostly out of town.

The Food Guy: Local spots packed with Restaurant Week diners

The Food Guy: Local spots packed with Restaurant Week diners

Charleston Restaurant Week is in full swing and we dove into it last night with dinner at Laury’s — with stops at Bricks & Barrels, Paterno’s and Celsius booked over the coming days as well.

The Food Guy: Restaurant Week menus create quite a buzz

The Food Guy: Restaurant Week menus create quite a buzz

The menus are here! THE MENUS ARE HERE!

If the folks organizing Charleston Restaurant Week were trying to build suspense by keeping this ...

The Food Guy: Soho’s brunch off to a tasty start

The Food Guy: Soho’s brunch off to a tasty start

I made my way down to Capitol Market this weekend to check out Charleston’s newest brunch offering, with Soho’s now open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday with a selection of regular menu items along with weekly specials.

The Food Guy: Good eats at nearly 5,000 feet

The Food Guy: Good eats at nearly 5,000 feet

While ringing in the new year up at Snowshoe this past weekend, we took a break from winter play to check out a couple of cool food and drink hotspots on the mountain.

The Food Guy: New Huntington ‘arcade bar’ Peddling great burgers

The Food Guy: New Huntington ‘arcade bar’ Peddling great burgers

Oh. My. Word. I’m sure you remember when all of our recent chatter about the area’s best burgers...

The Food Guy: ’Tis the season for authentic Mexican food

The Food Guy: ’Tis the season for authentic Mexican food

Merry Christmas? Nah. Feliz Navidad, baby!

Putting a fun spin on the traditional Christmas party, the wife and I just hosted a lively Mexican-themed “Feliz Navidad” celebration, complete with pork carnitas, brisket...

The Food Guy: Readers share their Bojangles’ love

The Food Guy: Readers share their Bojangles’ love

Any nagging doubts I had about Bojangles’ cult-like following definitely have fallen by the wayside now.

The Food Guy: I finally get the Bojangles’ freak-out

The Food Guy: I finally get the Bojangles’ freak-out

Mr. Bojangles:

I’m not a big fan of fried chicken myself, especially that of the fast-food variety.

The Food Guy: Bone up on your sous vide skills

The Food Guy: Bone up on your sous vide skills

So remember that amazing bone marrow dish from South Hills Market & Café that I wrote about last week?

The Food Guy: An incredible dish, no bones about it

The Food Guy: An incredible dish, no bones about it

There are a lot of restaurants around West Virginia that can serve a great meal, but what I really crave are ones that offer truly unique and memorable food experiences you just can’t find at other places.

The Food Guy: My three brushes with culinary fame

The Food Guy: My three brushes with culinary fame

So get a load of this:

Guess who The Food Network just recruited to compile a comprehensive list of “West Virginia’s Most Iconic Dishes” to be featured on the national network’s website?

The Food Guy: Kanawha City’s new Brazilian steakhouse a pleasant surprise

The Food Guy: Kanawha City’s new Brazilian steakhouse a pleasant surprise

WHEN REVIEWING a new restaurant, I always pledge to leave the place ready to offer an objective view of the experience I had there.

The Food Guy: Serving up seconds of your ‘best burger’ votes

The Food Guy: Serving up seconds of your ‘best burger’ votes

Charleston’s “Burger Wars” rage on!

After sharing a ton of reader recommendations last week about...

The Food Guy: Readers name best burgers in Charleston

The Food Guy: Readers name best burgers in Charleston

When I asked readers last week to share their favorite burgers in Charleston, I expected you might have a lot to say...

The Food Guy: Which Charleston eatery serves up the best burger?

The Food Guy: Which Charleston eatery serves up the best burger?

Hey, Charleston, hit me with your best burger!

Not, like, physically. But I really am curious to know who you think serves up the best hamburger in town.