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The Food Guy: New Riverwalk sushi and noodle house needs time

The Food Guy: New Riverwalk sushi and noodle house needs time

I was happy when a new sushi place opened in South Charleston, but even more excited to hear the Sushi Garden there would offer a selection of noodle bowls to accompany a traditional lineup of sushi, rice and teriyaki creations.

The Food Guy: ‘Professor’ Food Guy speaks to food culture class

The Food Guy: ‘Professor’ Food Guy speaks to food culture class

Professor Food Guy. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

The Food Guy: Sumthin’ Good sure lives up to its name

The Food Guy: Sumthin’ Good sure lives up to its name

Craving good soul food? Just head south.

To South Charleston, that is, where a small, new restaurant is making big waves on the local food scene.

The Food Guy: Big bites at ‘Best New Restaurant’ in the Big Easy

The Food Guy: Big bites at ‘Best New Restaurant’ in the Big Easy

Talk about luck.

Last Sunday night I was packing for a work trip and picked up the new issue of Bon Appétit. Before throwing it in my bag, I was intrigued enough by the cover headline to flip through a few pages.

The Food Guy: Three new restaurants getting great early buzz

The Food Guy: Three new restaurants getting great early buzz

Remember last week when I went all gaga about DiTrapano artisanal olive oil, an Italian-made treasure now...

The Food Guy: From Italy to the Mountain State, this olive oil rocks

The Food Guy: From Italy to the Mountain State, this olive oil rocks

I finally got to try a fantastic artisan olive oil from Italy that’s now available in West Virginia, thanks to two of the Charleston sisters whose family makes it.

The Food Guy: A heaping helping of reader mail

The Food Guy: A heaping helping of reader mail

Do you remember earlier this year when I innocently posed the question, “Who has the best hot dogs and hamburgers...

The Food Guy: Return trip to Sarah’s Bakery was just peachy

The Food Guy: Return trip to Sarah’s Bakery was just peachy

I love this job.

“Hi Steven! This is Sarah from Sarah’s Bakery up on Bridge Road,” the voicemail began. “I just went down to Capitol Market and picked up a 30-pound box of fresh peaches, so I’ll be making peach ...

The Food Guy: Breaking Barge news and a good review

The Food Guy: Breaking Barge news and a good review

BREAKING FOOD NEWS!

The Barge is scheduled to open its upstairs finer-dining restaurant tonight, offering a far different menu and atmosphere than you’ll find on the floating bar-and-grill patio out on the dock.

The Food Guy: Huntington’s Bahnhof is WV’s best wursthaus

The Food Guy: Huntington’s Bahnhof is WV’s best wursthaus

Remember me saying when it comes to some restaurants, it’s love at first sight (and bite) for me? This is one of them.

The Food Guy: Genesis Café has a lot going for it, but ...

The Food Guy: Genesis Café has a lot going for it, but ...

I need your help with this one, folks.

Some restaurants I fall in love with immediately. The food, the service, the ambiance — they all come together and it just works. You’ll be hearing about a few of these places in the coming...

The Food Guy: WV food reviewer gets a true taste of Europe

The Food Guy: WV food reviewer gets a true taste of Europe

You can tell a lot about a country — and especially, its people — through food.

The Food Guy: Brisket tips, refreshing frescas to up your cookout game

The Food Guy: Brisket tips, refreshing frescas to up your cookout game

Weeks and months have passed, yet I still can’t get the thought of the amazing brisket at Lem’s Meat Varnish out of my...

The Food Guy: Little Food Dudes are gunning for my job

The Food Guy: Little Food Dudes are gunning for my job

It’s bad enough that I have to fend off my own three boys, constantly threatening to one day replace me as “The Food Guy.” But now I have other little dudes after my job as well?

The Food Guy: Local eateries to compete for best hummus bragging rights

The Food Guy: Local eateries to compete for best hummus bragging rights

What do you do when you’re looking for ways to get more people out to your event? Just add food!

The Food Guy: Capitol Market’s first farm-to-table dinner a magical night

The Food Guy: Capitol Market’s first farm-to-table dinner a magical night

In the interest of full disclosure, I did help plan the event I’m about to go all ga-ga over. So there’s that.

The Food Guy: Charleston’s B-named restaurants get A+ at Taste-of-ALL

The Food Guy: Charleston’s B-named restaurants get A+ at Taste-of-ALL

By all accounts, this year’s Taste-of-ALL Charleston — the second time in a new venue at the Four Points by Sheraton — seemed to be another rousing success.

The Food Guy: Red Fire Asian Grill anything but red hot

The Food Guy: Red Fire Asian Grill anything but red hot

Oh, Red Fire, what am I to make of you?

When I heard word that this funky new sushi-bar-meets-hibachi-grill was opening at Southridge Centre — and it was going to be owned and/or managed by the same genius responsible for my beloved Su-...

The Food Guy: East End event pairing desserts, wines a sweet idea

The Food Guy: East End event pairing desserts, wines a sweet idea

If you thought last year’s inaugural Sips & Sweets Wine Tasting and Bakeoff Challenge was nice, you’re going to love this year’s event twice as much.

The Food Guy: Great food, great views just an Adventure away

The Food Guy: Great food, great views just an Adventure away

So I’ve kept this secret long enough.

I’ve been teasing you with cryptic tweets, taunting you with mouthwatering Facebook photos and dodging your demands to reveal the name of my latest dining-out obsession.

WV Food Guy: A local James Beard affair and salads galore!

WV Food Guy: A local James Beard affair and salads galore!

A few weeks ago I shared the news that South Hills Market & Café chef/owner Richard Arbaugh had been invited back for a...

The Food Guy: Searching for the Kanawha Valley’s best salad

The Food Guy: Searching for the Kanawha Valley’s best salad

I love hearing from readers reaching out to share a great dining-out experience they’ve had, asking about my favorite restaurants, requesting my help finding a particular recipe and more.

The Food Guy: The Barge resurfacing Friday with bar-and-grill fare

The Food Guy: The Barge resurfacing Friday with bar-and-grill fare

News of The Barge’s resurrection generated so much buzz that I’m back this week with a few new developments,...

The Food Guy: Lem’s Meat Varnish serving up can’t-miss brisket

The Food Guy: Lem’s Meat Varnish serving up can’t-miss brisket

I’ve got a hot one, y’all!

The side dishes are hit or miss, but let’s be honest. That’s not why you’re going.