Organizers of the seventh annual Charleston Restaurant Week have released the list of 25 participants in this year’s dining showcase. It will be held Jan. 27 through Feb. 1, offering three course, prix fixe dinners that aren’t usually on the menu.

When a struggling restaurant closes, then the same or different owners announce a series of on-again/off-again new concepts and names that start and stop (or never even start in the first place) over the course of a few years, there’s not a lot of confidence that place is going to make it in…

I have always enjoyed reading books that mention food. One of my first Gazette columns featured the Rex Stout novel “Too Many Cooks,” a Nero Wolfe mystery that takes place at The Kanawha Spa, which is easily recognized as The Greenbrier. Stout, one of America’s great mystery writers, created…

Merry Christmas to everyone this morning! I imagine the majority of you will be reading this sometime or someday later, but in time for a New Year’s Day meal next week.

We are now well past the lazy-day summertime refreshments on the patio or in the front porch swing, but there have to be thoughts of winter holiday brunches taking root sooner or later, and sports tailgates continuing. I think that’s the Super Bowl on the horizon.

Georgia is known as the pecan state, but pecan trees grow in West Virginia, too. My father-in-law grew pecan trees on his city lot in Weirton. It was always a treat when he shared his bounty with us, especially during this time of year with holidays fast approaching.

For more than a year, Sasha Strader has held casual tea tastings for tea enthusiasts like herself who appreciate properly brewed teas. She’s also quietly transformed a vintage home into Charleston’s only official tea house, complete with quaint tables, a wide selection of teas and treats, an…

My recent exploration of Putnam County’s food scene has taken me back to enjoy a few old favorites, like the so-good-it’s-drinkable panang curry at Thai Valley Kitchen in Putnam Village Plaza and the gloriously messy Korean beef wonton nachos with lime crema, pickled slaw, jalapenos, sesame …


Campbell, Virginia - 2 p.m., Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville.

Fisher, Helen - 6 p.m., Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Johnson, Linda - 2 p.m., Highland Memory Gardens, Chapmanville.

Kessler, Carolyn - 5 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

King, Charles - Noon, Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro.

Pauley, Bernice - 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Sigman, Christopher - 2 p.m., Propps Family Cemetery, Summersville.

Williams, Archie - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.