You know that magical moment when you approach a clearing in woods? The sun is dripping through tall, overhead trees, and springy green moss covers stones. You see those whimsical ferns popping up from the ground with furled green fronds — seemingly from an enchanting story.
During her first semester in college, back in the fall of 2018, George Washington High School graduate Carrie Long learned a life lesson: mass-produced cafeteria food doesn’t exactly taste like home.
People were WAY more excited about this than I would’ve expected, but the Shoney’s on Kanawha Boulevard reopened last week after being closed since the start of COVID-19 more than a year ago.
Farro is often called the mother of all wheat. This hearty grain was an important part of the daily diet in ancient Rome and has been traced even farther back to early Mesopotamia.
We have a new restaurant opening, new menu items debuting and a follow-up on a stinky hot story we’ve been following for weeks. It’s a big week in local food news, so let’s get to it!
Restaurants aren’t the only things gradually returning to normal as we continue to emerge (please, oh please) from the grips of COVID-19.
With most of the restrictive, COVID-19-related regulations now lifted on state restaurants, gourmands — including yours truly — are smiling like Cheshire cats. And, with facial masks secured, we’ve also begun to once again sup and sip at our favorite dining establishments.
I’m surprised I didn’t get my West Virginia Card revoked for this, but I just now got around to trying the nearly world-famous “Ramp Burger” at Ridge View BBQ that folks around the Kanawha Valley (and beyond!) lose their collective minds over each spring.
It’s spring! Everywhere you look, you see signs of the season. Outdoor markets are open, fresh plants, flowers and produce fill the stalls and the produce sections of local grocery stores. Magazines, television shows and blogs are telling you about great ways to freshen up your house, your g…
This past weekend saw the return of closed-street outdoor dining along Hale and Capitol streets downtown, a move that seemed to be celebrated by many, based on the number of folks I saw filling tables on Sunday afternoon alone.
It’s ramp season in Appalachia! Each year, beginning in mid-March, Purple Onion customers start to ask, “When will the ramps be in?” And once they are here, they disappear almost as fast as our vendors bring in their handpicked treasures.
With an hour to kill before a lacrosse game in St. Albans one evening last week, we were looking for a new place to have a quick bite to eat. And it was one of those days where I was in no mood for anything remotely healthy.
West Virginia is often referred to as the northern-most southern state and southern-most northern state. And, it’s smackdab in the middle of Appalachia.
A week ago, I raced to Walgreens, following a rumor that the pharmacy was taking walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccines. This week, I raced to Krispy Kreme, following a rumor that they were giving away free doughnuts to people who’ve been vaccinated.