Frank and Julia Gonzales are selling their West Side burger joint to general manager Dave Haden, who is set to take over as the new owner of Gonzoburger on Oct. 18.
When guests show up to dine outside at Soho’s this week, they’ll be surprised to see more on the menu than tasty Italian pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pasta and entrees.
You know how there are some restaurants you like — like, even a whole lot —but you still don’t visit them all that often? Yet every time you do, you can’t believe you don’t eat there more?
Although the announcement came at the end of July, it seems like the news that Chin’s Restaurant is closing for good this month is just now starting to sink in for many.
When I make claims like, “1010 Bridge in Charleston is one of the best restaurants in the state,” and, “The Billy Motel in Davis is pretty much the coolest place on the planet,” don’t just take my word for it.
So I’m lounging at the pool this weekend when my brother-in-law texts me a photo of a pizza. And not just any pizza, but a new featured pie from The Pitch. And I happened to be full-on starving at the time.
We’re only 10 days away from this year’s Capital Cocktail Classic, an upscale pub crawl that treats you to signature cocktails paired with special tapas-style plates at four downtown Charleston restaurants.
Last fall I shared an experience visiting The Billy Motel in Canaan Valley, one of the most exciting, alluring, unusual and, well, offbeat food-and-drink establishments I’ve come across in some time. Maybe ever.
CONDADO, Puerto Rico — During my first visit to Puerto Rico several years ago, I spent lots of time exploring the island in search of its best cheap eats, seeking out those food trucks and roadside stands I’d heard so much about that served up an authentic taste of the islands.
Wine Spectator just released its 40th annual list of the most wine-worthy restaurants across the world — a lineup recognizing nearly 3,000 restaurants in more than 70 countries. So it’s time for my annual lament about the falling number of West Virginia spots they feature on said list.
No sooner had I teased that I might have already found 2021’s Dish of the Year, when a few new front-runners made a case for that title.
I’ve already declared Lola’s French 75 the drink of the summer, so why not throw down an early gauntlet for 2021’s dish of the year?
While reaching out to share her love of always gathering around the table for family dinners, reader Elaine Endicott also asked me if one of her favorite West Virginia gems – Café Cimino Country Inn in Sutton – was closed.
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.
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.
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.