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…

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 …

I recently shared news that the YWCA’s popular pre-Thanksgiving brunch “Foodie Feast” was moving to Beni Kedem Temple next to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center this Sunday, but a new venue isn’t the only big change in store for guests. The annual event benefiting the Sojourner’…

Every now and then I stumble upon a restaurant — or in this week’s case, two — where the food is so good it completely blows me away. But as exciting as spots like this are to find, the discovery is even sweeter when they turn up in the most unlikely of places.

In local restaurant news, downtown’s Axes and Ales has new owners and expanded hours, a local sushi grill closes, a new Chinese buffet is on the way, a Spencer bakery is making waves and Habitat for Humanity wants your help picking which restaurant to feature at its upcoming “A Taste of ...”…

In the first significant revamp of its Charleston location’s more than five-year history, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews at the Brewery just launched a colorful amped-up menu offering several new dishes and removing a couple of longtime options as well.

Funerals Today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Babiak, Flora - 11 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montgomery.

Cooper, Eddie - 1 p.m., Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Hill Sr., Paul - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Holtsclaw, Mark - 11:30 a.m., Witcher Baptist Church.

Lockhart, Stanley - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morris, Marcalene - 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Payne, Lois Jean (Little) - 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Petty, Denver - Noon, Sharon Church of God, Dry Branch.

Smith, Carolyn - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Snyder, Carol - Noon, Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Vaughan, James - 11 a.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Williamson, Ronald - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.