Bill's Best ... doughnut at Donut Connection

I have a long relationship with Donut Connection. After I moved to Charleston in 2003, it was the first place where I bought a meal. It was the morning after I’d dropped off the U-Haul. The night before, I’d been too tired and too frazzled from the drive to eat, so I’d just gone to sleep. The next day, while exploring my new home, I found the Donut Connection in Kanawha City, bought a dozen assorted and ate myself sick.
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The 5 most popular restaurants in Charleston, WV

Across the United States, restaurant owners and managers have had to pivot to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and their customer’s changing economic realities. As vaccination rates continue to climb and restrictions ease across the nation, restaurants have begun inching their way back to normalcy, or at least, they are finding a new normal.
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The Food Guy: Early front-runners for Dish of the Year

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?. The year isn’t even half over and I’ve already tasted several worthy contenders. But I’m not sure any of them can beat out a few recent beauties from Kita Modern Japanese in Southridge, which are some of the best things I’ve tasted so far this year.
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Charleston, WVMetro News

Heath: Businesses, restaurants trying to catch up with demand as COVID mandates are lifted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the state’s mask mandate lifted on Sunday, businesses and restaurants can now operate at full capacity with no COVID-19 restrictions in place. Richie Heath, the West Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (WVHTA) Executive Director told MetroNews while that’s now an option, the lack of workforce at some places is forcing restaurants to keep guidelines such as only using half its capacity.

WV Culinary Team: Answering the eternal question, 'What's for dinner?'

What’s for dinner? Is there anything more frustrating to hear from our children? It’s almost as bad as, “Are we there yet?”. We are all busy. I have three kids (one in graduate school, two still living at home), a challenging job I love, a household to run alongside my husband, daily exercise I try to fit in and after-school practices in two opposite directions. Sound familiar?

PHOTOS: Rollin' on the river

The Rolls on the River pepperoni roll and craft beer festival drew crowds Thursday evening at Charleston’s Haddad Riverfront Park. The event, which has been going strong for a few years, had perfect weather, with sunshine and a high of 80 degrees. Vendors from across the area brought beer and pepperoni rolls for visitors to sample and buy.
Charleston, WVWSAZ

Bakery raising money for restaurant in the community

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Keeping a restaurant open in normal circumstances is hard enough, and adding a pandemic to the mix only makes it tougher. After a long fight, the owners of Gourmet Fast are trying everything to stay open. “We’ve been struggling for a while, and we just said,...

The Food Guy: Pepperoni roll festival returns to riverfront

Food festivals are back, baby, and I hope you’ll join me at Haddad Riverfront Park in downtown Charleston Thursday evening for a fun one. I’ll be serving as a celebrity judge for “Rolls on the River,” a pepperoni roll and local craft beer fest from 5-8 p.m. that will also feature West Virginia artisans, a children’s area and live music from Dale Harper and the Highlanders.
Charleston, WVWSAZ

Texas Roadhouse restaurant to open in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Texas Roadhouse restaurant location will be opening in Charleston in early 2022. That is according to Texas Roadhouse marketing partner Randy Boss. Boss said plans are in the works to tear down the old Ryan’s restaurant on RHL Boulevard at Trace Fork and build a brand new location.

Ice Cream Dream: K-Bo’s serves up far more than sweet treats

DANVILLE — Owner Kelly Underwood believes his vision for K-Bo’s restaurant has grown exponentially from its inception because of his willingness to try new things. “I don’t have all of the answers, so I listen to our customers and our staff and if someone has an idea, I’ll try it and if it works, it stays,” he said. “I travel a lot with my work so I get to sample food from around the globe. Sometimes, I’ll try them out here.”
Saint Albans,

St. Albans Farmers Market opens this week

The St. Albans Farmers Market will open for the 2021 season this weekend and continue through early October, according to Terri Yates, who founded and launched the popular community marketplace in 2019. After pitching the idea to — and gaining hearty approval from — St. Albans Mayor Scott James, Yates...

The Food Guy: Café Cimino owners launch new bakery, catering

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. “If it is, what a shame,” she added. “We love...
Putnam County, WVWest Virginia Record

Putnam County woman sues McDonald's for injuries

WINFIELD — A Putnam County woman is suing McDonald's alleging that she was injured at the Winfield restaurant last year. Suzanna Harbour filed the lawsuit against Baltic Capital, which is doing business as McDonald's, after an incident that occurred on Jan. 26, 2020, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court.
Charleston, WVUS News and World Report

Kids Can Grab Free Summer Fruits, Veggies in W.Va. County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kids in central West Virginia's Calhoun County will be able to grab free local fruits and vegetables at some participating stores this summer. Any child between ages 4 and 17 can participate in the program called Kids Market @ The Store. West Virginia University, the Sisters Health Foundation and local farmers partnered to create the program, a university press release said.

The Food Guy: A family that dines together, shines together

My first “baby” graduated from high school yesterday. I’m still crying today. They’re happy tears, mostly, but don’t be surprised if you see me around town drowning my sorrows with fine food and drink in the near future. Good food is such a joy that it has gotten me through...
Charleston, WVWSAZ

New restaurant opening in Charleston this summer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A new restaurant will be opening in Charleston this summer. According to a Facebook post from Charleston Main Streets, Phat Daddy’s on Da Tracks will be opening in the Elk City area of Charleston’s West Side. Phat Daddy’s on Da Tracks will be located at 480...

First Food Truck Friday of the summer launches in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The first Food Truck Friday of the summer happened Friday on the Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston. Food trucks were lined up on Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol to Court streets. There were multiple food vendor options to choose from, offering everything from tacos, to popcorn, to Jamaican food.

PHOTOS: Bites on the Boulevard

The City of Charleston kicked off its Food Truck Friday series on the Kanawha Boulevard with several area eateries bringing their products to the people. The city shut down Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Court Street to make way for the food trucks that participated Friday. Among the trucks featured Friday were Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill, Shape Shop Cafe, Joey's Rockin' Dogs and Tacos, Skeeber Flob's Kettle Corn, Sunset Slush and Island Rhythm Jamaican Cuisine & Catering.