Monthly Archives: August 2008

Finally ~ The Cafe’ – River’s Edge Cafe

Just titilating I know

Just titilating I know

Ron Says…

Beer, Pizza, Sandwiches, Beer, Sportscenter, Cleavage, Beer, HiDef TV’s, Beer, 

All for $28.40 cents.

That’s right, spoiler alert.. just happened… we ate plenty of food and spirits for less than $30 (after taxes) and still had leftovers.

Ahhh, I strike my best Al Bundy pose – picture one hand down my pants splayed out on the couch and hand on the remote.  D I G E S T I N G

This is the meal I’ve been waiting for.   Maybe it’s the college football on TV, the wings that were being eaten next to me.  Or just maybe, it’s the relief of not eating the overpriced artsy fartsy meals that the establishment and the “drive-byes” tell you that you should like.

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Name That Potty – Round 4

Put your thinking caps on and take a look at the restroom photo below.  Can you identify the restaurant where you would see this while washing your hands?

Keep the rules in mind:

  1. Local means from the Kanawha City side of Charleston, north to Elkview, west to Barboursville. 
  2. The potty might be from a ladies’ room OR a men’s room – you do not need to specify in your guess.
  3. The potty does not have to be in a joint that we have reviewed.
  4. No matter how exciting the game gets, please limit yourself to only one guess per person per day.
  5. We play until someone gets it right. 
  6. When we have a winner, we will post the answer and the name of the person correctly identifying the loo.
  7. Feel free to enter restaurants solely to examine their lavatory.
  8. Fork You contributors and their immediate family members are prohibited from participating.
  9. There is no prize, only the glory of knowing more about local water closets than the other readers.
  10. And please, no wagering.

 

POTTY #4

 

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Spice Up Your Life – Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant

Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant – Fayetteville, WV

Dan says…

I had all intentions of visiting another restaurant in Fayetteville for my late lunch, but Gumbo’s caught my eye on the way. They have spruced up the exterior since opening a few years ago and I noticed a menu posted outside. I took a glance at the menu and the mix of Cajun, Creole and Low Country cuisine sucked me right in the door.

I entered the moderate sized dining room and was greeted right away. I found my seat and surveyed the space. State flags and various pictures decorate the space. The dining room is far from cramped, but the low ceilings can be a little distracting. I tried to order my new favorite drink – an Arnold Palmer, but they only had canned lemonade so I just had iced tea for about $1. Continue reading

Relax on the Water With a Beer – The Barge Bar and Grill

Susan says…

I have been waiting for the smoking ban to take effect to make my maiden voyage on the anchored sailing vessel that is The Barge.  Of course I planned to sit outside, but in the case no tables were available al fresco…I didn’t want a side of smoke with my sandwich. 

In case you haven’t been to The Barge, it is off Route 60, between Oakwood Road and Sport Mart.  There are signs to help you find the parking lot.  It is a short walk down either an incline or stairs – or you can take a golf cart-ish shuttle down to the restaurant.  There are two distinct options: the Barge Bar with indoor and outdoor seating open for lunch and dinner, or the fine dining restaurant on the upper level of the boat open for dinner only Wednesday through Sunday. 

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Eat, Drink and Swim- Virginia Beach VA

Susan says…Birds Arrive Before the Lifeguard

Food always plays a major role for me in any trip, whether it is for work or pleasure.  I try to research in advance to find some potentially rewarding restaurants at my destination.  With only two weeks to plan, Ron & I decided to take a long weekend at Virginia Beach.

I attempted to do my usual, googling “Virginia Beach restaurants”, checking out google maps, google earth, trip advisor, etc.  The restaurants that looked interesting were all too far away from the hotel for walking and we wanted to park the car and leave it for the entire stay.  I had a difficult time finding very many choices near our hotel at the intersection of 21st Street and the Atlantic Ocean, interesting or not.  Even the Twitterati did not arm me with any recommendations.  A couple girlfriends suggested Rockafellers and a bar at Rudee Inlet and the restaurant in the Hilton.  That’s all.  I had to go in practically blind.  And I was nervous about that.

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Name That Potty – Round Three

Get ready boys and girls for another installment of Name That Potty.

 

As a reminder, here are the rules:

  1. Local means from the Kanawha City side of Charleston, north to Elkview, west to Barboursville. 
  2. The potty might be from a ladies’ room OR a men’s room – you do not need to specify in your guess.
  3. The potty does not have to be in a joint that we have reviewed.
  4. No matter how exciting the game gets, please limit yourself to only one guess per person per day.
  5. We play until someone gets it right.  (No one has correctly guessed last week’s potty, so you might want to take another look at that one, too.)
  6. When we have a winner, we will post the answer and the name of the person correctly identifying the loo.
  7. Feel free to enter restaurants solely to examine their lavatory.
  8. Fork You contributors and their immediate family members are prohibited from participating.
  9. There is no prize, only the glory of knowing more about local water closets than the other readers.
  10. And please, no wagering.

POTTY #3

 

 

Make your guess by submitting a comment below.

Shopping Stop – Ruby Tuesday

Reviews by Susan’s daughters, ages 7 and 10, respectively, are a special feature of today’s post. Perhaps they can snag recurring roles on Fork You.

Hope says…

Ruby Tuesday was good.  I was really hungry and the portion they gave me did not fill me up.  I ordered penne pasta.  It was too buttery and had EVOO on it.  It had a ton of parmesan cheese on it.  It tasted good and was not mushy.  I could have eaten twice what they gave me.  The dishes looked like they were expensive.  The waitress was nice.  The restaurant was really big.  I think it had too big of lights.  I think that’s all.  THREE FORKS

(note about Hope – she is really skinny.  To look at her, you’d think one penne would fill up her teeny stomach, but she can really put food away when she likes the taste of it.  The fact that she wanted more is a testament to how much she enjoyed this dish.  Oh, and can you tell she is a Rachel Ray fan?)

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