The Village Fields shopping plaza boasts a couple new restaurants these days. To be more specific: one new restaurant and (arguably) one that’s new & improved.
“Where is Village Fields?” you ask? The name did not seem familiar to us, either but you’ve likely been by it a dozen times. Especially if you ever go out with card-carrying AARP members. Village Fields is situated beside the Bob Evans in Kanawha City, near the I-64 interchange.
Bellacino’s opened shop making it the second Charleston location for the chain. Seeing as how it is a chain, Daniel forbid me to fork it. Open only a month in this plaza, Bellacino’s is a good quick stop if you are in the mood for a crispy pizza or a grinder. They serve baked, not fried, French fries and a selection of low-fat subs complete with fat-free mozzarella cheese.
A new name graces the end unit of the plaza. Occupied by some form of a Chinese restaurant since the doors opened, this space is now in its third incarnation (at least). Formerly, Happy Chinese Buffet was decent and the Mongolian Grill provided a healthier option than the typical Chinese fare. Then it became something else that made us the opposite of happy. Today, the name “Super King” shines in glorious red neon. We’ll have to try it out and see how it compares to previous management. Their sign announces sushi, Chinese and Mongolian grill. Both Parkersburg and Morgantown are home to joints called “Super King China Buffet” – I wonder if they are sisters?
Our lunch today at Bob Evans was…well, what you’d expect at a restuarant where you can almost guarantee an oxygen tank sighting. By the way, Dan picked it.Bellacino’s 6309 MacCorkle Ave Charleston, WV 25304 304-925-6262
Super King Chinese Buffet