Monthly Archives: October 2009

Trick or Treat – What Are You Giving Out Tonight?


What and how you hand out treats to the ghouls and goblins on Trick or Treat night says a lot about a person.  Here’s what the Fork You crew will be doing tonight:


Misty is giving out a veritable smorgasborg of Halloween treats: Blow Pops, Pixie Stix, M&Ms, Twix, Snickers (all snack size), Dum Dums, Skittles, Smarties and Starburst.  Oh, and some leftover Easter M&Ms in pastel colors.  No one will know, right?

She considered leaving distribution duties to her husband who employs the “more is better” philosophy, giving out a handful of candies to each child.  After said consideration, Misty will give each child 1-3 pieces, depending on the quality of the candy and adjusts the composition according to each child’s age.  Have we mentioned that Misty is a little bit particular?  No wonder her husband just gives out handfuls.

If a child rings Misty’s doorbell without a costume…well, that’s what the Easter M&Ms are for.


Susan has been trying to buy candy faster than Ron can consume it.  Having amassed an adequate inventory of bubble gum, Skittles, Pixie Stix, gummy spiders and snack bags of pretzels, she is now hoping Ron actually HANDS OUT the goods tonight before he eats the rest of it.

It’s hard to tell what kind of torture Ron will put non-costumed kids through. 

If it were up to her, each kiddie would receive only one item each – after all, there are over 150 homes in her subdivision and what kid needs THAT much candy? 

And I think we all know who the cheapskate is now due to the lack of chocolate in Susan’s candy bowl.


Daniel will be distributing a variety of chocolate snack-size candies including Snickers, Twix and M&Ms.  He hands out one item per child but if you are in Daniel’s neighborhood tonight, keep in mind Bonus Hours are from 7:30 -8:00 when he will be doubling the serving size of the treats. 

He has a stash of leftover candy from previous holidays, as far back as Valentine’s Day, that will be given to those not wearing costumes. 

Daniel has observed that there is an inverse relationship between the slope of your street and the amount of candy you need to buy.


Due to the relatively light child traffic in the neighborhood and the propensity for us to over-purchase, you will likely get a handful of candy at our home.  I believe that the purchased items included Laffy Taffy, Nerds, Snickers, Baby Ruths, Nestle Crunches, Butterfingers, and Starburst, amongst other things.  Basically, we purchase the candies that we like to eat ourselves (again maybe why we overpurchase in the first place.)

Although we may have old candy around the house, only fresh is handed out.  And, if you get an invitation to the costume party this Saturday, the food only gets better!

What About You?

Tell us what you’ll be giving out to the kiddies tonight in a comment below.  We’ll select one commenter at random to receive a free bottle of Country Bob’s All-Purpose Sauce.

Happy Halloween!

That’s Amore – Bella Via

bella via exterior

Daniel says…

Bella Via is located between Wheeling and Triadelphia off of I-70 at exit 5. (as of 10/15/2009 don’t try to get to Bella Via from I-70 due to exit construction.  Use National Road – 40E)  This two story restaurant is right on the corner and is hard to miss.  Hungry for pasta we jumped out of the car and I quickly took a picture of the building in the parking lot.  At the hostess stand we were ‘greeted’ by the owner (in cook’s apron) and asked if we were taking pictures of his restaurant.  I said, “Yes” and he replied that he was going to have to charge me.  I asked, “How much?” and after a brief back and forth he told his hostess to hurry up and seat us before we leave.  If he only new the around about way we had to drive to get there he would have known we weren’t leaving.

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News Nugget: Capitol Street Grill

Ron Says…

OK, because “the Five” are too busy eating at the same joints they always eat at every week and are too lazy to provide any content.

I’ll have to pick up the slack – albeit just a little because I’m lazy like that.

You may have noticed this article in the Daily Mail today (10.6.09):

Bar, grill opens in downtown Charleston

Let me first say that I have not been there, and I am looking forward to trying it.  I always love it when a new bar opens up.  But after reading the aforementioned article….  I have to wonder about the logic some of our great entrepreneurs….(or at least what they say to the press)

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