Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Winning Combination of Food and Music – El Gran Sabor

Image from El Gran Sabor's website

Susan says…

Who’d have thunk it: a Venezuelan restaurant in Elkins, WV?  But it’s true.  And you should go there.

On a recent work-related excursion, I had the opportunity to stay overnight in Elkins.  Since all I ever talk about is food, people routinely ask me for restaurant suggestions, and I immediately thought of El Gran Sabor.  I have intended to check it out for a few years now but I never make it to Elkins when visiting in my hometown of Buckhannon just a short drive down Corridor H.

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News Nugget – Update on Restaurant Closures

Susan says…

Well folks, Fork You has been in existence for two years now.  We have completed more than 120 reviews of West Virginia eateries in that time.  Unfortunately, many of those establishments have closed their doors.

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Delish is Still Delish But Not the Same as Delish

Susan says…

I have just returned from the non-profit Delish.  As usual, I sacrificed myself for the sake of this blog by eating as much as I possibly could.  Never mind that I won’t be fitting into my swimsuit this year.

The first thing you need to know is how the lunch is served. 

1) There is no menu.  They have what they have.  I wanted to ask if the lineup would change daily or weekly but the place was just too busy by the time I thought to ask some questions.  (I was excited about getting that food in my belly.) 

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Is the Original Delish Coming Back?

Susan says…

Delish is coming back, baby!  Hopefully not in name only.

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Beware of the Shoney’s Drink Rip-off


Susan says…

Thanks to Daniel and his inquisitive nature, we uncovered a rip-off at Shoney’s last week. 

Like most restaurants, beverage prices are not printed in the menu.   I understand that beverage prices are tweaked frequently and it would be costly to reprint the menus every time the drinks were raised a nickel or dime.  I expect to pay around $2 for a soda these days so I rarely ask how much they are.

Additionally, in the Shoney’s menu, no sizes are mentioned for sodas – just the choices of regular, diet, root beer, etc., which would lead the customer to believe that only one size is available.

We ordered our drinks and I chose water.  Yes, it is an unusual choice for me but the last time I visited a Shoney’s (in Teays Valley) I remember the soda was $2.49 and I think that’s too much.  When the drinks were delivered, they were served in large disposable cups with lids.  On this visit, in Kanawha City, we were again served in large plastic disposable cups with lids.  The disposable cup in question is on the left in the blurry iPhone photo above.

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News Nugget – Barge to Open for the Season

Susan says…

If you’re like me, that warm weather we had a couple weeks ago made me long for a cold beverage beside a body of water.   Here in Charleston, that body of water has to be the Kanawha River, so I thought of The Barge.  Unfortunately, they were not open.

Rest easy, though, friends- The Barge is set to open for the season this Saturday, May 15.

Hours are:

Monday – Thursday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday  noon – 8:00 pm

If you go:

The Barge Bar & Grill
1414 MacCorkle Ave SW
Charleston, WV  25303