Category Archives: Dining News

News Nugget – Coming Soon

Susan says…

The former Wing World and WV Hot Dog Heaven location in Hurricane is going through some changes.  The WV Hot Dog Blog didn’t agree with the claim, rating their so-called heavenly hot dogs with only 2.5 weenies.  Did Chris James’ poor review contribute to the demise of the restaurant?

I am guessing that the new place, Cheese Steak 101, will be serving hot subs, including a Philly cheese steak.   

Pita: The Other White Bread

Has anyone else noticed what’s happening in the former Schlotzsky’s building in Kanawha City?  There is a sign for a Pita Pit coming soon.  Is that the national chain, Pita Pit, of which there is a location in Huntington already?

I like the nutritional information on the Pita Pit website.  You can “build your own pita” with the fillings, toppings and extras of your choice.  I found out that the Chicken Souvlaki on wheat has 582 calories.   And, by utilizing my superior logic and mathemtical skills, the tzatziki sauce has 100 calories.  Yep, I can do without that. 

Doomed Location?

The Charleston Gazette has reported that Little India will give it a go in the ever-changing Firehouse location on Washington Street East.  Owners Harish and Meena Anada also have the International Grocery in Kanawha City and a store in Morgantown.  

Indian food within walking distance from my work?  Be still my heart!  Opening is scheduled for August 14.  

Shaken, Not Stirred

The same Gazette article notes that South Hills Market and Cafe has obtained a permit from the Board of Zoning Appeals to serve mixed drinks in addition to current beer and wine offerings.  Just when I thought that place couldn’t get any better…

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News Nugget: Blossom Reopens for Dinner

Susan says…

The Blossom is now open for dinner again, but a bit differently than before.

First of all, they are only open for dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm.  

Secondly, there is a new, scaled-down menu.   

If you go, write in and tell us about your experience.  This seems like a great excuse for me to get some Thai Beef and Shrimp.  Sounds delicious!

Meet Ashley – Our New Forker

Ashley  is the newcomer to Fork You.  She was a blog stalker until she got up the nerve to post her first comment about one of the reviews.  Since then she’s become a regular poster and is now a Forker.  Ashley likes all types of foods and will try most things, unless they are super-icky.  Ashley loves to eat out, hates chain restaurants and buffets, and is always looking for new places to try.  If her TV only had one channel and it was the Food Network, she’d be happy.

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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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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