Category Archives: Dining News

News Nugget From the Redneck Riviera – Filling Station Changes Name

Photo from their website

Susan says…

If you are a regular at Myrtle Beach, you are probably familiar with The Filling Station.  Serving up a pizza buffet at almost ridiculously low prices has been their recipe for success for three decades.  Their location on Kings Highway and 16th Avenue North was a popular destination for poor college kids and families alike.  If you look for The Filling Station now, however, you may run into the same problems we did.

As an iPhone addict, I don’t worry about getting directions or planning in too much detail for trips.  I can google whatever I need and use the GPS feature to find it.  We googled “The Filling Station” and clicked on “Directions”.  My phone was telling me to go in a different direction than I expected.  More googling ensued and we determined they had moved.  The new location is 1913 Mr. Joe White Ave (10th & 11th Ave. North).  No problem – my GPS will take us straight there.

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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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