Dear Black River Grill:
My darling, where have you been all my life? Ever since the day we first met last spring, you have been on my mind. You are a rose among thorns, a diamond in the rough and well, just perfect. I can’t imagine life without you. Our love affair has been short, but so deep. I hope to see you many, many times in the future so that we may continue this amazing journey. ..
Oh, excuse me. I was daydreaming. What the heck was that, you’re wondering? Well, it’s just me expressing my love of a recent discovery in Myrtle Beach, Black River Grill. After I prematurely quit a golf game at Wicked Stick Golf Course (don’t ask!) and was waiting on my husband to finish the last two holes on a balmy spring evening, I was strolling around the clubhouse when I picked up a Xerox copy of a menu for Black River Grill. The pro shop employee casually told me the place was pretty good and that his friend worked there. It was just across the road, there was a coupon for a free appetizer and I was starving. So why not? We love to try new places.
Posted in 5 Forks, Dinner
Tagged bar, Burger, Dinner, Myrtle Beach SC, ostrich, redneck riviera, restaurant, Review, seafood, Steak
The old Silky’s? Yep, sure is. But way better. Not that I had ever been to Silky’s, but my husband had and he said it wasn’t pretty. Silky’s was a bar…and that was it. Silky’s was sold, and in 2008 it was remodeled and Riverside Café was opened. Radio advertisements and fliers brought us in for the first time about a year ago.
Putnam County still has not adopted the smoking ban, much to my disappointment. So upon entry into Riverside Café, you’re immediately hit by cigarette smoke. You walk right into the main bar area. Tables, booths and a stage are in the back of the building, as is the patio. We always walk straight to one of those areas where either we’re the only ones there or there are very few other people and if they’re smoking we can’t smell it. This visit was on a low-humidity Saturday afternoon, so it was the patio for us. We ordered a couple of frosty draughts while passing through the bar to save our server a trip out back.
Image from El Gran Sabor's website
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.
Posted in 4 Forks, Dinner, Review
Tagged bar, cachapa, Dinner, Elkins WV, empanada, Latin food, live music, restaurant, Review, Venezuelan
Ron and I thought we’d check out the recently opened Capitol Street Grille after work one day. We work a 7:30 to 4:00 schedule so we get off early enough to enjoy happy hour at most establishments. And if we are driving back to the Valley, we avoid most of the traffic. Two great reasons to get up early.
If you’ll recall, there was an article in the Daily Mail back in October singing the praises of Capitol Street Grille. It really doesn’t pay to believe everything you read in the paper. In my opinion, they are more interested in advertising revenue than accuracy when it comes to the Food and Dining section.
Posted in 1 Fork, 2 Forks, Dinner, Review
Tagged bar, Beer, BQ, Capitol Street Grill, Charleston WV, Dinner, fries, pizza, restaurant, Review
On a recent trip to Wheeling, WV three members of the five were looking for a couple of good places to eat. So being pretty proficient with the web we consulted Yelp and Urban Spoon. You have to wonder about the accuracy these social network restaurant review sites. You would hope that the cream would rise to the top, but I suspect that some restaurants and their fans know how to game the system. I checked out Yelp! and at the top of the list was the Ye Olde Alpha Club with 4.5 stars, but only 4 reviews. Apparently Wheeling is not Yelping. Next I wanted to see where Urban Spoon would have us dine. Again in the number one position was the Alpha Club with 119 votes and an 88% approval rating. So it was decided.
Posted in 3 Forks, 4 Forks, Review
Tagged bar, Dinner, Greek, Lamb, late hours, Philly, restaurant, Review, Shrimp, Wheeling WV, Ye Olde Alpha
BW3 or the way I first heard it referred to – “Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck” – I remember the first time I heard the word “Weck”, back in the early ’90s as I was stumbling down High Street in Morgantown, looking for the Hot Dog Man, I asked myself, what the hell does “Weck” mean? My room mates were of no help, as if I was ripped they were surely torn.
As you can see from my opening intro for BW3 – well I have a soft spot for it. Back then, to me, BW3 was nothing more than a bar where I could get cold beer, the food was served till past two AM, the wings were really hot, there were these great little round things like fries that they called “Buffalo Chips”, and if that didn’t satisfy you, well they had burgers too. (plus I could sit and play trivia with various other losers throughout the land)
What’s not good at 2AM? I don’t ever recall saying, “dudes, I don’t feel like drinking, let’s go to BW3, and get something to eat.” (course I probably never said “I don’t feel like drinking”, but that’s another story).
Posted in 2 Forks, Dinner, Review
Tagged bar, Beer, Buffalo Wild Wings, BW3, Charleston WV, Dinner, restaurant, Review, Southridge, wings
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)