I grew up in Milton… “My Hometown”…For the longest time, Milton had about three sit down restarurants. Two were Pizza Joints, and the other The Village Inn.
Well as time goes by, people move away, come back etc. Milton now has a few more restaurants and another signal light intersection.
Jin Long has been in Milton I bet now for five or six years. I’ve eaten here once before with mixed results. Since Susan is always needing content for this blog, we decided to eat here so we could do a good old “forking”. Continue reading
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I have been going to Chin’s in Kanawha City ever since I joined the lunch group (before we started the blog) and I could never find anything I really liked. I have tried the Lo Mein, the chicken and broccoli, the pepper steak, and a few others and it all tasted, for a lack of a better term, slimy.
After a while, I gave up and would just order the sweet and sour chicken. I wasn’t happy with that choice, but at least it wasn’t slimy. I would always agree to go to Chin’s with an unenergetic “that’s fine.”
Today the Fork You crew enjoyed lunch at our old favorite, China Buffet. But today we ate lunch in their new diggs: the revamped and remodeled shops at the former Kanawha Mall.
The old location is being torn down and the restaurant was closed four days this week while they moved all the furniture and equipment from the old space to the new.
Yes, Daniel, it’s a chain. But it’s a non-local chain. Does that redeem the review even a little bit?
Ron and I spent Valentine’s weekend in Columbus, Ohio at Easton Town Center. We have built a lot of history at this place. I bought my first Brighton set at Easton. I bought my first pair of True Religion jeans at Nordstrom. Hope once ate a hot fudge sundae as big as her head at the Cheesecake Factory. We have spent hours playing skee ball at Gameworks. I fell in love with Two Three-Buck Chuck at Trader Joe’s. Most of Ron’s history at Easton, however, involves Adobe Gilas and their happy hour specials.
We enjoyed our first meal on a trip like this at Brio Tuscan Grille, a fine eatery. Fado’s Irish Pub was a great place to enjoy Guiness wings, a Smithwick’s and a Glenlivet. California Pizza Kitchen serves up a tasty pizza and the Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorite chains of all time. But on this special occasion, I wanted to try something new. Something Asian. PF Changs.
The Village Fields shopping plaza boasts a couple new restaurants these days. To be more specific: one new restaurant and (arguably) one that’s new & improved.
“Where is Village Fields?” you ask? The name did not seem familiar to us, either but you’ve likely been by it a dozen times. Especially if you ever go out with card-carrying AARP members. Village Fields is situated beside the Bob Evans in Kanawha City, near the I-64 interchange.
Bellacino’s opened shop making it the second Charleston location for the chain. Seeing as how it is a chain, Daniel forbid me to fork it. Open only a month in this plaza, Bellacino’s is a good quick stop if you are in the mood for a crispy pizza or a grinder. They serve baked, not fried, French fries and a selection of low-fat subs complete with fat-free mozzarella cheese.
A new name graces the end unit of the plaza. Occupied by some form of a Chinese restaurant since the doors opened, this space is now in its third incarnation (at least). Formerly, Happy Chinese Buffet was decent and the Mongolian Grill provided a healthier option than the typical Chinese fare. Then it became something else that made us the opposite of happy. Today, the name “Super King” shines in glorious red neon. We’ll have to try it out and see how it compares to previous management. Their sign announces sushi, Chinese and Mongolian grill. Both Parkersburg and Morgantown are home to joints called “Super King China Buffet” – I wonder if they are sisters?
Our lunch today at Bob Evans was…well, what you’d expect at a restuarant where you can almost guarantee an oxygen tank sighting. By the way, Dan picked it.
6309 MacCorkle Ave
Charleston, WV 25304
Super King Chinese Buffet