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Beautiful Riverside Dining – Cheat River Inn and Pub

Gus says…

Having to travel quite a bit for work, I can attest that finding something to eat on the road can be full of promise and disappointment. I always try to avoid the chains, where it’s more likely a promise to be disappointed. So, eating somewhere that doesn’t have a slogan is more my style, even if it takes a little more looking.   A few miles outside Elkins on old route 33 is a place called the Cheat River Inn and Pub, I could tell by the simple, rustic exterior that this was just the place I was looking for to stretch my road legs.

I didn’t hesitate in the least when the hostess suggested I sit at the deck; the weather was beautiful, with a welcome breeze- and I was in full view of the Cheat. I was sitting at the main deck with a few other diners, drinking the house red from Front Porch Vineyard. The deck itself is tiered in a fashion that affords more intimate dining.  And with an outdoor bar complimenting the full bar inside, this place would be perfect for two. 

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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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