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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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News Nugget: Capitol Street Grill

Ron Says…

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)

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More Food Choices in South Charleston

South Charleston welcomes another new restaurant this week: The Happy Days Cafe.

Happy Days Cafe is located on D Street in South Charleston. The cafe, which is an ice cream and sandwich shop with a ’50s and ’60s theme, will also feature Greenlee Gourmet Popcorn, formerly sold from the now vacant space next door.  When this space opened up, Greenlee opted to move and expand.

An informative article appears in the Daily Mail.

With seating for 51 hungry customers, the menu features sandwiches, daily soup specials, house-made BBQ sammies, and hot dogs – with homemade sauce and slaw.  Stanton better get to D Street tout de suite!  (Perhaps we can once again join forces for our third joint review.)  To wash it down: shakes, floats and flavored Coca Cola.

Stop by between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, Monday through Friday and check it out.

Say goodbye to Bennigan’s…Again

The Bennigan’s in the Charleston Town Center has once again closed its doors.  Is this time truly the end?  Can this defunct eatery still be awarded Best in the Valley – French Restaurant?

Moroccan Pizza Buffet Closes

One of the local lunch spots on Fork You’s regular rotation has closed. 

Sure it’s kind of a quirky combination:  all-you-can-eat pizza and Moroccan food, but endless yummy pizza at a great price should have been bringing nearby state workers through the doors in droves.  Unfortunately, despite the seemingly busy lunch crowds, the Morocco Meditteranean Cuisine and Pizza is  no more.  Misty & I will definitely miss their spinach/feta pizza.

A New Home For An Old Favorite – China Buffet

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Susan says…

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.

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In The Mood For Something New?

The Half-Time Bar & Grill

The Charleston Town Center will be welcoming a new restaurant soon.

The former Gratzi’s location will become The Half-Time Bar & Grill.  As the name suggests, this eatery will feature drinks and lotsa televisions.  Also the owner of Bennigan’s, Rick Rose told the Gazette in February that the menu will feature lunches starting at $5.99 and dinner entrees of steak and pasta, beyond the expected salads, burgers and sandwiches.

The Daily Mail reported last month that the renovation work is on track and the restaurant is scheduled for an April opening.   The decor will feature sports memorabilia and a blue/gold paint scheme.

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Greenlee Gourmet Popcorn

Located at 600 D Street in South Charleston, the father/son team of Delbert and Terry Greenlee is serving up popcorn, nuts, and cotton candy. 

Future plans include adding homemade candies, BBQ, and hot dogs to the menu.

Bruno’s

The former O’ Kay’s location houses a new establishment these days.  Bruno’s, conveniently located for those visiting the Clay Center, has already opened their doors.

The Fork You crew plans to visit all three of these new businesses in the near future and report back to you.

Jamaican Restaurant Opens at Long Last

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Susan says…

We’ve been anticipating the opening of the area’s first Jamaican restaurant since we first reported on it back in October.  I don’t know what the hold up was, but you can finally get your jerked chicken and plantains in South Charleston.

Thanks to a reader, we have a couple photos of the menu:

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Vandalia Grille Menu

Susan says…

I always, always appreciate the opportunity to review a menu before going to the restaurant.  So here it is, folks….the menu for Vandalia Grille.  The one I grabbed has some scribbling on it but I was too excited to worry about that.

I didn’t dine there today for two reasons: 1) I am waiting on Daniel to be available to go with me and 2) I didn’t think I could gastronomically handle Vandalia for lunch and Sitar for dinner in the same day.  My parking spot was directly across Hale Street from Vandalia and its bright yellow facade so I was tempted to say “the heck with Daniel”…

Please comment and let us know what you think of Mr. Sadorra’s new venture when you try it on for size. Click here to read the article published this week in the Daily Mail with one diner’s opinion.

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