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Breaking News – Slider’s Pancake House

Good news, readers.

In an informal interview today, Fork You learned that the Morocco Mediterranean Cuisine and Pizza is only temporarily closed.

When Subway vacates their Washington Street location, the Original Sinbad’s Pizza will move in.   The transition should take place this fall.  I can already smell the spinach-feta pizza…

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The firehouse space is now open as Slider’s Pancake House, under the same owner.  (Click on thumbnails below for full size menu.)

Some notable notes about Slider’s: 

  • all menu items are available all day long, including breakfast
  • reasonably priced kids’ meals are available, featuring a PB&J with a drink for only $1.99  (perhaps Ron will attempt to order that for himself)
  • salads are an option for the calorie-conscious diners
  • sandwiches are served with your choice of fries or rings, or for $1 more, you can substitute roasted red potatoes or a baked potato
  • plans are to operate 24 hours a day on weekends, beginning this Friday and Saturday – nothing can soak up the half dozen martinis you drank like a big stack of pancakes.  Am I right?

Sam also told Fork You that the vacant space adjacent to the now-Subway-soon-to-become-Sinbad’s Pizza may have a future as a grocery for East Enders.

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Slider’s Pancake House
1604 Washington St E
Charleston, WV
(304) 340-0091

Are We Really Gonna Eat Lunch Here? – The Dome

NOTE: This is Fork You’s

100th West Virginia restaurant review!!!

 

Daniel says…

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At Stanton’s suggestion we met at the Dome Grill and Bar in early April for another Charleston food blogger summit.  Albeit Stanton will argue that Fork You is not a Charleston food blog.  Just like his nationally famous, WV Hot Dog Blog, our not so famous blog reviews restaurants across WV.  You can read Stanton’s review of the Dome’s WVHD here.

I like hole in the wall type places and Stanton’s blog has given me the gastronomic courage to try many great, but shabby looking joints. I used to think if they don’t take the time and energy to improve a customer’s first impression, then I hate to think about the effort going into the food. The Dome has taken zero effort to enhance ones first impression. The inside is not much better. A matter of fact it’s pretty worn. Keep it mind if it was dark outside and you had your beer goggles on it would look just fine, but the Fork You Five had the benefit of sunshine. Continue reading

Bruno’s Menu

Susan says…

Taking advantage of the equipment already present in the building, owners Jay Thomas and Dan Barber are serving up pizzas and baby back ribs at their new restaurant, Bruno’s. 

Also on the menu are some pastas (including one of my favorites: chicken marsala, so I’ll have to check that out), salads, and Maryland crab cakes.

Located near the Clay Center in a spot that has been home to Chef Dan’s and O-Kay’s, they will take advantage of the cultural crowd by focusing on dinner service before they expand to the lunch crowd.

Dinner is served starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  They will also open for dinner on Sundays and Mondays when an event is scheduled for Mountain Stage or the Clay Center.

If you’re thristy, quench it with the West Virginia beer on tap at Bruno’s.  Today they are serving Mountaineer Pale Ale and Mountaineer Stout.   Dan told Fork You they will be running drink specials in the future, too.

For more information, check out this recent article from the Daily Mail.  Click on the image for a full-sized view of the menu.

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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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Billy’s Soho’s at Southridge – Menu and Update

Thanks to a reader, we have the menu from Billy’s Soho’s @ Southridge.  Click on the thumbnails for a full-size version that is readable without a high-powered microscope.

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Some of the old favorites are still available, including those delicious and crispy beer-battered onion rings and the candied yams.  Maybe they should list the yams under the dessert section.  Mmmmmm….

Amie Dodson, Chef Sohovich’s daughter, tells Fork You that the menu is a work-in-progress, so don’t be surprised if you experience a slightly different menu when you visit them.

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Anything But Super – Superking Chinese Buffet

NOTE: This restaurant is closed.

Susan says…

03.05.09

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I am blaming this lunch on Ron.  This is one of the absolute worst Chinese food experiences of my life. 

First Problem: We arrive at about 12:20 and the place is practically empty.  Bad sign.  At a buffet, it is a REALLY bad sign.  If there aren’t a lot of customers, the food isn’t being turned over.  If the food isn’t being turned over, it gets stale, dried out or otherwise overcooked.  Many of the bins showed very little signs of activity.   There were four other occupied tables when we arrived.  By the time we left, there were about four other parties served in addition to those.

The last time I ate at this location, it was under different ownership and the meal was disappointing mostly because The Mongolian Grill was not operational on that visit.  Today I hoped for a better lunch. 

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If Only You Could “Tie One On” at the – Thai House

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When Thai House moved into a Winfield location, I was excited to add another restaurant to our rotation in anemic Teays Valley.  You’d think with all the dual-incomes, single incomes that don’t need a dual to help out, and those trying to keep up with the Jones’, there would be a lot more to choose from in this suburb of both Charleston and Huntington.  Not so in reality, though. 

It took me a while to get to the Thai House, mostly because I wanted to coordinate a group dinner with Misty.  When you have 4 children and 4 jobs between the two couples, synchronization can be a bit tricky.  We did meet there once, only to discover management suffered an unfortunate kitchen mishap and there would be no dinner service that evening.

We enjoyed one meal at the former location in Dunbar, noting tasty food, interesting service, and a small dining room packed with customers.  (Ron will tell you why I used “interesting”.)

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