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News Nugget: Blossom Deli to Reopen?

 
Susan says…

I received a friend suggestion on Facebook last night: Blossom Deli. 

I took the bait and accepted.  There were a few wall posts.  One, posted by “Blossom Deli” on October 9 said “November 2010… A Charleston Landmark Returns!”.  A friend asked for the identity of the new owners, to which Blossom Deli replied: “I can’t be that easy; where’s the suspense in that?”

If you are interested, send Blossom Deli a friend request on Facebook.  Friend count is at 274 and climbing.  Let’s see what transpires!

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Breaking News Nugget – Blossom Deli to Close

Susan says…

As I was driving to work this morning constantly switching radio stations to find music instead of talking and failing miserably, I paused at V100 for the local news.  I heard that Blossom Deli will be closing their doors this weekend.

Closed for dinner.  Closed for lunch.  Closed.

This is the second Sohovich restaurant to close.  First Billy’s, which was open and then closed and the open and then closed.  Now the nostalgic Blossom Deli that reopened under Bill Sohovich’s reign 16 years ago.  You’ll recall that recently the Blossom closed for dinner and then again offered dinner on a limited basis with a revamped menu.  Is this a sign that Soho’s could be next on the chopping block?  I hope not. 

This is indeed sad news for Charleston diners.

News Nugget – Coming Soon

Susan says…

The former Wing World and WV Hot Dog Heaven location in Hurricane is going through some changes.  The WV Hot Dog Blog didn’t agree with the claim, rating their so-called heavenly hot dogs with only 2.5 weenies.  Did Chris James’ poor review contribute to the demise of the restaurant?

I am guessing that the new place, Cheese Steak 101, will be serving hot subs, including a Philly cheese steak.   

Pita: The Other White Bread

Has anyone else noticed what’s happening in the former Schlotzsky’s building in Kanawha City?  There is a sign for a Pita Pit coming soon.  Is that the national chain, Pita Pit, of which there is a location in Huntington already?

I like the nutritional information on the Pita Pit website.  You can “build your own pita” with the fillings, toppings and extras of your choice.  I found out that the Chicken Souvlaki on wheat has 582 calories.   And, by utilizing my superior logic and mathemtical skills, the tzatziki sauce has 100 calories.  Yep, I can do without that. 

Doomed Location?

The Charleston Gazette has reported that Little India will give it a go in the ever-changing Firehouse location on Washington Street East.  Owners Harish and Meena Anada also have the International Grocery in Kanawha City and a store in Morgantown.  

Indian food within walking distance from my work?  Be still my heart!  Opening is scheduled for August 14.  

Shaken, Not Stirred

The same Gazette article notes that South Hills Market and Cafe has obtained a permit from the Board of Zoning Appeals to serve mixed drinks in addition to current beer and wine offerings.  Just when I thought that place couldn’t get any better…

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News Nugget – Update on Restaurant Closures

Susan says…

Well folks, Fork You has been in existence for two years now.  We have completed more than 120 reviews of West Virginia eateries in that time.  Unfortunately, many of those establishments have closed their doors.

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Is the Original Delish Coming Back?

Susan says…

Delish is coming back, baby!  Hopefully not in name only.

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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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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