On a recent trip to Wheeling, WV three members of the five were looking for a couple of good places to eat. So being pretty proficient with the web we consulted Yelp and Urban Spoon. You have to wonder about the accuracy these social network restaurant review sites. You would hope that the cream would rise to the top, but I suspect that some restaurants and their fans know how to game the system. I checked out Yelp! and at the top of the list was the Ye Olde Alpha Club with 4.5 stars, but only 4 reviews. Apparently Wheeling is not Yelping. Next I wanted to see where Urban Spoon would have us dine. Again in the number one position was the Alpha Club with 119 votes and an 88% approval rating. So it was decided.
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Tagged bar, Dinner, Greek, Lamb, late hours, Philly, restaurant, Review, Shrimp, Wheeling WV, Ye Olde Alpha
NOTE: This restaurant is closed.
Sabatino Bros – Southridge Center, South Charleston, WV
So it’s no secret that I prefer a locally owned restaurant over a chain. I eat at chains, we need chains, some of my best friends like chains, but given a choice, I’ll patronize a place like Sabatino Bros (SB). John Smallridge opened his neighborhood deli in July 2006 near Walmart and Big Sandy Superstore. You can tell by the decor and atmosphere that he wants people to be comfortable. There is familiar music playing ala Pink Floyd. There are a variety of magazines to look at while you wait for your meal to be prepared, and high speed internet is available for customers to surf the web. I found a high-top table next to the window for my first visit. Continue reading