I have heard from many people about the greatness of FatBobs. I’ve always avoided it because 1. I’ve heard that it is “crazy” busy and 2. Motorcycles are just not how I roll and I figured I would stick out like a sore thumb. But I was assured that this would not be a Dome experience and was on my way to try it.
When we walked in, I was pleasantly surprised. It was much different than I expected. We walked through a very clean showroom to get to the eating area. The eating area was much smaller than I expected. There were only 3 or 4 booths, a few tables and some bar seating. But luckily we were there early and grabbed a table. (FYI- After being there for about 5 minutes, all the tables were full- but there was still some bar seating.) Continue reading
Piro Pizzeria will be coming soon to the Shops at Kanawha, formerly known as the Kanawha Mall.
Teays Valley will soon be home to another Mexican eatery, El Rancho Grande. They will be occupying the former Schlotzsky’s space near the Kroger at the Teays Valley/Winfield exit.
It is lucky for them that the Schlotzsky’s sign just so happens to be in the colors of the Mexican flag.
A google search turned up another El Rancho Grande in Beckley. I wonder if there is a connection other than a common name?
Tomahawk’s Tuesday Special
Recently, Ron and I enjoyed an afternoon on the deck at Tomahawk’s in South Charleston amid the boaters that docked for a bite and the bikers that rode in for a rest.
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Tagged Beer, chimichanga, coming soon, deck, East Tenampa, El Rancho Grande, Kanawha City, La Roca, Mexican, Milton WV, Nitro WV, outdoor seating, Piro Pizzeria, pizza, Shops at Kanawha, South Charleston WV, Teays Valley WV, Tomahawks
Having just returned from lunch with a very full tummy, I thought I’d pass along what you can expect if you go to the new Riverwalk Graziano’s location for lunch.
- Expect a crowd. We were unsure if there would be a seat for us but a table cleared just in the nick of time.
- Expect limited hours for the buffet: 11-2 Monday through Saturday.
- Expect to pay ~$7.50 for the buffet, which includes unlimited refills on a fountain soda.
- Speaking of fountain soda, they have Diet Dr. Pepper. I like that.
- Expect lots of choices: Sicilian salad, marinated veggies, iceberg salad, pasta salad, cheese ravioli, pasta, meatballs, marinara, cheesesticks, jalapeno poppers, fried shrimp, pepperoni bites, rolls, pepperoni rolls, several different toppings on pizza, cookies and cake. Whew! No wonder I’m so full.
- Expect good service. When I asked about the availability of pizza without meat on the buffet, not only did they hook me up, but they delivered two slices right to my table.
They also offer 2 slices with a drink for $4.49 – I think I’ll get that next time to prevent myself from overdoing it again.
If you only go to the Town Center Mall in the 4th quarter then you probably don’t know that one of the most popular Picnic Place eateries has flown the coop. They chose to move instead of paying a much higher lease. Graziano’s can now be found at Riverwalk Plaza in South Charleston. Today a busy lunch crowd was enjoying the lunch buffet, which is now available until 2P.
Now for the GRIPE. My family wanted to eat pizza a couple of Saturdays ago. So after mowing the lawn and doing a day’s worth of chores we finally got around to leaving for dinner at 8:45P. Now I think most people believe you should be able to order a pizza until at least 11P. What time do you think this new location of Graziano’s closes? If you guessed 9p, you’re right. They kept their mall hours.
That Saturday, 12 people (including my family) were greeted by a locked door. Consider yourself warned.
Just after ordering my noodle bowl at Pho Vihn Long, I walked across D Street to take a look at the popcorn being popped, coated, bagged, and sold at Greenlee Gourmet popcorn.
Ron asked me to bring him back a popcorn ball, but there were none. The caramel corn must be pretty popular becasue only one bag remained in the glass front case and they were processing a fresh batch behind the counter as I perused the other choices. Lots of other choices: (click on the photo for a larger version)
Picking up the final jar of sprinkles required for the edible craft project I would be making with Misty that evening gave me the perfect excuse to be on D Street at lunch time. It didn’t even take much arm-twisting to get Ron to agree to try Pho Vihn Long. Maybe he thought I would pick up the tab since it was my idea.
When you first enter the clean, small dining room, scents of spices and incense tease your nose, offereing hints of what’s to come.
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Tagged Apacolypse Now, Lunch, Pho, Review, Ride of The Valkries, Robert Duval, Ron, South Charleston WV, Viet Nam, Vietnamese
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.
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.
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.
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Tagged Bruno's, Charleston Town Center, Charleston WV, grand opening, Greenlee Gourmet Popcorn, Half-Time Bar & Grill, new, popcorn, restaurant, South Charleston WV, sports bar