Monthly Archives: July 2013

Blennerhassett (Parkersburg, WV)

On a recent pretty Sunday, Magellan and I headed up to Parkersburg to check out Blennerhassett Island. It’s a short drive from Charleston and, we discovered, a nice way to spend an afternoon. Not much is open in downtown Parkersburg … Continue reading

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Buffalo, New York

For the long July 4th weekend, Magellan suggested a trip to Buffalo to experience Beef on Weck, tour a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home and stay in an old mansion. I was excited to give this destination a try, especially … Continue reading

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O’Neills (Moorefield)

While I grew up in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, I had family and friends all over the state. From these folks I learned how the rest of the state considered the Eastern Panhandle. Which is: not at all. … Continue reading

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West End Cafe (West Union)

One of the disagreements between the 101 List and the WV Living list centers on Doddrige County. The 101 List suggests the Fairview Diner which is off Rte. 50 between Salem and West Union. I’ve been there and it’s an … Continue reading

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Christopher’s Eats (Barboursville)

After Missy chose to buy her new car in Ironton (Bob Clyse and the Chevrolet Spark get thumbs up from Missy), we decided to get lunch at a place in greater Huntington where we’d never been. We’d heard about a … Continue reading

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B&D Gastropub (Charleston, Kanawha City)

(Update:  We made another visit, see below) I’d heard about the opening of this new “gastropub” in the building that used to house Murad’s sportsbar a few weeks ago and had wanted to try it.  After some false starts, some … Continue reading

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Minard’s Spaghetti Inn (Clarksburg)

One of the mysteries of the 101 List is the inclusion of Minard’s over several more well-known Italian places in the Clarksburg/Bridgeport area (think Julio’s and Oliverio’s and probably other places whose names I do not know). The list claims … Continue reading

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