Monthly Archives: September 2013

Snappy Lunch (Mayberry, I mean Mt. Airy, NC)

I know this is primarily a West Virginia blog, but when someone asks me to plot a Magellan like stop out of state I feel I have to share.  I was headed down to North Carolina with a good friend … Continue reading

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Secret Sandwich Society (Fayetteville)

Shhhhh. That seems to be the motto of this place, as it is printed on the shirts worn by the staff and on those ubiquitous ovals that serve as travel stickers.  Nonetheless, someone has broken the code of silence because … Continue reading

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Huntington Prime (Huntington)

Missy and I explored our neighbor to the west with friends the other night. Huntington Prime is a classic steakhouse located in Huntington’s downtown pretty much across the street from the Keith-Albee. Our evening started with a drink at the … Continue reading

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Noah’s Eclectic Bistro (Charleston)

The first thing to know about Noah’s is that it is small; 11 tables in all and that includes a couple of two tops. Reservations are pretty much a must here, especially from Thursday to Saturday. The second thing to … Continue reading

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Mayberry’s (St. Albans)

I sometimes forget to do reviews for the places here in the Kanawha Valley where I’ve eaten many times. The classic example is The Grill, an unassuming diner on Charleston’s westside that turns out great lunch fare day after day. … Continue reading

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Key Ingredients for Life (Bluefield)

Missy and I have been trying to visit this place for years, but their hours are weird. For instance, they are opening a new location near Wytheville, Virginia, and so are no longer open on weekends. After a few aborted … Continue reading

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Lost River General Store and Cafe (Lost River, of course)

When the 101 list was updated, I was quite surprised to see two restaurants listed for Lost River. Lost River, if you don’t know, is an unincorporated community in eastern Hardy County with a population of maybe a couple hundred … Continue reading

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Eastern Panhandle

For the 2013 Labor Day holiday weekend, Magellan and I decided to tour WV’s eastern panhandle. Magellan grew up in Hedgesville in Berkeley County and we’ve traveled through the area on occasion to visit his family. In addition to spending … Continue reading

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Lot 12 Public House (Berkeley Springs or Bath, if you insist)

I see no reason to bury the lede on this one; there is a very good chance that the single best restaurant in the state is tucked away in an old Victorian home in Berkeley Springs. The county seat of … Continue reading

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