I am a frequent visitor to Charlottesville, Virginia, because my best friend lives there. Following my many visits there, I put together some advice about Charlottesville food and drink. Continue reading “Charlottesville road trip offers variety in a compact space”
Two West Virginia breweries will be participating in the 14th Annual Culinary Classic set for March 3-5 at the Stonewall Resort, Weston, W.Va. Continue reading “WV breweries to participate in annual Culinary Classic”
When creative specialty food producers visit their neighborhood distillery, beautiful things happen. Continue reading “Appalachian Distillery sparks moonshine food products industry”
West Virginia-made craft beer marked its debut appearance at the 2016 Cast Iron Cook-Off on February 6 and made quite a nice addition to the event. A panel of beer judges selected one of those beers as Best of Show. Continue reading “Cast Iron Cook-Off features local beer”
A popular Charleston, WV, marketplace will host Hops & Heat on October 24th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Washington St. E. and Ruffner Ave. Continue reading “Hops & Heat CRW”
We sometimes forget that there is more than one way for a small, local business to enter the drinks industry. You don’t have to produce an alcoholic beverage; you don’t have to own a bar or liquor store. You can make something else the drinks industry needs.
That’s just what Appalachian Mountain Specialty Foods of Spencer, WV, did with its Copperhead Bloody Mary Mix. Continue reading “More than one way to enter the drinks industry”
In the first ten years of the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival, they’d never seen anything like it. Imagine a hot dog for which every ingredient for all the components—meat, bun, chili sauce, and condiments—were sourced from West Virginia farmers and prepared by local food processors.
Well, in the 11th year, it arrived: the all-WV hot dog.
The all West Virginia hot dog
In southern West Virginia the well-known WV-style hot dog is one dressed with chili, slaw, mustard, and onion (as is well documented at the official West Virginia Hot Dog Blog website).
I’ve never had a better tasting West Virginia-style hot dog than the one I had Saturday at the festival from the The WV Dog stand. Continue reading “All West Virginia Hot Dog debuts at Huntington festival”