Festival Circuit: StinkFest 2018

Each April in the wild, wonderful woods of West Virginia, something magical happens.  A wild plant blooms, and people go crazy.  Somewhere between garlic and an onion, pumped up to a thousand, is the ramp.  It may be a hot contender for West Virginia's state food (beside pepperoni rolls).  It's only available for a short... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Charlie Graingers

Sign photo by Charlie Graingers, hot dog photo by Most Exalted While the blog was on a brief hiatus, I went with a handful of friends to Charlie Graingers.  It was opened in 2016 as part of the revitalization of the old  Wild Dawg Saloon building, but I hadn't gotten a chance to check it... Continue Reading →

Huntington Foodies Meetup on May 5!

Hey Foodies!  If you're not already a member of the Huntington Foodies group on Facebook, why not?  It's a great community full of Huntington food news, polls, and memes.  Get on it! We're having our second meetup in celebration of Munch Madness winner the Peddler this Saturday, May 5.  If you're interested in going, please RSVP by... Continue Reading →

Festival Circuit: Uncorked 2018 part 2

Welcome back, young foodie paladins.  I am your guide to the world of fine wine and cheese.  In part one, I talked about a few of my favorites from this year's Uncorked, the MU Artist Series' annual fundraiser.  Since I had such a darn good time, the amount of wines I enjoyed couldn't fit in... Continue Reading →

Festival Circuit: Uncorked 2018 part 1

This year, I had the pleasure of being a volunteer wine pourer for the Marshall Artist Series annual fundraiser Uncorked.  It's a wine tasting and auction in the gorgeous Frederick building, and the proceeds go to help get rad acts to Huntington like Elvis Costello and the off-Broadway Jesus Christ Superstar.  And while I support... Continue Reading →

Huntington Food News 4/29/18

Coming in on the tail end of ramp season, here's 11 ramp recipes from  Serious Eats. Saturday May 5 is the BrewGrass Festival at Heritage Station.  Listen to some bluegrass tunes while sampling over 50 craft beers. Hope you haven't had your fill of beer, because at 7 PM that same day is the second... Continue Reading →

Huntington Food News 4/7/18

Happy WrestleMania weekend!  It's the return of Huntington Food News! Since our last episode, Pho Noodle House has resumed regular operations.  Huzzah! Grindstone Coffeeology is safely moved into their new location on 8th Street and are going to expand their menu soon! The new Donut Connection is also open on Hal Greer! Kustom Kreams is... Continue Reading →

Munch Madness: The Winner!

Drum roll, please!  It's time to announce the winner of Munch Madness! After six weeks of voting and 64 primo candidates for the Munch Madness winner of Huntington, the votes are in.  Your winner is..... .... The Peddler!  Here's how the votes shook out: Thanks for participating!  I've had a lot of fun with this, and... Continue Reading →

Munch Madness: Final Four!

The very last bracket is live! Vote here until Sunday April 1! Munch Madness Final Four bracket Whew!  It's been a long month, eh?  Hard to believe we're already to the Final Four!  This bracket is even harder, as you're choosing the ultimate winner and location of the next Huntington Foodies Meetup.  Most of the... Continue Reading →

March Meetup

Thanks to everyone who came to our March Huntington Foodies meetup!  An especially big thanks is due to the fine folks at Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse, particularly our squad of servers and the sushi chefs who made over 50 rolls for our table! Hibachi offered a limited time all-you-can-eat sushi deal, and our group took advantage... Continue Reading →

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