PETERSTOWN, W.Va. -- Everything's homemade at Linda Fox's restaurant -- even the croutons. What else would you expect from a place named Hometown Restaurant?
"It's like Grandma's house here -- that's what I call it," Fox said of the food she's served daily for 28 years.
She means that literally. She began cooking at age 5 at her grandmother's house in Greenbrier County.
"I've always cooked," said Fox, who most days is in the restaurant tucked in a small shopping mall along U.S. 219. "Then I go home and cook for my husband."
On a wintry March day, a small buffet offered a salad bar, meatloaf, chicken livers, brown beans, corn bread salad, mixed greens, red parsley potatoes and peach cobbler -- for $7.99.
On Mondays, the buffet is half-price for senior citizens.
There were other specials listed on the chalkboard: hot turkey plate, country steak, hot roast beef, country ham -- all with two sides -- and for just $5.
Breakfast is served all day. The rolls are homemade. Leftover rolls turn into croutons, day-old bread goes into stuffing, and any made-from-scratch biscuits not eaten will send up as bread pudding topped with vanilla sauce.