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Owner of closing Barboursville restaurant ponders fate of murals
AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer
Owner of closing Barboursville restaurant ponders fate of murals

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – His restaurant closing is one thing, but finding a place for the treasures within is another.

Darrell “Bo” Smith has come to grips with the reality that his 29-year-old business, Tascali’s...

Mac-and-cheese cook-off is Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Childhood Language Center will hold its second annual Mac and Cheese Cook-Off at the Capitol Market on Saturday, where nearly 40 teams and individuals will compete for the chance to travel to the World Food Championship....

Owner of closing Barboursville restaurant ponders fate of murals
Owner of closing Barboursville restaurant ponders fate of murals

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – His restaurant closing is one thing, but finding a place for the treasures within is another.

Darrell “Bo” Smith has come to grips with the reality that his 29-year-old business, Tascali’s...

Charleston brewer among those excited after craft beer bill signed
Charleston brewer among those excited after craft beer bill signed

Word that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had signed into law late Tuesday legislation intended to help the state’s young craft beer brewing industry grow (SB273) came as particularly good news to Ryan Heastings, head brewer at Charleston Brewing Co....

Pimento cheese — updated and on the menu
Pimento cheese — updated and on the menu

Pimento cheese, an old Southern comfort food that’s been around since the 1800s, is making its way onto the modern restaurant scene, showing up in gourmet appetizers and at trendy eateries around the country — including some popular...

Mom Bare’s Pimento Cheese Recipe
Mom Bare’s Pimento Cheese Recipe

1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

2 oz. jar of pimentos

Allow cheese and butter to warm to room temperature. Mix with a hand mixer until creamy. Add pimentos and juice. Blend. Serve...

Engaging in fun, food activities: WIC celebrates National Nutrition Month
Engaging in fun, food activities: WIC celebrates National Nutrition Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lindsay Williams isn’t discouraged when a group of young boys and girls return a look of utter disgust at the mention of (gasp) vegetables.

...

Busy water bottler sees potential in market and in disabled workers
Busy water bottler sees potential in market and in disabled workers

LESAGE — From the road, there’s nothing obviously remarkable about the little stretch of flat land running alongside the Ohio River in Lesage.

Beyond the sign for “Green Acres”...

Best of eats: Greek restaurant reopens on West Side
Best of eats: Greek restaurant reopens on West Side

One of Charleston’s best-known West Side eateries, Best of Crete, is open for lunch and dinner carryout service once again.

Owner Michael Birurakis closed down his operation at the Charleston Town Center Mall in 2013, but has kept a...

Vines & Vittles: Well-aging wine
Vines & Vittles: Well-aging wine

By John Brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of the few benefits of being a long-in-the-tooth wine lover is that you probably have squirreled away a few bottles over the years that are finally coming of age.

Yes, it can be a sublime...

Counter Intelligence: Think tap water’s risky?
Counter Intelligence: Think tap water’s risky?

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirsty? Pour yourself a glass of something cool and refreshing, naturally sugar-free, calorie-free, truly thirst-quenching and only costing pennies per glass. Water, right from the tap, is often a...

Beers to You: ‘Growler bill’ helps brewers, consumers

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was like music to my ears when I tuned in to this year’s State of the State address and actually heard the words “craft brewer” leave the lips of Gov. Tomblin.

The governor ...

Community notes: March 18-24, 2015

Taylor Books will host a reading and book signing of Miles Dean’s latest book of poetry, “New River Reflections,” Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The book works to capture West Virginia’s great beauty and...

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