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Building a (much) better burger
Building a (much) better burger

Not only does Memorial Day kick off the summer grilling season, but May is also National Burger Month, making it a great time to enjoy one of America’s greatest culinary achievements — the almighty hamburger.

And while it’s...

Building a (much) better burger
Building a (much) better burger

Not only does Memorial Day kick off the summer grilling season, but May is also National Burger Month, making it a great time to enjoy one of America’s greatest culinary achievements — the almighty hamburger.

And while it’s...

Food Guy: Pepperoni roll contest, backyard BBQs on tap this holiday weekend
Food Guy: Pepperoni roll contest, backyard BBQs on tap this holiday weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend? Make the drive up to Fairmont Saturday to watch some of the country’s top-ranked competitive eaters do their thing at West Virginia’s Three Rivers Festival “Pepperoni Roll ...

New Kanawha City restaurants: A hit and a miss
New Kanawha City restaurants: A hit and a miss

With the opening of new Asian and Mexican restaurants in the past few months, Kanawha City may be giving the South Charleston mound a run for its money as ethnic food capital of the Kanawha Valley.

So let’s take a look at the new dining...

Food Guy: The Wine Valley satisfies tastebuds with unique variety
Food Guy: The Wine Valley satisfies tastebuds with unique variety

After months spent transforming the former Cafe de Paris building downtown, owners of The Wine Valley in Hurricane officially opened their new Charleston ...

Food Guy: A tale of two celebrity restaurants
Food Guy: A tale of two celebrity restaurants

Gordon Ramsay, you owe me an apology. And Bobby Flay, I have one coming your way.

Here follows a recap of my recent visit to two celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas — and how each evening resulted in an experience I didn’t see...

Food guy: City’s ultra-cool Celsius the new hot spot in town
Food guy: City’s ultra-cool Celsius the new hot spot in town

Some new restaurants open with great fanfare, yet it’s immediately clear they don’t have what it takes to survive. Whether poor service, off-putting ambiance or subpar food is the culprit, no amount of opening buzz can overcome it....

Food Guy: Local salt is getting national love
Food Guy: Local salt is getting national love

By STEVEN KEITH

Local business J. Q. Dickinson Salt-Works receives a little love in the April issue of Esquire magazine, which features an article on how it’s OK to add a little more salt to your diet — as long as it’s the...

Fancy ramps? Gourmet farm feast one of many on the way
Fancy ramps? Gourmet farm feast one of many on the way

Ramp season is upon us, bringing a mess of down-home “ramp feeds” with it.

And while (smell aside) there’s nothing wrong with downing a plate a traditional fried potatoes and ramps at your local VFW, you do have a chance to...

Food Guy: Maybe you can’t beet pickled eggs after all
Food Guy: Maybe you can’t beet pickled eggs after all

By STEVEN KEITH

Daily Mail Food Guy

I’ve never really understood the appeal of pickled eggs.

Why would anyone voluntarily eat something that’s been sitting in a big jar out on a counter, unrefrigerated, for...

Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle
Food Guy: It’s time to try out a new noodle

Proving there’s a month, week or day dedicated to just about anything, I recently heard March is National Noodle Month — leaving only days to mark the occasion.

Digging into a simple plate of spaghetti certainly qualifies, or you...

Food Guy: A healthy serving of receptions and cook-offs await
Food Guy: A healthy serving of receptions and cook-offs await

Although I’m a regular fixture on the reception and cook-off circuit, more on that below, I do actually eat at home most of the time.

Whereas many consider cooking a chore, I find it one of life’s greatest pleasures. It energizes...

Food Guy: Irish food much more than dud spuds
Food Guy: Irish food much more than dud spuds

Next week’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday got me thinking about a trip to Ireland I took with friends years ago. In the weeks leading up to the experience, I kept getting more and more excited — even with folks telling me over and...

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