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Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston
Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston

Craving some good Northern West Virginia Italian food, but don’t feel like making the two-hour drive up I-79? No worries.

“A Taste of Muriale’s” is coming to Charleston.

The popular Fairmont restaurant —...

Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston
Food Guy: Muriale’s award-winning Italian coming to Charleston

Craving some good Northern West Virginia Italian food, but don’t feel like making the two-hour drive up I-79? No worries.

“A Taste of Muriale’s” is coming to Charleston.

The popular Fairmont restaurant —...

Food Guy: Find new favorites, revisit old ones during Restaurant Week

Charleston Restaurant Week is a brilliant concept.

By offering three-course menus at reduced prices — and giving guests the freedom to select their own appetizer, entree and dessert, all for only $30 — many restaurants will attract ...

Food Guy: Food trends for the coming year
Food Guy: Food trends for the coming year

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the most popular food topics of the past year. This week, we look ahead at what’s expected to be hot in 2015 — including this year’s new “it” ingredient.

But before diving into ...

Food Guy: Making something out of nothing

Have you seen the Food Network show “Chopped,” where four professional chefs go head-to-head when forced to prepare elegant appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring a mystery basket of ingredients no sane person would ever put together ...

Put ‘good luck foods’ on your New Year’s Day plate

I’m sure you’ve heard about some of those New Year’s Day food superstitions, like eating cabbage on Jan. 1 is a sure-fire way to bring you good luck throughout the coming year.

I’ve even heard cooking it with a penny...

Toast the New Year with Simple Party Bites

Christmas 2014 will be but a fond memory some 48 hours from now, but don’t pack away your party shoes just yet. New Year’s Eve is just one week from today, bringing with it another round of cocktail parties.

And if you’re...

Food Guy: Can different music ‘change’ the taste of wine?

Did you catch the “news” (imagine me air-quoting this) last week where researchers in Australia discovered that the color coffee cup you use may affect the perceived taste of the java inside it?

According to the study, tasters...

Food Guy: Popcorn popping up in unlikely places
Food Guy: Popcorn popping up in unlikely places

So it appears that popcorn may be having “a moment.”

First, I started seeing it pop up at some pretty nice restaurants across the country, both as a savory appetizer (maybe with fresh rosemary and garlic) to start the meal or as a...

Food Guy: Best Dressed Dish at the Table

Just as I believe those who sip a glass of Champagne only one night a year (to ring in the new year) are really missing out, folks who practice the same restraint for dressing or stuffing are doing their taste buds a disservice.

That savory mix...

Food Guy: 10 turkey day tips
Food Guy: 10 turkey day tips

There’s been a lot of chatter the past few weeks from folks worrying about what traditional or new-and-unusual dishes they plan to prepare for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day feast.

By now your menu should be set, making the real...

Food Guy: Shake up your Thanksgiving sides, but don’t touch that turkey

A new survey by the McCormick spice company confirms what I’ve been hearing for years. When it comes to Thanksgiving, many people like to occasionally shake up their side dishes and desserts.

But don’t you dare touch that turkey....

Food Guy: No need to stew over colder weather

As we walked to the bus stop on a super-chilly morning last week, I started complaining about how cold it was already getting even though winter was still more than a month away.

But my 9-year-old would hear nothing of it. He nipped that...

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