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Food Guy: Kanawha City M&M Mart and Deli a secret gem
Food Guy: Kanawha City M&M Mart and Deli a secret gem

After I recently wrote about my fondness for new restaurant Fusion Teriyaki Grille, a reader wrote in to share her love for another nearby establishment.

“I read your article in the paper about new Kanawha City food spots, but Kanawha...

Food Guy: Kanawha City M&M Mart and Deli a secret gem
Food Guy: Kanawha City M&M Mart and Deli a secret gem

After I recently wrote about my fondness for new restaurant Fusion Teriyaki Grille, a reader wrote in to share her love for another nearby establishment.

“I read your article in the paper about new Kanawha City food spots, but Kanawha...

Food Guy: Frankly, Pizza Hut should be ashamed
Food Guy: Frankly, Pizza Hut should be ashamed

Back in 1996, a buddy and I were on a road trip around the time fast food chain Hardee’s released the original Monster Burger. Featuring something like two half-pound patties, six slices of bacon, three slices of cheese, plus all the fixings on ...

Food Guy: Beer on tap for dear ol’ dad
Food Guy: Beer on tap for dear ol’ dad

I won’t be home for Father’s Day this year because I’ll be in the middle of a two-week trip eating my way through Switzerland (creamy fondue!), Austria (wiener schnitzel!) and Italy (handmade pasta!) that day.

This is not a...

Food Guy: Mexican food is on a roll
Food Guy: Mexican food is on a roll

Just a few days after mentioning the plethora of Mexican restaurants in the Valley, I received a little insight as to why that is.

With more than 38,000 Mexican restaurants in America and some $1.6 billion spent on tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and ...

Food Guy: How to make the most of your meat
Food Guy: How to make the most of your meat

I’ve written a lot about beef, burgers and grilling lately.

And with Charleston’s 17th annual Ribfest getting underway tomorrow, it seems like an appropriate time for a quick Beef 101 review to help you get the most out of your...

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...

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