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Frostop Drive-In in Huntington, WV

I read that this past weekend was the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival in Huntington, West Virginia. So, I thought it was a great time to talk about one of Huntington’s iconic places to buy a hot dog and a root beer, Frostop Drive-In. Frostop Drive-Ins have been around since the 1920’s. Their number peaked […]

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John’s Family Restaurant

The panhandles of the state of West Virginia are the most obvious geographically and socioeconomically different areas of the state. To me, the Eastern panhandle seems to reflect the outer Washington D.C. area of Maryland and Virginia rather than the still rather diverse rest of the state. That reflection is also in the areas cuisine. […]

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The Pizza Place

When you think of great pizza, West Virginia may not be the first (or second, or tenth) place that comes to your mind. However, perhaps it should. Although I have had some very good pizza across America, my favorite is still pizza from The Pizza Place in my hometown, Parkersburg. You would think that after […]

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My Hometown Favorite Doughnut (or Donut) Shop

I read that the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. In honor of that, I thought I would share some of my favorite doughnut shops and a couple of doughnut recipes over the next few posts. Thus, it seems appropriate to start at the beginning…my hometown. When I was very young, there was […]

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Stewart’s: Old Fashioned Root Beer and Hot Dog Stand

While growing up and living in West Virginia, I took many things for granted including really good hot dogs. There are so many places to get unpretentious, delicious hot dogs throughout the state that I did not know that it was not true of everywhere else. Granted there are many states that have a claim […]

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Skeenies Hot Dogs Are Still A Yummy Treat

On Route 21, just outside of Charleston, West Virginia is a small hot dog stand called Skeenies. They have been a favorite of mine since I was six years old. My parents started taking me to an allergy specialist in Charleston when I was six after I had some major allergy issues. It was before […]

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West Virginia’s Pepperoni Rolls

Most of my life, I had no idea that pepperoni rolls were just a West Virginia item. I assumed they were everywhere. Why would they be? They are delicious! In case you are not familiar with them, they are pepperoni (and often cheese) baked inside of a soft yeast bread dough. They do not require […]

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