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Stained Glass Window adorn Cathedral Cafe

Today we take a look at another Fayetteville favorite, the Cathedral Cafe. The Cathedral Cafe probably has some of the coolest décor of any restaurant in the area.  Or maybe ‘divine’ is a better way to describe Cathedral.  Housed in the old M.E Church in downtown Fayetteville, it feels like a library and a sanctuary… View Article

Today we start a new blog series focused on one of our favorite things – food! This series will look at locally owned eateries and their unique offerings. In this first post we’ll take a look at Gumbo’s Cajun Restaurant in Fayetteville. Gumbo’s is a very unique dining experience in Southern West Virginia. The restaurant… View Article

Shrimp & Grits - Gumbo's Signature Dish
Off the Eaten Path Guide Book (cover)

If there’s one thing Southern WV and Southern Living magazine have in common – it’s an appreciation for great food. In the magazine’s recent guidebook, Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes that Made Them Famous, Southern Living travel editor Morgan Murphy discovered that some tasty treats can be found… View Article

In the middle of April, spring starts arriving in the Mountain State.  Redbud trees start to bloom, daffodils come out, and deep in the forest floor another plant comes to life — the ramp. For those non-East Coasters, ramps are a wild leek found in our neck of the woods for a short growing season… View Article

West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Spring is near. In Southern West Virginia spring brings a number of things: Warmer temperatures, the last few turns on skis, the start of whitewater season, blooming flowers and much more. It also signals the time for  ramps. You may be familiar with the enigmatic ramp. For those of you that aren’t, a ramp is… View Article

Smooth Ambler Egg Nog

The calendar is filled with holiday parties and office gatherings. This year, share an appetizer and a little Holiday Cheer that celebrates your love for the Mountain State with these recipes we love: Smooth Ambler Spirits Egg Nog Recipe 6 ounces of your favorite egg nog 2 ounces Smooth Ambler’s Exceptional White Whiskey 1/2 ounce… View Article

Fall brings crisp cool air, leaves swirling and countrysides splashed with color. It makes perfect weather for treats like hot cocoa, mulled cider and… cake! Pumpkin Caramel 4 Layer Cake 1 box yellow cake mix 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (divided) 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup oil 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided) 4… View Article

Fall in West Virginia

Here’s another great post by Kay Bess on growing up in southern West Virginia.  If you try the recipe at the end, make sure you don’t skimp on the main ingredient: fresh picked berries. FYI:   A great place for berry picking in southern WV is Morgan Orchard in Monroe County.  I spoke with them… View Article


If there’s one thing we love in southern West Virginia, it’s food.  Specifically, sweets.  More specifically, pie. With all of the fall festivals we have up this way, there’s bound to be some good goodies to munch.  And if you’re planning on entering something like a bake-off, well, let’s just say you better bring it…. View Article