In this week’s version of Breaking Food News, one longtime eating place closes, an anticipated new one opens, considered one of my favorites is expanding. We make clear that complete “Bistro at The Barge is now one eating place” confusion — part of which I inadvertently caused. Plus, we communicate jambalaya, pepperoni rolls, and greater. That’s plenty to get via, so permit’s dig in.
The largest scoop, in my view, is this little nugget despatched in via reader Dave Gurley: My liked Bellissimo Pizza in Belle is establishing a second area in St. Albans. “You already recognize the food, you’ve got been to the first region, and also you wrote of the experience in numerous columns,” he wrote, “so I wish I am the first to announce a coming attraction to you.”
“The 3 Elassal brothers have donated one brother to my end of the valley,” he explained. “Mohamed and Andrea will retain to serve extraordinary Mediterranean food to their guests in DuPont City, but brother Albul has taken over and absolutely revamped the antique Red Line Diner on old Rt. 35 (now Rt. 817) near the St. Albans go out of
Gurley informed me he took an excursion of the brand new area ultimate week. “I can attest to the callous work he has carried out to alternate the diner from a fundamental burger joint with tiny tables and barstools to a miles extra alluring dining area. There’s a brand new pizza oven, the ability to make milkshakes, and the listing is lengthy of all he has brought to begin serving his style of food that so many of us revel in.” I can’t wait to see the new region open, and you can wager I’ll be one of the first in line. Stay tuned for greater information.
I hate to look at any local eating place close, but it was of little wonder when the East End’s Little India shut its doorways last weekend. (Although a sign on the door says the region is closed for maintenance, the restaurant showed with me Saturday that the remaining is everlasting.) Once a scrumptious hot spot for Indian cuisine, the region changed into by no means identical after a change of possession, observed via a substantive drop in nice, some years lower back.
Fortunately, we’ve two different stable Indian options in the town.
My fave is virtually Nawab Fine Indian Cuisine in Kanawha City, wherein B&D Gastropub and Murad’s was, plus there’s also a mainstay downtown that I understand many you like. Sitar of India continues to be going robust, having lately celebrated its twenty-fifth 12 months in enterprise.
As one eating place fades away, another emerges.
The Lookout Bar & Grill up at Eagle View opened over the weekend, replacing the previous eating places Tin Box BBQ and Adventures Bar & Grill that got here before it. On the menu are several picks you may assume at a bar and grill: burgers, pizzas, wings, nachos, and some fried goodies. There’s additionally a dish or paying homage to the proprietors’ Ichiban and Bar a hundred and one services: more than one shrimp apps, a tuna poke bowl, maple-glazed salmon. But then there some “accelerated” items that could surprise you: lamb lollipops with mint salsa verde, kale and tuna salad, rosemary bird, middle-reduce sirloin, and a trio of pasta — Cajun hen, fettuccine Alfredo, hen Parmesan.
I’m already looking ahead to a drink, lunch, or dinner on that fabulous, sweeping deck. Stay tuned inside the coming weeks for a full Food Guy overview. IF YOU GO: The Lookout Bar & Grill at Eagle View, positioned at 530 Silver Maple Ridge in Charleston, is open from four p.M. To midnight Monday thru Thursday, four p.M. To at least one a.M. Friday, 11 a.M. To one a.M. Saturday and eleven a.M. To 10 p.M. Sunday. For greater records, call 681-265-5011 or visit “The Lookout Bar & Grill” on Facebook.
The news that Bistro at The Barge had blended its eating places was welcome information to folks who desired to enjoy some of the boat’s upstairs first-class-dining alternatives on the waterfront dock beneath. However, I inadvertently brought about some grief by pronouncing visitors should now experience upscale creations and the usual burgers and fries on the said patio. The reason being, the restaurant additionally remodeled the downstairs menu as a part of the change, and there’s nary a burger available now. But based totally on an evaluation of each new menus this weekend, you gained’t miss those burgers a chunk.
To make clear, the enclosed upstairs dining room remains open Tuesday thru Saturday evenings, offering a number of the area’s greatest eating. (Even better, numerous thrilling new gadgets now grace that menu.) The downstairs indoor/out of doors bar and waterfront deck now offers a new bar menu from midday to shut the ones equal days presenting a selection of typically fried appetizers, pulled-red meat barbeque, wraps presenting the equal crispy Brussels sprout-topped salads from the eating room (to which you may add shrimp or chicken) and a journey of “rippers,” which can be deep-fried warm dogs crowned in numerous mixtures.