Local Restaurants

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll meet the Vagabond Chef. Matt Welsh of Wheeling recently took a motorcycle trip through 39 counties to find the best cuisine.  And we’ll feature a performance by bluegrass group The 1937 Flood in tribute to radio host Joe Dobbs.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Shepherdstown is a little place with a lot of history. Harpers Ferry and the Antietam battlefield are literally down the road. The tiny downtown has Civil War era brick buildings filled with mom n’ pop restaurants and shops. But there’s a kind of counterculture side to the town, too.

Locals can be seen playing live music on the street with a cup of coffee or tea in hand - maybe even wearing tie-dye. And there’s a big demand for local, organic foods including a local favorite - a restaurant called Mellow Moods.

Roxy Todd

On a drizzling morning around 7:00, Sam Rivers has just lit the oak-wood fire for the meat smoker, and smoke is pouring over the sidewalk into the rain. The owner of Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill, Adrian Wright, stands behind him. Adrian oversees the entire operation, from the time when the ribs and pork begin grilling in the early dawn, until the spicy barbecue sauce is made each night.

Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A local research group has calculated that roughly $61 million was lost by local businesses as a result of the chemical spill into the Elk River.