‘Taste of Heaven’ lives up to its name in Maxwelton

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV As I pull off Route 219 North just past the airport in Maxwelton, Barry Manilow croons on the radio, “Sweet heaven, I’m in love again.” Coincidence? Surely not.  I park outside Taste of Heaven Bakery & Cheese Shop, located between an auto repair shop and a off-road-vehicle dealer just past the […]

Best chocolate chip cookie in West Virginia?

By RealWV staff, In the dark days of winter, we all need a little extra joy in our lives. So we here at RealWV thought it would be a great time to find the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES in West Virginia! We’ve done several food contests so far, but limited them to specific geographic areas […]

Ruff day? Stop by The Dawg House in Ronceverte 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Brittany McCulley and Lee Carter love their dogs, each other, and hot dogs. For the past year, they’ve operated The Dawg House, a hot-dog-focused food truck, at fairs and festivals across southern West Virginia.  In a twist of fate, their first food truck event was outside The Sportsman Tavern in Ronceverte […]

9th Annual ‘Giving Back Day’ feeds 881 people–GALLERY

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV At the ninth annual “Giving Back Day” in Greenbrier County on Thanksgiving, organizers Kellen Leef & Mike Sheridan fed 881 people over three hours. ”We are both amazed and gratified that everything went so well today,” Kellen reflected. “We are grateful for all the volunteers and donors who made this possible, […]

Best pizza in the Cherry, Greenbrier, & Meadow River Valleys? 

By RealWV staff, The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest week for pizza joints all year long. So we decided it would be a great time to celebrate the terrific regional pizza scene in southeastern West Virginia!  Last week, we asked readers to nominate their favorite places to get pizza in the Greenbrier River Valley […]

The Lunch Box, where delicious is in the details

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Erin Lovell revels in details. Every aspect of her newest project, The Lunch Box in White Sulphur Springs, tells a story. And it all begins with the “handle” atop the 10×16 foot pistachio-green building.  “Everywhere we go people would say, ‘I wish you were still serving food,’” she recalls.  One day […]

Oak Hill’s music & food truck festival returns this Saturday

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Tired of seeing Oak Hill residents visit other communities for weekend activities, local organizer Allyson Wyatt has put together “Groovin’ in the Hill” as a summer concert/food truck series. After a successful round one last month which saw several hundred people attend despite bad weather, Allyson is geared up for round […]

Round 3 of the Ronceverte Food Truck Festival this weekend

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV The Ronceverte Food Truck Festival (FTF) is back this Friday-Saturday along Edgar Avenue downtown. After an enormously successful first two months, organizer Alex Degraff says this month’s FTF will have more of the things everyone loves…with a few new wrinkles.  “We have been blown away with the response,” Alex comments. “People […]

Free community cookout in Ronceverte this Saturday, 4-6pm

By RealWV staff, The community is invited to attend a free cookout this Saturday from 4-6pm in Ronceverte. Located at 261 Locust Street, the cookout is this month’s free meal hosted by Ronceverte Presbyterian Church. The church began offering these meals in early 2023 on the fourth Saturday of each month. The menu for this […]

‘Groovin’ in the Hill’ brings music & food trucks to Oak Hill this weekend

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Tired of seeing Oak Hill residents visit other communities for weekend activities, local organizer Allyson Wyatt has put together “Groovin’ in the Hill” as a summer concert/food truck series. The series begins downtown this Saturday at the Lively Family Amphitheater. “How could you not love good food and good music?” Allyson […]