Eat & Drink

Lots of Fun Brewing at EVENTS Around Town

BREW-OFF The Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition puts history and hops in the limelight. The event, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at River City Restaurant, is part beer tasting...

DiCarlo’s Pizza: A Cultural Icon

There are only two kinds of pizza, good pizza and very good pizza.  — Peter Reinhart, author of "American Pie, My Search for the Perfect Pizza" Ask just about any Ohio Valley resident, and they will affirm ...

DiOrio’s Journey to Coffee and Contentment

Editor’s note: Wheeling has cultivated a number of men and women who are outstanding in their chosen fields — the arts, science, medicine, etc. Today, Weelunk features David DiOrio, a graduate of The Linsly Sch...

Oglebay Good Zoo to Host 10th Annual Good Zoo Brew

IPAs, porters, and ales — oh my! Sample more than 50 unique, finely crafted brews and other adult beverages at Good Zoo Brew — the Ohio Valley’s largest microbrew festival — from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at...

Get Fired Up for Route 88 BBQ & Brew

Sitting around the fire pit, making s’mores, sipping a glass of wine or having an ice-cold craft brew. Playing a bit of corn toss. Listening to some live music on a Saturday night. Sounds like summer backyar...

A Fishy Family Feast Is Christmas Eve Tradition

Buying salted cod (baccala) from Coleman’s Fish Market is a decades-old tradition for the Cerra family. Debbie Cerra Cresap used to shop for such food with her father. Now, she takes her own adult daughter, Li...

Recollections of Rax

It was our social network before the public release of the Internet. It mimicked those Park Dances because there were people there from everywhere, and it was the place to go for a first date, every date, and e...

A Wheeling Company Rises to Meet the Masses

As I waited at the Wheeling Coffee shop on Washington Avenue, the creator and owner of Eat In Now, Joshua Broverman, confidently strolled up. He ordered his coffee with exact instructions and joked that he ...

A Food Trucker’s Bumpy Road

And a blown transmission is a part of it, too. Dean Barath found that out this past week, and consequently he will not have his planned presence for Ideal Provisions at this weekend’s Upper Ohio Valley Itali...

Grow OV Partners with Wheeling Health Right

As soon as a vegetable is picked from its vine, it begins to lose nutritional value, and those foods are not sold with a “Born on” date, either. Google it – “Are fresh or frozen vegetables healthier for you?...

Big Timber Growing in West Virginia

It was 2008. He had just completed his finance degree at West Virginia University, and thanks to the beginning of the Great Recession, Matt Kwasniewski saw little opportunity in his native state. That’s w...

Mmm . . . Popcorn Opens at Market Plaza

My son insisted he could smell the popcorn by the time we hit the former Kaufman’s storefront. He held fast to his dad’s hand as he skipped down the alley and into Market Plaza. We were heading out to our first...

Avenue Eats Celebrates Second Anniversary

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They had no idea if it would work. The “build-it-and-they-will-come” phrase was truly a question for Phillip Kendall and Lara Graves. “If we build it, will they come?” ...

Thanksgiving Eve At The Alpha

By Josh Wack Weelunk Contributor Tonight is the night. Fresh haircut, new outfit, and a year’s worth of lifestyle and current events updates. The crowd will begin as a normal weeknight dinner crowd, and slowl...

Weelunker Derrick McKee Reviews the Vagabond

One More Final Friday By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor I’m a big fan of knowing exactly when a certain event will take place. For instance, I already know I have plans every single year on the firs...

Images from Sandscrest Benefit

Lovers of good food and top-notch spirits had the opportunity to warm-up this weekend at the Hogshead Festival at Sandcrest Conference and Retreat Center. The festival took place Saturday November 15 and fea...

“Eat, or We Both Starve!”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a foodie. I absolutely love going out to dinner with my wife to try something I’ve never heard of before (like gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs) at a new...

Vagabond Brunch Pleases Family, Cures Hangovers

There's nothing like running a website that encourages people to do things to make one realize that they don't do enough. So last Sunday my family and I traded our Honey Bunches of Oats for a brunch on the town...

“Number 93, For Six?”

It takes a mere nanosecond to convince yourself that it’s a good idea. As quickly as the mission is mentally established, you’re already dialing the number. Speak clearly, loudly, and repeat the number aloud a...

A Sample of Wheeling Wine Tastings

By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor It was our first weekend back in Wheeling, and it was a great one. One of the things we loved to do on Friday evenings in our former town of Fairlawn, Ohio, was hea...