Food & Drink Archive


By: Christina / Category: Blog, Food & Drink

Looking for the next place to have your lunch meeting? Check out Food and Friends (F&F) in downtown Lewisburg. Established in 1985, this casual restaurant specializes in classic American cuisine and offers private booths, banquet rooms, wi-fi, and a complete menu sure to please any client. Throughout the years, this family owned business has built […]

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Food & Drink: Vous Aimez la Cuisine Francaise?

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Food & Drink

Vous aimez la cuisine francaise? Do you like French food? Tucked away in Hot Springs, Virginia is a charming new influenced French American restaurant called Les Cochans d’Or. Pronounced LAY-CO-SHAWN-DOOR, it means “the golden pig.” Around town, locals call it LCdO or LeCosh. It’s located in the old Wine Store beside Sam Snead’s Tavern, just […]

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By: Christina / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Shopping, Valley View

You will love the nuts at Osage Pecan Company located in downtown Lewisburg. This cozy specialty shop, managed by Lewisburg native Brit West, is a family run operation lasting almost 4 decades. Brit offers his patrons a gourmet selection of nuts and other unique items. The shop is conveniently located across from Food & Friends […]

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F&D: What’s New at the Wild Bean?

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Food & Drink

What’s new at the Wild Bean, located at 119 E. Washington Street in downtown Lewisburg? Read our Q&A with owner, Roger Dolan to learn about their organic brews, new and popular menu items, the Wild Bean rewards program, and an upcoming service to pre-order drinks! Tell us about your Organic brew: 1We carry organic coffees […]

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Sat. Oct 26: Grand Opening of B Sweet Confectionery

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Food & Drink

EVENT: Grand Opening of B Sweet Confectionery WHERE: Downtown White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, across from City Hall WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 For the past 3 years, the pink bakery on wheels known as B. Sweet Confectionery has been serving the local community at the Greenbrier Valley Farmer’s Market set on the corner of […]

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Shop Local Along the Streets of Downtown Lewisburg by Craig Miller

By: Christina / Category: Blog, C M, Food & Drink, Shopping

The community of Lewisburg compliments itself, with each component of this small town fitting together to create a larger puzzle, one that has become an intended destination for visitors both near and far. Voted America’s Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel magazine in 2011, Lewisburg possesses a rich mosaic with quaint country charm and big […]

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Good Eats @ Dib’s Sport’s Bar in Lewisburg

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Food & Drink

Who said sports bars were just places for guys to pound beers and gleefully watch games? Dib’s Sports Bar, a bar inside Greenbrier Valley Mall in Fairlea, sets itself apart from the rest. The drinks range from the Hypnotiq Martini (a mix of Hypnotiq pineapple juice and Malibu Coconut Rum garnished with a fresh pineapple […]

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Get Home-Made at Old Spruce Cafe & Tavern, Snowshoe Mtn

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Reviews

Since 2009, Old Spruce Café, a privately-run Snowshoe landmark continues to please resort guests with their local feel, made-from-scratch meals, and largest beer selection on the mountain. You will also find a menu with 25% vegetarian options (the highest vegetarian choices at Snowshoe), and be greeted with warm hospitality in a stylish environment. A signature […]

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We LIKE a Good Testimonial

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Food & Drink

I first opened EZ Rats Saloon in 2008 and I had big plans for it. Things happened and I finally opened the bar in 2011. In early ’12, Christina Entenmann came to me for an interview about how the bar was started and why it was named EZ Rats. I told her I had a […]

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Grilling, Issue #8

I wish I could use my grill every day. I am a total junkie for food cooked on a grill, but it just isn’t practical for me to fire it up often. You see, I won’t buy a gas grill. My problem isn’t that I’m a propane shy girly-girl, but that I flat out love […]

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What Would the Quarantined Bunny Drink? w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this April!

What Would the Quarantined Bunny Drink w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper - This April, what would the quarantined Easter bunny drink? Vodka, rum, tequila, brews? Find out with Robert Aquilino here. The impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all in unprecedented ways. Along with fun/engaging content this month, we have included helpful information about the Paycheck Protection Loan Program for small businesses. In this issue, Grandpa […]


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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

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