Eat like a local
The Summersville Chamber of Commerce has made an enjoyable exercise recently to celebrate local business and specifically local restaurants with their passport week. Each day of the week, a different ethnic cuisine from seven different restaurants. This is a great way to not only introduce yourself to different genres of food – but it introduces you the pulse of a small town via your taste buds!
It got us thinking of a similar exercise and expanding the topic: how to plan a week of eating during your vacation at McFadden Ridge. We offer many mediums for you to prepare food for yourself: stovetop, gas grill, firepit, microwave, toaster. But if you want to have your food prepared for you, and you want to attempt something different each day as you go, then here’s a schedule you may enjoy!
Arrowhead Bike Farm - Fayetteville
Want to have a lazy Sunday enjoying great food on a patio with a local craft beer? Look no further. Arrowhead has many offerings, and the atmosphere captures the essence of wooded, hilly West Virginia.
- Vegan Barbacoa Tacos
- Giant Pretzel & Mustard
- Bison Chili
Pies & Pints - Fayetteville
Artisan Pizza ground zero! If you’ve had Pies & Pints, then this is no secret: they offer some of the best artisan pizza you can find. There are more specialties than you can imagine, and it would take you a mont
h or more to try every pie, each better than the last.
- Street Corn Pizza
- Hot Mamma Pizza
- Pine & Swine Pizza
The Original - Summersville
Some of our favorite cuisines comes from countries like Colombia, Jamaica, Venezuela. EMPANADAS!!! So, when we heard The Original would be serving up specialties from this part of the world, we knew we would be frequenters.
- Empanada Platt
- Pepito Sandwich
- Llanero Pork
Fat Eddie’s – Summersville
In the middle of your dining schedule comes the heart of the Summersville experience. Fat Eddie’s offers American cookout fare and boasts an annual hot dog sale that hit around 40,000. Not to menti
on, you can pair it with a “Storm” ice cream (move over, Dairy Queen’s “Blizzard”) and go shop around at Lakeside Outfitter’s just next door. This will be an experience you write home about.
- Bacon/Cheese Hot Dog
- Any flavor Storm
Craft King’s – Mt. Nebo
Want a surprise me type of night? Here you go. Craft King’s rotates their menu so there is always something fresh. You may find familiar styles like chicken sandwich with flare and unique flavoring. This is the closest destination from your stay.
hville Chicken Sandwich with Mac/Cheese on Texas Toast
- The Bruce Lee
- Beef Bulgogi Stir Fry
The Vault on Main – Summersville
Time to jazz things up. Literally. The Vault on Main offers a chic time on the town. After enjoying seafood pasta or a locally sourced Filet, switch gears and enjoy a signature cocktail in the Savings & Trust speakeasy.
- Pasta Allo Scaglio
- Spillman Mountain
- Charcuterie Board
Wanderlust Creative Foods - Fayetteville
Finish strong with something sweet…or savory. Southeast Asian fare is another personal favorite to our family, and Wanderlust boasts the best around when in town. In the heart of Fayetteville, planning a meal here and walking through the art galleries and shops is a great way to bookend your trip.
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Mussels Vin Blanc
- Naan Dumplings
Here’s the truth: you can pull and plug several restaurants around the area to make a memorable, palatable meal plan when visiting McFadden Ridge. Almost all restaurants offer menu items catering to those with food restrictions and allergies like vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. We plan to do more to explore best places for coffee, breakfast, lunch, brewery scenes and more!