Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Chef Paul Smith about the upcoming 5th Annual Charleston Restaurant Week set for January 2th – February 3rd.
Paul explained that Charleston Restaurant Week brings together residents of Charleston, visitors to the area, and this year, 21 independently-owned restaurants. Charleston Restaurant Week has become one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in Charleston and presents a chance to enjoy local cuisine and specialty menus at a single price point: a three-course dinner for $30.
In past years, restaurants have booked up for the entire week, and as always, reservations are strongly encouraged. Charleston Restaurant Week has reported serving more than 10,000 meals each year, exceeding $500,000 annually in revenue from meals, bar sales, gratuity and incidentals. Since its inception, Charleston Restaurant Week has generated $1.5 million into the local economy during an otherwise slow time of the year for the service industry.
Participating restaurants include: Adelphia Sports Bar and Grille, Laury’s, Block, Tidewater Grill , Leonoro’s Spaghetti House, The Chop House, Bistro at the Barge, Celsius, Bluegrass Kitchen, Ichiban, Adventures Bar and Grill, B&D Gastropub, South Hills Market, Bridge Road Bistro, Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill, Bricks and Barrels, Soho’s At Capitol Market, Su Tei, and Paterno’s At The Park. New additions this year include Black Sheep Burrito & Brews at the Brewery, Bistro at the Barge, and Sam’s Uptown Café.
He encouraged everyone to make reservations and to ‘take care’ of your server.
Diners are encouraged to use #CWVRestWeek in their social posts.
We also talked with Glen Jarrell regarding the 32nd Annual WV Hunting & Fishing Show scheduled for January 26th, 27, & 28th at the Charleston Civic Center. The show is coordinated and hosted by volunteers of the WV Trophys Hunters Asssociation.
All proceeds except for costs to run the show and club operating expenses, are donated to programs that promote or protect hunting, fishing, wildlife, conservation, and related educational activities. From 1995 through 2017 their donations to these causes exceeded $500,000. In addition they also make many “in kind” donations to various organizations. Another program that they sponsor is their nearly 500 acre Wildlife Study Project in Wirt County. They have raised over $350,000 for that project. While raising funds is important, the primary reason for hosting this show is to bring hunters and fishermen into contact with organizations that can provide them with goods and services related to these activities.
The show features exhibitors from as far away as Alaska, New Zealand, Spain, and Africa, plus the United States and Canada.
In conjunction with the show, they run the West Virginia Whitetail Hall of Fame.
Glen encouraged all to come out.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.