CHARLESTON, WV…Foodies from around the state are invited to celebrate the relaunch of Taste! West Virginia magazine at a special event scheduled for Thursday, October 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the new WV Market Gallery, located at 200 Hale Street in Charleston.
“We cannot wait to officially relaunch Taste! West Virginia and share the new fall issue that we have worked so hard on,” said Managing Editor, Dawn Nolan. “We think readers have been hungry for local food and drink-related content, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Every part of the state will be represented in one way or another. Taste! West Virginia is, and will continue to be, the state’s premier culinary arts magazine.”
Copies of the fall issue of Taste! West Virginia will available to read and take home, and the pilot episode of the new Taste! WV web series will be shown throughout the evening. Jim Strawn and Johanna Miesner, hosts of the web series, will be in attendance. Event guests will be able to enjoy complimentary food from South Hills Market and Cafe, cider samples from Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead and Swilled Dog Hard Cider and smoothies from iFITT24. Ryan Kennedy will provide the evening’s entertainment. The first 20 attendees will receive a gift bag filled with goodies from area businesses.
“Not only are we looking forward to sharing the fall print edition of Taste! West Virginia, but we’re also excited to debut the pilot episode of the Taste! WV web series,” said Editor-in-Chief Joel Bennett. “What better way to celebrate these things than to have a special event with the people that have helped make it happen, and of course, plenty of food and drinks.”
The event is free, open to the public and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia’s Meal Program. Guests will have the opportunity to donate RMHC at the event or via a link on www.tastewv.com and Taste’s social media pages. More information about the Meal Program can be found charlestonrmhc.org/get-involved/meal-program.
“Giving back is something that is extremely important to us, and we wanted to find a way for this event to support a local cause in addition to the magazine itself,” Bennett added. “The Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia’s Meal Program seemed like a good fit.”
The event is made possible through the support of Taste! West Virginia Magazine advertisers: Graziani’s Pizza, iFITT24, Island Teriyaki, Ivor’s Trunk, Pizza Barbarosa, Sarah’s Bakery, South Hills Market and Cafe, The Custard Stand and The French Goat.
About Taste! West Virginia:
Taste! West Virginia is a quarterly publication highlighting the Mountain State’s ever-expanding culinary scene. In each issue, readers will find flavorful features on local eateries and handmade products, a profile on a talented chef or foodpreneur, event listings and, of course, yummy recipes. For more information on Taste! West Virginia, visit www.tastewv.com.