Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Black Sheep Burritos and Brews

Like with any new business that comes to town, we in tourism like to experience it firsthand so we can know whether or not to suggest the business to any newcomer to the area. Trust me, our staff will be recommending Black Sheep Burritos and Brews to many, many visitors.

On the corner of Third Avenue and Hal Greer, the location is excellent as it's right across from Marshall University's main entrance. It's a decent sized spot with plenty of seating, glamorous decorations, and even a bar. The vibe and servers at Black Sheep are equally impressive and welcoming.

The menu showcases an array of items with very different flavors blended in a mindblowing way. Savory and sweet and spicy and tangy are all delicately combined to make for exciting bites. If I may make a suggestion: go with the Flock of Tacos. This way you can mix and match any three of their unique tacos and find out what your favorites are-you are guaranteed to try something you've never tried before... and chances are, you're going to like it.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tahona Grille-new restaurant, new favorite

322 10th Street has probably always been one of the best restaurant places in town. If one were to take location, decor, and ambiance into account, this place definitely stands out. It's right downtown, it's elegant and inviting, has a great vibe, great bar, and a unique layout.

Tahona Grille brings some exciting things to this already prominent location: vision, service, quality, and fantastic food. The hostesses and server were the right kind of friendly and very helpful, and even one of the managers, Ray Garcia, stopped by our table and talked for a while about all the exciting and refreshing ideas they have for the restaurant.

We ordered the guacamole for an appetizer (suggestion: order the guacamole for an appetizer), then we read through the menu to find a selection of Italian and Mexican entrees to choose from... that's right, Tahona Grille had quite a unique blend going here as they take the fusion of culinary styles and really make it work. I ordered the California Cheesesteak (delicious) and our CVB director, Tyson Compton, ordered the California Burrito (I snuck a bite, also delicious). It seems as if all the dishes come with a certain twist however, as my cheesesteak was topped off with fresh avocado, and the burrito came with french fries--on the inside!

Overall, we all had a great experience and would gladly recommend it to visitors and locals alike.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Bark for your Park!

Huntington has a wonderful park system with great trails, activities, beautiful scenery, and even a breath-taking rose garden, but our four-legged canine friends have always argued that something has been missing...

Now is your chance to vote to give our beloved pets a chance to explore and exercise!

Visit and vote for Huntington to receive $100,000 from PetSafe to construct our very own dog park!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Huntington Prime: an awesome experience

One of the great things about being in the tourism industry is that there is a lot of travel involved. In these travels, I've been lucky enough to experience some great sights, attractions, and restaurants from major cities all over the country. Having said this, I can truly say that we have a real gem in Huntington Prime located on 4th Ave.

The selection is wonderful and the food is incredible, and something that makes the food truly stand out is that there is a concerted effort to acquire almost all that is served at the restaurant from local sources. Today, that is a popular and important trend around the country for many reasons including how it supports the local economy and the "green" benefits of it. But usually it takes more than the food to make a restaurant special, and Huntington Prime has it all...

The service is just right and the location is great as it is right in our walkable downtown, in a great building, with a great facade, and it certainly adds a touch of class to 4th Avenue. The ambiance is perfect as it is elegant but affordable, classy but modern, eclectic but comfortable, energetic but relaxed, quaint but trendy.

If you haven't yet made it out to this local treat, you should certainly consider it.

-will @ the CVB

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursdays are Children’s Festival Days at Camden Park

Thursdays are Children’s Festival Days at Camden Park

In addition to rides, games and attractions, children will find balloons of all shapes and sizes, a petting zoo, face painting and live entertainment on the Midway.  “This is a great afternoon for families to get away and create memories of a lifetime with their children”, says Camden Park Manager, Jack Boylin.  “We add a number of extras during the Children’s Festival, and our guests have told us they truly appreciate the added value.”

Camden Park, West Virginia’s Amusement Park, with rides, attractions and games is the Tri-State’s Favorite Playground and this year features a themed eighteen-hole miniature golf course, a lake with paddleboats and a new ride, the Rocking Sternwheeler!

Camden Park, open for its 108th Season, is located on US 60 West, Huntington, WV.  For information on special discounts or packages call (304) 429-4321 or visit our website

Monday, May 16, 2011

New "Tyson on the Town" is sure to get some laughs!

Join Tyson as he visits a great restaurant, stops by an awesome local bookstore, and goes to Huntington's premiere comedy club--enjoy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Heritage Farm's Spring Festival cancelled

A message from the Farm:

Due to the recent unprecedented heavy rains, the major storm that hit us Tuesday evening (which caused significant flooding of all our parking areas) and a weather forecast that calls for still more rain, we regretfully announce that we are having to cancel our 15th Annual Festival originally scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011.  We are fearful that the risk to people and their vehicles in the extreme mud is simply too high.  Please help us spread the word that the event has been canceled.  We deeply regret this announcement as we had added a number of new activities and expanded exhibits.  All is not lost however, in addition to being open daily (except Sundays) for regular tours, please remember that we will still be having our Way Back Weekend Festivities on the first Saturday of each month throughout the remainder of 2011 and we will utilize the "extra" opportunities normally at Spring Festival and spread them throughout the remaining Way Back Weekends beginning with "Recycled Beauty" (Quilting, Sheep Shearing, Braided Rugs) on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  Other Way Back Weekend opportunities will include: July 2 Youth Festival; August 6 Wood Festival; September 3 Appalachian Music Festival; October 1 Fall Harvest Festival; November 5 Hand Blown Glass; and December 3 Holiday Market.  If you have any questions or need further information, please call the Heritage Farm office at 304-522-1244 or visit us on-line at 
Thanks for understanding, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Heritage Farm Museum & Village

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hillbilly Hotdogs... what a treat!

So some of us from the CVB decided to take a lunch trip to the heralded Hillbilly Hotdogs, featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network, and we must say--it's definitely worth the hype!

The ambiance is probably one of the most unique in the country, service was not only great, but fun, and the choice of hot dogs is certainly notable. The "Out Wayne Dog" with chili, bacon, and nacho and shredded cheeses was indeed excellent, the burgers were quite hearty, and the "Incubator Tater" had an extremely pleasant array of flavors and made other loaded baked potatoes look like tater tots.

Hillbilly Hotdogs definitely earned the CVB's seal of approval and if you're in town, make sure to stop by this unique restaurant!

Stay tuned for more of our Food Blogs!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome to the KY-OH-WV District Convention of Pilot International!

We are thrilled to have you!
Let us know if there is any way we can assist you during your stay in Huntington, WV!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Huntington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Carnivale!

This Saturday, March 12th,  the Huntington Symphony Orchestra is getting ready for their production: Carnivale! Celebrate Life, Love, Fate! Carmina Burana.

Click here for more information!