Taste of our Town Experience
By: Michelle from Charlotte, NC
My husband Eric and I decided to visit Lewisburg for the 2007 Taste of our Town (TOOT) festival. I’m originally from southern WV, but now we both reside in Charlotte, NC. After about a four hour drive, we arrived into town Friday evening. For our first dinner we decided to try the Stardust Cafe. The atmosphere was casual and charming, and the food was delicious! The thin-crust pizza I devoured was obviously made with fresh ingredients, and the menu provided an eclectic selection that would please any palate. Following our dinner, we went for drinks at Del Sol. Even though we were out-of-towners, we felt right at home as we enjoyed martinis and dancing.
We got an early start the next day and spent many hours browsing through the many shops and galleries in downtown Lewisburg and trying different foods from the vendors. Some of the most memorable foods I tried included fried green tomato sandwiches, crab cake sandwiches, and of course lots of sweets! Once my stomach was full I could concentrate on shopping; all of the shops were fun to explore. While I purchased a beautiful piece of pottery at Harmony Ridge Gallery, Eric was able to head back to Del Sol to have a beer and check the score of the Virginia Tech game!
Later that night, we decided to visit the Tavern 1785. We were able to have a late dinner with last-minute reservations, and once again were very happy with our meals. I had a phenomenal steak, while Eric enjoyed a lamb dish. The setting was private and cozy; we were able to relax and enjoy a romantic evening. Afterwards, we met up with friends at the Irish Pub. The wide variety of beers available was amazing! Although we didn’t order anything off the food menu, several patrons were eating nearby and their dishes looked wonderful.
Our trip to Lewisburg was a great weekend. The weather during TOOT was perfect; we were able to spend the day outside enjoying the fall leaves and comfortable autumn temperatures. Everyone we encountered was friendly and welcoming, and the service in all of the dining establishments was unbelievable. I can’t wait to return this summer to explore some of the outdoor activities that Greenbrier County has to offer, dine at the unique local eateries and experience the nightlife that this town has to offer.