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Venezuelan food in Elkins, West Virginia

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Venezuelan food in Elkins, West Virginia

Susansea | Dec 30, 2003 05:32 PM

I noticed that there have been a few questions on this board about food in West Virginia (and one a few months ago about Elkins) but few replies. I live in the Seattle area now, but grew up in Elkins & make it back about once a year. Thought I'd share news about a great little place I tried for the first time recently -- El Gran Sabor in downtown Elkins. This is tasty "Latin" (mostly Venezuelan)food cooked by a Venezuelan native. I tried chacapas for the first time - very tasty -- the corn cake, which is a little sweet, reminded me a bit of pupusas from El Salvador. I also liked the tortones - crisp, not too greasy. My favorite was the chicken & plantain soup. They advertize salsa dancing on weekends. I was amazed to find this little gem in such a small town.

I have also heard that Revelles restaurant, outside of Elkins, is good, but have not tried it myself.

If you are in the area, you should also try pepperoni rolls, which you can buy at most grocery & convenience stores. I have never seen them anywhere else in the US - pepperoni (sometimes with cheese or peppers) baked inside an Italian bread roll. The best are from bakeries in Clarksburg, WV.

Happy Eating!

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