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Wheeling restaurant named in national guide for uniqueness

Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 04:08 PM EDT

Wheeling restaurant is being featured on a regional restaurant and travel guide.

Avenue Eats, located at 1201 Valley View Ave., has been named on the Bon Appétit Appalachia food map-guide showcasing unique culinary destinations throughout the 13 Appalachian states—including 21 from West Virginia.

On Tuesday, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and other leaders were on hand at the Capitol Market, in Charleston, for the national launch of the guide.

The announcement capped events at Capitol Market designed to recognize and promote food growers and producers unique to the area.

The guide recently debuted as an insert in the summer issue of Food Traveler magazine. Bon Appétit Appalachia features 283 of the most distinctive food destinations across the Appalachian region.

"West Virginia is home to an authentic and vibrant agricultural community, and we're proud to host the national launch of the Bon Appétit Appalachia map-guide in the Mountain State," Gov. Tomblin said. "The diverse culinary heritage of West Virginia and the Appalachian region provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our local farms, farmers' markets, farm-to-table restaurants, and a number of other culinary destinations and events."

Tourism Commissioner Amy Shuler Goodwin said she is excited about the amount of national exposure the state will gain from the campaign.

"West Virginia has so many outstanding qualities, from beautiful scenery to friendly people to an abundance of recreational and cultural attractions," Goodwin said. "I'm happy to introduce travelers to another aspect of what makes us so wild and wonderful: our creative culinary fare."

The interactive website is and includes more detailed information and searchable maps to locate food businesses and events throughout the region.

Participants were selected through an online nominations process. Other newly listed farm-to-fork places named include Sickler Farm in Moatsville and ThistleDew Farm in Proctor.

For more information about Avenue Eats visit their website here

Wheeling restaurant named in national guide for uniqueness

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