June 26, 2013

Around One Thousand Guests Attend “Taste of West Virginia”

Rockefeller, Manchin, Rahall, Capito and McKinley thank all local businesses and companies from regions across West Virginia for attending event

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday evening, West Virginia’s congressional delegation proudly showcased West Virginia businesses, universities, organizations and musical talent at the “Taste of West Virginia.” Approximately 1,000 guests attended the event, which is unprecedented for this type of gathering in Congress. West Virginians from all regions of the state, Members of Congress, and guests from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to taste the state’s delicious food, learn more about local businesses and meet many of the great people of West Virginia.

On behalf of West Virginia, the delegation also accepted an award from CQ Roll Call that recognizes the state’s famous pepperoni rolls as America’s favorite state food.

Senators Rockefeller and Manchin joined Representatives Rahall, Capito and McKinley in thanking the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the event and highlighting some of the state’s rich culture and strong traditions.

To view photos of the “Taste of West Virginia,” please click here.

To watch a Vine video of the Congressional delegation accepting CQ Roll Call’s pepperoni roll award, please click here.

To review a full list of attending vendors by region, please read the list below.
DiCarlo’s Pizza
1311 Main Street
Wheeling, WV
1035 Mt. DeChantal Road
Wheeling, WV
West Virginia Northern Community College
1704 Market Street 
Wheeling, WV
Ye Olde Alpha
50 Carmel Rd 
Wheeling, WV
Candlewyck Inn
65 S Mineral Street 
Keyser, WV
Sweet Shop
100 W German Street 
Shepherdstown, WV
Sweet Shine
16357 Charles Town Road
Charles Town, WV
Flying W Farms
Route 50 West
Burlington, WV
Gourmet Central
PO Box 984
47 Industrial Park Road
Romney, WV 
126 Patrick Henry Way
Charles Town, WV
Mister Bee’s
West Virginia Potato Chip Company, LLC
512 West Virginia Avenue
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Uncle Bunks
69 Tyler Highway
Sistersville, WV

The Marble King
First Avenue PO Box 195
Paden City, WV
Chico’s Bakery
407 Beechurst Avenue
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia Fruit and Berry
Route 1 Box 64
Bridgeport, WV
West Virginia University
1550 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Marion County Chamber of Commerce
110 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV
West Virginia Market Place (The Purple Onion)
800 Smith Street
Charleston, WV
BlackWater Brewing Company
912 William Avenue, PO Box 356
Davis, WV
Mountain State Brewing Company
1 Nelson Blvd, PO Box 391
Thomas, WV

Augusta Heritage
The Elm Street Alley Cats
Elkins, WV

Adventures on the Gorge
1 Ames Heights Road
Lansing, WV

Daniel Vineyards
200 Twin Oaks Road
Crab Orchard, WV
The Greenbrier
300 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Smooth Ambler
745 Industrial Park Road
Maxwelton, WV
Table displays at the Taste of West Virginia include:
•        West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
•        West Virginia Congressional Delegation
•        West Virginia Department of Tourism and West Virginia Division of Culture and History, featuring the 150th Special Edition of Golden Seal and the Special Edition run of the Charleston Gazette
•        West Virginia Living Magazine
•         Tamarack
•         Glenville State College Veterans History Project
•        West Virginia State Society