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Old 07-25-2018, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Well the trip came and went. Sadly we got to Weirton just as everything was closing down for the night (quite an early sleeper, Weirton). So we missed out on Tudor's by a few hours.

Unfortunately, the only place still operating a dine-in room was the Long John Silvers. While not a local business, I don't have any left where I live so I figured what the heck! Beats Burger King again. haha

The LJS in Weirton is still the classic nineties decor, which was amazing to see again in person. Immediate nostalgia. The food was made well and the staff were tired, but super friendly. I made sure to personally thank them for doing such a great job with the food. Really some of the best LJS I've had in decades.

I figure next year when I roll through, we'll try and make Tudor's on the return trip. I still very much wish to try it! Sadly this year the return trip had to be through Cleveland rather than Pittsburgh, so I had to go north of all that jazz.

Nonetheless, the food is once more excellent in Weirton, even if it is just a major fast-chain. It was a blast to visit again. I took my Scottish buddy to the war memorial. He's a big tank, plane and artillery enthusiast. So we had a good time there before heading further west.

We drove through town just to update our mental image of the place, and I noticed they seem to be tearing the old factory (or refinery? I'm not sure what it was but it's enormous and beautiful in its own way) apart. Whole first floor is wide open.

When next July rolls in, I'll tell y'all if I made it to Tudor's finally.

Cheers!

P.S. Anybody ever heard of Bovine? An alleged burger place that google insists exists, but does not.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Charles Town, WV
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I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip. There is currently demolition work going on with the old portions of Weirton Steel. Back in the 50's/60's/70's, the Weirton Steel Corporation was the biggest employer in the county. My dad worked his entire career there, and retired from there. The steel industry started declining in the late 70's (others can chime in with more info), and has pretty much fallen away. A small portion of the mill has remained in operation, and now large portions of the decaying buildings are being removed. I worked there for a couple of years during college, and then moved away.

I had the chance to eat at Theo Yanni's restaurant in Weirton a few weeks ago, and the food was delicious. There are several ethnic food festivals in town through the summer. I think that the Greek festival was going on when I was there.

Again, glad that you enjoyed your trip.
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip. There is currently demolition work going on with the old portions of Weirton Steel. Back in the 50's/60's/70's, the Weirton Steel Corporation was the biggest employer in the county. My dad worked his entire career there, and retired from there. The steel industry started declining in the late 70's (others can chime in with more info), and has pretty much fallen away. A small portion of the mill has remained in operation, and now large portions of the decaying buildings are being removed. I worked there for a couple of years during college, and then moved away.

I had the chance to eat at Theo Yanni's restaurant in Weirton a few weeks ago, and the food was delicious. There are several ethnic food festivals in town through the summer. I think that the Greek festival was going on when I was there.

Again, glad that you enjoyed your trip.
Theo Yanni's is a place I'd like to try as well. I love Greek and the like.

It's a steel mill! Alright, I kinda thought so but made no assumptions. Glad I got to see it before it's gone, that place is an engineering marvel. Massive, massive building.
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