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Oct 16, 2006 12:32 AM

Lewisburg, West Virginia

Anything remotely edible here?

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  1. Yes, actually. I once spent a delightful snowy night at the Lewisburg Inn. My main course was mountain trout. Also, while my last experience with Lewisburg was in 2000, there was a really fun bistro/bakeshop in an old gas station on the edge of the downtown area. Sweet little town, Lewisburg. If you're on your way to the Greenbrier, you can save a night of high prices by stopping over in Lewisburg on the way.

    1. Mountain trout @ the General Lewis Inn is great. Good breakfasts too. There is an italian place that is supposedly good somewhere on the main street, also 2 good looking places down toward town from the General Lewis - sorry I don't know the names. They were right next to each other on the opposite side of the street from the GL (past the light) and had alfresco dining (but not at this time of year, I'm sure).

      1. Thanks for the leads. Small town, so I'm sure there are only so many good options.

        1. Sorry, I meant the General Lewis, not the Lewisburg Inn. It's been six or seven years. But I definitely remember the fun of being snowed in there. And I remember being struck at the time by the feeling that downtown Lewisburg had more going on than I expected. It didn't feel abandoned or musty.

          1. How's the food at The Greenbrier? I'm heading there in May for the annual Food Writers' Symposium.

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            1. re: olivergail

              I haven't been since the symposium in 2000 and there have been chef changes since then. So it wouldn't be fair for me to answer. However, I have very fond memories of the mountain trout for breakfast.

              1. re: kathleen purvis

                Thanks, Kathleen. It's still months away, but I've heard such wonderful things about the symposium in general that great food, too, would be the proverbial icing on the cake.

                1. re: olivergail

                  I've been privileged enough to go twice, and both trips were something very special. Toni Allegra is an amazing person.