Springtime is here and that means glorious ramps are in season. Ramps are an Appalachian delicacy! Ramps are a wild leek that tastes like a cross between garlic and onion. In West Virginia the ramp is king. Ramps have a reputation for their pungent smell, but the taste makes it totally worth it. We will give you the skinny on the best places in Fayetteville and our surrounding area to get your stink on.
Fayetteville Ramp Stops
- The Bacon Ramp Pimento Burger
The Bacon Ramp Pimento Burger should top your list of ramp experiences this season at Wood Iron Eatery.
2. Ramp Butter, Ramp Pesto, Ramp Salad Dressing and Chees Balls
Studio B Art Boutique Wine & Beer Gallery is fully stocked with Randal’s Ramps. Take home ramp pesto and ramp butter. They also have Brandi Turner’s ramp vinaigerette and poppy seed dressings along with ramp cheeseballs.
3. Ramp Pepperoni Rolls
Thread 101 W. Maple
The pepperoni roll is a West Virgnina staple and you can score homemade ramp pepperoni rolls from Thread 101 W. Maple in Fayetteville.
Maggie’s Pub famous signature shot is BACK! Rampbacks for Ramp Season. It’s a West Virginia thing.
Oak Hill Ramp Stop
5. Ramp and Steak Chimichangas or the Ramp & Roll Burger
Cafe One Ten is a short drive from Fayetteville serving up ramp and steak chimichangas or the Ramp & Roll Burger.
Summersville Ramp Stops
6. Ramp Kimchi with Pork Belly tacos
Stop by on The Vault On Main home of award winning chef Elizabeth Nolle to enjoy seasonal specials like ramp kimchi with pork belly tacos.
7. Ramp & Steak Quesadillas
The Original Flavor Bistro of Summersville is bringing the flavor with their Ramp & Steak Quesadillas.
Smithers Ramp Stop
8. The Mountain Mama
The one- of- a kind Mountain Mama is back at The Burger Carte in Smithers! Their delicious steakhouse burger is topped with ramp aioli, smoked Gouda, bacon, fried green tomato, lettuce, and onion. You know you want one!
Ramp it Up Dinner
Saturday, May 7th 2pm-8pm
The third Annual Ramp Festival in the Lost Paddle at ACE Adventure Resort celebrates a regional culinary delicacy and the coming of Spring in the West Virginia Mountains. Join us for a ramp-focused dining experience including traditional ramp dishes and contemporary ramp explorations. Menu items include Wood Fired Ramp & Potato Pizza, Ramp O’roni Rolls, Ramp Quiche, Ramp Meatloaf & more. Live music with The Hillbilly Gypsies & Long Point String Band outside on the deck.Learn more here… https://aceraft.com/event/ramp-it-up-ramp-festival/
The guest chef will be Jason Nerenberg from Hawk Knob Hard Cider. Jason Nerenberg studied culinary arts at Marshall University where he honed his craft by catering and working with some of the area’s best chefs. After opening a cooking school in Huntington, Jason spent the next ten years working in restaurant management and exploring his relationship with food through traveling and eating at some of the world’s finest establishments. Today, Jason shares his passion for good food and fine drinks through his role at Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider where he is the sales director. When not working, he enjoys exploring the natural bounty of the Mountain State as an avid hunter, forager, farmer, and fisher.