Thursday, November 17, 2011

Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West VA and the Half Time String Band

Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West VA and the Half Time String Band
When we head to our mountain compound in Western Maryland, we always make several trips across the border into West Virginia. I am amazed at what some of the tiny towns have done to make themselves stand out above much larger towns. Thomas, population 300, has appealed to a variety of artists from places like New York and Maine. The main draw is the Purple Fiddle, a hopping restaurant that offers homemade breads and soups, and healthy sandwiches, the likes of which you would expect to find in artist's communities in big cities, and in specialty cafes. The main draw, that brings people from hundreds of miles away, is the evening entertainment. In the summer months the place is packed with people from all walks of life.  Most every evening brings a new band. On this trip, we were entertained by the Half Time String Band from Morgantown.

I love the decor at the Purple Fiddle.

 Photos not in order, but by the time the evening starts to wind up, the place is full. Through the doors on the left is a beautiful garden patio for dining. And I love this: they have a resident cat, and dogs are welcome on patio.

Photo from street.

1 comment:

JenP said...

I have really enjoyed looking through your blog! Had to comment on this particular post because I have been here to the Purple Fiddle many times. We love this spot! I live 2.5 hours away from here, but my best friends mom lives out this way and when all of us kids gather at her house (us kids are all in our 40's now!) we all leave the little ones with "grandma" and we all come out to have a good time here at the Purple Fiddle!