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National Magazine's Web Site Ranks State's Coziest Restaurants and Bridgeport Establishment Makes Cut

By Jeff Toquinto on January 17, 2022 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

When BHS alum Cody Thrasher opened up his restaurant at White Oaks in May of 2016, the goal was multi-faceted. Create a unique menu, draw in the local and visiting crowd, and make sure it was welcoming to those who came through the doors were among his standards to be met.
 
While not unusual for anyone in the restaurant business, not everyone can reach those goals. It is safe to say five years later that Thrasher’s business – Cody’s – has gotten exactly to where he had hoped. If you don’t believe it, check with national food magazine Bon Appétit.
 
The magazine, which started in 2014 and boost more than 1.5 million subscribers, also has a pretty significant online presence as well with a Web site of the same name. Recently, that Web site for the magazine that features food, recipes, restaurant recommendations and more included Cody’s on a pretty prestigious statewide list.
 
The list by Bon Appétit was created in conjunction with West Virginia Tourism. And the list featured West Virginia’s Coziest Restaurants.
 
Cody’s was the only restaurant in North Central West Virginia to make the list. The only other one in the area was Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg.
 
As for the review of Cody’s, it was quite impressive. Here is what the magazine had to say about the White Oaks eatery.
 
“Warm, personable, and above all, delicious, Cody’s is a gastropub in the truest sense of the word: both a community gathering space and a culinary destination. Chef Cody Thrasher has a particular way with burgers—the Pub Burger with whipped pimento and brown sugar espresso bacon jam is the stuff of dreams; the triple Smashburger “Cowboy Killer,” with fried pickles and BBQ “funk sauce,” is unforgettable. But the ambitious menu ventures far beyond typical bar fare, with Korean-inspired tacos and Japanese udon noodles done just as well.”
 
Not a bad review for Cody’s, which is one of many threads in a fabric of fantastic restaurant in Bridgeport, Harrison County and – as the article shows – all across West Virginia.
 
Cody’s is located at 20 Shaner Dr Suite 104, Bridgeport, WV 26330 at White Oaks. The phone number is 304-842-4200.
 
To see the rest of the list, click HERE.
 
Editor's Note: Photos inside and running in relation to this story from Cody's Facebook page.


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