One of State's Most Well-Known Chefs Turning Out Wide Variety of Food at Three-Year Old Restaurant

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on April 12, 2018 via

For those visiting Bridgeport who have already sampled the city's fare or those who are residents of the city and beyond looking for a trip for a new culinary experience, here's this week's edition of WDTV's Tasty Tuesday. And this one features a restaurant that is 27 miles away primarily south of the city. Check back to Connect-Bridgeport for future editions of the segment.
Fish Hawk Acres started as a family farm that has expanded to a market, cafe, and custom catering service.
Longtime friends Dale Hawkins and Teresa Lipps, the co-owners of Fish Hawk, established the brand in 2007 and in 2015, opened their storefront on Main Street in Buckhannon.
"It's about getting in touch with the flavors and where the food comes from. It's a good feeling when you see people enjoying your food," Hawkins said.
The cafe serves rotating daily specials and has a small menu of sandwiches and burgers, as well as a variety of pastries.
"I like the chicken salad sandwich, the flank steak sandwich...Dale does everything well," said Jerry O'Loughlin.
"We have been long-time fans of Chef Dale Hawkins, he actually catered my wedding 17 years ago and it's just been amazing to watch his journey," said Abigail Benjamin.
Chef Hawkins uses farm-fresh ingredients as often as possible in his flavorful, creative dishes.
"In the summertime, we have a lot of fresh produce and we try to incorporate as much local product as we can," Hawkins said.
Editor's Note: Photos are from the Fish Hawk Acres Facebook Page.

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