Get your Cheat Fest fix early!  Black Bear Burritos is partnering with Friends of The Cheat this Thursday to host a warm up party called the Cheat Fest Soundcheck. Head over to the Downtown location on Pleasant Street to join in on the festivities.


The evening will feature live music with The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, great food and drink, raffle prizes and a whole lot more. You’ll also have the opportunity to grab your festival tickets or buy the new festival t-shirt. And, if you purchase a FOC Klean Kanteen Steel Pint Cup, you will get your choice of one $1 fill of select Big Timber or North End Tavern hand crafted brew.

Black Bear worked hard to get a great spread of raffle prizes, and all proceeds will be donated to FOC! Winners will be drawn and announced that evening. Prizes include:

  • Gift certificates from Chestnut Brew Works, Atomic Grill, The Apothecary Ale House & Cafe, Pathfinder, WV Brewing Company, The Real Juice Bar, and The Iron Horse Tavern.
  • Locally produced crafts and edibles
  • Art work by amazing local artist Ryan Lincicome

As if that weren’t enough, $5 from every sale of the Thursday Dinner Special will also be donated to Friends of the Cheat. So come chow down on “the Porking Authority” and you know you’ll be eating for a good cause!

 “The Porking Authority”

                Feed your porking meter with this meal as your choice of a giant nacho or flour wrapped burrito:  Pulled pablano pork that was dry roasted in a house spice rub and tossed with a mildly spicy pablano pepper sauce. We “ticket” this with crunchy lettuce, fresh tomato, homemade pickled jalapenos, red pepper queso, diced red onion and a dollop of sour cream.  (burrito version served with chips). Meal cost is $12 with $5 of each special ordered going to FOC.

Hope to see you there!