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Morgantown Chef Makes High-End Flavors Available to Everyone


What do you get when you cross a classic New England-style lobster roll with a West Virginia-style hot dog?

A lobster dog.

Handcrafted by Chef Chris McDonald at Von Blaze, the lobster dog is made with fresh lobster and shrimp sausage, napa cabbage slaw, brown butter mayo, and fingerling potato chips on a toasted New England style bun.The Morgantown chef opened Von Blaze with his fiancée, April Passano, in 2021 after working for decades at iconic restaurants under prominent chefs in the region, including the dearly departed Glasshouse Grille.

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