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Why I Choose to Live in the Advantage Valley


Laury’s Restaurant has been a Charleston, WV fine dining staple since 1979. Purchased by brothers Sadegh, Fazi and Ramin Mirzakhani in 1993, it was relocated to its current location inside the historic C&O Railroad Depot in 1995.

Serving French-infused American steakhouse cuisine, Chef Ramin has helmed the kitchen since 2000 and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2023. 
Livability spoke with Ramin Mirzakhani about why he and his family chose to live in Charleston and what they love about West Virginia.

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