Eclectic fusion in Huntington, specializing in craft beer and burritos that have non-traditional ingredients. The result is a great fusion.
Located in the heart of the entertainment district of Huntington, Black Sheep is always a very active place to go. I’ve been there both in their old location (near Marshall University) and at the new location. They keep getting better and better.
Black sheep is famous for and specializes in eclectic burritos, such as Thai curry flavored. While a diehard for authenticity might scoff at this, the result is real innovation and excellent cuisine. Think of Black Sheep doing for burritos what Ed LaDou did to pizzas in creating California style pizzas back in the 1970s. This is true innovation in the Mountain State.
I usually get a Curry, General Tso’s, or Thai Peanut, it doesn’t sound like it would work, but it does very well. On it’s own, these would be great dinners at a Chinese, Thai, or Indian restaurant. At Black Sheep they make a phenomenal burrito.
The burritos are very good and because the Curry, General Tso’s, and Thai Peanut are so good, that we haven’t explored all the menu yet. However, we tried the fish tacos on the last visit and they were superb as well. Catfish, the local fish, was used and they were perfectly fried. The tacos came wrapped well so that the juices didn’t make a mess. Overall they were superb.
Beyond the food, they also need beer and have great bar. Their craft brew options are extensive and they can filler growlers (or sell you one) to take some beer home. Their location in Pullman Square is also convenient for further window shopping and live music. It’s definitely hard to not eat here when we’re in Huntington.
Black Sheep Burrito & Brews
279 9th St
Huntington, WV 25701
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First Visit: 2016
Most Recent Visit: 10 March 2020
# OF VISITS: 6+
Cuisine Rating: 13
Decoration Rating: 11
BEST BET (meats): N/A, see above
BEST BET (meals): General Tso’s Burrito, Thai Peanut, Fish Tacos, Baaa’d Ass