Road Trip to the restaurant: Cosmo’s Kitchen
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – âIf you want good food, this is the place to come. We have the best food in the area.
Cosmo’s Kitchen is Italian and country cuisine, serving all kinds of pasta, sandwiches and even a new breakfast all day, all made from scratch.
Clifford Henderson and his wife Rochelle had wanted to open a restaurant for several years.
âIt became my dream, and I was just waiting to try and find a place. I have been looking for a long time. In fact, I’ve been watching this building here for 17 years, âsaid Henderson.
One day the building became available and Cosmo’s Kitchen was born just over a year ago, celebrating its first anniversary on October 23. But where does the name Cosmo come from?
âWe had a black lab that passed away some time ago, and I just wanted to keep it in our minds. So we named him Cosmo’s Kitchen, which was his first name, âHenderson said.
Henderson is no stranger to Italian cuisine.
âIt was the first thing I learned to cook. I have cooked in a lot of Italian restaurants in the area. You cook it well, prepare it well, it’s just amazing food, âsaid Henderson.
âDinners of pasta, lasagna, alfredos, scampis, diablos and we also serve breakfast. Breakfast is served all day, âsaid Henderson. âThe number one thing here is the idiot from the Marino Brothers village that Jimmy Marino and his family created. It’s a 24 inch long sandwich with half a pound of ham, a quarter pound of salami, peppers and onions of your choice, a mix of provolone cheese and mozzarella.
All of their menu items come in large portions, including the Village Idiot Sandwich.
The restaurant has also created a few things of its own, like the Cliff’s Philly Steak and Cheese Sandwich, Cliff’s Fire Seasoning; they can even grow their own peppers. And, with all this food, a word comes from almost all of their customers.
âOur number one word in the restaurant is delicious,â said Henderson.
With Henderson receiving these compliments and living his dream, he said it was a great feeling.
âTo be able to cook people that people love makes me overwhelming and happy,â said Henderson.