The Hot Dog Hunt and Mansfield Cottage Natural Products are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for June.
Teri Andrick, left, is the Manager at the Hot Dog Hut. Rev. Bob Wilkins is the owner of Mansfield Cottage Natural Products. Both are located in Philippi.
The Hot Dog Hut is a restaurant which offers regular and foot-long hot dogs, Nachos, pepperoni rolls, homemade sides, and seasonal soups. “We offer homemade goods, a taste of nostalgia and home worth our footlong hot dogs”, Andrick says. “We are a family-oriented small hot dog shop and Hot Spot with a hometown appeal. We go above and beyond to ensure all our customers have a great dining and an enjoyable gaming experience. We offer dine-in, takeout, curbside, and call-ahead options,” she says.
The Hot Dog Hut is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. when the kitchen closes at 9:00 p.m. The Hut is located at 26 Mansfield Drive at the intersection with the Philippi by-pass, telephone 457-3200. Andrick has an Associate Degree in Science and has worked in the food industry for many years. She is the former kitchen manager for Chism’s Corner in Swayzee, Indiana, and has been employed at the Medallion Restaurant and Philippi Inn in Philippi and Duke’s Steakhouse in Elkins.
Mansfield Cottage Natural Products is an apiary which manages and maintains colonies of bees. The business sells seasonal honey, wax, lip balm¸ candles, and soap made from bee and bee hive products. Mansfield Cottage is a local producer with hives in Barbour County. Their honey is, “raw, unprocessed, and natural for healthy consumption,” says owner Bob Wilkins. “All products are available at the Barbour County Community Market on South Main Street in Philippi,” he says.
Wilkins has been a hobby honey producer for the past ten years and participates in the West Virginia Master Beekeeper program. He is past President of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and current Chaplain and firefighter with the Philippi Fire Department. He may be reached at 677-7061 or by email at
“Our bee yard houses several colonies of bees that produce fresh and healthy honey,” Wilkins says. “We manage the bees to protect them from diseases, natural predators, and nectar shortages. The honey we collect is their surplus”, he emphasizes. “We don’t use what they need to feed-on over the winter when there are no flowers. The natural antioxidants in raw honey boosts immunity and helps alleviate allergy symptoms. Bee keeping is a relaxing hobby and a vital contributor to a sustainable environment,” he says.