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The owners of The Barbeque Grill have big plans for their restaurant, which has become a Vinton standard since they bought it in September 2014.
THE BARBEQUE GRILL & SAUCE COMPANY
You can smell the smoke long before you walk through the doors of The Barbeque Grill in downtown Vinton. Though the restaurant has been around for years, Ryan Adams took ownership just last year, and already he is thinking about the future.
Adams has barbequed as a hobby for 20 years and always wanted to own a restaurant. It is this passion for cooking and entrepreneurship that has made the restaurant such a success, serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday every week.
A large majority of menu items are made in house, including their signature barbeque sauces and hand-pulled pork. “The barbeque sandwich is a standard,” says Adams. “But people love the pulled pork tacos. It’s become our signature dish.”
“ I make the green beans, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese from scratch,” says Adams. “We smoke our own meat and serve only hand-pulled barbeque.”
In addition to serving Vinton diners, the owner has begun to expand the business, getting more involved in catering and local events, such as Mingle at the Market.
He is also planning to remodel the restaurant itself. “We’re going to redo the roof, replace the floors, get a new sign on the side, and eventually offer live entertainment” says Adams. “I want to have more live acoustic music, be a place where people come and hang out.”
125 East Lee Avenue, 540-857-0030
ANGELO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
303 South Pollard Street
Born in Toluco, Mexico, Angel Linares serves original dishes with fresh ingredients including Chiles Rellenos, guacamole and Chicken Flautas.
1004 Walnut Avenue
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1984, Bob’s is open seven days a week and offers family favorites like Bob’s Bacon Swiss Burger and Shorty’s Mini Corn Dogs.
CHINA WALL BUFFET
989 Hardy Road
Variety and convenience, perfect for a weekday lunch or weekend dinner. The restaurant is open seven days a week and features a buffet with more than 100 items.
106 East Lee Street
From Southern-style favorites like country ham and grits to delectable house originals like French toast with cream cheese and blueberries, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Dogwood, open since 1945.
D.R. MUSIC CENTER LUNCH COUNTER
101 East Lee Avenue
Tucked inside Vinton’s go-to music store, the lunch counter offers a classic lunch menu that includes ham and swiss sandwiches and hot dogs.
323 East Virginia Avenue
Serving the Valley since 1986, the family owned and operated restaurant is famous for its extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
FRANK'S PIZZA & SUBS
1225 East Washington Avenue
It will be hard to choose from among the pizzas, subs and calzones, not to mention the homemade baked pasta and tempting desserts.
105 West Lee Avenue
Located in the heart of downtown Vinton, Giardino’s serves up classic Italian dishes and offers a special weekday lunch buffet.
JERRY'S FAMILY RESTAURANT
1340 Washington Avenue
Go for the sausage poofs, stay for the vast breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
NEW YORK PIZZA
708 Hardy Road
The original Italian-style restaurant boasts some of the best slices in town, as well as a variety of sandwiches and calzones.
525 Hardy Road
In the warmer months, enjoy a margarita on the outdoor patio while perusing the menu.
210 South Pollard Street
A unique dining experience where you can chow down on Pad Thai, Lemon Grass Chicken and other Thai specialties.
129 East Cleveland Avenue
Keep Teaberry’s in mind for your next catered event, or stop in for lunch and try any of their sandwiches on homemade bread.