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Tomato and mozzarella on focaccia

Liz Long

Our Daily Bread - Double Lunch Review

Our writers took a trip to the new Our Daily Bread on Brambleton for lunch and were not disappointed! more »

Mar 20, 2014 , Dining

Taco Rojas: Roanoke's Best Kept (Taco) Secret?

If you ever happen to walk or drive by the Stop-In food store on 13th street at the end of the Memorial Street Bridge, you might miss the sign reading “Tacos.” Don’t make this mistake again. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Dining

The Flavor: Rockfish Food & Wine Chef Josh Labrecque

Owner Olivia Byrd and Chef Josh Labrecque specialize in “peasant food” – comfort fare that “just tastes good.” more »

Jan 1, 2014 Dining

David Aldridge, From Ballparks to BBQ

The Perfect Dog: Weiner Stand vs. Texas Tavern

They’re less than a half-mile apart – “The King of Hotdogs” and the “Millionaire’s Club” – icons of an era when cheesy ruled, when dogs were truly all-American and when Roanoke was a coal-dusty rail town. more »

Jul 23, 2013 Dining

Jes Gearing

Cupcake Wars!

The report back from the little-cake frontlines at Bubblecake and at Viva La Cupcake is pretty simple: “I’ll take both!” more »

Mar 1, 2013 Dining (1 Comments)

Jes Gearing

Wasena City Tap Room & Grill

The new dining room in the reborn Ice House in Wasena offers both an estimable array of great beers and a tasty, upper-end take on bar food. more »

Jan 1, 2013 Dining

the 1906 Ale House takes its number from the year of the founding of Grandin Village, and its identity from its 20 beers and ciders on tap.

Jes Gearing

1906 Ale House

Grandin Village resident Dan Brown had been looking for a restaurant spot. His find is to our gain and pleasure. more »

Jan 1, 2013 Dining

Web Exclusive: A Roanoker’s Guide to Frozen Yogurt

Notice the recent wave of frozen yogurt shops? And it’s not a return of the TCBY fad of the ‘80s. The yogurt shop has been revamped: it’s healthier, more affordable and seems to have some staying power. more »

Nov 1, 2012 Dining

Foggy Ridge cider, brown sugar cinnamon nutmeg simply syrup (yes, that's all one thing), a squeeze of OJ and white port make up the delicious River & Rail Sangria.

Liz Long

River and Rail Delightfully Achieving its Four Goals

It’s nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning, and Chef Aaron Deal is sitting at the bar at the River and Rail enjoying a cup of French press coffee and the quiet and solitude that he rarely gets to experience at the new Southern bistro. more »

Nov 1, 2012 Dining

Lucky co-owner Hunter Johnson prepares a cocktail at Lucky's well stocked bar.

Sam Dean

Lucky Big-City Feel on Kirk Ave

The idea of “French/American comfort food” turns out to be a good one, and well carried out. more »

Nov 1, 2012 Dining

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